Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “perfection.’” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!
I hadn’t been married very long (first time, 1977) and wanted my first attempt at a Sunday roast to be perfect. I’d watched and helped my Mum on Sundays for years but things did not turn out the way I’d hoped and I cried because my roast potatoes were pale and soggy.
I had a customer in the bank who became a very dear friend and we used to exchange recipes, occasionally going to each other for a meal,. She gave me her secret and I have never had a failure since. My roast spuds are cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. The secret? Timing.
Bring your potatoes to the boil and boil for 9 minutes (not 8 or 10, but exactly 9). Drain off the water, put a lid on the pan and shake it. Then put the spuds in hot fat (spoon the fat over them so that they are well coated) and cook in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes at around 180C. You can turn them if you wish, but they’ll crisp up a treat.
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So nice of her to share her recipe.
She was a lovely lady. About 50 years older than me and we hit it off.
That’s really good
Wow, I never knew 😳
Thanks for the tip Di
Good luck and happy roasting!
Timing is often the key for many things in life – potatoes and marriages!!
Definitely on both counts!