Skip to Content

How to Cook Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Hello, everyone! I am super excited to share with you a recipe that has quickly become a favorite in my household. Yes this the best way to make baked potatoes mini sized! Let’s talk about air fryer fingerling potatoes now y’all. A side dish so good, it could steal the show!

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

The star of our recipe today, fingerling potatoes, are tiny, but they’re big on flavor! Tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with the perfect blend of seasonings, and roasted until golden brown, these bite-sized delights are the definition of tasty. They’re a quick air fryer recipe to prepare, fun to eat, and the perfect side dish. (affiliate links present)

How to Cook Fingerling Potatoes

Let’s start with how long to cook fingerling potatoes. These are a bit different from your regular spuds. Especially sweet potatoes! If you’ve got those instead, try these sweet potato cubes air fryer style.

Want to save this post?

Enter your email below and get it sent straight to your inbox.

Save Recipe

And be automatically signed up for our free newsletter too!

Clean and cut potatoes before air frying. Laying them on a baking sheet, or even a paper towel, is a good trick to dry off their outsides. This step is important to get a nice golden brown finish. You’ll also want to remove any dirt from the potato skin.

Fingerling potatoes are unique because of their small, elongated shape and flavorful, waxy flesh. When properly prepared, these potatoes deliver a delightful, buttery flavor that makes them a favorite in a variety of potato recipes. After rinsing your fingerlings, remember to slice them lengthwise. This not only speeds up the cooking time, but it also creates a nice, flat surface that will get crispy in the air fryer.

Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling Potatoes Air Fryer

Don’t forget that potato skins are full of nutrients. The skin on fingerlings is thin and delicious when cooked, so there’s no need to peel them. Just make sure you’ve washed the skin well to get rid of any residual dirt. It’s essential to dry the potatoes well after washing – the drier the potato skin the crispier it will become in the air fryer.

That crispy, golden brown exterior is what makes air frying fingerling potatoes so irresistible. With these easy steps, you’re well on your way to preparing a delectable side dish. The next step is cooking these potatoes in an air fryer. Thankfully, roasted potatoes are very simple! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Dill
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

As far as seasonings I mean you could go all out. It is one of our favorite Old Bay recipes when I have that on hand. Adds a ton of flavor especially if they are being served with seafood for dinner.

Can I use other types of potatoes?

Yes, you absolutely can! If you don’t have fingerlings on hand, other small potatoes like Yukon golds work well. The cooking time might vary a bit, but they’ll be just as delicious! I’ve also got this post for Baby Potatoes Recipe ideas. Be sure to check that out!

How to Cook Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Carrots

Remember to preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes before starting. It’s a good time to mix your potatoes with the olive oil and spices in a large bowl. You want them to be evenly coated for the best flavor. I don’t recommend upping the temperature, baked potatoes at 400 degrees work great in the oven but lower for these works better.

For this one you could easily add some peeled and cut into chunks, carrots. Now we’re doing something special with this one whether you add them or not. Instead of sticking to the written recipe, let’s shake things up a bit.

Transfer your seasoned potatoes to the air fryer. Spread them out, but not too much – you want them to be comfy in there! Now it’s time to air fry these fingerling potatoes. Roast them at 350 degrees for around 15-20 minutes, give or take a bit. Here are more specifics;

  • Rinse your potato medley and slice in half lengthwise.
  • Lay on paper towels to dry outsides as much as possible.
  • Put into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat.
  • Add seasonings, toss to coat. Preheat air fryer to 350 F for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into air fryer basket, spread out so they’re in one layer as much as possible.
  • Close drawer and cook for 15-20 minutes tossing halfway thru until they are fork tender.
  • Spray with olive oil on top to brown more a few minutes before done if desired.
herb roasted fingerling potatoes

Halfway through, take a moment to open the drawer and give the potatoes a toss. This helps them to roast evenly and become deliciously golden brown. As an optional step, a few minutes before they’re done, spray with a bit more olive oil. This can make them even more crispy and brown.

Fingerling Potato Recipe

Now, onto the specifics of our fingerling potato recipe. We start by gathering our fingerling potatoes, about 2-3 cups. We’ll need some olive oil, dill, garlic powder, and of course, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, we’ll mix all these together. Then, we’ll preheat our air fryer. Once it’s ready, we’ll pour the potatoes into the air fryer basket, ensuring they’re spread out in a single layer. Then, we roast them for about 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

A few tips to remember:

  • Keep an eye on the cooking time, as every air fryer can be a bit different. Your goal is fork tender and golden brown potatoes.
  • If you like a bit of a cheesy twist, try adding parmesan cheese on top right at the end of the cooking time. It adds a lovely flavor that goes great with the garlic and dill.
  • For those who love their herbs, garnishing with fresh herbs like parsley can add an extra touch
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

This Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes recipe is an absolute game-changer. The crispy, golden brown exterior combined with the tender, flavorful interior makes this a perfect side dish for any meal. You can pair it with your favorite main course, or even snack on them on their own. They’re that good!

Remember, the recipe card is your best friend in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your potato recipes. Try using different spices or adding a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top for a cheesy twist. And don’t forget you could dice up and add chili to the top like our baked red potatoes out of the oven.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to try air frying fingerling potatoes! With this foolproof recipe in your arsenal, you’re ready to impress your family and friends at your next gathering. Happy cooking, everyone!

Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page?

Then sign up for my free newsletter, and follow me on Pinterest! 😉

***** If you LOVED this recipe give it 5 Stars below and let everyone know what you thought about it. 😉

the typical mom
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Air fryer fingerling potatoes roasted to crispy with garlic are an easy side dish that is cheap and family friendly. Add carrots for a duo.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, fingerling potatoes, garlic, herb, roasted
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 121kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse potatoes and slice in half lengthwise. Lay on paper towels to dry outsides.
  • Put into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat. Add seasonings, toss to coat. Preheat air fryer to 350 F for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into air fryer basket, spread out so they're in one layer as much as possible. Close drawer and cook for 15-20 minutes tossing halfway thru until they are fork tender.
  • Spray with olive oil on top to brown more a few minutes before done if desired.

Video

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.