Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

December 4, 2019Sew White

I love roast potatoes! At Christmas and special occasions I make my Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes. Light and fluffy while also being crispy on the edges.

AD This recipe is in partnership with Le Creuset. Recipe and opinions are my own.

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

Potatoes ready to be cooked in goose fat
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.

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.

I presented these potatoes in the wonderful Le Creuset round stoneware baking dish. 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!

Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes with sprigs of fresh thyme
5 from 2 votes
Print

Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

I love roast potatoes! At Christmas and special occasions I make my Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes. Light and fluffy while also being crispy on the edges.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British, English
Keyword goose fat roast potatoes recipe, how to make Goose Fat Roast Potatoes, Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 6 large Maris Piper Potatoes
  • pinch of salt
  • rapeseed oil
  • 200 g goose fat
  • fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut up the potatoes into big chunks.

  2. Place in a saucepan and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer.

  3. When they are about half way cooked removed from the pan and run under cold water to help them cool and stop cooking. In the pan roll the potatoes to fluff them up. Be gentle so they don't break.

  4. Drain them and leave them to cool and dry out. You don't want them to be watery or the fat will spit.

  5. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve them put a baking tray on the hob with the goose fat and 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil.

  6. 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.

  7. Place in the oven and turn every 10 minutes to make sure all the edges get covered and can brown off.

  8. When they are golden brown remove from the oven and put in a serving dish. Stir in a few sprigs of fresh thyme and serve.

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.

Perfect Goose Fat Roast Potatoes in a red round Le Creuset bowl

Other Christmas recipes you might enjoy.

Christmas One Pot Chicken
Christmas is stressful when it comes to cooking so I've come up with a really simple one pot chicken recipe which keeps the Christmas flavours.
Check out this recipe
Lemon Spice Cakes
I absolutely love these Lemon Spice Cakes. They are a delicious mix of lemon citrus, sweetness from the cake and spice which tastes like Christmas.
Check out this recipe
Easy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Everyone should try my Easy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon at least once because that is all it will take for you to want to make them again.
Check out this recipe
Christmas Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding
I adore bread and butter pudding and of course with Christmas on the way I had to make it with Panettone. It's so fruity with smooth custard and toasty too.
Check out this recipe
Christmas Cranberry Gin Cocktail
This is definitely going to be a Christmas favourite! My Christmas Cranberry Gin Cocktail is a Christmas twist on a classic gin cocktail.
Check out this recipe
Rum and Raspberry Cocktail
This delicious Rum and Raspberry Cocktail is always a winner at a party. The spiced rum and raspberry flavours work so incredibly well together.
Check out this recipe

View all other recipes.

Follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been making recently. www.instagram.com/sewwhite

2 Comments

  • Tom

    December 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for this recipe. I will try.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you. I hope you like it.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Post Next Post