Air Fryer Parmesan Paprika Potatoes

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the South we’re seeing some pretty hot and humid days. The last thing I want to do is heat up the house with the oven, so I made one of my favorite side dishes in the air fryer. These take half the time to cook than they do in the oven. These also make a great side dish for some of those great delights on the grill such as BBQ chicken or a nice steak.

Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes because they are so versatile. Now that I have my air fryer, I’ve been cooking them this way instead of the oven. Don’t get me wrong, I still like to use my oven, even for the tasty spuds, but when it’s in middle of summer and it’s 90 degrees outside, I really enjoy the beauty of the air fryer. These potatoes I did have to tweek a bit when I first tried them because I was so used to cooking them in the oven, but the result is very delicious and I might say, a little addictive. The potatoes are crispy on the outside from the parmesan cheese and pillowy soft on the inside. The paprika adds an extra little kick that make these way above your ordinary roasted potatoes.

Here’s what you need:

*2 potatoes ( this was just for hubby and me, so you can use more potatoes if you need more servings); peeled and cut into bite size pieces

*1/4 C Parmesan cheese, finely grated (the kind that comes in those shaker containers work the best for this)

*1 TBS smoked paprika; or more to taste

*1 TBS flour

*2 tsp. garlic powder; or more to taste

*1 tsp. salt or more to taste

*cracked pepper to taste

*olive oil

*Note: if you are using more potatoes, you may want to increase the amount of the other ingredients.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°

In a zip top bag, combine the parmesan cheese, paprika, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add the potatoes and 1 TBS of olive oil. Close the bag and shake to coat well.

Pour the potatoes into the basket of the air fryer. Drizzle a little more olive oil and toss the potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are in one layer at the bottom of the basket.

Cook for 8 minutes then toss the potatoes once again. Drizzle with a little more oil and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes or until the potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Serve with you favorite main dish.

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

These hard boiled eggs are so easy to cook in the air fryer. There is no boiling water and the best part is you can do other things while they’re cooking. No more waiting for the water to boil and then having to keep a close eye on them as they boil. I even found that peeling them seemed easier. That is the one thing I always dread about preparing hard boiled eggs…. the peeling. But the shells came right off while peeling them under running water. On a side note, who else besides me really wants to reach thru the screen and brush off that small piece of yolk that is clinging to the white of the egg in the picture? I sure wished that I had noticed that before hand. *sigh* Maybe I can just say it gives it a rustic look….perhaps….

Here’s how you cook the eggs:

Preheat air fryer at 250° (Fahrenheit).

Place desired amount of eggs carefully into the basket.

Cook for 16 minutes. If you want a more cooked yolk, about 17 minutes.

*Note*

Cooking time my vary depending on your air fryer size and brand.

Place eggs in a large bowl filled with ice cold water. I used a kitchen towel to get the eggs out of the basket because they will be hot.

Leave in the water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel and serve as is or scoop out the yolks for deviled eggs or egg salad.

Enjoy!