How to make perfect roast potatoes

Ensure crispy exteriors with a soft yielding centre

How to Cook Perfect Roast Potatoes
Christmas dinner, or any other roast lunch for that matter, is greatly enhanced by the presence of beautifully cooked roast potatoes. Ideally, they have a crunchy outside and a soft and fluffy inside.

But how do you make sure they're going to be perfect? Chef Jun Tanaka lets you in on some of the tricks of his trade, ensuring your festive feast is hassle-free.

More potato dishes:
Pommes boulangere
Crispy potato skins
Creamy mashed potatoes

More side dishes for Christmas feasting:
Yorkshire pudding
Pork stuffing
Brussels sprouts with chorizo
Brussels sprouts with chestnuts
Sprouts with bacon, garlic, and shallots
Three-ingredient Brussels sprouts dish
Caramelized carrots and parsnips
Balsamic roasted beetroot
Braised red cabbage
Roast sweet potatoes
Apple, chestnut and pistachio stuffing

More festive food ideas:
Christmas menus: Your complete guide to festive dining
Christmas recipes to choose from
Festive cocktails, hot drinks and party food
Quick and easy last-minute Christmas
Take the stress out of Christmas
Christmas baking and desert recipes

There's more food inspiration in the video recipes below:

Perfect roast turkey

How to Cook a Perfect Roast Turkey

Gordon Ramsay's delicious homemade turkey gravy

Gordon Ramsay's Amazing Homemade Christmas Gravy Recipe