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Discover the best way to roast potatoes with our Ninja Foodi roasted potatoes recipe. You will love how fluffy and crispy your roast potatoes are, how easy they are prep and cook and how little fat is needed to make them amazing.
If you love oven baked roast potatoes but resent the amount of fat you have to add to get them super crispy, then you will love the Ninja Foodi method.
Roasted Potatoes In Ninja Foodi
I remember as a child watching my mum cook roast potatoes. She would par boil the potatoes first and then cook them in the oven.
They were delicious and I hated it, that she only ever did enough for each person to receive three. I wanted leftover roast potatoes because they were so ridiculously delicious.
Then I left home and my chef boyfriend (now husband) would make me the most delicious roast potatoes that you cooked in the oven (no par boil) with way too much butter, loads of melted cheese and baked beans. They were heaven but OMG I don’t even want to think of the calories!
So, when I got my first air fryer, I wanted to take my love for my mum’s roast potatoes and the hubby’s and make them with a LOT LESS calories.
They would only need 1tbsp of extra virgin olive to feed four people and I would not have any roast potato guilt. I perfected them and this is our air fryer roast potato recipe, and we also have air fryer duck fat roast potatoes too.
But it can still be rather time consuming and that is when I had the idea for Ninja Foodi roasted potatoes.
You could use the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker as a par boil and then you can use the air fryer crisplid to make your potatoes crispy like classic roast potatoes.
Today I will be sharing with you how to make roast potatoes crispy with only a little duck fat and how you can recreate them yourself at home in your Ninja Foodi.
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Best Way To Roast Potatoes?
I have made roasted potatoes in the slow cooker, the air fryer, the air fryer oven, the instant pot, and the Ninja Foodi. I have found overall the best are the ones cooked in the Ninja Foodi and let me tell you why.
It is because unlike the other kitchen gadgets it does both.
You par boil potatoes in the pressure cooker function of the Ninja Foodi first, then you toss your just cooked potatoes in duck fat, before using the air fryer lid to make your potatoes beautifully crispy.
Plus, roasted potatoes par boiled first are much quicker cooking, because straight after par boiling you can focus on crisping the potatoes as the potatoes are already cooked in the middle.
You will struggle to tell the difference between oven baked fluffy roasted potatoes and Ninja Foodi roasted potatoes.
Can You Roast Potatoes With Skin On?
Yes, you can. Though they won’t taste like roast potatoes when you do them with the skin on. Instead, they will have a texture similar to our air fryer baby potatoes.
However, this is best if your potatoes you are using are really small and wont have much potato left after peeling. Or as a way to use up spare small potatoes.
Should I Rinse Potatoes Before Roasting?
No, you really don’t need to rinse potatoes before roasting. I would only recommend this, if the potatoes you are using are either really dirty or they are very starchy.
Because when your roast potatoes are starchy it can make your roast potatoes dry when you start eating them.
Though, if you are making ahead your roast potatoes, you can keep them in a bowl of water overnight before par boiling and then air frying the next day.
Can You Freeze Cooked Roast Potatoes?
Yes, you sure can. Freezing cooked roast potatoes is EASY and a great way to make use of your leftover roast potatoes.
Though, I am sure you might be reading this with a shocked look with WHAT LEFTOVERS??? After all we all love roast potatoes and who leaves any!
But if you do have leftover roast potatoes place them in a Ziploc bag and then freeze once cold.
Then you can follow our air fryer frozen roast potatoes recipe for reheating from frozen in the Ninja Foodi.
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Roasted Potatoes Ninja Foodi Ingredients
Potatoes – Any white potatoes will do well in this recipe. I have used sweet potatoes before, though they are never as crispy. Aim for larger potatoes (if you have them) as these are easier to peel and chop into roasties.
Stock – I recommend using our instant pot veggie stock rather than just adding water. It makes your potatoes more flavoursome and then you can use the leftover veggie stock towards your gravy.
Fat – It is personal choice what fat you use in your roasted potatoes. I prefer duck fat, but goose fat, or extra virgin olive oil will also work well too.
Seasoning – For roast potato seasoning I recommend salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. This will give an English flavouring to your roasties.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this roast potatoes ninja foodi recipe it has just been our Ninja Foodi. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of potato recipes.
Plus, we recommend you head over to our Ninja Foodi Recipes category as we have a growing collection of tried and tested Ninja Foodi recipes and have been air frying for 10 years, pressure cooking for 5 years and owned Ninja Foodi’s for 2 years.
How To Cook Roast Potatoes In Ninja Foodi?
Cooking roast potatoes in the Ninja Foodi is done using two methods. Firstly, you’re par boiling the potatoes using the pressure cooker function. Then you are using the Ninja air fryer to roast the potatoes. This creates the best crispy roast potatoes that you will ever try.
If you do swap the duck fat or goose fat for extra virgin olive oil, they will not be as crispy.
- Prep. Start by prepping your potatoes. Peel and dice and wash your potatoes ready for par boiling.
- Load. Next load your vegetable stock into the Ninja Foodi and then add your air fryer basket over it. Then add in the just prepped potatoes. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Pressure. Then pressure cook for 0 minutes to soften your potatoes. After a pressure cook, release the pressure, and do a fork test to make sure your roasties are fork tender.
- Crisp. Remove the liquid and then add duck fat and seasoning to the potatoes and mix with a silicone spoon. Place the lid down for the air fryer and cook until perfectly crispy.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook roast potatoes using the Ninja Foodi or any electric pressure cooker and air fryer combination and why you should be doing it too!
Ninja Foodi Roast Potatoes Goose Fat
I often get asked why I suggest using duck fat or goose fat in the Ninja air fryer. After all, the point of the air fryer is to reduce fat.
Well, just like using extra virgin olive oil, cook roast potatoes with goose fat in an air fryer and you still use considerably less fats, and the end result is amazing.
A restaurant will often add several spoonsful of fats to roasties and you are using only a small portion to feed six people.
Ninja Roast Potato Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Use a 0 minute cook time when cooking the potatoes. This is the same as a par boil in a pan. And all it means is that you cook the potatoes until the pressure cooker goes to pressure.
- Use the air fryer basket for par boiling. This makes it easier for going from pressure cooking to air frying.
- If you are reheating your leftover roast potatoes, load into the air fryer basket and air fry for 5 minutes at 160c/320f with a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
- If your roast potatoes are not getting crispy quick enough, then add a little extra virgin olive oil spray to help them along.
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Ninja Foodi Roasted Potatoes
- Add your vegetable stock to the bottom of your Ninja Foodi cooking pot and peel and dice your potatoes into roast potatoes.
- Load the potatoes into the air fryer basket and load the air fryer basket into the Ninja Foodi. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Place the lid on the Ninja Foodi set the valve to sealing and pressure cook for 0 minutes. Do a quick pressure release and remove the liquid from below the air fryer basket.
- Add seasoning and duck fat to the potatoes and mix with a silicone spatula as it will be too hot for your hands.
- Place the air fryer lid down on the Ninja Foodi and cook for 20 minutes at 200c/400f. Halfway through shake the roast potatoes (for an even cook) and if they are not getting crispy fast enough add some extra virgin olive oil spray.