Air Fryer Potatoes are a quick and easy side dish for every meal, from breakfast to dinner. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, potatoes have never tasted so good!
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How to enjoy these potatoes
Healthier than traditional fried potatoes, they’re lower in calories and fat because you cooked them in the air fryer, and perfect as a snack or as part of a meal.
We love them for dinner as a side dish, but don’t forget to serve them at breakfast. They are fabulous with a fried egg. They’re also great in a tortilla as a taco.
I do think that roasted potatoes are just about the most perfect side dish. And, if you want to try roasting them in the oven, I have an oven roasted potato recipe here as well.
Soak the potatoes
To get great air fryer roasted potatoes you’ll need to soak them in water.
Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl of cool tap water for 30-60 minutes to remove some of the starch. This will help make the potatoes super crispy, and it’ll keep them from sticking together. It will also keep the potatoes from burning while in the air fryer.
You can soak them up to 24 hours, in case you have to run out to do something and totally forget about them! Just make sure you don’t leave the potatoes out of the water bath, or they will turn brown.
How To Reheat Potatoes
We like to make these air fryer potatoes the day before and have them for breakfast the next morning.
If you want to give that a go, make the potatoes according to the recipe card, let them cool, and place them in a tightly covered container in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, reheat them in the air fryer at 400° F for about 5 minutes.
You can also reheat them in a skillet for a few minutes. Say you’re making scrambled eggs, just heat the already cooked potatoes in the skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes, place them on the plates, and then scramble up those eggs.
I’ve also reheated the cooked potatoes in the microwave, and while they get hot, they don’t get nice and crispy. But it is an option.
How to avoid uneven cooking in the air fryer
I have heard some people complain that food can be unevenly cooked in the air fryer.
It’s fairly easy to avoid this.
Make sure you don’t overcrowd the basket. I suggest doing one potato at a time for the crispiest potatoes possible. We have also cooked 2 at a time, and it’s possible to get good potatoes, they just aren’t as crispy.
Also, when you shake the basket halfway through cooking, make sure the food at the bottom of the basket makes it’s way to the top. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix up the food if necessary.
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Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe
Air Fryer Potatoes
- 1 medium size potato
- ½ tablespoon light flavored oil of your choice
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Chop the potatoes into 1-inch cubes, and put them in a bowl filled with cool water for 30 minutes to remove some of the starch, otherwise they can burn in the air fryer.
- Drain the potatoes, and pat dry. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, toss to coat.
- Preheat the air fryer to 350° F. Once hot, place the potato cubes in the basket, and cook for 15 minutes.
- Give them a good shake and then turn the heat up the heat to 380° F, and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Remove potatoes from the air fryer and taste for salt, adding more if desired.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Oh, these potatoes make me SO happy! We made them with some oven baked chicken tonight, and they were the crispiest. We ended up making two potatoes and did them in two batches. We’ll be making these again and again because they were SO good.
All about the potatoes lately, it’s just the BEST side dish! I look forward to using the air fryer next time – YUM!!!
I have a lot of parsley potatoes left from a function that I froze. Do you think this would work for them, minus the soaking ?
Gini, so you’re reheating the potatoes if I read this correctly. They are already cooked. Yes, the air fryer does a great job of reheating cooked potatoes. I’d probably go with 350° F and check them after 5 minutes. Since you don’t need to brown them, it shouldn’t take too long. Don’t crowd the basket or tray – just place them in a single layer and do batch cooking if you have a lot of potatoes leftover.