The Air Fryer makes cooking all sorts of things really easy. And, as with these roast potatoes, there are very little oils or fats used. Plus it is so easy to clean after using it. With the ability to set the time required, it takes the guesswork out of cooking as well. Great for people who need to do something else while tea is cooking!
Garlic and chilli roast potatoes
- Phillips XXL Air Fryer
- 500 g washed baby potatoes halved
- 1 tspn crushed garlic
- 1 tspn fresh chilli paste
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn olive oil
- Put all the potatoes, garlic, chilli, salt and olive oil into a bowl and mix well to coat the potatoes
- Turn on Air Fryer to 180C, and put potatoes in one layer in the basket.
- Set time to 10 minutes and press start. When finished, shake basket to turn potatoes over and set for another 10 minutes. Press start.
- At the end of cooking time of 20 minutes, check for desired level of crispiness. I love my crispy, so usually do them for a few more minutes. For a potato salad, though leave them a little less crispy.
Roast potatoes are such a family favourite. They are a go to side dish with anything! And they can be flavoured with so many different options. So ramp them up with crushed garlic and some chilli. Or keep them simple with just some sea salt. Stack roast potatoes up with bolognese sauce, sour cream and grated cheese for the ultimate Sunday night family tea.
It’s usually easy to find baby washed potatoes in the grocers. My greengrocer often has baby nicolas, or ‘cocktail’ size as they can be known. Although they are mostly small enough to cook whole, if you halve them, the flavours infuse into the cut side. If you are using larger potatoes, then just cut them to the size you want. Ideally, don’t peel them, because you lose some of the nutritional goodness that is just under the skin.
Just for something different, you can swap out the white potatoes. Use large cubes of sweet potato with the same marinade. Or mix it up with carrots and parsnips.
Roast Potato Salad ideas
Cold roast potatoes are great as a picnic option. Or as a side dish to a barbecue in the summer. They are wonderful mixed with halved boiled eggs and dressed with a curry mayonnaise. Also wonderful with some natural yogurt as a dressing and topped with crispy bacon pieces. And remember, if you have made too many, you can use them to make a fritatta because it can be frozen for healthy school lunches.