The Best Roast Potatoes

The Best Roast Potatoes

Christmas is in less than a week and we’re all starting to prepare for the delicious Christmas dinner. Well look no further for your potato recipe; this one is a winner! These are the classic roast potato that is so crispy and perfect for Christmas dinner!

This recipe serves 4-5.


  • 1.5kg Maris Piper potatoes
  • 60g Cornflour
  • 5tbsp Goose fat
  • 2 Sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 Sprigs of thyme
  • 1tbsp Garlic granules
  • Large pinch of fresh cracked black pepper
  • Large pinch of flaky salt.
  • 1⁄2tsp Baking soda


  1. Put a large pot on the hob and get some water boiling.
  2. Peel and chop all of your potatoes.
  3. Put all of your peeled and chopped potatoes in the pot of boiling water along with a pinch of salt and the baking soda. Allow to boil until tender.
  4. Drain the water from your potatoes and then shake them in a colander or in your pot to fluff them up.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200°C with your roasting tray inside.
  6. Carefully place the potatoes on a wire rack to allow the surface to dry off for about 15-20 minutes. This will help them to crisp up.
  7. In the pot you boiled the potatoes in, heat the goose fat with the rosemary and thyme.
  8. Once the potatoes have dried off coat them in cornflour. Pour the cornflour into a bowl and add the potatoes and lightly toss. Make sure you have a light hand here because the potatoes are delicate right now.
  9. Add your potatoes to the pot with the goose fat and sprinkle in the flaky salt, black pepper and garlic granules. Using a spatula, lightly stir to coat all of the potatoes in the fat.
  10. Take your roasting tray out of the oven and pour the potatoes onto it. Make sure your potatoes are evenly spaced apart.
  11. Place your potatoes into the oven for around an hour or until golden and crispy.

About This Recipe

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to get prepared for Christmas dinner. My favourite part of a Christmas dinner is always the stuffing and the roast potatoes, I mean who doesn’t love salty, crispy potatoes with a lovely fluffy interior.

This recipe makes delicious crispy roast potatoes that are perfect for Christmas dinner and you will absolutely love them. They are pretty classic roast potatoes that are dried on the outside and then roasted in delicious herby goose fat to create an extra crispy crust. They are so delicious and rich, and I absolutely recommend you try these out! Coating the potatoes in cornflour also helps to create that amazing crunch that these potatoes have.


Question: Is there something I can use instead of goose fat that will be just as delicious but is vegan?

  • The best thing to do to give you that rich flavour that meat fats give is to use 2.5tbsp coconut oil, 1.25tbsp sunflower, vegetable or peanut oil and then drizzle with 1.5tbsp of vegan butter 5 mins before the end of cooking.

Question: Can I use fresh garlic instead of garlic granules?

  • Unfortunately not. For the most part I tend to use fresh garlic in my kitchen, but I think it’s really important to have garlic granules in your cupboards for things like this. You really shouldn’t use fresh garlic here as it will just burn in the oven and leave the potatoes with quite a bitter taste. If you don’t have garlic granules but still want the garlic flavour, I do have one suggestion. What you can do is infuse your fat with the garlic before drizzling on the potatoes. Pop a few whole garlic cloves in a pan with your fat and heat over medium heat for about 15 minutes. This should infuse your fat with the flavours and give your potatoes that lovely garlic taste.

Question: What can I use as a substitute for cornflour?

  • The best alternative is potato startch. However, if you cant fid that so gluten free flour with a couple tablespoons of arrowroot flour will be good enough.

If you have any more questions feel free to email me them at

Love Gluten Free

Hey! I’m Caroline, I love baking and cooking and finding new ingredients to create better gluten free alternatives. In 2015 I found out I had coeliac and since then it has been my mission to find great ways to make gluten free food better.

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