Easy Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

I love roast potatoes! Especially goose fat roast potatoes at Christmas and special occasions. I make my Perfect Goose Fat Potatoes which are light and fluffy while also being crispy on the edges. Using goose fat for potatoes is really easy and gives such brilliant results time and time again.

Although goose fat does make them a little less healthy, at Christmas it’s totally worth it. This easy goose fat roast potatoes recipe will make your roast potatoes an essential dish for Christmases going forward.

Fluffy roast potatoes are a winner no matter how old you are. I love a roast dinner and that has to include roast potatoes in goose fat. Normally I wouldn’t use goose fat as it isn’t the healthiest choice to roast your potatoes in but for special occasions goose fat potatoes is just next-level delicious.

Potatoes boiled, cooled in water and fluffed up in the pan. I leave them to cool on the oven tray they will be cooked on later.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s the perfect Christmas dinner decadence, I always make my Christmas roast potatoes. It makes for extra crispy potatoes and the extra flavour is always a hit in my house.
  • Despite being a little extra, the roast potatoes calories are so worth it!
  • Its easy to make, you simply make your roast potatoes as usually but instead of using oil, swap it out for goose fat. East goose fat potatoes re just that, easy!

Top Questions

Which potatoes are best for Goose Fat Potatoes?
There is such a thing as Easy Roasted Potatoes?
Is goose fat good for roast potatoes?
How to use goose fat?
Can you cook roast potatoes in goose fat?
Can you reuse goose fat from potatoes?
Is duck or goose fat better for roast potatoes?
How long to cook roast potatoes?


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You can shop around and find the perfect Maris Piper or royal spuds but in my eyes, potatoes are potatoes. Just don’t use new potatoes or big baking ones. Otherwise, all potatoes make excellent roasties.


A great, tasty alternative to oil. Goose fat is the perfect fat for your easy goose fat roast potatoes. You need about 3 (very) full tablespoons of goose fat for your crispy roast potatoes.

How to make roasted goose fat potatoes – step by step

For this recipe of Easy Goose Fat Potatoes you don’t need a huge amount of goose fat.

Par boil the potatoes until they are starting to cook. Rinse them in cold water and drain it. Add a tablespoon of flour to the saucepan, replace the lid and shake the potatoes so they are slightly coated.

I used about 3 heaped tablespoons of goose fat which was about 200g. Put a baking tray on the hob and get it hot. Be careful as the pan will get hot so use an oven glove if you need to hold it.

Melt the goose fat down and add in the cold dry potatoes. By allowing the potatoes once partially boiled to cool, they dry out allowing the fat to be absorbed better. Coat the goose fat potatoes into the melted fat and pop them in the oven to cook. As they are cooked a bit already they won’t take too long.

After 10 minutes move them around so they get evenly brown. It should take about 20-30 minutes depending on how big the pieces are.

Top Tips

  • You don’t need to cook your potatoes too high as they are already parboiled.
  • Optionally add a few sprigs of thyme as you serve for a beautiful smell.
  • Make sure your potatoes are cooled and tossed in a little flour. Roughing up the edges will help make the roast potatoes in goose fat super crispy too!

Serving Suggestions


Best served pile high ready for everyone to dive in. Gravy makes a great dip.


I presented these potatoes in the wonderful Le Creuset round stoneware baking dish. (ad gift) Of course I chose red to go for the Christmas table. It also works very well for strawberries dishes in the summer during Wimbledon time.

Safe to say I love red dishes so the fact it works for Christmas is just a massive bonus.

The dish is oven proof too! I wouldn’t cook this recipe in the stoneware dish just as the metal baking trays work so well. However serving is a joy. I really love big plates and serving dishes on the table for roast dinners. although when we make this recipe it usually is a fight to get to the last potato.


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  • Saucepan
  • Peeler
  • chopping board
  • colander
  • Baking Tray
  • Serving Dish

Substitutions and variations


As they are being moved in to the serving dish I add fresh thyme and tumble them together. The thyme sticks slightly and the heat of the potatoes really makes the smell of the herb radiate. Catching anyone who hasn’t been getting hungry by the smell.


Reduce the goose fat and adjust the cooking time by cooking your easy goose fat roast potatoes in the air fryer. This makes them super crispy and they cook quicker too.

Storing / Making ahead of time options

By taking the time to cook the potatoes first and allow them cool you save time but also gives you the chance to fluff them up. When you empty the water from the pan roll the potatoes around to lightly hit each other. Doing this when they are soft will fluff them up before roasting.


Once cooked, you can freeze your roast potatoes, in an air-tight container or in a freezer-safe bag. They will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Once You are ready to enjoy, simply defrost and pop in the air fryer, deep fat fry or warm in the microwave. They can lose a little of their crispiness but are still delicious.

