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Why do my roast veg always come out soggy?

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sweetheart Fri 27-Jan-17 11:45:31

I love roasted veg but for some reason mine are coming out soggy rather than lovely and roasted. Any ideas why this might be?

NotTodaySatan Fri 27-Jan-17 11:46:44

1. Oven not hot enough

2. Not cooked for long enough


3. Tray is overcrowded and the veg sweat rather than roast.

StillSmallVoice Fri 27-Jan-17 11:47:46

Do you put them in hot oil?

sweetheart Fri 27-Jan-17 12:17:57

no i didn't put them in hot oil, does that make a difference?

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Fri 27-Jan-17 12:23:10

Oil and oven are not hot enough and veg are over crowded.

StillSmallVoice Fri 27-Jan-17 12:40:11

Hot oil makes a big difference, and preferably a metal roasting tin. A splash of oil, into the oven till the oil gets really hot, and then put the veg in, witha bit of space. They should sizzle as they hit the oil.

Par boiling potatoes for ten minutes and giving them a shake to rough them up also helps a lot.

sweetheart Fri 27-Jan-17 12:42:23

Ok great thanks. My roasties are always fine :-D

I do try and give them space so they don't sweat so i think it must be the oil that's the problem.

Lunaballoon Sat 28-Jan-17 09:00:38

How deep is your roasting tin OP? I find veggies roast better on a flattish metal tin, so the veg are properly sourrounded by heat - to avoid the sweating mentioned above.

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