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Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

You can’t go wrong with these air fryer fingerling potatoes.

You’ll love how they’re so crunchy, but still tender in the center.

The best part is that you don’t have to worry about burning them because they’re cooked at a low temperature.

With this recipe, your house will smell like heaven while your family enjoys it too.

It’s important to note that although we call for fingerling potatoes here, feel free to use any variety of potato.

Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

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It takes just minutes to prepare and makes an excellent side dish or snack.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Fingerling potatoes (or other small-sized potatoes)

Olive oil spray




Preheat your air fryer to 350°F / 180°C.

Remove the skin from the potatoes.

Cut each into quarters lengthwise.

Then cut each quarter into thirds crosswise.

This helps ensure even cooking.

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the potatoes.

Add the potatoes and toss until well coated.

Place the mixture in the basket of your air fryer.

Cook for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot.

Cooking Tips

If you want to make mashed potatoes out of these fingerlings, add some milk instead of water during the cooking process.

For crispier fries, do not season the potatoes before frying.

Season once they’re finished cooking.

Try adding herbs such as thyme and rosemary to the batter.

You could also sprinkle garlic powder over the top.

If you prefer milder flavors, leave those options off altogether.

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Fingerling Potatoes


Potatoes were originally domesticated around 8500 BCE in central Asia.

Today, there are two main types of potatoes found worldwide.

These include russet potatoes, which grow in cool climates, and sweet potatoes, which grow in warmer regions.

Sweet potatoes come in many different varieties.

Some are orange, yellow, red, purple, or white.

Others are smaller than regular potatoes and contain less starch.

Sweet potatoes are usually peeled when eaten raw, whereas most people peel their standard potatoes.

What Are Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes?

Air fryers work by circulating hot air through your food using convection technology.

Air fryers allow you to cook without direct heat, which means no burnt edges and no overcooking.

You simply set the air fryer to the desired temperature and let it do its magic.

As soon as the potatoes are done, remove them from the basket and serve immediately.

No oven required, no stovetop needed.

The Benefits Of Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

They’re fast. In fact, you can whip up these fingerling potatoes in under 10 minutes.

That’s faster than microwaving or baking.

Plus, you don’t have to stand over the stove for long periods of time either.

They’re healthier.

When compared to conventional methods, air fryers produce significantly fewer calories and fat.

One serving contains only 50 calories.

Another benefit is that they’re cholesterol free.

Your body won’t absorb much of the saturated fats present in your meal.

Your kids will eat them. Kids tend to enjoy foods prepared this way since they’re often less processed.

And since the taste is similar to baked goods, kids will likely enjoy them.

They’re inexpensive.

Since the initial cost of purchasing an air fryer isn’t very high, you can afford to buy several units.

All together, you should save money by buying multiple devices.

They’re versatile. You can easily adapt this recipe to suit various dietary needs.

For instance, you can swap out the fingerling potatoes for diced sweet potatoes or yams.

Or you can replace the olive oil spray with butter spray or coconut oil spray.

Whatever you choose, you’ll end up with a tasty treat everyone loves.

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How To Cook Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes


1 pound fingerling potatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup water


Rinse the potatoes under cold running water.

Pat dry with paper towels.

Place the potatoes in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Drizzle with the olive oil and then add the salt.

Toss gently to coat evenly.

Pour the water into a measuring cup and drop in 1 tablespoon at a time.

Stir vigorously after each addition. Continue until the potatoes are covered.

Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, preheat your air fryer to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the potatoes from the refrigerator.

Add the potatoes to the basket of your air fryer.

Cook for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm.

Tips For Cooking Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Keep in mind that fingerling potatoes are sometimes referred to as baby or new potatoes.

Although they measure approximately one inch across, they aren’t quite that size.

Instead, they measure somewhere between 0.4″ – 0.7″.

Depending on where you live, fingerling potatoes can be hard to find.

Most grocery stores stock larger potatoes, so look for those instead.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t rinse fingerling potatoes prior to cooking.

Doing so removes excess surface moisture and prevents the potatoes from absorbing excess grease.

Use caution when handling fingerling potatoes.

They break easily, so handle them carefully.

A few drops of oil may appear on their surfaces. Don’t fret — this happens naturally.

Simply wipe away the oil with a clean towel.

Fingerling Potatoes recipe


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Fingerling Potatoes recipe

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

With this recipe, you can make perfectly crispy and delectable oven-roasted fingerling potatoes. It's simple to prepare on a hectic weeknight and beautiful enough to offer to guests!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal


  • 1 Oven


  • ½ pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley


  • Set your oven’s temperature to 425 F.
  • Butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper should be combined with the potatoes. In a big cast iron skillet, add the olive oil, then distribute the potatoes evenly.
  • Until crispy, bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with a parsley garnish.



Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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