Simple Ingredient Swap for Perfect Roast Potatoes This Christmas

Roasted potatoes are a must on the Christmas lunch or dinner table.

It seems everyone and their moms have a secret “hack” to cooking the perfect roast – even King Charles III.

A chef has shared his personal cooking tip for cooking the perfect, crispy roast potato every time. All of this involves a simple exchange of ingredients.

Chef Millie Simpson offered him an easy trick to ensure the ultimate moist-to-crispy ratio for the roast dinner delicacy.

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The trick to getting the perfect roast potato is to add white vinegar to boiling water. (Provided)

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Speaking at a cooking masterclass hosted by Samsung, Simpson revealed that his secret ingredient for striking that balance is white vinegar.

She told attendees that all they needed to do was add a tablespoon of vinegar to the pot while the raw potatoes were still boiling.

Simpson said this method “stops the decay” and results in fluffy roast potatoes when baked, Express.co.uk reports.

The optimal cooking time for roast potatoes is around 40 minutes at 240 degrees Celsius.

She also advised choosing the right potato variety for the ultimate roast.

In Australia, the best variety is Yukon Gold, which has a thin skin to cook quickly but also a waxy feel to ensure it doesn’t crumble easily.

Chief TikTok Poppywho posts on the @poppycooks page, has already shared her recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes for Christmas lunch.

Watch the video above.

Roast Potato Hack
TikTok chef Poppy also shared her recipe for Christmas roast potatoes online. (ICT Tac)
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This hack ensures that your potatoes are both crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. (ICT Tac)

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Poppy’s method involves cutting the potatoes into large chunks and boiling them in cold salted water for about 15 minutes.

She then drains the boiled potatoes in a colander and puts a tea towel over them to trap the steam inside.

“Steam them to get all those little white bits, the fluffy bits. That’s the goodness, that’s the magic,” Poppy explained in a video.

“Put them in hot oil and cook them, and flip them once during cooking. Then you have these simple, simple and delicious potatoes.”

Other roast potato fans shared their tips for cooking the delicious vegetable on TikTok.

One hack will give you delicious, crispy roast potatoes in less than 20 minutes – and all you need is one key ingredient that costs less than $2.

Rather than opting for regular potatoes that have to be peeled then boiled then roasted in the oven, people are using canned potatoes instead.

You can get your hands on it at woolens for example for only $1.60.

There are dozens of hacks for the ultimate roast. (Getty)

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All you need is an air fryer, oil or cooking spray, and seasonings – many opt for a combination of salt, pepper, and garlic; with Cajun seasoning also proving popular.

A the person says they bake them for 12 minutes at 220 degrees, while a few leave them a bit longer.

“I bang them in the air fryer for 20 minutes. But I take them out after 10 and give them a little shake. Honestly, they’re so good. They’re so soft and mushy.”

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