by Tim Maddams

If you’re looking for how to roast the perfect potatoes for your Christmas dinner, look no further. This recipe creates deliciously fluffy potatoes on the inside and plenty of crunch on the outside.

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Buyer's guide

Goose fat can be bought in cans and jars.


Once opened, keep in the fridge. If strained through muslin into sterilised jars, home-produced goose fat will keep for up to six months. Goose fat freezes well and lasts many months. A good tip is to freeze small quantities in small blocks or ice-cube trays for ease of use.


Use it to make superb roast potatoes, homemade confit or pastry and dumplings.