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Roast potatoes named the best part of Christmas dinner

Roast potatoes have overtaken pigs in blankets to be named the BEST bit of our Christmas dinner.

Image of roast potatoes
Image credit: McCain’s

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A study of 2,000 Brits revealed 50 percent of us considered roasted potatoes to be the part of the dinner we look forward to most. This was followed by roast turkey, which won 43 per cent of the vote

The stats, from McCain’s ‘Nation’s Conversation’s report, also found that despite being a side typically served with beef, one in five agreed Yorkshire puddings are a firm favourite when it comes to Christmas dinner.

Christmas dinner all the trimmings
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Mark Hodge from McCain, said: “For many, Christmas dinner is one of the biggest events of the year, a chance to catch up and celebrate around the dinner table with friends and family alike.

“Our latest findings, as part of our Nation’s Conversations research, has also shown the differences in people’s preferences over the favourite part of the festive dinner plate.

“And although it’s not really that different to a typical Sunday roast the Christmas menu gives people culinary licence to include sides you might not typically have, indulging in their favourite spuds and all the trimmings.

“And why wouldn’t you? It’s truly a time of year to feast and be merry.”

Top ten Christmas dinner plate
Image credit: McCain’s

Top 10 best part of the Christmas dinner:
1. Roast potatoes (58 per cent)
2. Roast turkey (43 per cent)
3. Pigs in blankets (43 per cent)
4. Stuffing (23 per cent)
5. Gravy (21 per cent)
6. Yorkshire pudding (20 per cent)
7. Sprouts (17 per cent)
8. Parsnips (14 per cent)
9. Christmas pudding (11 per cent)
10. Cauliflower cheese (8 per cent)

We do love roast potatoes on our Christmas plate!

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