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 Roasted Garlic Parmesan Bread

This is a slight variation of my Roasted Garlic Parmesan Bread that I had posted a while back. I had dinner cooking in the oven and since there was no room to make the bread in the oven, I thought it would be a good time to try it in the air fryer. Hubby and I were both pleased with the results. It took less time to roast the garlic and toast the bread. I should also point out that hubby actually liked this better cooked in the air fryer. The roasted garlic really shined thru with the melted butter and the flavor of the parmesan made this extra tasty. The bread had a really nice crispy texture on the outside, but still soft on the inside. This is great when like me, you run out of room in the oven or you really don’t want to warm up the whole house, not to mention it takes less time which is an added bonus.

Here’s what you need:

*1 half of French bread; a whole loaf would not fit in the air fryer, but I only needed half, if you need more cook in batches.

*1/2 stick of butter softened

*5 large garlic cloves; or more if prefered

*1 TBS olive oil

*pinch of salt

*2 tsp. dried parsley

*2 TBS finely grated Parmesan cheese (the kind that looks like sand)

Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.

Place the garlic cloves on a small sheet of foil; sprinkle with salt and drizzle on the olive oil.

wrap the foil closed and place in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes at 400°.

While the garlic is roasting, cut the bread in half  lengthwise.

When the garlic is done, roasted in a small bowl, with the back of a spoon or fork, mash until you reach the desired consistency. I like a few bigger chunks of garlic, but you can also mash until it forms an almost paste.

Add butter, parsley and parmesan cheese; stir until well combined.

Spread evenly on each half of the bread.

Place the bread into the air fryer basket buttered side up. Try not to overlap too much.

Cook at 400° for 3 minutes. Check to see if it’s toasted enough as you like, if not cook for another 2 minutes.

Carefully remove from the basket and cut and serve.