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Air Fryer Fried Potatoes!

 


I will be the first to admit, I am way behind on the air fryer trend, which is odd, because I usually love new kitchen gadgets.   However, I am sort of set in my ways about some methods of cooking things and there are just so many air fryer varieties to choose from, I couldn't decide.  I actually bought my mother an air fryer before I bought one for myself.  

Then one night, they had the very one I thought I would probably like the best on QVC marked down about half it's original price so I had to get one and try it.  I was skeptical that I would like it and sure I was probably wasting my money though.  

I must say that the things I have tried so far, I am pleasantly surprised with!  I really can't believe how good they have been and when I think about how little oil I use, that makes it really exciting! 

We were having breakfast for supper the other night and my son had an idea to try fried potatoes in the air fryer.  I was really skeptical of  that, but we did it and the results were so much better than I expected.  There are a few tips that make them better I will give you though.

Here is what you'll need: 

5-6 large potatoes, peeled and diced  
1/2 Tbs. oil
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle of seasoned salt (optional)


  Place the 1/2 Tbs. oil in the air fryer.  Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on the diced potatoes and place them in the air fryer.  


I set the settings on air fry, 400 degrees for the temperature and 23 minutes.   Now air fryers differ depending on the brand and type you have so your settings could be different. It's sort of like slow cookers, you have to know your own and how it performs.   I used basically, what was recommended in my manual for homemade french fries and it worked perfectly.  

About halfway through the time, I used a spatula and tossed the potatoes around so they didn't stick and browned evenly.  

Here is a KEY TIP that makes a big difference,  I spritzed them lightly with a little more oil and this helped them to brown.  You don't need much at all, just very lightly.  The best thing to use is one of the non aerosol spray bottles that you put oil in yourself for spritzing.  This is key to good browning so it looks like it's actually 'fried'.  The food will look more aesthetically pleasing! 


Carefully take them out and place on a paper towel lined plate or bowl. If you are using seasoned salt to taste, add it now.  You might need to sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper to your taste!!!   These were so good and pretty close to the pan fried ones!  My son, who is trying to eat a bit healthier, thought they were just as good!  I know they are definitely lighter! 

Stay tuned, I will be doing more air fryer 'recipes' now that I see it actually works well!!!  We'll see what else we can get into with it! 


 

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