Perfect goose-fat roasties

  • serves 8
  • Easy

If you are looking for the perfect recipe for roast potatoes – now you've found it! The secret here is goose or duck fat, fresh rosemary and sea salt. Invest in a solid non-stick roasting tin. Cheaper ones buckle and you won’t get an even distribution of fat to cook your roasties.



  • goose or duck fat 6 tbsp
  • potatoes 2k, peeled and cut to a similar size (King Edward or Maris Piper are good)
  • rosemary needles from 2 sprigs (optional)
  • Maldon sea salt


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the tin with the fat in the oven to heat. Drop the potatoes into a pan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, then drain really well in a colander. Shake the potatoes around in the colander to rough up the edges a bit then carefully tip them into the hot fat, turning them over to coat. 

  • Step 2

    Put back in the oven for about 50 minutes or until crisp and golden. Turn them halfway through and add the rosemary if using. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 277
  • Carbs 42.9g
  • Protein 5.2g
  • Fat 10.5g
  • Salt 0.42g
  • Saturates 3.4g
  • Fibre 3.2g