Crispy Roast Potatoes

crispy roast potatoes

Crispy Roast Potatoes. Who doesn’t like golden brown chunks of potato, crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

They’re roasted in a garlic and rosemary infused extra virgin olive oil, then when golden they’re tossed in the fried garlic and rosemary that infused the oil, and dusted with salt flakes and fresh pepper. Add a smidge of finely chopped parsley, and you’re good to go. Devine!

crispy roast potatoes ingredients laid out on a marble bench ready to prepare

Why this works

Parboiling the potatoes with salt and bicarb soda (baking soda) breaks down the potato surfaces,  creating tons of starchy slurry for added surface area and crunch. When the potatoes are just cooked you drain them and then give them a good toss to make all of the edges fluffy. Fluffy equals crunch!

potatoes in a green colander all roughed up after shaking
all roughed up with a nice potato slurry covering the potatoes


crispy roast potatoes boiled, drained then tossed to rough up the edges
potatoes tossed in oil, salt and pepper


Infusing the oil

Infusing the extra virgin olive oil with rosemary, garlic and pepper makes for a delicious flavoured oil that the potatoes absorb to further make them addictive.

crispy roast potatoes oil, rosemary and garlic with pepper in a saucepan ready to infuse
all into the pan and ready to heat


crispy roast potatoes in a metal bowl with parsley
give those crispy roast potatoes a good toss with some parsley and salt

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Whats your go-to way to make your potatoes crispy?

We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make these crispy roast potatoes.

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Crispy Roast Potatoes

  • Author: Recipe Winners, recipe by J.Kenji López-Alt, from Serious Eats
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1hr 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 serves


Crispy roast potatoes are the ultimate crispy roast potato, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Infused with garlic and rosemary then  seasoned with the strained garlic and rosemary along with salt, pepper and parsley. They are the Best!


  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda (baking soda)
  • 1 kilo (2 pounds) potatoes suitable for baking, cut into large uniform chunks
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin  olive oil or duck fat
  • 1/4 cup rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • salt flakes and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


  • preheat oven to 230c (450f) bake
  • add salt and bicarb to water and bring to a boil
  • add potatoes and cook till just knife tender (not completely tender)
  • whilst potatoes cook heat oil, rosemary and garlic in a small pan, cooking 2-3 minutes or until garlic just changes colour
  • immediately strain oil into a bowl that you will later toss the potatoes in, reserving the garlic and rosemary
  • strain potatoes and allow to steam for a couple of minutes
  • toss potatoes in the strained oil along with salt and pepper till edges are fluffy and roughed up
  • spread potatoes evenly on a rimmed baking dish leaving space between each potato
  • place potatoes on middle shelf of oven and bake for 25 minutes
  • remove potatoes and turn them over, return to oven
  • roast potatoes for a further 30 minutes or until they are crisp and golden
  • tip potatoes into a bowl and toss with reserved garlic and rosemary along with the parsley and salt and pepper
  • serve and enjoy!


  • keep an eye on the oil with garlic and rosemary when heating as garlic will very quickly burn otherwise,  and strain immediately the garlic is a light golden colour
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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