The Perfect Roast Potato


  • 5kg of Agria potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 to 200 degrees C (fan bake)

  2. Peel or scrub the potatoes, chop in halves.

  3. Boil potatoes in a pot for 20-25 minutes, poking with a knife every now and again to test softness. Should be soft on the outside.

  4. Pour oil in saucepan, 2-3mm thick across the bottom.

  5. Add butter to the saucepan, heat butter and oil together over a medium heat.

  6. Chop up rosemary and thyme and mix in with butter and oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

  7. Drain potatoes, give them a good shake inside the pot. Put potatoes in pot back on heat for a minute, to dry out further.

  8. Pour the oil, butter and herb mix over the postotes in a roasting dish, and place in the oven. Cook for an hour to an hour and 10 minutes.