Roast Potatoes

Our home economist, Cesar Fernandez shares his recipe and advice on how to cook perfect roast potatoes that are crisp and golden on the outside and soft and fluffy inside


Serves 8

  • 2kg Floury potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 200ml Beef Dripping or Duck Fat (use vegetable oil for a meat free alternative)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the peeled and quartered potatoes into a large perforated tray. Transfer into a Miele Steam Oven. Steam at 100°C for 10 minutes, or until fully cooked and soft. Alternatively, cook them using rapid steam cooking using a Miele steam microwave on 100°C 300W for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and give them a good shake to fluff the outside of the potatoes.

  2. Heat your oven on Fan Plus 220°C and pour the cooking fat in to a roasting tray and place in the oven to heat through until it is piping hot.

  3. Transfer the potatoes to the roasting pan and toss around to coat with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. If available on your oven, select the Crisping Function or if using a Combination Steam Oven – cook on Combination Mode at 0% humidity.

  4. Cook the potatoes for 45 – 55 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and golden. Serve immediately. If your potatoes are ready but the rest of your meal isn’t, keep them uncovered on the highest setting of a Miele warming drawer or keep them on taste control in the main oven until ready to serve.

About the Author

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