A vlogger figured out the best way to get the perfect roast with a secret ingredient every time.
Jim Chapman, who calls himself “Potato Man,” has shared hundreds of videos on TikTok by which he is known @ jimlad83how he cooks his roast.
And the way he cooks his fried potatoes has made him one of his biggest followers to date, reports over 120,000 followers Daily star.
Jim’s culinary technique is to add a new ingredient to the mix to see what really makes the best tasting fried potatoes.
But Jim said it all starts with choosing the right type of potato.
He said the right type of potato “without a doubt is Maris Piper”.
And to ensure that crispy skin, you need to use the right fats and spices too.
Jim said, “If you boil your potatoes in salted water, add a pinch of flour afterward.
“There are so many ways to season a potato, but I think the most popular and consistently beautiful is to add salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and a few lumps of clover.”
Jim swears by margarine, preferably clover, as it “gives a buttery taste and also helps with a golden crunch”.
And for oil, Jim uses Crisp n Dry rapeseed oil, but also chic goose fat for Christmas and Easter roasts.
Jim said, “It was actually my great TikTok followers who suggested the goose fat, which does an excellent job, but since it’s more expensive, I like to save it for special occasions.”
The father and husband said he joined the video sharing app in March 2020 when his daughter signed him up.
“I started making different videos and was thrilled when I realized I could cheer people up during the lockdown,” he recalled.
He added, “Now I try to perfect the whole roast every Sunday while documenting it on TikTok. I get comments and tips doing my best to interact with everyone.”
“When asked what I often do, how do I cook a roast dinner, the best advice I can give is to make sure you have enough time, don’t rush to try and enjoy a glass of wine at times help!
“I’m the captain of our local pub bowling team, where I have the responsibility to take care of the post-game food for the teams.
“I always make some large bowls of my fried potatoes, which our team often talks about more than the outcome of the game!”
“In fact, half of them probably just came out for the potatoes and not the game!”