How to Cook Roast Potatoes in a Halogen Oven for Perfect Results You will Love

How to cook roast potatoes in a halogen oven.These 3 different methods show how to cook roast potatoes in a halogen oven for perfect results and potatoes you will love. It doesn’t matter if you like your potatoes light and fluffy with crispy outsides or you prefer less crispy results.Plus for those days where you want something

Plus for those days where you want something quickly, there is how to cook your potatoes from frozen as well.

There are a few different ways to cook your roast potatoes in your halogen oven.

You can choose to parboil your potatoes or cook them directly in the oven or you can cook with other vegetables or even your meat.  You can choose to cook in the bowl or on a rack or everything together.  Some of this is personal preferences while others affect the result and taste of your finished potatoes.

Personally, I prefer my potatoes light and crispy, but that is not for everyone. It’s about finding a method that is right for you rather than any particular one being better than the others.

How to Cook Roast Potatoes in a Halogen Oven

The main thing to remember is that your halogen cooks quickly so you are in danger of cooking the outside before the insides are soft. There are ways around this. These techniques are very similar to cooking chips.

The problem is everyone says how to cook your roast potatoes differently.

Halogen Crispy roast potatoes

Method 1 – Potatoes Only, Par Boil First

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half.
  3. Place onto your hob and boil your potatoes in water for about 5 to7 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. You don’t have to cook them completely this say, in fact, you shouldn’t. This is just to make them softer.
  4. Drain the water from your potatoes.
  5. Shake your potatoes to roughen the up a bit.
  6. Coat in oil. Either brush on some vegetable oil or goose fat or use a spray depending on your cooking preferences.
  7. Place on your rack or tray.
  8. Pop into your halogen oven and cook on 175°C for 45 minutes to one hour until they are crisp and golden.

halogen roast potatoes

Method 2 – Potatoes only, Directly into Your Oven

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes.
  2. Cut the potatoes into quarters.
  3. Coat in oil. Either brush on some vegetable oil or goose fat or use a spray depending on your cooking preferences.
  4. Place on your rack or tray.
  5. Pop into your halogen oven and cook on 175°C for 45 minutes to one hour until they are crisp and golden.
  6. Check they are cooked right through.

 

The Halogen Oven Secret

The Halogen Oven Secret

Method 3 – Cooking Your Roast Potatoes with your Meat or Chicken

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half.
  3. Preheat your halogen for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pace your potatoes into your halogen with your meat.
  5. Put the lid on your halogen and set your temperature to 176°C (350F) and timer to about 30 minutes. Check on your meat and potatoes and turn your potatoes.  Although technically you don’t have to turn in the halogen these are on the base so it is best to.
  6. Cook for another 30 minutes but check in 20 again to see if your potatoes are done.

How to Cook a Roast with Potatoes in Your Halogen A Video Example

Everyone has their own preferences for how they cook their roasts some put everything into the bowl while others like to separate the meat from the vegetables. In this video example by Third Street Kitchen, the potatoes are put in the bottom of the oven while the meat is covered and placed on a rack. She uses similar temperatures to me as she cooks at 350F or 176°C. With this method, the potatoes take about 50 minutes -1 hour and the meat about 45 minutes.

TIPS for Cooking Roast Potatoes in your Halogen Oven

  1. The advantages of cooking methods 1 & 2 are that your potatoes come out soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.  If you don’t like this method then method 3 might be the better option for you.
  2. Use potatoes with more starch in them for better results.
  3. Cut your potatoes thinner or longer for faster cooking times and to make sure they are cooked in the centre.
  4. Use an extender ring if you have one.

How to Cook Frozen Roast Potatoes in a Halogen Oven

Cooking frozen roast potatoes in your halogen oven couldn’t be easier.  The Halogen is perfect for cooking things from frozen and potatoes are no exception. You can get near perfect roasts this way. It is quick and easy for those on the go.

The main thing to remember is that your halogen cooks very quickly. I usually find that it pays to use the fan oven temperatures when cooking in the halogen or drop 20°C for a stable cooking time.  Note though that sometimes even this cooks faster. Each oven might be different. By reducing the temperature you might not be taking advantage of the ovens speed but you stand a better chance of an even cook.

  1. You can choose to preheat you oven for a few minutes if you want to.
  2. Pop your potatoes into your oven on your wire grid or tray with holes.
  3. Close the lid and set the temperature to the fan oven temperature on the packet or about 180°C (356F).
  4. Set your time to 5 minutes less than stated on the packet.
  5. Check your potatoes are done right though and hot.

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