Yummy AIR FRYER RED POTATOES recipe

Air Fryer Red Potatoes are the ultimate side dish with a perfect balance of crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior. But making air fryer red potatoes is the new thing, and all shades of yummy in my house!

These air fryer red potatoes are also quick to make. I make mine by putting the diced potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes before air frying to reduce the time, and the taste has not been affected.

Crispy air fryer red potatoes?

My secret to the perfect crispy air fryer red potatoes is to cut them even about 1/2 to 1″. Also, don’t overcrowd the air fryer to allow for an even cooking.

Are Air Fryer Potatoes Healthy?

I prefer making my red potatoes in the air fryer because they use less oil and fit into my diet.

  1. Less Oil: Air fryers use significantly less oil than traditional deep frying, which can reduce the amount of fat and calories in the finished product.
  2. Nutrient Retention: Air frying can retain more food nutrients than boiling.

Ingredients for air fryer red potatoes

  • 1.5 pounds of red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

How to make the air fryer red potatoes

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Cut the red potatoes into quarters, ensuring they are similar in size for even cooking. There is no need to peel the skin; this makes it super crispy and high in fiber.

Step 2: Season the Potatoes

Combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss the potato quarters until they are well-coated.

Step 3: Place The Potatoes In The Microwave

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 3 minutes. This helps with even and extra crispy red potatoes.

Step 4: Preheat The Air Fryer

Place the potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes, reducing the cooking time. The time may vary depending on the amount of potatoes you have diced.

Step 5: Air Fry

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook for 10 minutes, shake the basket, and cook again for another 5 – 8 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

Remove the potatoes from the air fryer and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. Opt for any other garnish of your choice. I have tried spring onions and love it with my air fryer red potatoes.

Serving Ideas

  • Serve alongside grilled meat or fish.
  • Use as a filling for breakfast burritos.
  • Make a potato salad by adding mayo, mustard, and diced veggies.
  • Add cheese.

Do I need to peel the potatoes?

No, the skin adds extra flavor and nutrients. Plus, the skin is so yummy! Also, the skin is high in fiber.

Can I use other seasonings?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite spices.

How do I store leftovers?

Place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 3 days.

Why red potatoes?

You can use any color (White or Red) for this recipe. I did a little digging for the differences between the colors, and here are my findings.

FeatureRed PotatoesWhite Potatoes
SkinThin, red, smoothThin to thick, brown or tan
FleshWhite, waxyWhite, starchy
TextureWaxy, holds shape wellStarchy, becomes fluffy when cooked
FlavorSlightly nutty and earthyNeutral, acts as a flavor canvas
NutritionGood source of Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber; lower in starchGood source of Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber; higher in starch
Moisture ContentHigherLower
Ideal Cooking MethodsAir frying, Boiling, mashing, salads, stewsAir frying, Frying, baking, mashing

AIR FRYER RED POTATOES

Yummy AIR FRYER RED POTATOES recipe
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds of red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Cut the red potatoes into quarters, ensuring they are similar in size for even cooking.

Step 2: Season the Potatoes

Combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss the potato quarters until they are well-coated.

Step 3: Place in the Microwave

Place the red potatoes in a bow and inside the microwave for 5 minutes

Step 4: Preheat the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Step 5: Air Fry

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook for 10 minutes, shaking the basket. Cook again for another 8 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

Remove the potatoes from the air fryer and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: <1ggCarbohydrates: 90g

Conclusion

Air Fryer Red Potatoes are a hassle-free, scrumptious side dish everyone will love. They’re perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions. So try them and add a burst of flavor to your meal!

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