It wouldn’t be Christmas dinner without roast potatoes but with hundreds of varying recipes to follow it can all seem a little overwhelming. Want to know the secret to our crispy roast potatoes? Coconut oil!

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This Christmas we have teamed up with Lucy Bee to kick-off our advent calendar competition. Here at Mindful Chef we love using coconut oil and often recommend our customers use coconut oil as a replacement for other more common cooking oils.

Despite what people may think, fats are good for you. Coconut Oil is a saturated fat, but not all fats are created equal, it is a Medium Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA) a type of fat which the body can deal with incredibly efficiently. We love using Lucy Bee because it is:

  • Unrefined - as natural as it can be and so has a coconut aroma.
  • Cold pressed - the extraction method used.
  • Extra virgin - as nature intended.
  • Fair Trade - helping to improve the lives of others.
  • Organic - supporting the environment, too.
  • Raw - never heated above 45°C/113°F.

Make Lucy Bee’s Coconut Roast Potatoes this Christmas

Serves: 6-8 | Prep Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes | Allergy info: Gluten-free, Dairy Free, Vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg Desirée or King Edward potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
  • Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt

Method

1) Preheat the oven to 200 C, 400 F, gas mark 6.

2) Peel potatoes, cut them into fairly even-sized pieces, leaving any small potatoes whole.

3) Then place them in a saucepan of boiling water, or steam, for about 10/15 minutes, really as long as you dare. Lift one out - the outer edge should be fluffy.

4) Drain the potatoes then give them a shake in the pan, to rough up the edges a little. Pour over the melted Lucy Bee coconut oil give another shake to coat the potatoes and tip into your largest roasting tin.

5) Grind a little Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt over and place in the oven.

6) Roast for 50 - 60 minutes, then check and turn, squash some of them to create more crispy edges.

7) Leave to cook until golden and crunchy.

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Did you know… Approximately 90% of coconut oils are produced from copra, a cheaper raw material? This produces a coconut oil that has to be Refined, Bleached and Deodorised (RBD) to make it fit for human consumption! Lucy Bee Coconut Oil is NOT produced in this way. Instead the oil is extracted from the flesh (or kernel) of mature, fresh, organic coconuts. This produces the finest quality, unrefined coconut oil, so is not only the best for you but the tastiest too.

Be sure to check out our social channels @MindfulChefUK for daily advent giveaways this December! Including Lucy Bee’s latest cookbook ‘Coconut Oil, Recipes For Real Life’ plus two Lucy Bee 500ml organic, raw coconut oil one for themselves and one for a friend!