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Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

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I absolutely love eating potatoes. It is probably my favorite out of all the food staples out there. There are so many ways to prepare it and so many different recipes involving potatoes. One of my favorite recipes is this crispy air fryer potatoes recipe. They turn out incredible.

If you like crispy crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside potatoes this is the recipe for you. Plus they are so simple and easy to make in an air fryer. Let’s get air frying!

NOTE: These are a bit healthier than deep-fried potatoes, but still have the same great taste.

Ingredients and Tools

To make this crispy air fryer potatoes recipe you need just a handful of basic ingredients and tools:

  • Potatoes – I always use russet potatoes, but you can use red potatoes, Yukon gold or other yellow potatoes, baby potatoes, etc. Russets are the best potatoes in my opinion.
  • Water – You will need water to boil the potatoes. Don’t use cold water, it will just take longer to boil.
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cooking Oil – I typically will use olive oil, but avocado oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, etc. will all work as well.

Tools

  • Air Fryer (This is an affiliate link. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn on qualifying purchases.) I love this air fryer. Check out my Cosori Air Fryer review to read more about it. It is by far the best air fryer I have owned.
  • Bowl
  • Colander
  • Fork

How to make crispy air fryer potatoes at home

Hand slicing potatoes with a knife.

Start by filling a medium to large pot with water about halfway. Set the heat to high and allow it to come to a boil. Add a teaspoon or two of salt to the water.

Rinse the potatoes, again several different potatoes will work, just use your favorite potato. You can peel them if you want. I never peel them, I like it when the skin gets crispy, and sometimes the skin falls off during cooking and crisps up into a chip. It is awesome.

Cut the potato into large chunks.

Fork poking potato chunks in boiling water.

Add the chunks of potatoes to the boiling water and boil them for 4 to 6 minutes until they are fork-tender.

Then pour them into a colander or strainer to drain. Shake the colander a bit to allow excess water to fall off the potato chunks.

Air Frying the Potato Chunks

Bowl of boiled potato chunks with seasoning.

Time to season then air fryer those boiled potato chunks. Add the potato chunks to a medium bowl to a large bowl. Then drizzle on the oil. You can also use a cooking spray. The good thing about air fryers is they use far less oil than deep frying but achieve nearly the same crispiness.

NOTE: Technically you don’t even have to use any oil, but it adds flavor, helps to get crispy potatoes, and helps the seasonings to stick to the potato chunks.

Next sprinkle on the salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings as desired, like paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, onion powder, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, etc.

Seasoned potato chunks in an air fryer basket.

Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer. Then add the seasoned potato chunks on the bottom of the basket in a single layer. If you have a crisper plate/grate like me, use that.

Cosori Turboblaze air fryer settings for potatoes.

Set your air fryer to air fry mode. Then set the temperature to 415F or 213C. The time will be between 10 and 12 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the air fryer. Now air fry them tater chunks until golden brown.

Crispy air fryer potato chunks in an air fryer basket.

Check them at 10 minutes. Sometimes I will brush on a little more oil to the chunks to get them even crispier. Then cook them for another 2 to 4 minutes.

If needed you can pour them onto a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. But there shouldn’t be much.

Serve up those easy air fryer potatoes

Red plate full of crispy potato chunks.

Once they are nice and crispy it is time to let them cool for a few minutes then serve those air-fried potatoes. I typically eat them for breakfast with eggs and bacon. If needed, you can sprinkle on additional seasonings.

But they work as a perfect side dish with steak, fried chicken, or pretty much any main course where you would like to have potatoes as well. Add some cheese and sour cream maybe some chopped green onion and you are golden. Enjoy!

How long do air fryer potatoes last?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Then when you want to eat them again, just pop them back in the air fryer basket and air fry at 415F/213C again for 2 to 4 minutes to warm them up. I don’t recommend heating them in the microwave, but you certainly could. The oven will work fine too, but will take longer.

Can I do this with sweet potatoes?

Yes! You can do the exact same thing with sweet potatoes if you want. Such an easy recipe.

Easy Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes pin for Pinterest.

Here are other favorite air fryer recipes you may like:

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts in an Air Fryer

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

These crispy air fryer potatoes are awesome and super easy to make.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, crunchy, easy
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Potatoes – I usually use Russets. 1 medium per person.
  • Water – For boiling
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 tsp of Cooking oil – I normally just use olive oil.

Instructions

  • Fill a pot halfway with water, with a 1/2 tsp of salt, and bring to a boil on high heat.
  • Rinse the potatoes. You can peel them if you want. Then cut into chunks.
  • Boil the potatoes chunks for 4 to 6 minutes until they are fork-tender. Then pour them into a colander to drain.
  • Add the potato chunks to a bowl then drizzle on some oil oive. Then sprinkle on some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and any other seasonings.
  • Add the seasoned potato chunks to your air fryer basket. Set it to air fryer mode and put the temp to 415F/213C. Set the time for 10 to 12 minutes. Then cook.
  • Once crispy add them to a plate and let them cool a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

nutritional facts for air fryer potatoes.
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Nutrition

Serving: 225g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 595mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Air Fryer potatoes are the easiest and quickest! Can’t get enough of it!

  2. 5 stars
    These were great and so crispy. My whole family loved them which is a very big deal!

  3. 5 stars
    These potatoes are my go-to side dish! Boiling them with a pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then finishing with a drizzle of olive oil – Simple but Perfect! Love it!”

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