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Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Air Fryer Red Potatoes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside! These small red potatoes are a delicious side dish for any meal!

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Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with flavor, these little spuds are a versatile and satisfying addition to any meal. Whether you’re craving classic roasted potatoes or want to experiment with bold seasoning blends, the air fryer is your ticket to potato perfection. This simple side dish comes together with minimal clean up and goes great with so many meals. From Easy Oven-Baked Blackened Chicken to Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf, this will be a potato recipe you go back to often!

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How to Make Red Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Here is a brief overview of how to make small red potatoes in the air fryer. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Prepare the potatoes. Wash the potatoes and dice them into bite-sized pieces. Soak the pieces in cold water for 30 minutes then dry them.
  2. Season the potatoes. Put the potatoes in a bowl and add in olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook the potatoes. Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket and air fry for 18-20 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and golden brown, shaking the basket halfway through.
  4. Enjoy! Garnish with green onion, rosemary, or any other fresh herbs that you enjoy.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Preheat your air fryer. Just like you would preheat your oven before baking, you should always preheat your air fryer so that it is at the right temperature as soon as your food is in the basket.
  • Cut Potatoes Uniformly: Try to cut the potatoes into evenly sized pieces to ensure they cook at the same rate. This will help prevent some pieces from becoming overcooked while others remain undercooked.
  • Soak the potatoes before cooking. Pat them dry thoroughly before seasoning and air frying.
  • Shake the potatoes halfway through. This will ensure that they cook evenly, prevent sticking, and get nice and crisp on the outside.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to allow for proper air circulation. Cook the potatoes in batches if necessary to achieve crispy results.
  • Mix up the seasonings. Don’t be shy with the seasonings! Red potatoes have a mild flavor that pairs well with a variety of herbs and spices. Experiment with different seasoning blends to find your favorite combination. Shredded parmesan cheese is also delicious on these potatoes when you are ready to serve them.
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Do I need to peel the potatoes first?

Nope! This skin on red potatoes is thin and adds great texture and flavor to the potatoes.

Why do I have to soak the potatoes?

Soaking the potatoes in water before cooking them helps to remove some of the excess starch on the surface and results in a crispier exterior. It can also help to soften them slightly, which can result in a creamier texture on the inside while still maintaining a crispy exterior when cooked in the air fryer. So while the potatoes would still be delicious if you don’t soak them, it is worth the extra time.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Store any leftover red potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat them in the air fryer for five minutes or until heated through. Always use your best discretion with leftovers.

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Other Vegetable Sides

  • Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
  • Air Fryer Stuffed Mini Peppers
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you make these small red potatoes in the air fryer, let me know what you think of the recipe!

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Air Fryer Red potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! The perfect side dish for any meal!

Course Side DishCuisine AmericanKeyword Potatoes

Prep Time 35 minutes Cook Time 18 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds red potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Cut baby red potatoes into bite sized pieces about- about 1 inch.
  • Soak potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Dry potatoes well.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl- to the bowl add in olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.
  • Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket and air fry for 18-20 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.
  • Shake the basket halfway through cooking to ensure that the potatoes evenly crisp.
  • Garnish with green onion, rosemary, or any other fresh herbs that you enjoy.

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