Youve been making roasties wrong as chef shares secret to best ever potatoes

Roast potatoes are a top-tier potato dish, and no roast dinner is complete without them.

But it's a controversial topic to make the perfect roasties. Some like them soft and fluffy, while others love them to be crispy.

One chef claims he has the recipe to make the ‘best roast potatoes you’ll ever eat’ – and it's simpler than you may think.

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According to The Express, Sam Stern, a chef and author based in London, shared the recipe to his TikTok account @samsterncooks.

In the short clip, he states all you need to make your own at home is:

  • Potatoes
  • A chicken stock cube
  • Olive oil
  • Clarified butter
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Sam explained: "Add your potatoes to cold water with salt, bicarbonate of water, and par-boil."

You’ll know they're ready when a sharp knife can slide into them easily.

He continued: "Meanwhile, take a chicken stock cube add oil and combine.

“Then pour clarified butter onto a baking tray. Place into the oven until hot and add the potatoes, garlic, rosemary, thyme, the stock oil and season. Mix together.

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"Roast for 25 minutes, turn and roast for 25 more minutes."

Fans were quick to comment on the post, and it's safe to say they were impressed with the finished product.

"They look like the best roasters," one commenter said.

Others had their own suggestions for how to make the best roast potatoes.

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One said: "Try the veg stock in the pot when they're boiling. Game changer."

"Try adding Parmigiano grated cheese," one suggested, while another said: "Next time try Marmite mixed with butter."

Another said: "The best roast potatoes are roast plain potatoes then put lamb chops in the same tray and cook for an hour. The lamb juices all go in the potatoes."

"You forgot to mention the most important thing, one commented, "buy good potatoes! First."


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