These air fryer roast potatoes are so soft and fluffy on the inside but nice and crunchy on the outside—the perfect side for your roast meat or piece of steak and super easy to make.
Although we all love our weber q roast potatoes, it is just too cold and wet to go outside and cook when winter comes.
Or we want more than just roasted potatoes with our meat.
However, we also know that not everyone has a weber, and if you happen to have an air fryer, this recipe may be just what you need to get those yummy crispy roast potatoes with an easier clean up than an oven.
How to make air fryer roast potatoes
For our crispy air fryer roast potatoes, I use the same method as Shannon for the Weber Q Roast Potatoes.
For these, you need the following:
- Bicarb Soda
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
- Dried Thyme
- Dried Rosemary
Start by peeling and cutting your potatoes in half. But, if you are using smaller potatoes, cut a little off a slice of the side to create a flat section so that your potatoes can stand up in the air fryer. Doing this will allow you to add a max amount of potatoes to your air fryer.
Add the potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add salt and bicarb soda to the water and mix around.
Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil; allow it to simmer for around 10 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender in the middle.
You can do the knife check to test the tenderness if you need to. Using a sharp knife, insert it into the middle of the potato and lift; if the potato slides off the blade, it is ready.
Drain the potatoes in a colander; a steel one is best if you have one. And allow them to cool slightly.
Once slightly cooled, please give them a good toss in the colander. This is called bashing the potatoes. This method, along with the bicarb, allows the potatoes to get a nice crispy outside while roasting.
Place the potatoes in a large bowl, add the olive oil. Then sprinkle half the garlic salt, rosemary and thyme. Toss the potatoes around to coat with the oil and herbs, then add the other half of the herbs and toss again.
Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Then place your potatoes in the basket standing on the flat side that you have cut. You can have your potatoes close to one another but do not have them touching.
I usually get around eight to nine potatoes in my Phillips XXL Air Fryer, so depending on your size, you will determine how many you will be able to put in the basket.
Set your air fryer to the roast setting and set the temperature to 180°C, and cook for 35 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes.
Your potatoes need to have an internal temperature of 98°C to be fully cooked through.
Once ready, serve with your favourite roast meat or other meat dishes.
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Yummy Air Fryer Roast Potatoes With The Perfect Crunch
- 4 Large Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Bicarb Soda
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
- Peel potatoes, cut in half and place in a pot of cold water.
- Add salt and bicarb and mix around until dissolved.
- Cook over high heat until the water starts to boil. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer, and simmer for around 10 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender.
- Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly in your colander. Once cooled toss them around in the colander to create unsmooth edges.
- Add the oil to a large bowl, followed by the potatoes. Then add half the garlic salt, rosemary and thyme. Toss around in the bowl, then and the rest of the herbs and toss again.
- Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray and then place the potatoes cut side down into the basket. Make sure there is space between your potatoes so the air circulates between them all.
- Cook at 180°C for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature of the potatoes is 98°C
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