Perfect Garlic Roast Potatoes
This is a long recipe, but so worth it in the end!
- 2 kg maris piper potatoes
- 1 bulb garlic
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
Peel the potatoes and keep them whole. Try your best to use potatoes that are roughly the same size. Boil a pan of water and par-boil them whole for 15 minutes.
Drain in a colander or sieve and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes until they have dried off completely. Then, shake the colander slightly to ruffle up the edges of the potatoes.
Place the butter and olive oil into a large roasting tin and then add the potatoes. Toss them around in the fats to coat them.
Smash the garlic bulb and gently squash each clove, then add them whole to the roasting pan alongside the potatoes
Roast in the oven for 1 hour, or until the potatoes start to appear golden
Remove from the oven, turn the potatoes and then gently, with a potato masher, squash them down just a little bit so they start to burst a little tiny bit. But not too much.
Place back in the oven for a further 20-30 minutes (depends on your oven, keep an eye so they don't burn).
Tadaaaaaa! You are now a roast potato goddess.