Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are great with so many different dishes and there are lots of different ways to make them compliment your main dish. These rosemary roast potatoes are one of my favourites.

It’s Halloween weekend!

Unfortunately, “trick or treating” doesn’t really happen where we live. We never have any visitors. This is probably due to the fact we live on a mountainous style of hill and parents probably choose to avoid the hike up and just stick with the flatter part of town. I don’t really blame them… oh well, I guess I will just have to eat all the Halloween sweets I bought, myself. I wouldn’t want them going to waste after all…

boiled potatoes being sprinked with salt

The boys had a Halloween party at their nursery this week. After I had dreamt up some great ideas for costumes. I realised the day before, that I had run out of time. So, I had to quickly grab a costume each at the supermarket during my weekly food shop. There wasn’t a lot of choice left and I ended up having to rummage with the other “last minute” parents for anything that was left in their sizes. Nugget ended up as a spider, Bam Bam as a zombie pirate.

Now whilst I thought my choice wasn’t too bad considering I had very little choice. It wasn’t until I turned up with the boys at nursery and had a look around me at all the other parents with their cutely dressed witches, sparkly cats and little devils, I realised that Bam Bam’s costume was, well, a little bit too scary for a nursery! Huge mum fail on my part! I looked down at the floor and inched away from Bam Bam just a little whilst avoiding eye contact with the staring mums and dads.

My embarrassment continued inside. The carer recoiled in horror as Bam Bam strode in, wearing his zombie mask. Quick to deflect the blame, I blurted out that I had left his Dad in charge of buying outfits…

It turned out that both Nugget and Bam Bam were bored of scaring people after an hour. So they were back to normal clothes by the time I collected them. I could happily forget the morning fail. I mentally make a note that, at this age, Halloween is meant to be “cute” and I should save “scary” for when they are older and won’t need my help buying their outfits…

close up of roast potates
roast potatoes in a bowl

Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Course Side Dish


  • 1 kg Potatoes
  • Small Bunch Fresh Rosemary
  • 0.5 tsp Salt plus a pinch for the water
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Flour to dust potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Peel and chop potatoes,  cover with water in a large pan and bring to the boil
  • Turn heat down to medium and continue to cook for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and drain
  • Dust potatoes with the flour and gently shake them to rough the edges
  • Pour oil into a separate bowl and add the rosemary
  • Cover potatoes with the oil and add the salt
  • Lay them out on a baking tray and roast for 40 minutes
  • Turn potatoes 2-3 times during this time to ensure they cook evenly.
Keyword roast dinner, roast potatoes

Need A Roast Chicken Recipe?

We are all enjoying a lovely Roast Chicken dinner this evening. Accompanied by these lovely rosemary roast potatoes and looking forward to fireworks next weekend.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Join the Conversation

  1. What a wonderful Blog! You make me miss all those Brit home cooked dishes so much, Check out my blog. I gave you massive link backs 🙂 Steve

    1. Becky Author says:

      Hi Steve, Thanks for visiting! I am looking forward to popping over to your blog later this evening when the boys have gone to bed 🙂 Thank you for linking back to me here too and I hope you enjoy my recipes 🙂 x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This Little Home © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.