Looking for a way to make potatoes that you’ve never tried before? Get a load of these Everything Bagel Air Fryer Potatoes! You might question my ability to make potato recipes you haven’t tried before, and I understand why. Whether you’re using russets, Yukon golds or yellow potatoes, Potatoes are likely the most widely used root vegetable and are made all over the world. Some of the most popular dishes in the world use potatoes from French fries, to thanksgiving mashed potatoes! BUT, the proof is in the details (or the ingredients) when it comes to frying these potatoes. Sometimes, with one little garnish or preparation method, an easy air fryer potato recipe can be taken from something already timelessly amazing, to something spectacular!
Why do I need an air fryer for air fryer roasted potatoes?
Did I just describe a potato as something spectacular? yes, yes I did. And I stand by it too! These Everything Bagel Air Fry Potatoes are perfectly air fried until crispy golden, and loaded with everything bagel seasoning for the best possible flavour! Save the time and energy with an air fryer instead of the oven when cooking russet potatoes or potato of choice. All you need is a little cooking spray, avocado oil or drizzle of olive oil, salt and cook on high until fork tender! It takes half the time but the real secret to this recipe is in the preparation.
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Are air fryer potatoes really that ground-breaking?
If you’re like me, and easily get tired of your typical weekly meals and constantly need a change-up from typical Air Fryer French fries, Then I would say YES! That said, of course they’re still a potato at the end of the day. But give these Everything Bagel Air Fried Potatoes a try yourself and see if you notice the difference. Not to mention, loading these up with the ever flavourful everything bagel seasoning, and dipping them in homemade cream cheese dip will have you coming back time and time again. If everything bagel seasoning isn’t your thing, try throwing together some garlic powder, Italian seasoning, fresh herbs, vegan parmesan cheese, cajun seasoning, onion powder or even a tsp garlic powder. The possibilities are endless, but trust me – the everything bagel seasoning is the way to go!
Why do you boil potatoes before frying them?
SO, what even is the difference?! Okay okay, ill get to the meat and potatoes of it (minus the meat of course). These potatoes are far from your typical chop and oil before baking type of side dish. The main difference here lies in the added steps for optimal tenderness and crunch. Before baking, or even oiling and seasoning, the trick is to boil the potatoes! You might be thinking that sounds stupid, its going to cook regardless if you put it in the air fryer at the anyway! But that’s not all… the boiling of the chopped potatoes not only enhances the creaminess on the inside of the potato by keeping things moist, but it also allows you to add in one more key step to the crunches potatoes you’ve ever had!
How do I make my air fryer potatoes extra crispy?
After soaking, and boiling – the real game changer for me what when I learned to drain and add the potatoes to a standing strainer and run a bit of cold water over top. Shake them around until the outer edges are beat up and sticky! These flaky bits and beat up outer edges make for the BEST crunch once air fried. Trust me! Then in a large bowl, simply sprinkle salt, pepper and everything bagel seasoning,
What do I dip my Everything Bagel Air Fried Potatoes in?
Last but not least, MAKE THE DIP! This dip truly is one of my simplest go-to creations. It takes next to no work in the kitchen and it elevates the savoury flavours of the potatoes! For me, this is even more than a simple side dish. I have been known from time to time.., in the past week alone… to make this a full meal for both lunch AND dinner! If these look good to you, don’t miss out on trying these Crispy Potato Wedges with Whipped Feta and these Hot Maple Butter Smashed Potatoes.
FAQ about Air Fryer Potatoes
Do I need to boil a potato before cooking it?
Definitely not! But I highly recommend it for a crunchy exterior and soft interior.
What temperature do you air fry at?
I almost alway air fry at the highest setting. On most air fryers that reaches around 400 degrees F.
Should I rinse my potatoes before frying?
I highly recommend rinsing before chopping, and then rinsing again after boiling to soften the potatoes!
How long does it take to cook air fryer potatoes?
depending on your machine, anywhere from 20-30 minutes usually does the trick! with these everything bagel air fryer potatoes, I cooked for about 25 minutes.
is it healthier to air fry potatoes?
For nutrition information, I recommend MyFitnessPal to calculate the exact nutrients such as fiber, protein, potassium, calcium, calories and sodium.
As always, give these Everything Bagel Air Fried Potatoes a try and let us know what you think in the comments and give us a tag on instagram @gregsvegangourmet & @itslivb so we can see how well they turned out.Print
Everything Bagel Air Fried Potatoes
- Total Time: 45
- Yield: 2 servings
These Everything Bagel Air Fried Potatoes are perfectly air fried until crispy golden, and loaded with everything bagel seasoning for the best possible flavour!
- 1 container(227g) vegan cream cheese
- 2 tsp dill seasoning
- 1/4 tsp salt
- juice from 1/4 lemon
- 1 clove minced garlic or 1/4 tsp dried garlic powder
- 1 bag (680g) chopped golden mini potatoes
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- In a medium sized pot, add the chopped potato chunks and bring to a boil. Cook 12-15 minutes or until you can easily stick a for through the centre.
- drain the pot of boiling potatoes to a standing strainer in the sink. When strained, shake the potatoes until outsides look beaten up and some skin is falling off. The more beat up(while holding their shape) the crispier the potatoes will be).
- place the potatoes to a large bowl and add the olive oil, everything bagel seasoning and salt. Stir to combine.
- place potatoes in the air fryer for 150-20 minutes or until all outside edges are adequately golden brown and crispy.
- OPTIONAL: Add the potatoes to a baking sheet in a preheated oven to 425 degrees F. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping half way through and checking for golden brown edges frequently.
- Meanwhile, add all dip ingredients to a food processor and mince on high until fully combined. Remove and let sit in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Remove potatoes from heat and enjoy.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 40