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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

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Air fryer baby potatoes are a delicious side dish that everyone loves. They’re really easy to cook, go with everything, and you can spice them up however you like to make them your own. 

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Air fryer baby potatoes

How to cook baby potatoes in an air fryer 

Roasted baby potatoes are always a superb side dish and they’re the perfect thing to make if you need to feed a lot of people. I prefer to roast my potatoes in an air fryer because the roasting time is quicker, but they still get good and crispy.

Cooking little potatoes in an air fryer is much quicker than cooking a whole baked potato in an air fryer, but you get the same crispy skin with tender center. 

This is one of my favorite quick and easy side dishes. Next to no prep is required, and air ground means instant cooking, no need to wait while your oven heats up! They are a quick alternative to regular roast potatoes, because this recipe uses unpeeled baby potatoes there is no need to soak them before cooking.

Air frying is a great way to cook potatoes, some of my other favorite air fryer potato recipes you might like to try are air fryer roasted potatoes, air fryer potato wedges, and air fryer homemade French fries

Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer baby potato recipe, or read on for all the details! 

Ingredients

Baby potatoes

This recipe calls for whole baby potatoes. Any small potato variety will work for this recipe. Some good varieties to try are: 

  • baby russet potatoes
  • baby gold potatoes
  • baby sweet potatoes
  • baby red new potatoes 
  • fingerling potatoes
  • kipfler potatoes

Seasoning

Seasoning is actually optional, and you can adapt it to your own tastes. This recipe is for delicious rosemary seasoned potatoes using dried or fresh rosemary and salt. But please feel free to mix it up and use any seasonings you like.

Fresh thyme is another herb that goes really well with these mini potatoes. I often throw a couple of sprigs of thyme and cloves of garlic in the air fryer basket with the potatoes to add extra flavor. 

Cajun spices, ranch seasoning, Italian seasonings, or taco seasoning all work really well. Or add some cayenne pepper or chili powder for a bit of a kick. 

Oil

The recipe below uses light olive oil, but you can use any high-smoke point cooking oil. Try avocado oil or corn oil. 

For a healthier version you can use an olive oil spray to reduce the oil used, or for more crispy baby potatoes you can add more oil. 

Directions

Step 1: Add the oil, salt and seasoning in a large bowl. If you are using fresh herbs chop them finely first. Preheat air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C 

Step 2: Wash and dry baby potatoes, prick with a fork, then add to the oil-seasoning mix and stir to coat thoroughly.  

Step 3: Place potatoes in air fryer basket, and air fry at 360°F/ 180°C for 15 minutes shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time to redistribute the potatoes. If you have larger potatoes they may need to cook for longer, so air fry for additional 3-4 minute intervals if needed. 

Serving

These potatoes are great served as it for a side dish to many meals. I often serve them simply with a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

However, they are also easy to turn into something a bit more exciting. Here are some fun ideas to try: 

  • Sprinkle finished potatoes with Parmesan cheese and bacon bits
  • Toss potatoes in a tablespoon of garlic and herb butter 
  • Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and top with sour cream and sliced green onions

Storing and reheating

Store any leftover potatoes in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, and use within 3 days.

You can reheat the potatoes in the air fryer, air fry for 3-4 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the microwave, 1-2 minutes on high.

Air fryer baby potatoes recipe card

air fried baby potatoes in a black bowl.
Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

How to cook baby potatoes in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2lb/ 1kg baby potatoes (choose a roasting variety)
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (or kosher salt)
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary [Note 1]

Instructions

    1. Mix the oil, salt and dried rosemary in a large bowl. If you are using fresh rosemary, remove teh elaves and finely chop them first.
    2. Preheat air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C.
    3. Wash baby potatoes (if required) and dry them thoroughly. Prick them lightly with a fork, then add them to the bowl with the oil and seasoning, and mix to coat thoroughly.
    4. Place potatoes in air fryer basket, and air fry at 360°F/ 180°C for 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Shake the basket halfway through the cooking time to redistribute the potatoes. If you have larger potatoes they may need to cook for longer, so air fry for additional 3-4 minute intervals if required.

Notes

  1. Use dried rosemary or finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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