ready to cook roasties

Most of us love roast potatoes but who wants to be bothered with peeling, par boiling etc after a long day at work? With my straight from the freezer method you can have lovely crispy roasties any night of the week!

You will need:

Your choice of potato ideally a good "all rounder".I used about 2lb of Wilja potatoes.

Freezer bags & waterproof marker pen.

Either peel or, if you prefer leave the skin on (give them a good scrub)

Chop the potatoes so that they are roughly the same size.

Place in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water & cook for 7-10 minutes but no longer, you want the edges very slightly fluffy but not falling apart.

Drain & allow to cool then place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.

Put the tray into the freezer.

Once the potatoes are solid remove from the freezer & transfer to a freezer bag labelled with the date & contents. Freezing the potatoes on the tray first will stop them sticking together in the bag!

Pop them back into the freezer until you need them.

To cook:

Pre-heat the oven to 190 Fan/200C/Gas 5.

Crumble a vegetable stock cube into a small bowl.

Place the desired amount of frozen potatoes into a bowl & drizzle with about 2 tbsp of sunflower oil. Season with salt & pepper then sprinkle over the crumbled stock cube-this will make the potatoes extra crispy! Toss to coat them then place the potatoes into to a baking dish or tin.

Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are golden & crispy.