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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (with video!)

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Give these crispy air fryer baby potatoes a try! They come out perfectly cooked every time and make the best side dish.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
£0.35
Makes: 4
Side
British
Freezable

Air fryer baby potatoes are a great choice when you’re craving a salty, savoury side dish but want a healthier option with less oil. They’re crispy, filling and comforting- everything that you need from a side of carbs!

Instead of deep frying these potatoes, you’re cooking them in the air fryer. This way, you can make an easy low-calorie potato recipe in the comfort of your home.

Close up of potatoes in a blue bowl garnished with chives and served with dipping sauce.

Why you should make this recipe

  • The ingredients for this recipe are found at most grocery stores or in your pantry. So, this recipe is convenient and easy to create. I’ve also kept the seasoning simple yet flavourful for these air fryer potatoes.
  • This simple seasoning for the air fryer mini potatoes allows you to adjust it to your preference by adding any spices you enjoy to the mixture.
  • This recipe for potatoes in an air fryer also uses my secret ingredient for crispy potatoes cornflour. By including this in the mixture, you’re sure to achieve delicious, never soggy potatoes every time!

Pair these baby potatoes in airfryer with Sausage Tray Bake with Vegetables, Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Aioli and Green Salad or Air Fryer Chicken Bites

Ingredients

Ingredients photo for potatoes made in the Air fryer recipe

Baby Potatoes
You can use a few varieties of fresh potatoes for these air fryer potatoes. I recommend avoiding waxy types, as they will not become crispy while cooking. I love baby potatoes as they require minimal prep – we can leave the skin on and simply slice them in half (or quarters for larger pieces). 

Other potato recipes for you to try : Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges, Vegan Roast Dinner and Halloumi and Sweet Potato Tex-Mex Bowls

Cornflour
This secret ingredient is the best way to get crispy air fryer mini potatoes.

Chives
Using chives is a great way to add freshness and a pop of colour to the recipe. They add a delicious onion and garlic flavour to recipes. 

Rapeseed oil
Rapeseed oil is my favourite type of oil to use in recipes with a high heat due to it’s smoke point and affordability. If you have another oil on hand, like olive oil, you can use that instead.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to cook baby potatoes in air fryer

  1. Start by cutting the potatoes in halves or quarters, if larger in size, then rinse the sliced potatoes in cold water (Image 1).
  2. Fill up a large bowl with cold water and add the rinsed potatoes to remove the excess starch. Soak for 10 minutes, or up to 30 minutes if you have time (Image 2).
Step by step process shots: 1st with new potatoes cut on chopping board and the 2nd with potatoes in water in bowl.

3. Preheat your airfryer to 190°C. Meanwhile, drain the potatoes and pat dry with a clean tea-towel. Add the potatoes back into the bowl (dried with a tea-towel) (Image 3).

4. Add the seasoning and rapeseed oil and stir to combine. Then, dust the potatoes with cornflour and stir again until all of the potatoes are evenly coated (Image 4).

2 step by step photos of new potatoes in sieve and second photos have potatoes in a bowl with seasoning.

5. Pop the potatoes into the preheated air fryer and set the timer for 12 minutes (Image 5).

6. When your timer goes off, shake the potatoes to rotate and set the timer for the remaining 13 minutes (Image 6).

Step by step photos with potatoes in air fryer before cooking and the second with air fried golden brown potatoes.

What to pair air fryer mini potatoes with

This is one of my favourite potato air fryer recipes since you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner (with a slight seasoning change). As this recipe is a side dish, you’ll want to include protein and veggies to help round out the meal.

These fries work well with salmon and a fresh rocket salad. Here are some more options to pair with your potato air fryer side dish.

Proteins to pair with air fryer potatoes:
– Seafood (fish, shrimp, scallops)
– Pork roast or chops
– Beef, turkey, or chicken mince
– Chicken breast or thighs
– Seitan or tofu

Vegetables to serve this recipe with:
– Summer squash
– Aubergine
– Brussel sprouts
– Butternut squash
– Cauliflower

Try some other Airfryer recipes: Spiced Halloumi & Couscous Meal Prep and Chicken Goujons

New potatoes baked in air fryer close up photo after cooking.

