The Crispiest Roast Potatoes by Chelsea Winter


They’re crispy and the best roast potatoes we’ve ever made, adapted this Chelsea Winters recipe (link above)  “perfect crispy roast potatoes” for the thermomix from her wonderful blog. This is the third batch made because they were demolished and one kilo of potatoes just isn’t enough for afternoon tea and dinner, left skins on for better nutrition and to save  time.

Using the method from Katherine Clay on the recipe community to first steam the potatoes in Varoma for 20 minutes, speed 2 with 500g water in bowl. Left thermomix steaming and went to drop kids off to activities and came back and they were done. Just love this about the thermomix, the set and walk away factor is so convenient. Once parboiled/steamed leave to drain off moisture from potatoes before adding oils, as per Chelsea’s recipe. Shake dish with lid on to rough up the potatoes.  Generous sprinkle of salt, then fan bake on a high shelf in oven  220C for 25 minutes. The kids kept looking for all the burnt crunchy bits. Yummy!


Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes
Roast potatoes

Instead of parboiling the potatoes in a pot, this method from the recipe community steams the potatoes using the varoma  and then you rough them up the same conventional way by shaking them in the varoma dish to create the ideal surface to crisp  up in the oven. Works very well, potatoes tossed with rosemary, sea salt and olive oil before roasting.  Will definately be our go to method for parboiling potatoes.