Air Fryer Red Potatoes

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to cook roasted red potatoes, look no further than your air fryer or Ninja Foodi! These Air Fryer Red Potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and they make the perfect side dish to any meal!

air fryer red potatoes in a blue and white bowl

Red potatoes are slightly different from most potatoes. They have a waxy texture rather than a starchy one. They are therefore fantastic in salads, soups, roasting, boiling, or air frying!

Why the air fryer is the best way to cook red potatoes?

  • This is the ideal way to swap unhealthy deep-fried French fries with healthier ones because it uses very little oil in the cooking process. So it is a great way to avoid adding unhealthy amounts of oil to your diet.
  • Air fryers cook the potatoes by circulating hot air and heat, which helps to both cook and crisp them.
  • Air fryers typically cook at temperatures as high as 400°F/200°C. Some air fryers can even cook at higher temperatures. That makes preparing food quickly and easily while serving a crowd simple.
  • They’re vegan, dairy-free, and can be seasoned many different ways. 
  • You’ll only need a few easy-to-locate ingredients and about 20 minutes for this easy air fryer recipe.
  • No need to soak in water beforehand. 

🥔Ingredients You’ll Need

This red potatoes recipe needs a few simple ingredients that can be changed to your liking:

  • Red Potatoes: You can find red potatoes in most grocery stores in the root vegetable section. They are small, round, and have a thin red skin.You will want to look for ones that are about the same size so they cook evenly. You can also use red baby potatoes. 
  • Avocado Oil: I used avocado oil because of its numerous health benefits. You can use any oil or a pat of melted butter. 
  • Sea Salt: Though you can use any natural salt, I prefer to use sea salt.
  • Black Pepper: For adding the perfect heat and aroma.
  • Garlic Powder:Use to give potatoes a rich garlicky flavor.
  • Dried Parsley: The flavor and color of red potatoes is enhanced by adding parsley.

🔥How To Make Red Potatoes In The Air Fryer

1️⃣Preheat the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 375F for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣Prepare the potatoes: While the air fryer is preheating, wash the potatoes and chop them into 1.5-inch pieces. Place the potatoes in a large bowl along with the oil and dried seasonings. Toss to combine fully.

3️⃣Air fry the potatoes: Add the potatoes to the bottom of the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway or until the potatoes are fully cooked through.

4️⃣Serve: Remove the roasted potatoes with tongs. Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil or sprinkle with rosemary, thyme, or your favorite herbs. 

👩🏻‍🍳Air Frying Tips

  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly before cooking.
  • Before cooking, preheat your air fryer. Doing this will ensure that the food cooks evenly on the outside without overcooking the inside.
  • Leave the small potatoes whole, but chop the rest into halves or quarters so that they are all the same size to cook evenly.
  • To avoid food sticking to the air fryer basket, grease it with cooking spray.
  • Stir or toss at the halfway point of the cooking time.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer and keep potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket or the potatoes will be mushy and less crispy.
  • Check for doneness with a fork insertion. They are prepared if it is easy to insert.

🧂Seasoning Ideas

For air fryer red skin potatoes, there are many wonderful types of seasoning variations to choose from that pair well with chicken, steak, or any vegetarian main course:

  • Classic: 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • Everything Bagel Potatoes: ½ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Southwest: 1 teaspoon of cumin powder and chili powder
  • Italian: 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cajun: 2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Homemade Ranch Seasoning
  • Parmesan Cheese

🧊Storage

How To Store Leftover Air Fryer Potatoes:  Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator for up to four days.

How To Reheat Air Fryer Potatoes:  Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and reheat in a 375F preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat air fryer roast potatoes in the microwave in 30 second intervals until warm. 

Freezing: Can You Freeze Air Fryer Potatoes? Yes, you can freeze air fryer potatoes. Place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to four months.

When you are ready to eat them, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place them on a baking sheet and reheat in a 375F preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

FAQ

Do You Need To Soak Potatoes Before Air Frying?

Although it’s not necessary, soaking the potatoes beforehand in cold water will enhance the texture of the potatoes.

How Long Does It Take Potatoes To Cook In The Air Fryer?

The exact time will primarily be determined by how well your fryer works. Cooking for 15 minutes in a preheated air fryer at 375 degrees F is an excellent place to start. Change the timing as required.

What Temperature Is Best For Air Fryer Potatoes?

Although it depends on your air fryer type and quality so set the temperature according to your air fryer. However, as stated above, 375°F is a good point to start and set it as needed. 

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Air Fryer Red Potatoes

These Air Fryer Red Potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and they make the perfect side dish to any meal!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 154kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Red Potatoes cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375F for 3-5 minutes.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, wash the potatoes and chop into 1.5 inch pieces.
  • Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl along with the oil and dried seasonings. Toss to fully combine.
  • Add the potatoes to the bottom of the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 15-20 minutes flipping halfway or until the potatoes are fully cooked through.
  • Remove with tongs and serve hot with your favorite main course.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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