Man guarantees the crispiest roast potatoes every time with unlikely ingredient

When it comes to roasties, everyone has their own methods for cooking them to perfection – because let’s face it, there is nothing more disappointing than being presented with an undercooked, bland spud at Sunday lunch.

If you overcook them, you’ve made mash, undercook them and they’ll be rock hard, and if you don’t season them perfectly they have no flavour – but not with this recipe. Whilst some foodies cook potatoes with Marmite and others have used OXO cubes, keen home cook Justin Taylor says the secret to a good old crispy spud is honey and mustard, reports the Daily Star. Justin shared how he makes his roast potatoes so tasty on Facebook – and it’s left people’s mouths watering.

The 40-year-old shared a snap of his delicious-looking potatoes next to a pile of thinly sliced gammon and captioned the post: “Honey and mustard roast potatoes. Then Nutella bricks for dessert” – we’d like that recipe too.

Until then you can follow along with Justin’s recipe below…

You will need:

Peeled and chopped white potatoes – quantity depends on how many people you’re cooking for
Two teaspoons of Colman’s English mustard
Four teaspoons of squeezy honey
Black pepper and salt to taste


Add pepper and the mustard into a bowl and blend them together.
Then, add honey – make sure to mix thoroughly.
Pre-heat your oven-safe roasting tray with oil and two tablespoons of butter and salt.
Then add your potatoes and baste with the honey mustard mixture.
When there’s only 20 minutes left before they’re ready, baste them again – this will ensure they’re full of flavour.
Continue to baste every five minutes to keep them crisp.
After sharing the post to Facebook everyone agreed Justin’s meal looked to die for.

One person said: “They sound amazing – my mouths watering just reading that. Can’t wait to try them!”

And another said: “Yes, please.”

We’ll definitely be giving these a go at some point.