Making Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

The best tip I can give for normal roast potatoes or goose fat is to precook and boil the potatoes. Let them cool, fluff them up in the pan by gently rolling them in the pan to bash them a little bit when you cool them.

This will allow the edges to allow the fat to catch in the oven and make them go crispy. It also works for saving time and planning ahead for meals.

You can get the potatoes peeled, boiled in water and cooled until you’re ready to roast them. Freeing up a hob for other cooking to place.

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Is goose fat good for roast potatoes?

Yes! Goose fat is very good for roast potatoes. It adds extra flavour and helps your classic roast potatoes become even crispier.

How to use goose fat?

You use goose fat in your roast potatoes by spooning 3 tablespoons of hot melted goose fat into your roasting dish and then cooking your parboiled potatoes in it.

Can you cook roast potatoes in goose fat?

You can cook roast potatoes in goose fat. You use goose fat as you would use any fat for your roast potatoes. You will need to ensure your goose fat is melted and piping hot to ensure perfect crispy roast potatoes.

Can you reuse goose fat from potatoes?

You can reuse the goose fat from goose fat roast potatoes. Simply drain the unabsorbed goose fat (once cooled) through a sieve to catch any crispy potato bits (these are delicious and you should definitely eat the crispy bits) and pop it in a jar in the fridge. You can then reuse your goose fat from potatoes for the next few days.

Is duck or goose fat better for roast potatoes?

Duck fat or Goose fat can be substituted for each other. I prefer the taste you get from goose fat and find that it is more widely available. But you can use duck fat if you want.

How long to cook roast potatoes?

Roast potatoes take about 15 minutes to parboil and it takes about 45 minutes to cook the roast potatoes in the oven at about 180 – 200 degrees celsius.

Which potatoes are best for Goose Fat Potatoes?

For this easy roast potato recipe I have tried a few different potatoes to find the best results. All potatoes work so don’t worry if you can’t find them or anything like that.

My favourite potatoes for Goose Fat Potatoes has to be Albert Bartlett Rooster Potatoes. I don’t know why they work so well but they do. They are definitely the posh potatoes for events and big family meals.

Usually I just use basic white potatoes. Definitely not fancy but definitely delicious. The goose fat has a subtle flavour but it transforms easy roast potatoes into epic goose fat potatoes.

There is such a thing as Easy Roasted Potatoes?

There is such a thing as Easy Roasted Potatoes. By partially boiling them before roasting, you are preparing the best potatoes.

They are mostly cooked so they fluff out on the outside which helps produce the incredible crispy areas of the finished potatoes. The fluffier pieces will ‘catch’ in the goose fat and cook quicker.

So the finished result is the best roast potatoes! Goose Fat Potatoes are easy to make. The goose fat really works with the potatoes on a truly delicious level. The fat absorbs differently to oil or butter. It doesn’t smoke or have a reaction so you get

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Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

Sisley White
I love roast potatoes! Especially goose fat roast potatoes at Christmas and special occasions. I make my Perfect Goose Fat Potatoes which are light and fluffy while also being crispy on the edges. Using goose fat for potatoes is really easy and gives such brilliant results time and time again.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British, English
Servings 4 people with leftovers
Calories 890 kcal


  • 6 large Maris Piper Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • rapeseed oil (or vegetable oil or sunflower oil)
  • 200 g goose fat
  • fresh thyme (optional)


  • Peel and cut up the potatoes into big chunks. Try and keep them all about the same size.
  • Place in a saucepan and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer.
  • When they are about halfway cooked removed from the pan and run under cold water to help them cool and stop cooking. A knife should go through the outside easily but still be tough in the centre.
  • Drain the water and then roll the potatoes to fluff them up with the 2tbsp of plain flour / all-purpose flour. Be gentle so they don't break.
  • Leave the potatoes until you need them. You can do this a few hours or even a day before you want to cook the potatoes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC /392ºF. Put a baking tray on the hob with a medium heat. Wear oven gloves to hold the tray as it will be hot. Add the 200g goose fat and 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil and allow to melt.
  • Let it heat up and gently add the potatoes. Don't let it get too hot. Using a spoon, move the potatoes about so they get covered.
  • Place in the oven and turn every 10 minutes to make sure all the edges get covered and can brown off. They should take about 30-40 minutes
  • When they are golden brown remove them from the oven and put them in a serving dish. Optionally stir in a few sprigs of fresh thyme and serve.



Par boil and cool the potatoes before you need them and then they only need the roasting time. A great way to get ahead of dinner.


Calories: 890kcalCarbohydrates: 100gProtein: 12gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 2334mgFiber: 12gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 109mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 4mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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