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Perfectly Roasted Garlic-Herb Potatoes

This recipe will guarantee you the perfect roast potatoes, crunch n the outside and fluffy on the inside. You will love it! Staceysays
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 280 kcal


  • 3 kgs potatoes peeled and cut into even sizes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 6-7 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 royco chicken cubes
  • 1 tbsp rosemary dried or fresh
  • 1 tbsp thyme dried or fresh
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves dried or fresh
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius

To parboil the potatoes

  • Peel the potatoes, cut into even sizes
  • Wash the potatoes in cold water to get rid of starch
  • Put the potatoes in a pot, add cold or hot water to cover the potatoes
  • Add salt and parboil for 6-7 minutes until ready

To make garlic-herb seasoning

  • As the potatoes parboil, on medium heat, add vegetable oil in a small pot
  • Add the garlic and cook it for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the butter, the royco chicken cubes, rosemary, thyme and mint leaves, cook for 1 minute
  • Finally add the cayenne and black pepper powders

Getting ready for the oven

  • Drain the water from the potatoes, return the pot on the stove and low heat drain the excess water off for 2 minutes
  • Shake the pot until the outside of the potatoes roughen out, this roughness will crisp up during roasting
  • Pour the seasoning over the roast potatoes to enhance the flavors of the roast potatoes
  • Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes until golden and flip the potatoes and roast for another 20-30 minutes until golden and crispy.


The best potatoes to use are Yukon Gold or russet potatoes.
Don't skip the step of roughing the potatoes for that extra crispness of the potatoes.
The potatoes should be in a single layer in the roasting sheet and roast on high heat.
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