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How To Make Vegan Roast Potatoes

by Fabian Jackson

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A Sunday roast isn’t complete without perfectly crisp and fluffy roasted potatoes, but how do you make the best vegan roasties? Keep reading to discover our top tips.

The feeling when every element of a roast dinner is spot on is pure magic. Here is everything you need to know about perfecting your vegan roast potato game. 

Val’s crispy roast potatoes

crispy roast potatoes and rosemary

We swear by Val’s recipe for vegan roasties. This recipe calls for one kilo of Maris Piper potatoes, plenty of garlic, olive oil, salt and fresh rosemary. We love to eat them alongside a crunchy and succulent nut roast with lashings of Iona’s rich red onion vegan gravy.  

Top Tips

Here are some of Val’s insights to help reach potato perfection: 

  • Parboil the potatoes in heavily salted water - then every bite potato is perfectly seasoned
  • Let the potatoes steam dry after parboiling - you’ll be left with fluffy potato interiors 
  • Heat some of the oil in your baking tray before adding the par-boiled potatoes - when the potatoes make immediate contact with the hot oil they’ll form a wonderful crunchy crust on your potatoes
  • Turn the potatoes every 15 minutes - Each side of your roasties will perfectly crisp up

peeled potatoes

How to make roast potatoes vegan

Traditionally animal fat is used to cook roast potatoes as the rumour is that’s the only way to achieve ultimate fluffiness and crispiness, but we’re here to tell you that there’s another way that’s tastier, better for you and kinder on the planet. Vegetable oil or coconut oil are our favourite alternatives.

More vegan roast potato recipes

Coconut oil roast potatoes

Coconut oil is a great fat for cooking roast potatoes in; it reaches the optimum temperature for crispiness without burning. We love this recipe from One Green Planet that uses turmeric to gently and aromatically flavour your roasties. 

Oil and fat-free roast potatoes

If you’d rather make vegan roasted potatoes with no oil, then this recipe from Fifteen Spatulas just calls for flour to crisp them up and some salt and pepper for flavour. 

maple ginger roast carrots

Check out our post on vegan Sunday roast essentials here – maple and ginger roasted carrots, nut roasts, vegan stuffing and Yorkshire puddings. Basically everything you need to make your plant-based roast perfect. 

We hope this answers all your vegan roast questions and you’ve been left with the best vegan roast potatoes! Let us know how yours turn out and which method you chose in the comments section below. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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