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Spiced Crunchy Potatoes


I love roast potatoes but don’t always have the time or inclination to pre cook the potatoes so this is my cheats version with a lovely spiced coating. I don’t peel the potatoes either, life is too short!

Leftovers are fab the next morning with an egg!

Serves 6.


1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 teaspoons coriander seeds

1-2 teaspoons salt flakes

1/2 teaspoon peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

1kg potatoes

2 tablespoons oil


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

In a mortar and pestle, crush the cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Add the chilli flakes to the mix.

I cut my potatoes into half lengthwise and then each half into thirds at an angle.

Pour the potatoes into a large bowl and add the spice mix and oil.

Using your hands, mix well, so all of the potatoes are covered.

Spread the potatoes out over the two baking sheets and place them in the oven.

Bake for 15-20 minutes and then turn the potatoes.

Turn the potatoes, bake for 15 minutes and turn again.

Bake for a further 15-20 minutes until crispy and cooked through.