Welcome to my Airfryer Hassleback Potatoes recipe. Delicious quick prep hassleback potatoes with garlic and cheese, perfect for a quick side in the Airfryer.
I will not lie. I have had a long, long addiction to potatoes and I doubt it will end anytime soon. If I want comfort food then out comes the humble spud.
I used to love scrubbing the dirt from my grandads potatoes that he had grown on his allotment. I would then use them to either help him make jacket potatoes, his homemade fishcakes or his famous winter soup. My Grandad if he had still been alive today would be 100 years old and unlike many men of his generation he loved to cook and cooked more than my Grandma did.
All his fruit, vegetables and potatoes from his allotment were delicious and I would hold onto them as I sat in his front basket on his push bike as he rode us home.
Then as I got older and started cooking for my own family, I found that as I learnt how to cook that the potatoes played a key part in the meal. You would have roast potatoes, more jacket potatoes, garlic potatoes, fries, potato gratin and best of all pizza fries.
But one thing I have been yet to embrace on RecipeThis.com has to be hassleback potatoes. I have no idea why not, it just has not come into our meals….well until this summer.
This summer has been the year of trying lots of new Airfryer potato recipes and top of the list has been hassleback potatoes. I love jacket potatoes and in my mind they take too long to cook and it never feels like the potato can breathe enough. It has its couple of pricks from the fork and that is it.
But if you make hassleback potatoes it is like jacket potatoes meet the sautéed potatoes. You have a delicious crispy potato, it has been able to breathe as it has cooked, yet it still reminds you of the old school jacket potatoes.
My dream airfryer potato really.
It takes just 3 minutes to prepare, then you cook the hassleback potatoes for 15 minutes, add some more delicious flavourings, cook for another 10 minutes and then hey presto you have the Airfryer potatoes of your dreams.
You can make these for your kids for their dinner, have them as a side for your meal or even smash them up afterwards to make crushed garlic potatoes. The choices are just endless.
Just think in the old days, people used to spend an hour making jacket potatoes because of how long they took to bake in the oven. You didn’t even have a microwave to speed up the process back then. But now you have an Airfryer and hassleback potatoes are the best of both worlds.
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- Place 4 large potatoes onto a chopping board. Using the hassleback potatoes method slice the 4 potatoes.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and parsley over the potatoes (so that some of it makes its way into the gaps) and then place in the Airfryer inside the grill pan.
- Cook for 15 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Remove from the Airfryer with an oven glove and place them back on the chopping board.
- In a mixing bowl add together the garlic, olive oil and the fresh rosemary.
- Using your fingers and thumbs spread the mixture down the bottom, top and sides of the potatoes and then as it cooks it will go down the slits.
- Finish with a sprinkle on top of cheddar cheese.
- Cook for a further 10 minutes in the Airfryer at 180c/360f.
We did this recipe with 4 large potatoes. If you have the Philips XL Airfryer like us you could probably get away with doing 6 at once, if you have a larger family. The golden rule is just to make sure that the potatoes don’t overlap and that they all have room to breathe.
The method for perfect hassleback potatoes is to slice them like this - Using a sharp vegetable knife, slice them with slices ½ a cm apart from each other and going down as far as 1cm from the bottom of the potato as you don’t want to slice through to the bottom.
Also leaving a space of 2cms on each end so that again you don’t slice through one of the ends. When cooking with the fresh rosemary, make sure you clean it first and then thinly dice it so that the flavour is not overpowering.
Airfryer Hassleback Potatoes Podcast
We also have created a short version of the Airfryer Hassleback Potatoes recipes into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Slimming World Airfryer Hassleback Potatoes
If you’re on Slimming World and looking for a delicious Slimming World Airfryer recipe for potatoes then I urge you to give this one a go. Per person it works out at 1.5 Syns for your olive oil (or Syn Free if you use Frylight instead) and then 1/8 of a HEA for your reduced fat cheddar for the on top sprinkling.
Or from a calories point of view….307 calories per potato. But these are American sized potatoes so if you went with a medium potato instead for making your hassleback potatoes with, then you would probably be looking at just 250 calories.