Gluten-free crispy baked potatoes in a white bowl with serving utensils ready to serve.The potatoes have been sprinkled with freshly chopped herbs. Fairy lights and champagne glasses are in the background to create a festive feel.

Today, we’re elevating your side dish game with our crispy baked potatoes. If you’ve been looking for a simple and delicious gluten-free side dish, you’re in luck. The secret ingredient? Gluten-free rice crackers. Say goodbye to the challenge of getting the perfect crispy texture without sacrificing flavour.

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Why Gluten-Free Rice Crackers? 

Picking the right coating for your baked potatoes is critical to achieving that irresistible crunch. Gluten-free rice crackers work as an excellent alternative to traditional breadcrumbs and bring a unique flavour that takes your potatoes up a notch. These crackers offer a delicate balance of saltiness and crunch that pairs perfectly with the creamy interior of the potatoes.

The Perfect Potato Prep

Choose your favourite type of potatoes – russet, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes all work well for this recipe. To get the ideal coating, slice the potatoes into quarters and place them in a large zip-lock bag. 

Crushing and Coating

Now, for the star of the show – gluten-free rice crackers. Opt for a variety that’s both crispy and well-seasoned. Always check the ingredient panel and nutrition information to ensure gluten-free. We’ve used plain rice crackers in this recipe, but they’re equally delicious with flavoured gluten-free rice crackers. In a food processor or a sealed bag, crush the crackers until you get a coarse breadcrumb-like texture. 

Add the crushed gluten-free rice crackers to the zip-lock bag with the potatoes. Give it a good shake until the potatoes are thoroughly coated in the cracker crumbs. This ensures that every inch of the spuds gets that deliciously crispy finish when baked. Press the coating firmly to make sure it sticks, and pop the slices on a baking tray (sheet) lined with baking paper (parchment).

The Baking Magic

Preheat your oven to nail that perfect crispy exterior. The high temperature helps create a golden-brown crust while keeping the insides tender. Bake until the potatoes are cooked, and the coating reaches a glorious golden hue.

Serve and Enjoy Your Crispy Baked Potatoes

Once your crispy baked potatoes are out of the oven, it’s time to savour the moment. These gluten-free crispy potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to your next roast dinner (like our Rolled Pork With Gluten-Free Stuffing) or BBQ.

We hope this simple yet flavourful recipe becomes a staple in your kitchen. Feel free to get creative with additional herbs or spices to personalise the taste to your liking. Crispy baked potatoes are just a few steps away, and we guarantee they’ll become a family favourite in no time. Happy cooking!

For more Christmas meal ideas our new e-book, A Gluten-Free Christmas Vol.1, is here to take the stress out of festive meal planning. With 25 gluten-free recipes (mains and sides) you’ll be spoilt for choice with your festive spread.

Crispy Baked Potatoes

Recipe by Cara Boatswain | Photography by Brandee Meier
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 1 kg small potatoes peeled and halved
  • 100 g gluten-free plain rice crackers crushed
  • olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).
  • Slice potatoes into quarters and place in a large zip-lock bag with crushed rice crackers. Shake until potatoes are coated in the cracker crumbs.
  • Arrange potatoes on 2 large baking trays, drizzle with oil and bake for 25 minutes or until potatoes are golden, crispy and cooked through. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make ahead tip: Peel and slice potatoes a day in advance. Place in a bowl and cover with water. Store in the refrigerator. Drain and pat dry with paper towel before coating with rice crackers and baking.
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