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Air Fryer Crispy Fingerling Potatoes

Air-fryer Fingerling Potatoes are fabulously crispy, flavorful and delicious. They are The BEST way to eat potatoes ! These air fried potatoes are low calorie, low oil and gluten-free. It is one of our family’s favorite sides.

The air fryer has become my favorite gadget in the kitchen. I love making delicious recipes like Zucchini Fries, Buffalo Cauliflower WingsAir Fryer Fried Pickles and Bang Bang Cauliflower Bites using this versatile kitchen appliance.

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and full of garlicky herb flavors. This airfryer potato recipe needs very little prep work, only 5 main ingredients and 20 minutes to make. However, it is amazingly delicious! These golden brown roasted tiny spuds also look so elegant and gourmet. This recipe also is Gluten Free, vegetarian and Eggless.

Serving Suggestions

Serve it along with Chipotle Mayo and you won’t believe how fast you finish it off. Finger licking delicious stuff loved by all including kids ! Win win !

These crispy spuds are good for serving on many different occasions. Serve it as an appetizer along with some creamy spicy dip for game day or movie night.

They are also perfect for guilt free snacking. Kids love it for after school snacks.

Air fryer fingerling potatoes make excellent side dish served alongside grilled meats, burgers, wraps and sandwiches.

They look so festive and pretty,  you can also serve them as a side dish for your special family dinners or holiday gathering – these are always a big hit with everyone!

A hand holding crispy potato wedge and dipping it in the creamy white sauce.

What are fingerling potatoes?

Fingerling Potatoes are elongated small potatoes typically the size of a finger.
They have thin skin which doesn’t need peeling. These potatoes have a firm texture that holds up well to cooking.

When you roast them in an air fryer or in the oven, the skin turns golden brown and becomes crisp. They remain tender and buttery inside. 

You can roast them whole or just cut them in half. They’re the perfect size for finger food – easy to hold, dip and eat.

Roasted fingerling potatoes with salt and seasoning.

Should I roast them whole ?

I prefer to cook them whole and then cut them in half while serving.  It helps to retain the moisture inside and prevents them from getting too dry. Air fryer version is effortless & time saving.

How not to burn seasoning while air frying?

Seasoning, especially dry herbs burn quickly and taste bitter if you add them from the beginning.  So add all your flavorful seasoning just after they come out of the oven or air fryer.

Best Potato Recipes

We are potato lovers. Every shopping trip I buy them. Potatoes and Peas Curry ( aloo matar) , Dum Aloo ( Baby Potatoes Curry ) , Roasted Masala Potatoes and Creamy Potato Salad are our favorite potato recipes.

Crispy Fingerling potatoes made in the airfryer and served with creamy mayo sauce.

Pro Tips

Besides fingerling,  this recipe will work for any type of small baby potatoes. If you plan to use large roasting potatoes, chop them in wedges or cubes.

Once potatoes are fresh out of the air fryer oven, I sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley. The end result is the taste of roasted garlic, and herby cheese in every bite. It is simply amazing !

I also add some parmesan cheese in preparation before air frying. This helps get a crispy, charred cheese on the potato skin. With a mist of olive oil, it adds nice depth to the flavor quotient.

Organic Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes have thin skin and don’t need to be peeled. However, to avoid the pesticides,  I prefer to buy them organic whenever possible.

How to avoid uneven cooking in the air fryer?

  • Do not overload the basket so that there is enough space for the air circulation. This is most important.
  • So, if you have large quantities to prepare, cook in batches. 
  • Also, give it a shake in between cooking to rearrange the pieces.

How To Prepare Potatoes for Cooking

Since we are not peeling and removing the skin,  wash the fingerling potatoes in the colander thoroughly under clear running water. Scrub if there is any dirt, dark spots or extra tuber growth on the surface.

After washing, pat them dry completely with a kitchen towel. No moisture should remain. This is important to get them nice and crispy.

Freshly roasted baby potatoes in the air fryer basket.

How to reheat ?

Arrange them in a single layer on the airfryer basket.  And re-heat in the air-fryer for 4-5 minutes at 350°F.

Can I Double The Recipe?

Yes you can. However, don’t cook at once. Make them in separate batches so the potatoes cook well and get golden crisp.

Can I make this recipe in Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid?

Yes you can. Follow the same instructions as the air-fryer for Instant Pot Air-fryer Lid.

How to Make Fingerling Potatoes in the oven?

You can bake these in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 18-20 minutes or until they are crispy. If possible,  use a crisper basket instead of a baking sheet.

Can I make this recipe suitable for Vegan ?

Yes. Instead of parmesan cheese, use plant based cheese or nutritional yeast to make this recipe dairy free and vegan.

Close up image showing golden brown exterior and moist fluffy interior of roasted potatoes.

Ingredients

Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Fabulously crisp fingerling potatoes, Parmesan cheese, parsley, olive oil, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • Minced Garlic
  • Fresh or Dried Herbs : Parsley
  • Olive oil or cooking oil spray
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat an air fryer to 400° degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for 3 minutes.

Place washed and cleaned potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, Parmesan cheese,  minced garlic, salt, and pepper and stir until evenly coated.

Place potatoes in the basket of the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.  Open the lid. Shake the basket, spray some more oil mists and cook until desired crispness is reached, about 5 more minutes.

Remove from the air-fryer.  Sprinkle the parsley and remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping.Enjoy !

Crispy Fingerling potatoes made in the airfryer and served with creamy mayo sauce.

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Crispy Fingerling potatoes made in the airfryer and served with creamy mayo sauce.

Crispy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air-fryer Fingerling Potatoes are fabulously crispy, flavorful and delicious.  They are The BEST way to eat potatoes ! These air fried potatoes are low calorie, low oil and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Fingerling potatoes cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil or use oil spray
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
  • 4 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese ( divided)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat an air fryer to 400° degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for 3 minutes.

Place washed and cleaned potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, half of the Parmesan cheese,  minced garlic, salt, and pepper and toss until evenly coated.

Place potatoes in the basket of the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. 

Open the lid. Shake the basket and cook until desired crispness is reached, about 5 more minutes.

Remove from the air-fryer.  Sprinkle the parsley and remaining Parmesan cheese on top.  Serve immediately with your favorite dipping.  Enjoy !

Notes

HOW CAN I MAKE IT IN THE OVEN?

You can bake these in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 18-20 minutes or until they are crispy. If possible,  use a crisper basket instead of a baking sheet.

Preparing the Fingerling Potatoes for roasting:

Since we are not peeling and removing the skin,  wash the fingerling potatoes in the colander thoroughly under clear running water. Scrub if there is any dirt, dark spots or extra tuber growth on the surface.

After washing, pat them dry completely with a kitchen towel. No moisture should remain. This is important to get them nice and crispy.

How to reheat ? Arrange them in a single layer on the airfryer basket.  And re-heat in the air-fryer for 4-5 minutes at 350°F.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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