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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes tossed in butter, salt, pepper, and parsley are totally irresistible! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these easy-to-make potatoes are great served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Don’t let this simple recipe fool you. These potatoes will become your new family’s favorite side dish in no time.
Sometimes, things need to be kept straightforward and simple, right? Well, that’s what I think when it comes to certain foods. Too often, folks add so many “extras” to a recipe that you can’t recognize what the main ingredient is.
Why I Use An Air Fryer
I love using the air fryer for a number of reasons. It’s easy to use, cooks food perfectly, and clean-up is a breeze. So, when I got home, I was playing around with just how I wanted my recipe to come together when the idea came to me.
If I cooked those beautiful, simple potatoes perfectly, they wouldn’t need a bunch of stuff added to them. Boom. That was it, and I had a plan.
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What Goes Into Air Fryer Baby Potatoes?
- Baby Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Parsley
- Sea Salt
- Fresh Cracked Pepper
Tips For Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes
- Use the right type of potatoes: Red potatoes, baby red potatoes or baby potatoes work well for this recipe. Avoid using large baking potatoes, as they may not cook evenly in the air fryer.
- If needed, cut the potatoes into uniform sizes: Cut the potatoes into evenly-sized pieces, so they cook evenly in the air fryer.
- Toss with oil: Toss the potatoes with a little bit of oil, such as olive oil, before adding them to the air fryer. This will help them crisp up and prevent them from sticking to the air fryer basket.
- Cook in batches: To ensure even cooking, cook the potatoes in batches, rather than overcrowding the air fryer basket.
How To Make Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
These potatoes are so easy to make and delicious that you’ll be wondering how you’ve lived without them!
- Wash and dry the potatoes. Place them in a large bowl and drizzle on a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle on salt. Toss the potatoes in the oil and salt making sure they are all coated.
- Next, put the potatoes in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 400 degrees and timer to 20 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, halfway through cooking, remove the basket, shake then place back in the air fryer to continue cooking.
- While potatoes are cooking, melt butter. When potatoes are done, transfer them to a bowl and drizzle on butter. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley and toss, coating a nice flavor on the potatoes.
- Serve immediately and savor each yummy bite!
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes, you can use any type of potato that you like, but keep in mind that the cooking time may vary depending on the size of the potato.
Yes, you can use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs, but use a smaller amount as they are more concentrated.
Yes, coating the potatoes with a small amount of oil will help them crisp up and prevent them from sticking to the air fryer basket.
Cook the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking the basket occasionally to ensure even cooking.
Yes, you can make the potatoes ahead of time and reheat them in the air fryer or in the oven before serving.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
- Best Roasted Pork Tenderloin
- Easy London Broil
- Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs
- Sheet Pan Hamburger Steak with Onions and Mushrooms
- Wash and dry potatoes. Place them in a large bowl and drizzle on olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Add potatoes to the air fryer. Set temperature to 400 degrees. Set timer to 20 minutes. Press start. At 10 minute mark, halfway through cooking, remove the basket and shake. Place the basket back in air fryer and cook the remaining 10 minutes.
- Place cooked potatoes in serving bowl. Drizzle on butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.
- You can make the potatoes ahead of time and reheat them in the air fryer or in the oven before serving.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Want To Know More About Air Frying?
If you are new to cooking with an Air Fryer or just don’t know where to start, I’ve got something to help. I’ve put together a helpful guide with tips and recipes to get you using the Air Fryer like a pro!