Air Fryer Baby Potatoes with garlic and herbs. This is such an easy side dish to make and they taste amazing! I'm currently making these on repeat, they're that good.
If you're new to using an air fryer you may be thinking where should I start. Well, this is the perfect recipe for getting started! These little potatoes are the perfect side dish, they're easy to make and they really do taste amazing!
With just a few simple steps and a couple of simple ingredients, you can have these baby potatoes on the table in under 30 minutes! No need to turn on the oven or hob, it's all done in your air fryer.
What You'll Need
- Baby Potatoes - I use whole baby potatoes for this recipe, but you can also use fingerling potatoes if you like. For larger potatoes, you may need to cut them in half.
- Herbs - Fresh herbs are perfect for these potatoes, I use fresh rosemary and thyme. I also add fresh garlic, salt and black pepper. If you want you can use dried herbs and garlic powder, I find garlic powder a little strong for these so recommend fresh if you have it.
- Oil - The joy of using an air fryer means you use less oil. So you will only need half a tablespoon of oil for this recipe. I use light olive oil.
How To Make Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
1. Start by preheating your air fryer. Set the temperature to 200°C/ 390°F and set the time for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, give the potatoes a good wash in cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels or a kitchen towel then transfer them to a large bowl. Add the oil, chopped herbs, minced garlic and salt and pepper.
2. Toss the potatoes well, making sure each potato is covered in oil, herbs and garlic. You may want to get your hands in there!
3. Tip the potatoes into the air fryer basket. Make sure the potatoes are mostly in an even layer. If you have a smaller air fryer then you may need to do this in two batches. Set the temperature to 200°C / 390°F and set the cooking time to 20 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the basket and give the potatoes a good shake before returning them to the air fryer for the remaining 10 minutes.
- These air fryer mini potatoes come out slightly crispy but they are not the crispiest of potatoes. The reason for this is that the steam from the potato flesh gets trapped between the potato and the potato skin which softens the skin.
- If you want crispy skin on your potatoes then the best way to achieve that is to cut the potatoes in half and soak them in cold water for 30 minutes before air frying.
- The potatoes I use are called Norfolk Keepers, they are quite small potatoes but very tasty. You could also use small red potatoes or fingerling potatoes. I would avoid using new potatoes though as their skins tend to be very thin.
- Switch up the seasoning - it's really easy to play around with the seasoning for these potatoes. Try spicing it up with some cajun seasoning or try some Italian seasoning.
- Toppings - Sprinkle some grated veggie parmesan cheese over the potatoes when you serve them. Or add a knob of butter and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.
These little potatoes are great with my Spinach and Feta Quiche or with my Goat's Cheese Tart. They are also really good as a side dish to burgers, try them with my Halloumi Burgers or my Falafel Burgers. But you know what, I kind of like these on their own too, maybe with some garlic mayo, definitely don't rule that out.
More Tasty Air Fryer Recipes
If you're looking for more easy air fryer recipes then I have you covered! Check out my Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, these are so easy to make, they come out perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Best of all they cook in less time than they would in the oven! If it's wedges you're after then try my Air Fryer Potato Wedges or my Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges, they're both great for snacking on or as a tasty side dish. My Air Fried Ravioli are great as a quick and easy snack, that always goes down a treat. Finally, my Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a great low-carb option and my Air Fryer Broccoli is great as a side dish or added to salads.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes Recipe
- 750 g 1 lb of baby potatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic minced or put through a garlic press
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
- ½ tablespoon olive oil I use light olive oil for this recipe
- ¼ tsp freshly ground sea salt + more for serving
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more for serving
- Preheat the air fryer. Set the temperature to 200°C/ 390°F and set the time to 10 minutes.Wash the potatoes in cold water then pat them dry with paper towels or a kitchen tea towel.Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and add the olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper.
- Toss the potatoes well so that each potato is covered in oil and herbs.
- Tip the potatoes into the air fryer basket. Return the basket to the air fryer then set the temperature to 200°C / °390°F and cook for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the basket and give the potatoes a good shake. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for the remaining time.The potatoes should look crispy and a deep golden brown on the outside and be fork tender, test them with a sharp knife, the knife should go easily into the potato.
- Do I need to soak the potatoes first? - No you don't need to soak the potatoes, if you want crispy baby potatoes then you will need to soak the potatoes.
- Should I parboil the potatoes first? No, there's no need to parboil or boil these before you air fry them.
- Can I freeze these? No, these are best eaten fresh but you can save leftovers to be eaten in the next few days.
- Storage - Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and should be used within 3 days. You can reheat these in the air fryer using the reheat option.
- Nutritional Information - all nutritional information shared is an estimate based on third-party calculations. If calorie count and/or nutritional values are important to you, we recommend putting the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on which brands were used. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
- Weights and measurements - For US readers, I use Cuisipro measuring cups and spoons, and a Pyrex measuring jug for liquids. These are the industry standard. Cup/spoon volumes can differ from brand to brand, for accuracy, I recommend weighing all ingredients if possible for the best results.