Posted October 10, 2022 by admin
Air fryer fingerling potatoes are flavorful and easy-to-make lazy snacks that we all remember as our favorite bites in childhood (or should I speak only for myself?). Today, we eat them as a side dish to different main dishes like salmon and wraps.
The best thing about Fingerling potatoes is that they have zero cholesterol making them a good alternative to restaurant-cooked fries.
No matter the case, you’ll love how this dish turns out once you try this recipe and make the best fingerling potatoes using the Air Fryer. We use an air fryer to get the crispiest and tenderest fingerling potatoes.
Let’s dive into the subject right away.
We are using an air fryer for this recipe. You can also try the fried shrimp recipe or scrambled eggs using this appliance. Air fryers are highly useful and versatile.
You can go for other flavoring variations like garlic powder (½ tbsp), Italian seasoning (1-2 tbsp), or Rosemary (2 tbsp).
Before getting to the steps, please make sure the potatoes you choose are thin-skinned so you can fry them whole if you like. You can also use small potatoes that we generally use at home if you don’t have fingerling potatoes.
Also, we won’t use any dairy product in this fingerling potato recipe air fryer post.
Follow the steps below to cook fingerling potatoes that taste the best in 15 minutes!
Wash the fingerling potatoes properly and eliminate any black or green spots. If you don’t want to fry the whole potato, you can slice them vertically.
Put the sliced potato in a rectangular dish before you start the actual process.
Use a flat surface utensil when adding oil. This is because we have to toss the potatoes so they all get their fair share of the oil.
We’ve used 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.
In this step, you will put the finely chopped seasoning of thyme, sage, salt, and pepper in the potato dish.
Tip: While you are preparing the herb seasoning, put your air fryer at 380 degrees to pre-heat it. We’ll be raising the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit when we put the potatoes in the air fryer.
Anyways, here’s how ‘fine’ your seasoning ingredients should be chopped:
Once you have the seasoning ready, put in the rest of the ingredients and mix them well.
Your seasoning is ready.
Now, it’s time to marinate the potatoes and place them in the air fryer basket.
You have to be sure to arrange all of the fingerling potatoes properly over the surface and not on top of each other. Avoid overlapping. Go for multiple rounds if the fingerlings are more in numbers
This is how they should look:
Set the Air Fryer’s temperature to 400 degrees and let it set for 15 minutes.
Leave the air fryer for 15 minutes. It’ll notify you when the timer goes off.
Pick a knife and insert it into a couple of potatoes to check if the fingerlings are cooked, then you can dish out your potatoes.
If you want a sign that gives away if the air fried fingerling potatoes are cooked, they look golden brown and crispy.
If the potatoes are soft, it’s time to eat your air fried fingerling potatoes. Dish them out in your favorite dish.
Use tongs to pick up the air fried fingerling potatoes because they are hot.
The final step of the recipe will look like this:
Air fryer fingerling potatoes go well with red meaty dishes and rice.
You can also serve this dish with Firecracker Meatballs and Chicken Egg Fried Rice.
Air fryer fingerling potatoes absorb much less oil than a pan, but they taste the same as deep-fried fingerling potatoes.
Store air-fried fingerling potatoes for 3 to 4 days. But, it would be best if you eat the air fryer fingerling potatoes as soon as they are served for the crispiness.
Store air-fried fingerling potatoes in an airtight container and put them in the fridge. Reheat whenever you want to have them.
Air fryer fingerling potatoes are good snacks for a dull evening or as a side dish to your favorite meal. Since the potatoes are air fried, they are cooked with minimal oil, which is also good for cheat days.
Try this fingerling potato recipe with an air fryer today and share with us how the results surprised you!