Is there a sane way of roasting potatoes at low temperatures?

I ask because I am pot roasting a silver-side joint and would like some roast spuds to go with it. However, the pot roast is to be done at 140c and the spuds need roasting at around 200c. 60 degrees is a big difference, if it was 10, maybe 20 I'd just throw them in regardless.

If the potatoes roasted in say 20 minutes, I'd just roast them as the joint rests, which is how I do my Yorkshire puddings. Sadly, the potatoes end up taking to an hour or so, and I really don't like reheating just rested joints of meat.

How can I go about doing this?

  • it would seem a lot of people like to pre-cook the potatoes then spend 20 minutes finishing them. it's a method I totally forgot about. I think this is probably the best route. pre-cook, do my pot-roast, then do my Yorkshire's and roast potatoes at the same time. Jan 17, 2014 at 12:11

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Yes. What you can do is throw the potatoes in with the meat - anything above 85C will eventually cook the potatoes through. Then when you pull the meat out to rest, raise the oven temperature to say 190 - 200 C and possibly add a little fat. They won't take long to finish roasting to a nice golden brown.

  • didn't really consider that, I just assumed they wouldn't cook. Next time I'll do that. To be fair, they turned out really well by cooking them in two parts. A little crispier than I'd personally like although that's my fault as I couldn't open the door due to the puddings. Jan 17, 2014 at 20:31

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