Proper Roast Potatoes (30+60 Min, Vegan)

Proper Roast Potatoes. The best there are, were, and ever will be. Crispy, fluffy and with a hint of rosemary. | #Christmas #vegan |

There’s a bit of an art to making really good roast potatoes. Many will tell you it takes years of practice and a lot of time. Not so 😉

Follow this method and you’ll be cooking amazing roast potatoes the first time, and every time after.

They’ll be fluffy and light in the middle, crispy and crunchy on the outside. Nom nom. Christmas is ready!

You can also put a bit of a twist on the old classic – throw in some sliced red onions halfway through cooking.

They add a nice separate tang to the flavour, and won’t burn unless you add them too early. So wait until halfway through!

Health Benefits – Proper Roast Potatoes

Hands up. We’ve been a bit naughty recently. And this dish isn’t exactly going to make up for the holiday season festivities.

But the potatoes are mostly for your guests anyway, right? Enjoy!

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Proper Roast Potatoes

Proper Roast Potatoes. The best there are, were, and ever will be. Easy method with great results. Crispy yet fluffy potato with a hint of rosemary.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 448 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp


  • 2.2 lbs potatoes (Maris Piper give the best results but anything you can get your hands on will do;
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 sprigs rosemary (dried will work too of course!)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 red onions
  • 4 cloves garlic


  1. Peel then chop the potatoes into equal chunks (you can always leave the peel on - it’s quicker.)
  2. Boil in water for about 10 minutes.

  3. Preheat a baking tray in the oven with oil at about 200C/400F.

  4. Remove the potatoes and drain using colander.

  5. Flip the potatoes in the colander a few times. This is to rough up and break the outsides so they crisp up better later.

  6. Put the potatoes into the hot tray and use a spatula to mix up and cover the potatoes in oil.

  7. When coated, make sure they’re all side by side and never on top of one another.

  8. Cook for 30 minutes at 200C/400F.

  9. After 30 mins, remove from oven and add the rosemary (if you put it in at the start it can burn), salt, pepper and vinegar.

  10. Give it another good mix to ensure the potatoes and rosemary are all covered in oil.

  11. Cook for a further 30 minutes at 200C/400F or until crispy and brown.


  1. At the middle stage of cooking you can add some red onions (sliced in rings) which also roast up really nicely. Make sure they’re also covered in oil
  2. You can also add some cloves of garlic (remove before eating!) for extra flavour.
  3. Enjoy your perfect roast potatoes!

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Nutrition Facts
Proper Roast Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (351 g)
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Potassium 1134mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 5%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Oh my – what an awesome tip – I have been adding rosemary at the beginning of the roasting process – next time I roast potatoes I am gonna have to try putting them in at the 30 minute mark! Now I want roast potatoes with a fried egg for breakfast!

    • I’m not sure exactly where this tip comes from, but I think it was Dave’s auntie who passed him the recipe. I’d have to ask again. But I have to admit with this trick my roast potatoes turn out much better than before:D

  2. I parboil the potatoes too. This is classic in our home! Tomorrow I’ll add sliced onions too, just like you suggested.

  3. While I don’t eat potatoes – hate them, I always season my roasted veggies mid-way through 😉

  4. Yum! Double Yum! I could go for some roasted potatoes right now!

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