Aren’t baby potatoes cute? They’re sweet and starchy, too. If there’s a carbohydrate that complements chicken, pork and even steak perfectly, that’s baby potatoes. The tiny spuds are pretty versatile as well. They might not taste like much on their own, but season them and cook them the right way, and you’ll get a true delicacy.
By air-frying baby potatoes, you get tender and crispy potatoes using almost no oil, and that’s a win if you ask us. Besides, this method is insanely quick — roasted baby potatoes ready in ten minutes.
To make baby potatoes, you need at least a pound of potatoes for every two people, considering this is just a side dish. There are several types of baby potatoes, and not all of them are all that small, so choose the right kind of potatoes for your menu.
We’ll also need seasonings, which means using garlic and onion powder, since they give flavor without leaving chunky bits behind. You can also add paprika for slightly spicy potatoes and any dried herb to give color and aromatics to the side dish. Have cooking oil in spray in hand, and you’re all set.
Baby potatoes are a fantastic snack to serve when watching a game. They’re also lovely late-night crave quenchers and a quick lunch.
Baby potatoes, though, genuinely shine when served with a protein, whether roast chicken, pork chops or a thick rib-eye. Think of each plate as a harmonious combination of foods where baby potatoes play a vital role, but green veggies and meat are essential too.
Toss your baby potatoes with a spice mix, like a dry rub for spicy potatoes, and don’t forget to press them flat with a fork or spatula for the loveliest smashed babies.
Wash and scrub the baby potatoes and drain.
In a mixing bowl, spray the potatoes with cooking oil and toss them with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and dried parsley.
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
Place the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through.
Serve as a side dish, snack or starter.
Alternatively, press the potatoes with a spatula for a nicer presentation.