Look at these deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside - Best Ever Roast Potatoes
Want to know my technique for making these Best Ever Roast Potatoes?
Then all you need is floury type potatoes, I like to use Russets which are the popular variety this side of the Atlantic, salt, spray oil and stock and you are good to go. If you can't get russets any similar floury type of potato will do.
These can be cooked in either an actifry (air fryer) or oven, meaning you are not restricted by certain gadgets and can make these right now.
An actifry is an amazing airfryer which will give you perfect chips and potatoes with minimal effort. We have the 1.5kg capacity Tefal Actifry which is the perfect size for a family of 4.
Don't just use it for potato or chips though, you can also cook all kinds of other amazing recipes in an air fryer, such as this Salt and Pepper Chicken, Breakfast Hash, as well as chicken, stir fries etc. The list is endless.
There are various different makes of air fryer out there, so if the Tefal Actifry is out of your budget, check out some cheaper options, my greatest tip is to check out reviews on Amazon, to get a good idea for how it rates before buying.
You'll be pleased to know that you don't need an air fryer to cook these roast potatoes, they can also be made just as amazing in an oven.
I do recommend lining your baking tray with some aluminium foil, just to prevent any sticking, if making these in the oven.
Once you make potatoes this way, you will never revert to another method ever again. They are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and have an amazing flavour.
Actually, my kids have been known to devour some in a bowl just as they are.
Delicious served with my slow cooked chicken, Yorkshire puddings, gravy, bulgur wheat sage and onion stuffing balls and your choice of vegetables for a perfect Sunday dinner, because no Sunday dinner is complete, without some yummy Roast Potatoes, right?
But don't just keep these for Sunday's they really can be enjoyed any day with any meal of your choosing.
The key to making these super golden and delicious is the very first steps of parboiling in stock (it gives them an amazing flavour), just enough stock to cover, before roughing up the outside by shaking them in a metal sieve. Skip those steps and you will regret it, trust me.
Once roughed up, add the potatoes to a bowl, then give a spray of spray oil, toss, and then give another spray before seasoning well with some sea salt. I recommend doing it this way rather than on spraying them on the tray because it means they will get coated all over.
Then spread them out on the tray a good distance apart, this is another important step - place them too close together and they will steam and not go crispy.
Now you have these Amazing BEST EVER Potatoes mastered. How about some amazing main course ideas to serve them with:
- Honey and Garlic Chicken
- Maple Glazed Chicken
- Beef and Six Bean Chilli
- Honey and Mustard Chicken
- Honey Mustard Glazed Pork Loins
- Meatballs in Tomato-Maple Sauce
- Kickin Barbecue Chicken
- Stove Top Pulled Pork
- Stove Top BBQ Chicken
- Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Gravy
- Mustard Beef with Mushrooms
- Mediterranean Chicken Casserole
- Slow Cooked Sweet Onion Braised Beef
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WHAT KITCHEN ITEMS DO I NEED TO MAKE BEST EVER ROAST POTATOES
- Kitchen Scales
- Large Bowl
- Tefal Actifry or Baking Tray
- Chopping Board
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Deep Saucepan
- Metal Sieve
- Potato Peeler
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