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Best Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes Recipe in 15 Minutes (100% Vegan!)

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.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

  • Air Fryer
  • A dozen fingerling potatoes (Peruvian, Russian, Austrian, Crescent – the cooking time differs depending on the size).
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil

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.

Seasoning with Fresh Herbs

  • 2 tbsp Fresh Sage
  • 2 tbsp of thyme
  • ½ tbsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Pepper

You can go for other flavoring variations like garlic powder (½ tbsp), Italian seasoning (1-2 tbsp), or Rosemary (2 tbsp).

Steps To Prepare Air Fried Fingerling Potatoes

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!

Step 1: Slice the Potatoes Lengthwise

Sliced Fingerling Potatoes

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.

Step 2: Pour in Some Oil

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.

oiling fingerling potatoes

We’ve used 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.

Step 3: Season the Potatoes

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:

chopped seasoning

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.

Step 4: Put Marinated Potatoes into Air Fryer

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

Marinated Potatoes in Air Fryer

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.

Step 5: Check if the Potatoes are Cooked Through

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.

Step 6: Eat The Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Use tongs to pick up the air fried fingerling potatoes because they are hot.

The final step of the recipe will look like this:

Fingerling Potatoes in plate

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.


Why Cook Fingerling Potatoes In An Air Fryer?

Air fryer fingerling potatoes absorb much less oil than a pan, but they taste the same as deep-fried fingerling potatoes.

How Long Do Fingerling Potatoes Last?

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.

How to Store Air Fried Fingerling Potatoes?

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!

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Best Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes Recipe in 15 Minutes

Make crispy fingerling potatoes recipe in 15 minutes using air fryer.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • A dozen fingerling potatoes Peruvian, Russian, Austrian, Crescent - the cooking time differs depending on the size.
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil

Fresh Herbs Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Fresh Sage
  • 2 tbsp of thyme
  • ½ tbsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Pepper

Other seasoning choices

  • ½ tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Rosemary


  • Wash the fingerling potatoes. Cut them in halves or cook them whole.
    Sliced Fingerling Potatoes
  • Add vegetable oil or olive oil.
    oiling fingerling potatoes
  • Chop the leafy seasoning ingredients finely.
    chopped seasoning
  • Put the oil and seasoning in the fingerling potatoes and toss them, so they are coated with the flavors.
  • Arrange all the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Make sure they don’t overlap.
  • Put the potatoes in the air fryer at a 400-degree temperature and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • Check the air fryer basket once the timer is off. Use a knife or a fork to check if the potatoes are cooked.
  • Dish out the potatoes. If you have some seasoning left, sprinkle it generously over the air-fried fingerling potatoes.


Use an airtight container in case of storing the potatoes to keep the food saved for 3-5 days.
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