Air fryer potatoes use a fraction of the oil to get the same crispy exterior you love. Make this red potato recipe as an easy side tonight!
Rosemary potatoes are ready in minutes, yet still so full of flavor! The smell of garlic and herbs fills your kitchen and will have your mouth watering in anticipation.
Want more air fryer potatoes? Toss in some frozen french fries whenever you have a craving! No more checking the oven to see if they are crispy enough, because these come out perfect every time.
How To Make Air Fryer Potatoes
Simply toss the chopped vegetables with oil and seasonings, then add them to the basket in a single layer.
Overcrowding will prevent them from crisping properly, so leave space for the air to circulate.
Work in batches until every piece is cooked, and shake the basket about halfway through each frying cycle so everything cooks evenly.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
- Easy cleanup. You can use foil or parchment paper at the bottom of the basket to prevent the garlic and rosemary from falling through most of the holes. Place it inside with the food, not when it is preheating, and leave some of the outer holes uncovered to allow for circulation. (See your brand’s manual for further instruction regarding foil and parchment paper.)
- Which oil is best? While any variety with a high smoke point is fine, I particularly like the flavor and crispness that olive oil adds to this red potato recipe.
- Keep everything warm. If you are working in batches, transfer finished vegetables to a serving dish and cover with foil. Spritz lightly with extra oil as needed to keep them from sticking together.
- Have leftovers? Transfer them to a sealed container and refrigerate for 3 to 5 days. Reheat in the same appliance to get the skin nice and crispy again.
These are a great addition to almost any meal! Pair them with chicken, steak, pork, and even buttery shellfish.
You can also enjoy them as an easy lunch or afternoon snack. Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan over the top to take the flavor up a notch and add a little protein.
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FAQ – Common Recipe Questions
Should I soak the spuds in cold water before cooking?
Typically, this is done for french fries to remove the excess starch, prevent browning, and help them crisp. This step is not necessary for this particular dish.
Can I use different varieties for air fryer potatoes?
While the flavor of reds pair exceptionally well with the fresh rosemary, you can use any kind you have on hand. Just be sure they are cut into 1 ½-inch pieces for this recipe.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
Rosemary Air Fryer Potatoes
- 2 pounds baby red potatoes, washed and dried
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (about 4 sprigs)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- finely chopped rosemary and flat leaf Italian parsley
- Cut potatoes in half (or in quarters if larger) and place in a large bowl.
- Add minced garlic, rosemary, salt, and black pepper to the potatoes.Top with olive oil and toss to coat. (Do not add any extra olive oil.)
- Meanwhile, preheat the Air Fryer for 3 minutes at 400°F.
- Once the Air Fryer is preheated, add a single layer of potatoes to the basket. (If you overcrowd the basket, they will not crisp properly). Set the Air Fryer to 400°F and cook for 8-10 minutes, stopping to shake the basket halfway through your cooking time. Work in batches until all potatoes are cooked.
- Transfer potatoes to a serving dish. Garnish with more finely chopped rosemary and freshly chopped flat leaf Italian parsley.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published February 2021
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