Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are simply the ultimate comfort food for us. This recipe is again inspired by Instagram / Tik Tok reels – I simply could not resist making these.

The potatoes get done within an hour – which is not bad considering that they are double cooked – once par boiled and later in the oven – but my God, these are glorious! I could eat the whole pan myself with a side dish of condiments – dijon mustard, sour cream, ketchup, chili sauce, aioli, pesto, marinara…. the list goes on!

Try these out and see the reel here!

The Recipe


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5-7 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • fresh rosemary or thyme – 2 sprigs


  • Place a large pot of water to boil with 1 tsp salt
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into medium to large pieces
  • Once the water has come to a boil add the potatoes in to boil for about 15 minutes – until the potato is cooked through firmly for a fork to go through – ensure not to over boil
  • Turn on the oven at 200C and place a large baking dish with 2 tbsp olive oil to heat
  • Once the potatoes are boiled, drain out the water and place the potatoes back into the pot and give the pot a few shakes so that the edges of the potatoes become rounded
  • Bring out the hot baking dish from the oven and throw in the garlic cloves, fresh herbs, the potatoes, another tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are crisped up – giving the dish the occasional turn around every 15 or 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot – with sour cream, Dijon mustard or ketchup!