Perfect For Christmas – Freeze-ahead Roast Potatoes

October 15, 2017
Perfect For Christmas - Freeze-ahead Roast Potatoes

Perfect For Christmas – Freeze-ahead Roast Potatoes


  • 2½ kg potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 140g goose fat
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil


  1. Leave small potatoes whole, but halve large and medium potatoes.
  2. Tip the potatoes into a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Boil for 6 mins exactly, then drain and leave to steam-dry for a few minutes. Toss in a colander to fluff up the sides of the potatoes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Shake over the flour, some salt and pepper, and toss well to combine. Spoon over 100g of the fat and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Lay the potatoes on a tray lined with baking paper and freeze.
  5. Once frozen, the potatoes can be transferred to a freezer bag for easy storage before Christmas. These can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  6. When ready to cook, heat oven to 200C. Pour remaining fat and the oil into a baking tray and put in the oven.
  7. When the fat is sizzling, carefully add the potatoes, then roast for 25 minutes. Remove tray, then increase oven to 220C.
  8. Turn over the potatoes and return to the oven for a further 40 minutes until golden and crisp.

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