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Top potato roasting technique

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HeinzEVILSight Thu 16-Oct-08 18:54:23

Last Sunday I made THE BEST roast potatoes I've ever made!!

I par boiled them in the slow cooker !! With salt and lemon zest.

Roasted them in a hot pan with a mixture of goose fat, olive oil and butter, they were YUM!

BoysAreLikeZombies Thu 16-Oct-08 18:55:00

Om nom nom

TheArmadillo Thu 16-Oct-08 18:59:12

SOunds good.

How long in slow cooker and on low/medium/high?

Were they crispy?

Did you 'rough them up'?

Mercy Thu 16-Oct-08 19:04:47

Best (healthier way) is par boil them, drain, return to pan, give a good shake so they are slightly mushed and then cook in a hot roasting tin (groundnut oil preferably).

Mercy Thu 16-Oct-08 19:05:39

And it takes a few mins in a normal saucepan.

S1ur Thu 16-Oct-08 19:08:03

agree mercy.

Though I like roasted new pots with rosemary and garlic

Mercy Thu 16-Oct-08 19:09:10

oooh yes, me too!

littlelapin Thu 16-Oct-08 19:09:42

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GetOrfMoiLand Thu 16-Oct-08 19:12:00

Parboiled for a bit longer than recommended, shaken about in the pan so the edges go all mushy, put in red hot duck fat (better than goose), basted and then maldon salt sprinkled on top, then very hot oven.

Bliss smile

Mercy Thu 16-Oct-08 19:12:31

Marmite drizzled over the top?

god I feel ill now

Hop off you silly rabbit!

lulumama Thu 16-Oct-08 19:15:11

have to, have to parboil, then shake them around and put in hot hot HOT oil...

when my late grandmother used to come over for dinner when we were little she always used to take a red hot potato out of the serving dish, sprinkle with salt and chow down! grin i do the same in fond rememberance, and also , there is nothing like a crispy hot potato <<drooooooooooooool>>

ditzzy Thu 16-Oct-08 19:19:56

Am I the only one to lazy to parboil? I chuck in microwave for 5 minutes instead... (sure it has the same effect.)

Oh and has to be duck fat, spittingly hot before the potatoes are added!

sunnygirl1412 Thu 16-Oct-08 20:23:09

I sometimes do Marmite roast potatoes. You parboil as normal, then put oil and a big spoonful of Marmite in the saucepan and shake it all up to coat the potatoes with the oil and Marmite, before putting on a hot tray and roasting.

You get this lovely savoury crust on the potatoes!

simperingbint Thu 16-Oct-08 20:26:35

actually, that sounds quite good

HeinzEVILSight Thu 16-Oct-08 21:03:59

Have NEVER heard this marmite theory before, am definitely going to try it!

midnightexpress Thu 16-Oct-08 21:06:15

Marmite. OMG. Marmite and goose fat. OMG OMG.

But unfortunately I think DP might leave me if I did that.

Perhaps I'll just not tell him.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 16-Oct-08 21:07:34

shake in flour before putting in fat lovely crispy outsides

littlelapin Thu 16-Oct-08 21:48:30

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GetOrfMoiLand Thu 16-Oct-08 21:49:37

Loving the marmite idea - must try it.

Now I have got an craving for a roast dinner right now

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