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Slightly Healthier Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes don't have to be off the menu, just because you're eating healthily. Here's a recipe with 100% of the taste of roasties, but only 1/3 of the fat.


Serves 4

  • Enough potatoes for 4 people
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or sunflower, if you don't have sesame)
  • Large pinch of salt
  • A large sandwich bag


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. Put your potato roasting tin in the oven to pre-heat.

  2. Scrub the potatoes. There's no need to peel them, unless the skins are a bit bad.

  3. Chop to the size you want for your roasties. Normally 1/2 or 1/4 for medium-sized potatoes.

  4. Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes and then drain in a colander. Shake well, to fluff up the edges and make sure they're dry.

  5. Put the oils and salt into a large sandwich bag. Add the potatoes. Close and shake well, until all the potatoes are coated with oil.

  6. When the oven is hot, put the potatoes in the roasting tin, with any spare oil from the bag. Spread into an even layer.

  7. Roast for 20 minutes, then take the tray out of the oven (to keep the oven hot) and turn all the potatoes, to allow all surfaces to get crispy.

  8. Cook for another 20 minutes.


Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 50 minutes

Notes & Variations on Slightly Healthier Roast Potatoes

Experiment with herbs and spices.

For even more flavour, add 1/2 stock cube to the cooking water.

Or roast the potatoes with fresh rosemary or sage leaves.


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