These air fryer red potatoes are super crispy and perfectly seasoned. Once you try air-frying red potatoes, you won’t want to make them any other way. The seasonings and fresh rosemary add so much flavor. Also, they are super easy to make in the air fryer. There is no need to turn on your oven!
Just cut the potatoes into small pieces, mix them with olive oil and spices, air fry, and enjoy! This is such a delicious and quick recipe you can make with a few red potatoes. It makes the perfect side dish.
Why Air Fry Potatoes?
We love to air fry red potatoes because the air fryer makes them crispy. There is no deep-frying needed to get super crispy red potatoes. This is a lightened-up way to enjoy delicious potatoes while still getting the perfect texture. Also, you will only need one teaspoon of olive oil for this recipe.
Are Air Fryer Potatoes Healthy?
These air fryer red potatoes are a lightened-up option and are healthier than deep-fried potatoes. There is only one teaspoon of oil in this recipe and the potatoes turn out super crispy.
Crispy Air Fryer Red Potatoes
The secret to getting these air fryer red potatoes super crispy is to cut the potatoes into small, bite-sized pieces, about 1/2 inch in width. This makes them extra crispy and allows them to cook through in the air fryer and cook fast.
Ingredients For Air Fryer Red Potatoes
- Red Potatoes: You will need one pound of red potatoes for this recipe.
- Olive Oil: Helps the seasoning stick to the potatoes and makes them crispy.
- Rosemary: Fresh chopped rosemary adds flavor to the potatoes.
- Seasoning: Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
How To Make Air Fryer Red Potatoes
First, wash and dry the red potatoes. Then, cut them into small pieces.
Next, add the potatoes to a bowl. After that, add the olive oil, chopped fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bowl.
Thoroughly mix everything.
Then, place the potatoes in the air fryer. Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer, you may need to cook the potatoes in batches.
Next, air fry the potatoes and shake them a few times so they cook evenly and don’t stick. After that, transfer the potatoes to a plate and enjoy!
How Long To Cook Red Potatoes In Air Fryer
It will take 10-14 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to cook red potatoes, depending on your air fryer. Make sure to shake the basket 2-3 times while they cook to move the potatoes around. This will make them crispy all around, not just on one side. The potatoes are done when they are cooked through.
Tips For Making Red Potatoes In The Air Fryer
Don’t Overcrowd The Air Fryer
It is important not to overcrowd the air fryer with too many potatoes. You may need to cook them in two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
How To Keep Potatoes From Sticking In The Air Fryer
Open up the basket a few times when the red potatoes are cooking and shake them around. This will help them form sticking while cooking.
Do I Need To Boil The Potatoes?
There is no need to boil the red potatoes before air frying them. Just cut them into small pieces, mix them with the seasoning, and air fry.
Why Soak Potatoes In Water Before Air Frying?
Potatoes have natural starches. If you soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes it will remove some of the starches and yield a crispier potato. I will do this if I have time, but sometimes I don’t and they turn out great in the air fryer either way. If you are having a problem with them being crispy you can try soaking them in cold water first. I find this is more of a problem if you have bigger pieces of potatoes to air fry. We cut them small in this recipe so they crisp up with no problem.
When To Enjoy Air Fryer Potatoes
It is best to enjoy these red potatoes after air frying them. That is when they will be the crispiest. However, if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. You can reheat them in the oven in an oven-safe dish or air fry them again for a few minutes. We love adding any leftovers to breakfast burritos.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Potatoes
These air fryer potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal. We love to enjoy them with our Italian turkey meatloaf, our turkey burgers, and our bacon cheeseburgers.
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3 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories124
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
- Sodium 397mg 17%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
- Sugars 1.8g
- Protein 3g 6%
* 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.