Garlic and Rosemary Roasties


So I can’t take the credit for this amazing recipe! I work with a chef who tipped me off on how to get the perfect crispy roasties.

The trick is to steam the potatoes and leave them on a rack for the steam to evaporate off. This blisters the outside of the potatoes and creates a skin that crisps up perfectly in the superheated goose fat.

Adding the garlic cloves and rosemary 10 minutes before taking the potatoes out infuses their fantastic flavours into the fat and gives the roasties an amazing subtle addition.

These are perfect for Sunday dinners and guaranteed to impress. Why not give them a try this Christmas and impress relatives with some of the best roasties they’re likely to have tried?

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Garlic & Rosemary Roasties

These incredible garlic and rosemary roasties are perfectly crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword garlic, goose fat, roast poatoes, roastie, rosemary
Servings 4 people


  • 220 g Goose fat
  • 1.5 kg King Edward potatoes
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt


  • Add the Goose fat to a tray and place in an oven at 250°C.
  • Steam the peeled and halved potatoes for 15 minutes.
  • Let the steam evaporate off the potatoes on a drying rack.
  • Add the potatoes carefully to the hot fat and return to the oven.
  • Cook at 250°C for 40-50 minutes. Ovens vary so keep a close eye of the roasties, turning every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, dry in kitchen roll and salt. Enjoy! 🙂



  1. These look perfect! I was able to save the video on YouTube and came here for the recipe but did you know that at least one of your videos seems to have been posted on it using YouTube for kids? I tried to save your Stottie recipe and couldn’t, couldn’t post a comment, couldn’t contact you, so I tried several of your recipes on YouTube and found the link to this site. I still like these spuds, but why the stotties aren’t available to save is frustrating. I’m a Geordie in Canada, loving home food! I suppose I can save this site but funny, I can never find my bookmarks in Chrome. Oops.?

    • Thanks for the heads up Ruth! I assumed that setting just meant it was suitable for kids, didn’t realise it would limit functions! I’ve updated all my videos now to change that. Hopefully, you can save all the videos now, or print/save the recipes from the website 🙂


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