Roast potatoes are one item of a Sunday dinner that can take hours to cook. There are many steps to achieving crispy, golden and delicious roasties, but not if you have an air fryer. Here’s how to make roast potatoes with one of the most popular kitchen appliances.
Some choose not to parboil their potatoes first, but for fluffy insides, it’s best to give them a little pre-cook.
Maris Piper is also said to be the best potato to turn into roasts, but you can use the potato of your choice.
1. Peel potatoes
2. Cut the potatoes into evenly-sized pieces, ensuring they’re not too big. Note, the bigger they are, the longer they will need to cook.
3. Place in a saucepan of cold, salted water and bring to a boil on the hob for about five minutes.
4. When a knife can be placed easily inside the potato, or when the edges are white and starting to fluff, drain them from the water.
5. Leave them on one side to steam for a couple of minutes before tossing in a little flour to coat them.
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It usually takes an hour, or an hour and a half to bake a jacket potato in the oven.
But if cooked correctly in the air fryer, it takes half the time and much less energy.
You can also cook a whole roast chicken in the airfryer – find out how here.