Air fried roast potatoes

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This time I added a whole small peeled brown onion and a handful of bay leaves to add extra flavours. The onion can be eaten, the bay leaves should be discarded.

Air fried roast potatoes
Calories per serving:136
Ready in:1 hour, 5 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Recipe author:Chef
First published:7th March 2016

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The best roasties


The are the simplest, tastiest and healthiest roasties you can cook. Melody, Markies or Marfona are the best potatoes for these, if you can get them.

Paul R Smith

Potatoes, onion & bay leaf ready to air fry

Air fried roast potatoes are the way to go, without question. No par-boiling, just chuck them in the air fryer with some optional flavourings and a good tablespoon of olive oil and air fry for 1 hour.


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  1. Add the oil to the fryer
  2. Pop the potatoes and optional ingredioents into the air fryer pan
  3. Cook for at least 40 minutes, some potato varieties may take up to 1 hour

Chef's notes

After making these roast potatoes regularly for about 40 weeks, I've realised an extra trick to get them especially crispy. Always use large potatoes and cut them either in halves or into quarters. The tumbling action of the air-fryer tends to bump the corners and fluff them up. Small whole potatoes tend to become 'polished' and don't 'fluff-up' at all. They are still very crispy, but not as good as square-cut potatoes whole potatoes (pictured).

Another good way to get 'fluffy' roasties is to crush them slightly, halfway through the cooking process.

A list of the best potato varieties for making roast potatoes can be found here.

Note to self: 45 minutes is probably an ideal time to aim for.

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