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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 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.
When I’m cooking, I like to let good ingredients speak for themselves. That’s where these potatoes come in.
Recently, I picked up some baby potatoes at the grocery and I knew I wanted to cook them in my air fryer. I’d had great success cooking sweet potatoes in the air fryer, so I was sure the red potatoes would turn out great.
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.
With just a bit of butter, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley, my “new” potato recipe came together wonderfully. I served it alongside a grilled flank steak and wow, were they a hit.
What Goes Into Air Fryer Baby Potatoes?
- Baby Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Parsley
- Sea Salt
- Fresh Cracked Pepper
Can Other Types Of Potatoes Be Used?
If you can’t find baby red potatoes, you can substitute Yukon Gold or another soft skin potato. You’ll need to cut them in half or quarters so that the potatoes are all about the same size. That will ensure that they cook evenly.
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 the potatoes.
- Serve immediately and savor each yummy bite!
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
- 1 1.5 pound bag baby red potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter – melted
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- 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.
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!