Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Best Roasted Potatoes

I give all credit to Nigel Slater for these - they are so, so good. For each person, buy a medium sized waxy potato, like a Yukon Gold. Peel them, then cut them up into two-bite pieces. Put them in a pan of cold water, bring it to a boil, salt it then reduce the heat and let them simmer for five minutes. Drain the water, leaving the potatoes in pan. Then shake-shake-shake the pan, roughing up the potato surfaces. Put them into a roasting pan with a layer of fat (just a skim, not too much) on the bottom - I use olive oil, which I'll augment with meat fat if I have any on hand - and stir the potatoes so they're coated. Cook them in a 395-degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring the potatoes every fifteen minutes. Sprinkle them with salt when they're done, serve and keep your hands out of the way!


Anonymous LisaSD said...

395-degree oven? Must have been translated from British degrees, where it was a round number?

Anyway, they sounds great!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Valyn said...

You're exactly right. I bought his cookbook when I was in the UK, so I have to convert the temp from 200 C. is great if you've got foreign cookbooks!

6:30 AM  

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