Looking for a quick and easy side dish? Air fryer fingerling potatoes are a delicious and healthy choice. Get perfectly crispy potatoes in just minutes with this simple recipe. Perfect for any meal or snack time, these roasted potatoes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted fingerling potatoes are a simple and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal. These small, thin-skinned potatoes cook up quickly and crisp up nicely in the air fryer. With just a few basic ingredients like olive oil, salt, and lemon pepper seasoning, you can easily elevate their natural flavor and create a delicious and nutritious dish. Whether you're serving them as a side or snacking on them as a healthy treat, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try them out today and see for yourself!
What Are Fingerling Potatoes?
Fingerling potatoes are a small, thin-skinned variety of potato that are shaped like fingers, hence their name. They come in different colors, including red, purple, and yellow, and have a low starch content. Fingerling potatoes are known for their tender and buttery texture, making them a popular choice for roasting, grilling, and sautéing. They are also a good source of fiber and potassium, and can be a healthy addition to any meal.
When making roasted fingerling potatoes, there are a few ingredient notes to keep in mind.
- Fingerling Potatoes: Choose fingerling potatoes that are small and uniform in size for even cooking.
- Oil: Use a high-quality olive oil for best flavor and texture.
- Garlic: You can use either jarred or fresh garlic. However, if possible, we recommend fresh garlic for a better flavor.
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning: The zesty and tangy flavor of lemon pairs well with the mild taste of potatoes, while the black pepper adds a subtle heat.
- Salt: Feel free to adjust the amount.
- Parmesan: It adds a salty, nutty flavor and a crispy texture. You can sprinkle grated Parmesan over the potatoes during the last few minutes of air frying or serve it on top as a garnish after the potatoes are roasted.
Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, garlic, and paprika to add extra flavor.
How to Cook Fingerling Potatoes in Air Fryer
- Wash the potatoes and pat them dry with a towel. If you find any damaged parts, remove them, but don't worry about peeling the potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise and transfer to a spacious bowl.
- Add the oil, minced garlic, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and lemon pepper seasoning to the bowl with the potatoes. Toss the ingredients together until the potatoes are evenly coated.
- Arrange the potato halves in a single layer inside the basket, ensuring that they are not touching. Bake for 14 minutes at 400F, flipping the potatoes or shaking the basket every 5 minutes to ensure even browning.
What to Serve with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Here are some sauce and dip options for air fryer fingerling potatoes:
- Garlic Aioli: Mix together mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create a creamy garlic aioli.
- Chipotle Ranch: Mix together ranch dressing with some chipotle chili powder or adobo sauce for a spicy twist on a classic dip.
- Texas Roadhouse Ranch
- Sour Cream and Chive: Mix together sour cream, fresh or dried chives, salt, lemon juice, and pepper for a tangy and herbaceous dip.
- Honey Mustard: Mix together honey, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and a splash of apple cider vinegar for a sweet and tangy sauce.
- Spicy Ketchup: Mix together ketchup, hot sauce, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy take on classic ketchup.
- Balsamic Glaze: Drizzle balsamic glaze over the cooked potatoes for a sweet and tangy finishing touch.
- Chimichurri: Blend together parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create a vibrant and herbaceous Argentinean sauce that pairs well with roasted potatoes.
- Tzatziki: Mix together Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a cool and refreshing dip with Mediterranean flair.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Fingerling Potatoes
❗ Storing Leftover Fingerling Potatoes: Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheating Leftover Fingerling Potatoes: There are a few methods to reheat leftover fingerling potatoes:
- Air Fryer: Reheat the potatoes in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 375°F. This will help them to regain their crispy texture.
- Oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
- Microwave: Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
Flavoring Reheated Fingerling Potatoes: To add flavor to reheated fingerling potatoes, consider tossing them with a little bit of olive oil or butter and your favorite herbs or spices. You can also add a sprinkle of grated cheese or a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt for added creaminess.
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