Wonky Roast Potatoes

Wonky Roast Potatoes

Gather round with friends and family to enjoy Wonky roast potatoes in a Sunday Lunch, special supper or midweek main course.


  1. 1

    Peel the potatoes and cut into small halves or 1/4s. Rinse the prepared potatoes under plenty of cold water.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 200c.

  3. 3

    Place the potatoes in a large pan of cold water with just enough water to cover them. Add a good pinch of salt and bring them to the boil. Simmer for 5-6 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through but not falling apart. Drain through a colander and leave to cool.

  4. 4

    Place 2 large baking sheets into the oven and pour a generous glug of olive oil into the trays. Return the trays for 5 minutes until shimmering hot.

  5. 5

    Carefully tip 1/2 the potatoes into one tray and the remainder into the other. Allow them to sit flat in the oil. Season well with salt.

  6. 6

    Return to the oven and cook for about 45 minutes until crisp and golden, making sure the potatoes are turned regularly throughout cooking.


  • 2 kg wonky potatoes
  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 1 pinches pepper

Serves 7

Total time required 1 hr

  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 50 mins