Holiday Specials: Festive Potatoes

‘Tis the season or delicious foods!

December brings about a lot of celebrations! There’s the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, and we most definitely cannot forget Christmas. Seriously, there are lights and Christmas trees everywhere so there’s actually no way you can’t remember Christmas.

Today, at LickYourPlates, we are bringing a holiday recipe to you. In our LickYourPlates Holiday Specials. Our Festive Potatoes are a delicious way to zhuzh up your regular roast potatoes by adding more flavours to it creating a tasty crispy outer layer complemented by a fluffy delicious centre. We are going to equip you with two recipes. The first is the one pictures and the second created a paler coloured roast.

Hope you have a happy and extremely delicious month!

Bon Appetit!



King Edward Potatoes, sliced or chopped (N.B: Wash thoroughly and leave unpeeled)

Sea Salt

Black Pepper

Chilli Powder


Smoked Paprika

Dried Rosemary

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Curry Powder

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Method (pre-heat oven to 190°C/374°F)

  • Slice or chop your potatoes into your desired shape and lay them out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle on all the herbs and spices, to taste.
  • Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the potatoes (N.B. it does not need to cover or come in contact with all the potatoes) and give the tray a little shake.
  • Place the tray in the oven for approximately 25mins.
  • After the time has elapsed, check on the potatoes. Flip them over, if needed. However, that is not necessary. Leave the potatoes in the oven until your desired level of outer crispiness is reached.


Alternative Method (pre-heat oven to 190°C/374°F)

  • Chop the potatoes and place them in a pot of boiling water or vegetable stock. Let them cook for no more than 10mins.
  • Drain out the liquid in the pot, sprinkle on your herbs and spices, to taste, and give the pan a very good toss and shake with the lid on to distribute the seasonings and create a rougher exterior on the potatoes.
  • Spread the potatoes out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and set in the oven until the exterior browns a bit and becomes crispy.


If you try the recipe, upload a picture of it to Instagram with the hashtag #lickyourplaterecipe so we can have a look at and like it.




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