Last year I managed to buy an airfryer thanks to an Amazon lightning deal. I got it for a very reasonable price, but now I’ve tried it I would DEFINITELY pay more for it! One of my regular items to make in it is airfryer roast potatoes. They are so simple and easy that I just had to share.
The concept of an air fryer is very simple. They usually have a little metal mesh basket, like a deep fat fryer, but you don’t use a litre of oil. You can ‘fry’ your items using air and you can make significantly healthier food compared to a traditional deep fat fryer.
To get started all I do is peel my potatoes and I soak them in water. I tend to get these ready an hour or two in advance, just because I’m often busy just before dinnertime. You don’t need to do this and can peel, wash and use right away.
When it is time to make the potatoes I will give them a rinse and dry them using paper towel. After that I will use 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil and coat with salt and pepper. This is all it takes to prepare the roasties and then I put them into the airfryer.
The temperature that I use is 180C and I find that 25-35 minutes is all it takes to cook, depending on the size of potato. Halfway through the cooking time I will shake the basket and then I tend to add some herbs. I love sage, rosemary, garlic or thyme. I tend to just use whatever I fancy at the time.
These roast potatoes are super simple. They do not stick to the basket, they only need to be shaken once during the cooking time and they are faster than potatoes cooked in the oven. I often add parsnips to the top, when there is 20 minutes to go. These turn out lovely and crisp too.
These airfryer roast potatoes have been cooked for around 23 minutes, as they are quite small. I tend to use the setting at 180C as I find that this works well and the extra 20C just isn’t really needed to make them lovely and crispy.
My top tip for airfryer roast potatoes:
If you have leftovers then you can keep them in the fridge and refresh them the following day. I personally put them in the airfryer for 6-7 minutes and this is perfect to heat them through. They are almost as good as the first time round!
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