Roast potatoes with maple drizzle

Christmas / Sides

4 portions


  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes
  • 100g duck or goose fat, or 100ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • Maldon salt to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/3180°F/gas 6 and place a large roasting tin in the oven.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut each into 4 even-sized pieces.
  3. Drop the potatoes into a large pan and pour in enough water to barely cover them.
  4. Add salt and wait for the water to boil. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer the potatoes uncovered for 2 mins.
  5. Put 100g duck or goose fat or 100ml olive oil into a hot roasting tin and heat in the oven for a few minutes so it’s hot.
  6. Carefully put the potatoes into the hot fat, then turn and roll them so they are coated.
  7. Spread them in a single layer making sure each potato has enough room.
  8. Roast the potatoes for 15 mins then turn and turn them over and roast for another 10-20 mins until golden and crisp. 10 mins from the end, pour over maple syrup to help the golden glaze.
  9. Finish with salt and serve.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle – a classic roast potato is a thing of beauty. Our maple twist on these roast potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

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