Top tips

Soaking the mini potatoes in cold water removes the excess starch, helping the small potatoes to crisp up.

Use a dry tea-towel to pat the baby potatoes dry after soaking. We want any excess moisture to be removed to maximise crispiness.

If you love spice, get creative and add smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin or other spices. This recipe is a great recipe to build upon.

Some tasty recipes to have with these air fryer potatoes; Easy Turkey Steak Recipe, Quorn Chicken Pieces Recipe with Pesto and The BEST Prawn Salad Recipe

Close up shot of golden browned Air Fryer new potatoes garnish with chives and served with dipping sauce.

FAQs

Can I add additional seasoning?

Yes, you can add whichever seasoning you prefer! I like to keep it simple with fresh chives, garlic powder, onion salt, and dried thyme. However, you can adjust the flavour to your preference.

Add a small amount of cayenne pepper to your seasoning mixture for a spicier side dish.Don’t be afraid to use other seasoning mixtures like Italian seasoning when making these potatoes!

Can I use frozen potatoes?

You can use frozen potatoes to make air fryer potatoes instead of slicing fresh potatoes. You’ll want to coat them in cornflour and rapeseed oil to ensure they come out crispy. Additionally, you can season them with the listed spices and herbs.

Tip: Check the package for added salt, as it is easy to overly salt air fryer crispy potatoes.

Can I reheat/ freeze this recipe?

Yes, you can reheat and freeze the air-fried potatoes. To reheat potatoes from the refrigerator, simply pop them into the air fryer for about 3-5 minutes or until they crisp up.

You can also reheat potatoes from frozen, though they’ll need a few extra minutes. Heat them in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes until they’re warm and you have crispy air fryer potatoes.

If you’ve made too many air fryer baked potatoes, you can easily freeze them after you’ve fried them. Avoid freezing raw potatoes, as they will become mush when you defrost them. Before freezing your air fryer baked potato slices, separate them into batches to make it easier to reheat them in the future

Do I not need to parboil them?

No, you don’t need to parboil potatoes for this recipe. Instead, I recommend letting the sliced potatoes soak in ice water. This step helps create super crispy potatoes (air fryer or oven-baked).
-Other potato recipes
-Crispy Roast Chicken
-Any Chicken Tray Bake
-Chili Con Carne with Baked Potatoes

Some sweet deserts to try after this recipe; Raspberry and White Chocolate Yogurt Bark, Tiramisu Overnight Oats and Simple Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
£0.35
Side
British
Freezable
Servings: 4
Give these crispy air fryer baby potatoes a try! They come out perfectly cooked every time and make the best side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg baby potatoes, halved (or quartered if larger) (£0.90)
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives, finely chopped (£0.50)
  • Optional: squeeze of lemon

Cupboard Essentials

  • ½ tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil

Method

  • Start by rinsing the sliced potatoes in cold water. Fill up a large bowl with cold water and add the rinsed potatoes to remove the excess starch. Soak for 10 minutes, or up to 30 minutes if you have time.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 190°C. Meanwhile, drain the potatoes and pat dry with a clean tea-towel.
  • Add the potatoes back into the bowl (dried with a tea-towel). Add the seasoning and rapeseed oil and stir to combine. Then, dust the potatoes with cornflour and stir again until all of the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Pop the potatoes into the preheated air fryer and set the timer for 12 minutes. When your timer goes off, shake the potatoes to rotate and set the timer for the remaining 13 minutes.

Notes

  • Soaking the potatoes in cold water removes the excess starch, helping the potatoes to crisp up.
  • Use a dry tea-towel to pat the potatoes dry after soaking. We want any excess moisture to be removed to maximise crispiness.
  • If you love spice, get creative and add smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin or other spices. This recipe is a great recipe to build upon.
 

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 4g
Calories: 212kcal
Carbohydrates: 39g
Protein: 4g

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