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Easy roast potatoes

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/3315/

Roast potatoes really are a staple of any roast or Christmas meal. Having a batch in the freezer means that you can grab them out whenever you need them. This recipes uses goose fat or dripping to give you the best every roast potatoes!

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  • Potatoes (Maris pipers)
    1 kg
  • Goose fat or dripping
    1 jar
  • Salt and Pepper
    1 pinch
  • Fresh rosemary (when ready to eat)


  1. Before you start put the jar of fat somewhere warm so the fat melts to a liquid consistency.

  2. Wash and peel the potatoes. As someone who is always short of time I rarely peel anything, if you don’t want to peel, just scrub it with a fresh new scouring pad, but having done both options peeling definitely gives better results.

  3. Once peeled cut your potatoes into quarters or eighths depending on the size of potatoes but you do want them to be similar sizes.

  4. Parboil the potatoes, until slightly cooked but not soft.

  5. Drain the water and put back on the stovetop for a few minutes until shake the pot vigorously to fluff up the edges of the potatoes and to slightly dry them.

  6. Pour fat into a large flat-bottomed dish and start to lay your potatoes into the fat, give them a minute then transfer them with a slotted spoon onto a tray. Basically you want the warm potatoes to just soak up a bit of the goose fat on all sides.

  7. Continue till all your potatoes has been dipped and spread out on trays.

  8. Ready to freeze

    Make sure the potatoes are completely cool before you pop the trays into the freeze, leave the trays for around 2 hours, then you can take them out and they should be hard enough to take off the tray with a spatula and transferred to a labelled sealable bag. Ready to be frozen long term.

  9. Ready to Eat

    Cook on a pre heated roasting tray from frozen at 220oc for 45-50 minutes, checking and turning occasionally.


    1. Yes, follow the method as you would with the goose fat but just substitute for olive or veg oil. Hope that helps

  1. Can I roast them then put them in the freezer? If we go away in the campervan for Christmas the oven is rubbish for roasting so I could reheat in the microwave. Would this work or would they be meh?

    1. I haven’t really tried it but I’m not sure it would work as well. You could always do a little test run of a couple of potatoes and see how it goes before you go away x

  2. I made a batch at the beginning of Dec 2022 and put in the freezer. Took some out yesterday and cooked them in the air fryer. They were delicious.

  3. I do the preps to step 5, cool the potatoes then freeze in an open tray covered by a clean tea towel.
    When needed for cooking, they go frozen into hot fat in hot oven. The outside crisps, the inside stays soft.
    This cuts out the need to have the oven on twice, saving ya money lol.

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