These air fryer diced potatoes are crispy and seasoned to perfection. Cooking potatoes in the air fryer is our favorite method because they turn out soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. These diced potatoes are the perfect bite-sized pieces and cook quickly in the air fryer. This recipe effortlessly comes together and the potatoes are full of flavor from the garlic powder, oregano, and thyme. Enjoy these diced potatoes as is with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce, serve them as a side with dinner, or add them to a breakfast bowl! They are so incredibly easy to make, versatile, and delicious!
Why You Will Love Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
- These diced potatoes cook quickly in the air fryer.
- This recipe is easy to make, and you only need a few seasonings.
- You only need a small amount of olive oil.
- These potatoes are excellent on their own, as a side dish, or in a breakfast bowl!
- Cooking diced potatoes in the air fryer makes them crispy and delicious.
What Are Air Fryer Diced Potatoes?
Air fryer diced potatoes are potatoes that have been diced, seasoned, and cooked in the air fryer until crispy and cooked through. These diced potatoes are cooked in the air fryer until they are soft inside and have a crispy exterior. They are incredibly delicious because of the flavorful seasonings and spices. Instead of roasting potatoes, try air frying them! They cook quickly and have a wonderful crispy texture.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
- Potatoes: We used Yukon gold potatoes because of their delicious buttery flavor. Dice the potatoes before seasoning and air frying them.
- Olive Oil: Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil so the seasonings stick and they get crispy in the air fryer.
- Salt: Season the diced potatoes with salt to bring out the flavor.
- Garlic Powder: Adds garlic flavor to these potatoes.
- Oregano: Adds incredible flavor to the potatoes.
- Thyme: Fresh or dried thyme adds a nice herbal flavor to the potatoes.
The Best Potatoes To Use
You can use your favorite type of potatoes for this recipe. We prefer Yukon gold potatoes because of their buttery flavor. You could also use russet or red potatoes. Use medium-sized potatoes or baby potatoes. Just ensure you use 1.5 pounds for this recipe and dice them evenly.
How To Dice Potatoes
Evenly dice the potatoes for this recipe before air frying them. First, lay the potatoes on a cutting board and carefully cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then, cut the potatoes into even sticks. From there, dice the potatoes into small, even cubes, about half an inch in size.
How To Make Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
Step 1: Wash and dry the potatoes. Then, evenly dice them.
Step 2: Let the diced potatoes soak in a bowl of cold water to remove some of the starches. Then, make sure they are dry before seasoning them.
Step 3: Add the diced potatoes to a large bowl. After that, add the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and thyme to the bowl.
Step 4: Next, thoroughly mix the potatoes.
Step 5: Add a parchment paper liner to your air fryer basket. Then, add diced potatoes to the air fryer basket. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer, and cook these potatoes in batches.
Step 6: Air fry the diced potatoes and shake the basket halfway. They should be soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Once done, remove them from the air fryer and serve them warm.
How Long To Cook Diced Potatoes In An Air Fryer
Cook diced potatoes in the air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 10-14 minutes. It depends on your air fryer and the size of the diced potatoes. Shake the basket halfway through so they cook evenly. When done, they will be soft and cooked through on the inside and crispy on the outside.
What To Serve With Diced Potatoes
Serve these air fryer diced potatoes warm after making them. They will be the most crispy after making them while they are warm. Here are some ways to serve these diced potatoes:
- With Ketchup: Dip these potatoes in ketchup.
- Dipping Sauce: Dip them in spicy mayonnaise, buffalo ranch sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.
- As A Side: Serve these potatoes as a side dish as part of lunch or dinner.
- Add Cheese: Once cooked, you can sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Cheddar cheese or grated parmesan would be delicious.
- Breakfast Bowl: Add them to a breakfast bowl.
- Eggs: Serve them with scrambled eggs or your favorite breakfast food such as cooked sausage.
- Burrito: Add them to a breakfast burrito.
- Dice Evenly: Do your best to dice the potatoes as evenly as possible so they are the same size and cook evenly.
- Cook In Batches: Cook these diced potatoes in batches so you don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. We cooked these potatoes in two batches. It is best to cook them in batches so there is enough room for the potatoes to cook evenly and get crispy.
- Shake The Basket Halfway: Shake the potatoes halfway while they are cooking to move them around so they cook evenly and get crispy on all sides.
- Prevent The Potatoes From Sticking: To prevent the diced potatoes from sticking to your air fryer, shake the basket halfway through while they are cooking to move them around. Also, we recommend placing a parchment paper liner in the air fryer before adding the potatoes. It helps make sure they don’t stick to the basket. Also, it makes it easier to clean your air fryer afterward.
- Soak Them In Cold Water: You can soak the diced potatoes in a bowl of cold water before seasoning and air frying them. It helps remove some of the starches from the potatoes, which makes them crispy once air-fried. Pat them dry with a paper towel before seasoning and air frying them.
How To Store and Reheat Diced Potatoes
Reheating: Reheat the diced potatoes in the oven to warm them up before enjoying them again. Or, place them in the air fryer to reheat them and help them get crispy again.
- Use Different Potatoes: You can use any potatoes in this recipe that you like the flavor of. We used Yukon gold potatoes, but you can substitute them for any potatoes you have on hand or prefer.
- Baby Potatoes: You can use baby potatoes instead of regular-sized potatoes. Just evenly dice them and use 1.5 pounds.
- Season With Herbs: We seasoned these potatoes with oregano and thyme. For a different flavor, use rosemary instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Have To Boil The Potatoes First?
No, there is no need to boil the potatoes for this recipe. Simply dice them, soak them, toss them in the seasonings, and air fry them.
How Long Do Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Last?
These air fryer diced potatoes are best enjoyed within three days of making them when stored in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the air fryer or oven before enjoying them again.
Should I Soak Potatoes Before Air Frying Them?
You don’t have to soak these diced potatoes before air frying them, but it helps make them crispy. Soaking them in a bowl of cold water for about 10-30 minutes removes some of the starches and can result in crispier potatoes. However, since these potatoes are diced into small pieces, they will become crispy either way.
Are These Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Healthy?
Air frying these diced potatoes is a healthier alternative to deep frying. There is only one teaspoon of olive oil used in this entire recipe. They make a great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Do I Need To Peel The Potatoes?
No, you don’t need to peel the potatoes. Just wash and dry them. Then, evenly dice them.
Can I Air Fry Frozen Diced Potatoes?
Yes, you can cook frozen diced potatoes in the air fryer. Frozen potatoes will take about 12-18 minutes to cook at 400°F, depending on the size of the potatoes and your air fryer.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories122
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.2g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 300mg 13%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
- Sugars 1.9g
- Protein 2.8g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.