Looking for ideas on what to serve with Roast Potatoes? Look no further! From classic roasts to alternative meat, fish & veggie options, we have 21 delicious sides to choose from!
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Roast potatoes are somewhat of a British institution!
Every Sunday, millions of Brits tuck into a traditional roast dinner, which normally consists of a roasted piece of meat, accompanied by roast potatoes (check out my brilliant slow cooker roast potatoes here) and lots of vegetables like cauliflower cheese, carrots & peas.
However, roast potatoes are just too delicious to just eat on a Sunday! So I have come up with this list of 21 delicious sides of meat, fish and veggie options that you can eat with roast potatoes any day of the week!
🤔 What Is A Roast Potato?
A roasted potato is a classic side dish made by roasting potatoes in the oven until they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
The potatoes are typically peeled and chopped into chunks, then par-boiled before being seasoned with salt and pepper, tossed into hot oil and placed in a preheated oven. The high heat of the oven causes the potatoes to become crispy and golden brown on the outside while remaining soft and tender on the inside.
What To Serve With Roast Potatoes?
Here we will explore 21 delicious side dishes that are perfect accompaniments to this hearty and warming comfort food.
There are dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free options, as well as dishes free from other food allergens, so there is something here for everyone.
Hope this gives you some alternative ideas!
🌟 Meat Options
🌟 Fish Options
🌟 Vegan & Veggie Options
💬 Roast Potato FAQ
Starchy potatoes such as russet, Yukon gold, or King Edward potatoes are best for roasting as they have a fluffy texture when cooked.
One tip is to parboil the potatoes or coat them in flour before roasting. You can also try adding a sprinkle of cornflour or semolina to the oil before tossing the potatoes.
The length of time to parboil roast potatoes will depend on the size of the potato pieces. As a general rule of thumb, you should parboil potatoes for 7-9 minutes. You want the outer layer of the potatoes to be slightly softened, but not fully cooked. Once parboiled, drain the potatoes, give them a shake to fluff up the edges and let them steam dry for a few minutes before roasting in the oven.
It usually takes around 25-30 minutes to roast sweet potatoes at 400°F (200°C). However, the exact time may vary depending on the size of the sweet potato pieces and your oven's temperature.
What do you love to serve with your roast potatoes? Let me know in the comments below!