Deliciously tender on the inside with crispy edges on the outside, these air fryer diced potatoes are easy to make and ready to eat in less than 25 minutes! Seasoned with paprika, onion and garlic powder, they're full of flavor, perfect for a hearty breakfast or a side dish that everyone will love.
You'll Love This Recipe!
- These air fried potatoes are absolutely delicious. They're seasoned to perfection with paprika, tender in the outside, crispy on the outside and simply irresistible. Adults and kids love them, and you'll want to make them on repeat, and serve them with everything!
- They're a healthier alternative. Air frying them makes them nice and crispy without using a ton of oil, saving a lot of extra calories, like these air fryer steak fries too. And potatoes are very nutritious, rich in vitamin C, and one of the most satiating food which makes them very satisfying. And they're budget friendly!
- This recipe is quick and customizable to your taste. Air fryer potatoes take less than 25 minutes to make, which is faster then using the oven, and you can totally experiment with different spices, spice mixes or dried herbs to completely change the flavor.
- Russet or Yukon gold potatoes: these are my personal favorite varieties to make this recipe, as they're a little starchier, which makes them great for air frying. But you truly could use any potatoes you'd like. I prefer to peel them, but if you enjoy potato skin, you can absolutely keep it on. Just make sure to wash them well.
- Neutral oil: I chose avocado oil for this recipe as I often do because it's very mild in flavor and a healthy fat. Olive oil would work great too.
- Smoked paprika: this is the key spice for this recipe, it's such a great seasoning for potatoes.
- Garlic powder: garlic makes everything better!
- Onion powder: the flavor complements the garlic powder and paprika really well.
- Salt and pepper: to accentuate the overall flavor.
How To Make Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
- Preheat the air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit.
- First you'll peel the potatoes (if you choose to), then dice them into bite size pieces. To do so you can cut the potato in half lengthwise (or third if very big), then cut strips that you'll cut into cubes. Try to keep them close in size so they cook evenly.
- Once they're diced, add them to a colander and rinse them well under cold running water for about 1 minute. This will remove some of the starch and help them crisp up.
- Pat the potatoes dry really well with paper towels or a kitchen towel.
- Add them to a bowl and sprinkle all the spices and oil over.
- Mix really well until every piece is coated.
- Add them to the preheated air fryer and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, shaking the basket a few times in between.
- Once tender, remove them from the air fryer, and serve with side of choice.
Once potatoes are diced, washed and dried, add them to a bowl and add the spices and oil.
Toss potatoes well until fully coated.
Add seasoned potatoes to your preheated air fryer at 400°F, and cook for 15 to 18 minutes shaking basket a few times in between.
Once potatoes are tender, they're ready to enjoy!
More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Edamame
- Air Fryer Delicata Squash
- Air Fryer Salmon Bites with Mango Salsa
- Air Fryer Chicken Tacos
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash
TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- These air fryer potatoes are best eaten right away. They'll lose their crispiness if they sit out. Leftovers won't be crispy, but still delicious. You can reheat them in the air fryer for 5 minutes, or use them in an omelette for example. Leftovers can be stored refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- You can really use any kind of potatoes. Baby potatoes don't need to be peeled and work great with the same instructions. I also make this recipe with sweet potatoes and Japanese yams. They're not as crispy as russet or Yukon gold but delicious.
- I highly recommend rinsing the potatoes under cold water after dicing them. It helps removing some of the starch to make them crispier.
- Don't overcrowd your air fryer too much. If it's too full, the potatoes will have a hard time crisping up. If you make a lot of potatoes, cook them in batches.
- If you want extra crispiness, let the diced potatoes soak in water for 30 minutes, then dry them completely before seasoning.
- If you prepare them ahead of time, keep the diced raw potatoes soaked in water for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate if you let them soak for more than 1 hour. Just ensure they're well dried before cooking them.
Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
- sharp knife
- paper towels or kitchen towel
- Start by peeling and dicing the potatoes in bite size pieces and add them to a colander. Wash them well under cold running water, then pat potatoes dry well with paper towels or kitchen towel.
- Preheat air fryer at 400° Fahrenheit.
- Add diced potatoes to large bowl, then add oil, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Toss potatoes really well until all coated.
- Once air fryer is hot, add seasoned potatoes to basket, and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, shaking the basket 3-4 times during cooking times.
- When potatoes are tender with crispy edges, remove them from air fryer into container of choice, sprinkle with a little salt and fresh chopped parsley if desired and serve right away. Enjoy!
- If you double or triple the recipe, depending on the size of your air fryer, , I would recommend to cook the potatoes in batches. If you overcrowd the air fryer, the potatoes will not get as crispy.
- Cooking time will vary by a few minutes depending on your air fryer as each model is unique.