Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan/200ºC conventional/Gas 6
Peel the potatoes and cut into large, even sized chunks
Fill your large Saucepan or large Saucepan with boiling water and add a pinch of sea salt. Add the potatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes until just beginning to soften around the edges
Meanwhile heat your large oven tray in the oven
Strain the potatoes in a colander and return to the pan then season with a few generous pinches of sea salt.
Place on the lid and hold in place (with a cloth if needed). Give the pan a few gentle shakes to fluff up the edges of the potatoes
Add the oil to the hot tray and return to the oven for a minute or two to heat up. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer the potatoes to the hot tray, taking care not to splash the hot oil.
Use you solid spoon or flexible turner to turn the potatoes to cover them in oil
Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning occasionally, until golden and crunchy. Sprinkle over a few thyme leaves for the last few minutes of cooking
Roasted potatoes are best when they are accompanied with something else, like fried eggs or baked beans.