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Sesame Roast Potatoes

prep 10 mins cook 1–1¼ hours
  • 4 baking potatoes, 175–250 g (6–8 oz) each, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • salt

Place the potatoes cut side down. Using a sharp knife, make cuts at 5 mm (¼ inch) intervals along the length of each potato almost through to the base, so that they just hold together.

Heat the oil in a roasting tin in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, until hot. Add the potatoes to the tin and spoon over the oil evenly. Sprinkle with a little salt, baste well and roast the potatoes for 30 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then return to the oven for a further 30 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

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