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Table of Contents
- Why These Air Fryer Golden Potatoes Are Basically Awe-Inspiring
- Is It Healthier to Cook Potatoes in an Air Fryer?
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- Skip the Oven, and Make Crisp Potatoes in the Air Fryer Instead!
- Tips for Success
- Flavor Variations
- Serving Suggestions
- How to Store and Reheat
- Common Questions About These Middle Eastern Air Fryer Golden Potatoes
- More Flavor-Loaded Potato Recipes You’ll Love
- Air Fryer Golden Potatoes with Harissa Sauce Recipe
Air Fryer Golden Potatoes Are Basically Awe-Inspiring
Is there any ingredient more versatile than potatoes? With recipes like Greek-inspired Yukon gold mashed potatoes, oven baked sweet potato fries, crispy smashed potatoes, and so much more, the options are endless!
However, our most recent creation, these
Plus, these Middle Eastern potatoes are:
- Made with a handful of ingredients.
- Full of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber.
- Made with minimal prep time and a cook time of about 15 minutes.
- Perfect for serving on their own or with your favorite main courses!
Is It Healthier to Cook Potatoes in an
Air frying potatoes requires a lot less oil than traditional frying methods, meaning these
Ingredients You’ll Need
We kept the ingredient list for the potatoes themselves incredibly short and sweet. The big, bold flavor is in the harissa sauce!
For the Potatoes
- Potatoes – Use golden potatoes for a rich, buttery flavor. If needed, Russet potatoes can be substituted.
- Salt and Black Pepper – Adjust to taste.
- Olive Oil – Used to coat the potatoes and create a crisp exterior. Avocado oil can be substituted.
For the Harissa Sauce
- Olive Oil – Used to form the base of the sauce.
- Butter – This combines with the oil to form a rich taste. We recommend using unsalted, but salted will also work. Just be sure to adjust the amount of extra salt included!
- Yellow Onion – Chop it into small pieces.
- Garlic – Whole, fresh garlic cloves work best.
- Harissa Paste – This is key to creating the bold, spicy flavor harissa sauce is known for! Find it in the ethnic section of your local grocery store, or make your own homemade harissa paste instead.
- Sun-Dried Tomato Paste – This helps thicken the sauce and adds a tangy, savory flavor with notes of earthy sweetness.
- Salt and Black Pepper – Use as little or as much as you like.
Skip the Oven, and Make Crisp Potatoes in the
Air Fryer Instead!
This recipe requires several steps, but if you multi-task, it comes together super quickly.
Air Fry the Middle Eastern Potatoes
- Prepare the Potatoes. Peel the potatoes, and chop them into bite-sized cubes.
- Season. Add the potato pieces to a large mixing bowl, add the salt, pepper, and oil, and toss to combine and coat.
- Air Fry. Transfer the seasoned potatoes to a preheated air fryer, arranging them in a single layer in the greased basket. Air fry until they’re golden and crispy, skating halfway through cooking.
Prepare the Harissa Sauce
- Sauté. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until it is translucent.
- Combine. Stir in the harissa pasta and sun-dried tomato paste, combining them with the onions. Cook for another few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Combine and Serve
- Combine. Transfer the cooked potatoes to the skillet with the harissa sauce, and toss to combine.
- Serve. Garnish with fresh parsley, and enjoy warm!
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Tips for Success
Wash the Potatoes. Be sure to wash the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
- Preheat the
Air Fryer. Preheat your air fryerbefore you begin so it has plenty of time to heat. The high temperature is key to cooking the potatoes quickly and achieving a crispy exterior!
- Don’t Overcrowd the Basket. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in the
air fryerbasket, leaving a bit of space in between each piece. Work in batches, if needed. Otherwise, they won’t crisp up evenly.
- Flip the Potatoes. Use a spoon or spatula to flip the potatoes, or shake the basket gently to flip them over halfway through cooking and ensure they cook and become crisp on both sides.
- Adjust the Cooking Time. Every
air fryercooks differently. So, be sure to keep a close eye on your potatoes, and adjust the cooking time as needed.
Feel free to add extra flavor to your potatoes with a variety of seasonings! Some of our favorite ways to switch things up include:
- Cajun Seasoning
- Mexican Blend Seasoning
- Greek Seasoning
- Ranch Packets or Seasoning
- Taco Seasoning
- Chili Lime
- Lemon and Herb
How to Store and Reheat
If you plan on making this recipe ahead of time, we recommend storing the potatoes and harissa sauce separately!
- To Store: Transfer the potatoes to an airtight container, and keep them stored in the fridge for up to three days.
- To Freeze: Transfer leftovers to a freezer-safe container, and keep them frozen for up to six to eight months.
- To Reheat: Warm your potatoes thawed or frozen in the
air fryerat 400 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re heated through and crisp.
Common Questions About These Middle Eastern
Air Fryer Golden Potatoes
Some people like to soak their potatoes before air frying to draw out some of the excess starch and help them become extra crisp.
Yes! Just be sure to wash and rinse them well first.
Nope! It can help cut down on the cooking time but isn’t necessary for this recipe.
If your potatoes aren’t cooking, it’s likely either because the
More Flavor-Loaded Potato Recipes You’ll Love
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- Parmesan Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan
Air FryerPotato Wedges
Air FryerPotato Wedges
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Air Fryer Golden Potatoes with Harissa Sauce
- 4 large golden potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon oil
For Harissa Sauce:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 Tablespoon harissa paste
- 1 Tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Garnish: Fresh parsley chopped
Air Fryer Golden Potatoes
Prepare the Potatoes:
- Peel the potatoes, and cut them into bite-sized cubes.4 large golden potatoes
Season the Potatoes:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the peeled potato cubes with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of oil. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly with the seasoning.1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 Tablespoon oil
Air Fry the Potatoes:
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Place the seasoned peeled potato cubes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd them. Work in batches, if needed.
- Air fry the potatoes for approximately 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy, shaking the basket or tossing the potatoes halfway through for even cooking.
Sauté the Onion and Garlic:
- In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- Add the chopped yellow onion and garlic, and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes.1/2 yellow onion, 2 cloves garlic
Add Harissa and Sun-Dried Tomato Paste:
- Stir in the harissa paste and sun-dried tomato paste, combining them with the sautéed onions. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.1 Tablespoon harissa paste, 1 Tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
Season to Taste:
- Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Adjust the spiciness by adding more harissa, if desired.Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste
Combine with Potatoes:
- Once the peeled potatoes are air-fried and crispy, transfer them to the skillet with the harissa onion sauce. Toss everything together to ensure the potatoes are coated with the flavorful sauce.
- Transfer the potatoes and sauce to a serving dish.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 6-8 months.Garnish: Fresh parsley
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.