Roast Potatoes In Air Fryer: Crispy And Spicy

air fryer roasted potatoes on a white serving plate.

Cooking roast potatoes in an air fryer is the best solution for a busy roast preparation. No more hectic and frustration over the roasties. With the help of an air fryer, you can make the best roasted potatoes. They are crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. All within half an hour.  

Roast potatoes cooked in air fryer on an oval white dish.

Roast potatoes are a must-have

Yes, roast potatoes definitely have to be on the roast menu. Whether it’s your Sunday roast, Christmas or Easter celebration, or simply gathering with your loved ones. 

No roasties will be complete without potatoes.

Ideally, you cook these golden gems in an oven. However, not every one of us has a big enough oven that can take all the roasting tins apart from the mains such as roast lamb, chicken, beef, etc. 

So, if you have an air fryer lying on your kitchen worktop, cooking the roast potatoes in an air fryer is the best solution. 

Because you can do it in half an hour. And it doesn’t take much of an effort to do.

Air fryer roast potatoes are a bliss

So using an air fryer to roast your spuds is simply a godsend solution. 

While your oven is busy cooking the mains, you can throw your potatoes in your air fryer literally towards the end of your cooking preparation. Because it only takes 30 minutes to cook.

A little spice to enhance the flavour

We all know that spices have become more and more popular among every type of food all over the globe. 

Simply because spices are a delicious addition to our cooking to enhance the flavour.

So I do the same for my roasties too.

I sprinkle a little garam masala and paprika powder over my potatoes apart from the usual black pepper and salt. 

The difference it makes is amazing. My roast potatoes taste way better.

How to roast potatoes in an air fryer

As mentioned above, it is simple and easy to roast potatoes in an air fryer.

All you have to do is prepare your spuds, meaning cut them in the same size. Soak them in plenty of water for at least half an hour. 

When you’re ready to cook, drain the potatoes, then sprinkle the spices and salt over them. Drizzle a little olive oil and toss them well until all the pieces are covered with spices and oil.

Cook the potatoes in the preheated air fryer at a temperature of 180°C/ 355°F for 25-30 minutes. 

Do check and flip the potatoes every now and again. I did twice throughout the cooking time. 

Top tips to successfully roast potatoes in the air fryer

  • Choose the right type of potatoes. Maris Piper, Russet or King Edward are good choices. 
  • Try your best to cut the potatoes in a similar size. So they will be cooked evenly. I always aim to cut in a 1.5-inch size. 
  • Don’t skip soaking the potatoes in the water. Because this help water retention in the spuds so they don’t go dry too quickly while roasting. 
  • Every air fryer has different heat distribution. Some are hotter than some others. So, do keep an eye on your potatoes. Make sure you toss them around properly so every piece will be cooked fully. 
  • If 30 minutes is not long enough to cook the potatoes, it means your air fryer doesn’t distribute the heat like other brands. There is also a chance that your potatoes are cut in a bigger size that naturally, it takes longer to cook them. Or, some pieces are bigger than some others that causing uneven cooking.
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Delicious menu to go with air fryer roasted potatoes

Thank you for checking this roast potato in the air fryer recipe. Hope you’ll try it. When you do, it will be nice if you can share what you think about it in the comments below (leave a reply). I’ll really appreciate it.

And don’t forget to take a look at delicious recipes that go well with these roasted potatoes. 

  • Slow cook roast lamb shoulder.
  • Microwave sweet potato gratin.
  • Pan-roasted Brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze.
  • Air fry butternut squash with feta cheese.

Last but not least, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest. To sneak a peek at what’s cooking in my kitchen. 

Take care and all the best.

Yield: 6

Roast Potatoes In Air Fryer: Crispy And Spicy

air fryer roasted potatoes on a white serving plate.

Cooking roast potatoes in an air fryer is the best solution for a busy roast preparation. No more hectic and frustration over the roasties. With the help of an air fryer, you can make the best roasted potatoes. They are crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. All within half an hour.  

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg/ 2.2 lbs/ 35.3 Maris Piper, Russet or King Edward potatoes.
  • 1 tsp garam masala.
  • 1 tsp garam masala.
  • 1 tsp paprika powder or Kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp paprika powder or Kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil.

Instructions

  1. Scrub and rinse the potatoes. Then cut them into similar sizes (I cut mine in 1.5-inch size). Soak them in plenty of water for at least half an hour.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 180°C/ 355°F.
  3. Drain the potatoes and place them in a mixing bowl.
  4. Sprinkle garam masala, paprika powder, salt and pepper over the potatoes. 
  5. Then drizzle the olive oil over.
  6. Toss and stir the potatoes until all is coated well with spices and oil.
  7. Place the spud in the air fryer basket. And cook for about 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are cooked and golden brown. Check occasionally to flip the potatoes every now and again. 

Notes

  • Start cutting the potatoes from the smallest one to decide the size you want your potatoes to be cut. Try your best to cut them into the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Use Kashmiri red chilli powder if you like a bit of kick taste in your potatoes. And choose paprika powder if you prefer a mild taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 66mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 1g

The nutrition calculation you find here is just a guide provided by online nutrition calculator. You should not use to substitute advice from nutritionists or health practitioners.

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