Wednesday, June 18, 2014
English Roast Potatoes
Here's a new twist on what can be boring old potatoes as a side dish. These are called English Roast Potatoes. Partially boiled potatoes are then cooked and sort of fried in the oven in bacon grease. They are divine!
ENGLISH ROAST POTATOES
2 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 C (or more) chicken stock
3/4 C bacon grease
Salt & pepper, to taste
Put the potatoes in a pot and cover them with chicken stock. Bring them to a boil. After they are at a full boil, cook an additional 3-5 minutes. Drain them completely. While they are still in the collander or strainer, shake them around to rough up the edges.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Melt the bacon grease (you can use butter or lard also) in a large casserole pan. Toss the potatoes around in the bacon grease and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 15 minute intervals, turning them every 15 minutes. Cook them until the outsides are golden brown and crispy, which can take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve hot!