Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes - crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with the delicious flavours of garlic and herbs make these the perfect side for a variety of main meals.
Wondering how to create the perfect roast potatoes without having to use lots of oil to cook them in. My method here results in delicious golden cubes of potatoes every time.
Ingredients to make Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes
In this recipe, I use the following ingredients:
- yellow flesh potatoes (I use Yukon golds)
- stock (vegetable or chicken)
- fresh Italian parsley
- sea salt
- olive oil spray
See the recipe card for full quantities.
Once all the ingredients are prepared, it's all tossed together in a large bowl for an ultimate salad that is delicious served hot or cold.
Perfect Roast Potatoes
When looking for a recipe for the perfect roast potato, you will find so many different variations and methods. But the key to a crispy roast potato is parboiling. It may be a step you just want to skip to save time, but trust me when I say you just won't get that same extra crisp exterior on the outside if you do.
What parboiling does is softens the potato just enough so that you can rough up the exterior in a sieve, this then enables the spray oil to really grip to the potato and make it get that lovely golden colour. Parboiling also creates a layer of starch on the exterior of the potato which again also helps to crisp up your potato.
It's a method I never ever skip if I want a really crispy golden roast potato or chip etc.
The Best Potatoes for Roasting
Here in North America my favourite choice of potatoes are either Russets or Yukon Golds. The latter being my preferred choice because they have a lovely golden yellow colour to the flesh and an amazing buttery flavour.
In the UK a similar variety to Yukon Gold's would be Elfe Potatoes. Other great choices are Maris Piper or King Edwards.
Can I cook these in an Air Fryer?
Yes, they can, I still recommend following the parboiling stage, but you can then add them to your airfryer for the roasting part.
Don't add the parsley until towards the end, as I find it has a tendency to burn in the air fryer.
Parchment Paper for Roasting
You may be wondering why I use parchment paper. There are a few reasons I choose to use it, firstly when using cooking oil sprays they don't tend to grease a tray as much as regular oil and so it prevents any food from sticking and makes it easier to rotate.
Secondly, it makes for much easier cleaning up afterwards and I hate having to scrub trays. I love cooking but would prefer the cleaning up afterwards to take as less time as possible.
Best Cooking Oil Sprays
You may be wondering the best cooking oil spray to use. My favourite one is Avocado Oil spray or an Olive oil spray, one that doesn't include any other ingredients or emulsifiers. Did you know that most non-stick cookware advises against the use of cooking oil sprays with emulsifiers in the ingredients as it can ruining the coating and result in a sticky residue.
Be aware though that not all cooking oil sprays are equal, the calories can vary from the amount of sprays you add to a food.
Generally, I stick to those made of olive, avocado or coconut oil, the latter of the three having a higher smoke point.
Great Recipes to go with Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes
Here are some of my favourite recipes to serve alongside these Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes:
- CREAMY PORK CASSEROLE
- SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKEN CASSEROLE (INSTANT POT, SLOW COOKER OR STOVE TOP)
- TUSCAN BEEF CASSEROLE (STOVE TOP OR INSTANT POT)
- SLOW COOKER CREAMY TOMATO AND TURKEY CASSEROLE
- PAPRIKA BEEF (SLOW COOKER AND INSTANT POT)
- INSTANT POT HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN
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Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes (Oven and Air Fryer)
Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes - crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with the delicious flavours of garlic and herbs make these the perfect side for a variety of main meals.
- 800g (28oz) of yellow flesh potatoes (I use Yukon golds), peeled and chopped (I like to do these as bite-size cubes)
- stock (vegetable or chicken)
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- a handful of fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
- sea salt
- olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 200c fan, 220c, or 425f (gas mark 7)
- Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with stock, bring to a boil and once the stock starts bubbling, turn off the heat and leave for 5 mins.
- Drain stock, add half the potatoes to a metal sieve and carefully shake, so it lightly roughs up the potatoes on the edges. Add to a large bowl and repeat with the other half.
- Add the garlic and parsley and a pinch of sea salt to the potatoes with a couple of sprays of olive oil spray and toss to coat evenly.
- Line a large baking tray with some parchment paper and spread the potatoes out evenly. Spray again over the top with some olive oil spray
- Place in the oven and roast until crisp and golden all over (approx 40 mins, turning over halfway and giving another spray of olive oil spray if needed.
- Season as needed with sea salt.
- Serve and enjoy!!
- Preheat air fryer to 200c or 400f
- Then follow steps 2-4 on oven method above. I recommend omitting the parsley until the last few mins, as it can tend to burn in the airfryer if cooked for too long.
- Add the the air fryer basket and air fry for approx 30 minutes until golden all over (toss half way through and spray with a little more olive oil spray
- Season as needed with sea salt
- Serve and enjoy!!
Please see below for full nutritional info and additional details about recipe:
- WW Points - 4 per serving
- Gluten Free Friendly
- Dairy Free Friendly
- Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly
- SUITABLE FOR FREEZING ❄️
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