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
*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.
Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.
Serve with you favorite main dish.