Boiling the potatoes for longer, then smashing them, makes for more surface area, meaning golden brown beauties and extra crispy bits everyone will love!
More festive veg recipes:
- Parsnips baked with pearled spelt, radiccio, crème fraîche and walnuts
- Malted carrots with sunflower seeds
- Pan-fried brussels sprouts with sage, brown butter and grated chestnuts
Here’s how to make the perfect roast potatoes for Christmas
- Floury potatoes 1½ kg, Maris Piper or King Edward variety - smaller potatoes kept whole, larger ones chopped in half
- sunflower oil 100ml
- Salt for boiling
- salt and pepper to taste
Recipe by BBC Good Food.