These delicious, air fryer red potatoes, will become your new roast potato favourite. They are easy prep, quick cooking and have an amazing crispy skin.
Plus, if you love red potatoes, you can swap any of our white potato recipes for red.
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Red Potatoes In Air Fryer
Yesterday, we showed you how to cook instant pot red potatoes, and today is the turn of the air fryer with these delicious red potatoes in air fryer.
If you have not heard, Dom and I published an air fryer cookbook with more than 140 easy everyday air fryer recipes. You can get our air fryer cookbook here.
One section of it that we spent a lot of time on was the air fryer potatoes chapter, a part of air frying that is probably the most popular. After all, didn’t everyone buy an air fryer just to cook either air fryer frozen French fries or air fryer homemade chips.
Well, my publisher and editor wanted me to go into depth about the best potatoes to use in the air fryer and why we use them, and I wrote a section singing and praising the red potato.
Because air fryer red potatoes are amazing and once you convert to the trusted red skin potato in the air fryer, you will wish you had done so sooner.
Today, we are going to show you how to air fry red potatoes, how long to cook red potatoes in air fryer, small red potatoes in air fryer and so much more.
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Can You Air Fry Red Potatoes?
Yes, you can air fry red potatoes and you will love them. Red potatoes air fry so well they are never dry and have such a delicious flavour to them.
You can also take any typical white potato recipe and swap it for red and then cook it in the air fryer.
Can You Use Red Potatoes For French Fries?
Yes, you can make air fryer red potato fries and they are delicious. Simply follow our air fryer chips recipe (chips is what us Brits call fries) and then instead of some cheap white potatoes, swap them for red potatoes.
Why Soak Potatoes In Water Before Air Frying?
Some people think air fryer potatoes are better if you soak them in water before air frying. Note Dom and I are NOT those people!
I love Dom’s logic and answer when we talking about soaking air fryer potatoes….. He always says nobody ever soaks potatoes before using the deep fat fryer, so why the air fryer?
And he is right!
The only real time you should soak potatoes before air frying is if you are doing them 1000000% oil free (which we don’t advise as its too dry) or if you are using really dry out of season potatoes.
Can Raw Potatoes Be Cooked In An Air Fryer?
You can do wedges, slices, fries, peelings and so much more.
Do You Have To Boil Potatoes Before Putting In Air Fryer?
No, that is the magic of air frying, there is no boiling required of anything that you air fry, including potatoes.
You can use the air fryer to make crispy potatoes and simply toss your potatoes in oil and seasoning and then air fry.
What Kind Of Potatoes Are Good For Air Fryer?
The best potatoes for the air fryer (mentioned in the complete air fryer cookbook) is red potatoes. You can make air fryer red potato slices, air fryer red potato wedges, air fryer little red potatoes, baked red potatoes in air fryer, red roasted potatoes in air fryer (similar to this recipe) or why not do air fryer red potatoes and onions?
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Red Potatoes Air Fryer Ingredients
Potatoes – Lets start with some beautiful red skin potatoes. You can do baby potatoes, or medium or large reds here. Its totally personal preference. Though note, this red potatoes air fryer recipe time and temp is based around regular medium sized reds that have been quartered.
Oil – Please don’t use avocado oil its not very good for the air fryer and stops your air fryer red potato from getting crispy. Instead opt for extra virgin olive oil or for extra crispy and if you are feeling like you need pure comfort food swap this for coconut oil or duck fat.
Seasoning – Then for seasoning your air fried red potatoes its totally personal choice as you easily mix and match flavours. We love salt and pepper as a starting point. Then you can add mixed herbs, parsley, cajun or any other favourite.
Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?
I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them.
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How To Cook Red Potatoes In Air Fryer?
- Prep. Lets start prepping these air fryer red skin potatoes. Firstly, if they need it give them a wash and get rid of any eyes that are growing on the reds. Then chop the red potatoes (if of a medium size) into quarters so that they are like roast potato sizes. Or if they are baby reds then keep them whole.
- Oil. Then place your red potatoes into a mixing bowl with the oil and seasonings and mix the potatoes well with your hands. Then place the potatoes into the air fryer.
- Cook. Next air fry red potatoes for 25 minutes, firstly at 160c/320f for the first 20 minutes, then the final 5 minutes at 200c/400f or until crispy to your liking.
How Long To Cook Red Potatoes In Air Fryer?
We recommend cooking red potatoes in air fryer for a total of 25 minutes. They are slightly bigger than our usual baby potatoes so they need slightly longer. If doing baby red potatoes in air fryer, we suggest cutting the cook time down to 22 minutes.
How Long To Air Fry Red Potatoes At 400?
We don’t recommend a full cook time at 400f or 200c. That is because cooking red potatoes in air fryer at such a high temperature will result in dry red potatoes.
Instead we recommend that you increase the temperature up to 200c/400f for the last 5 minutes for the amazing crispy texture.
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More Air Fryer Potato Recipes You Can Make With Red Potatoes
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Air Fryer Red Potatoes
- 1 kg Red Potatoes medium or small
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tsp Dried Oregano
- Salt & Pepper
- Scrub the potatoes and remove any eyes if needed. Then chop the medium red potatoes into quarters, or if making small red potatoes in air fryer, then keep them as they are.
- Place the red potatoes into a bowl with the oil and seasonings and mix well with your hands.
- Then place the red potatoes into the air fryer and spread them out. Air fry red potatoes for 20 minutes at 160c/320f or until fork tender.
- Shake the red potatoes and then carry on air frying red potatoes for a final 5 minutes at 200c/400f before serving.