Food, Dining, Inspiration Blogged by: Skye Swaney 21 Mar 2022

Crispy sea salt roast potatoes with fried rosemary

There’s nothing as irresistible as perfect roast potatoes, golden and crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside - these are a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1.5kg Desiree or Sebago potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 sprigs rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 220°C
  • Once oven is hot, pour oil into a large oven tray and heat for around 20 minutes until very hot
  • Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut in half lengthwise for smaller potatoes, or into three for larger potatoes (cut off one end first, then cut remaining 2/3 in half lengthwise)
  • Place potatoes into a large saucepan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes or until soft on the outside but still firm on the inside
  • Drain in a colander, then shake potatoes around to rough up the edges (this allows the potatoes to absorb more oil and become crispy)
  • Remove tray from oven and gently tip in the potatoes (be careful as the oil may spit). Season with salt, add rosemary sprigs to tray and roast for 1 hour or until potatoes are golden and crispy
  • Transfer to a warmed serving dish.

Nutrition Information:
Average Quantity per Serving                Average Quantity per 100g
ENERGY                      1073kJ (255kcal)                                   407kJ (97kcal)
PROTEIN                     5.8g                                                      2.2g
FAT, TOTAL                 12.8g                                                    4.9g
- SATURATED              1.4g                                                      0.5g
CARBOHYDRATE        26.8g                                                    10.2g
- SUGARS                    4.3g                                                      1.6g
DIETARY FIBRE           4.3g                                                      1.6g
SODIUM                       197mg                                                  75mg