Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

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These mini Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes 🥔 are absolutely incredible and what home cooking looks like for me. These are all the flavors that I love in a potato dish, so if you ever come over for lunch this is exactly what I would serve on the 🍽️ table. This side dish couldn’t be easier and uses only just a few ingredients.

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes are a 🫰 snap to make and deliver big on flavor. Because the mini potatoes are boiled quickly first, they’re so soft and tender inside. I love using my air-fryer for these so they get really crispy without using a lot of oil and I don’t have to turn on my oven. The tang from the 🍋 lemon juice makes these seriously addictive and I love topping them with some salty feta as well, but that’s optional.

How to Prepare Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

🫧 In a pot on the stove, boil the baby potatoes with the skin on for 10 minutes or until fork tender.

💧 Then drain them and place them on a flat surface.

🫳 Using a potato masher or a glass, gently press each one down.

🧂 Now, season them with salt and dried oregano.

🫒 Next, brush each one with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

♨️ Air fry at 400F (200C) for 6 to 8 minutes until crispy.

🌿 Brush them with some extra lemon juice and then sprinkle on some feta cheese and parsley.

Nonna’s Tip ♨️

You can absolutely bake these potatoes in the oven instead of the air fryer. Bake at 425F (220C) for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy

Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

Variations and Substitutions for Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

  1. For an even more 🍋 lemony flavor, use the zest of a lemon as well.
  2. Garnish with 🌿 parsley, chopped chives or rosemary.
  3. You can use regular potatoes in this Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes recipe but cut them into smaller pieces to ensure they cook evenly and fit in your air fryer.
  4. Instead of oregano, you can also use dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or spices such as paprika or 🧄 garlic powder.
  5. Add additional toppings such as grated cheese, 🥓 bacon bits or a dollop of sour cream.

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Common Questions

Can I use regular potatoes instead of baby potatoes?

Yes, you can use regular potatoes in this recipe but cut them into smaller pieces to ensure they cook evenly and fit in your air fryer or baking tray.

How do I know when the potatoes are fork-tender after boiling?

The potatoes are fork-tender when a fork can easily pierce through the center of the potato without much resistance.

Can I prepare these air fryer lemon potatoes ahead of time?

Yes, you can boil and smash the potatoes ahead of time. Store them in the refrigerator and air fry or bake them when ready to serve.

Can I use a different seasoning instead of oregano?

Yes, you can use any seasoning you like, such as rosemary, thyme, paprika, or garlic powder.

Which air fryer do you use?

I love my COSORI Pro II Air Fryer Oven Combo! The recipe time and temperature vary by appliance, so please keep an eye on the potatoes as they cook.

Can I add other toppings?

Yes, you can add toppings such as grated cheese, bacon bits, chives, or a dollop of sour cream.

Can I bake these lemon potatoes in the oven instead of air fryer?

You can absolutely bake these potatoes in the oven instead of the air fryer. Bake at 425F (220C) for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes

Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes are easy to make and bursting with flavor. The mini potatoes are boiled first to make them soft and tender inside. I enjoy using my air fryer for this recipe because it makes the potatoes really crispy without needing a lot of oil, and I don't have to turn on my oven.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 bag baby potatoes, 680 gram bag
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • dry oregano, to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced, to taste
  • parsley and/or feta, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Boil the baby potatoes with the skin on for 10 minutes or until fork tender. Drain them and place them on a flat surface.
  • Gently press each one down with a potato masher or anything you have on hand. Season with salt and dried oregano. Next, brush each one with some olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Air fry at 400F (200C) for 6 to 8 minutes until crispy. If baking, bake at 425F (220C) for 20 minutes or until crispy.
  • Brush them with some extra lemon juice and I personally love topping them off with feta but it’s optional. Parsley for garnish is up to you.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 1.173mg, Potassium: 735mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 41mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
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