At Glorious Food HQ we are a big fan of Roast Dinners. It was a family tradition and the potatoes are a make or break food item when eating out so I have endeavoured to achieve the perfect recipe to share wit you.
A valuable source of energy, the humble spud has been knocked over the years due to Keto diets and other Low Carb fad diets. However the potato is the number one food source that will actively help you to reduce your sugar cravings. This is due to the slow release complex carbohydrates that turn into Glucose within the body, It is this slow release of the bodies favoured energy source that will help prevent you reaching for chocolate and sugary deserts and snacks after dinner.
Try having potatoes with dinner every night for a week and see if your sugar cravings reduce? They aren’t calorie free so make sure you exercise!
The Perfect Roast Potatoes!
The perfect Roast Potato! Shown here with a slice of well done roast beef, sprouts, spring greens, broccoli and gluten free gravy.
Peel and chop the potatoes into roughly 3 - 4 cm chunks
Add to a large pan and bring to the boil. Boil for up to 5 minutes but no longer
Drain and rinse with cold water. This opens up the potatoes edges to give a lovely crispy finish when roasted.
Add the rinsed potatoes to a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the fat, flour, lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper and stir to get each potato swell covered.
Add the other tablespoon to your roasting tin to coat the bottom of the tin before adding the potatoes to a pre heated oven at 180 - 200 degrees.
Stir the potatoes every 15 minutes to check how they're doing and ensure each side is roasting evenly.
Once golden brown and cooked through, serve with the rest of your roast dinner. Or even have them on their own with a bit of gluten free gravy! Delicious!