Crispy Air Fryer Greek Potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This delicious and super easy side dish is flavoured with oregano and lemon and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
This recipe is a mash up of crispy air fryer potatoes and the flavours of Greek roasted potatoes. The end result is wonderfully crispy potatoes that are lemony and full of oregano flavour!
This Greek girl loves her potatoes and so it was only a matter of time before I figured out a way to make them quicker in my air fryer. I love roasted Greek potatoes and the flavours I used in this air fryer recipe is definitely a nod to them. What is different, however, is the texture of these potatoes. Unlike their roasted brothers, these potatoes are much crispier on the outside. And also unlike their roasted brothers, they cook up much faster!
Why you should make Crispy Air Fryer Greek Potatoes
- they’re delicious!
- they make for a quick side dish!
- air fried potatoes cook up in much less time than roasting
- they’re healthy
- this side dish goes with pretty much anything you’re serving up
- they don’t require much hands-on time, freeing you up to do other things!
- you probably have all the ingredients you need already on hand
How to get crispy air fryer potatoes
I adore my air fryer for so many reasons. One of those reasons is how crispy it gets food. That said, there are a couple of things to keep in mind to ensure your potatoes come out as crispy as you want them and not soft and mushy.
- Pat your potatoes dry before seasoning them and cooking.
For obvious reasons, you want to eliminate excess moisture from your potatoes to ensure they crisp up. Before placing them in your bowl, give them a pat down with paper towel to soak up any excess water.
- Don’t overdo the oil.
Air fryers do not require a lot of oil (and depending on what I am cooking- sometimes no oil is involved at all). If you drench your potatoes in oil, it can actually be counter-productive. Just use a couple of tablespoons of oil to coat the potatoes and let the seasoning stick. If you want to add more olive oil after for added flavour, you can add it after they cook.
- Cook on high heat (400F).
How to make air fryer potatoes
This method for making crispy air fryer Greek potatoes works for other flavour options as well so feel free to switch up the herbs and seasonings to switch things up if you like! There are very few steps involved and (bonus!) all of them are easy!
- Slice your potatoes. If you are using mini potatoes as I did in this recipe, slice them in half. Cut potatoes or into small wedges if you are using larger potatoes.
- Season. Toss your potatoes in olive oil and your seasonings to ensure they are all well coated.
- Partially cook potatoes. To start, cook your potatoes for 8 minutes.
- Shake the basket and cook some more.
- Adjust seasonings and serve!
What to serve with air fryer potatoes
The beauty of these potatoes is that they go with so many dinner options! I recently paired these potatoes with my Panko Crusted Fish. They go with pretty much any protein you choose including fish, steak, roast beef, Pork Chops, and chicken.
The potatoes are naturally vegan so you can include them in a vegan meal featuring Falafel.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you try it and love it as much as I do, I would love to hear about it! Leave a rating and/or comment below to let me know!
Crispy Air Fryer Greek Potatoes
- 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil to toss after cooking (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, parsley or thyme, to garnish
- lemon wedges, to garnish
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
- In a large bowl, add the potatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper and toss to coat them evenly.
- Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 8 minutes. Shake the basket and continue cooking for 8 more minutes or until they are golden and fork tender.
- Drizzle with more olive oil (optional) and garnish with fresh herbs and lemon wedges.