Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

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For the perfect potato side dish, air fryer fingerling potatoes are our go-to!

Nicely coated in oil and spices – such as fragrant rosemary – these small potatoes are absolutely delicious.

Fingerling potatoes in the air fryer turn out crispy and golden brown on the outside, tender on the inside, and go great with lots of different meat and veggie dishes!

crispy fingerling potatoes with rosemary in bowl on wooden board
Air fryer fingerling potatoes are so, so good!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make these fingerling potatoes in the air fryer, read through the recipe tips so that you get great results.

  • You can vary the spice blend if you like. We really like garlic powder and fresh rosemary on our potatoes, but if you don’t have any rosemary on hand (fresh or dried), you can also use Italian seasoning.
  • Since every air fryer is a little different and the size of the fingerling potatoes can differ, your total cooking time might vary slightly. Just keep an eye on your potatoes for that nice crispy outer layer. You can test the potatoes for inside tenderness with a fork!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the full instruction on how to make air fryer fingerling potatoes, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section.

If you just want to skip ahead to the cooking times and temperatures without visuals, you can head down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Cut the fingerling potatoes in half.

Wash the fingerling potatoes, then dry them and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove any black spots if there are any.

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Coat the potatoes in oil and spices.

Next, preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the meantime, add the halved potatoes into a bowl with the oil, salt, garlic powder, chopped rosemary, and black pepper.

Toss everything until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and spices.

raw fingerling potatoes in black air fryer tray on white counter
Add the fingerling potatoes to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the fingerling potatoes. Gently shake the potatoes to avoid overlap as best you can.

If you have a very small air fryer, you might have to make this amount of potatoes in two batches.

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Make sure the potatoes are fully cooked.

Cook the fingerling potatoes for 15-20 minutes until soft, slightly brown, and crispy on the outside.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. The total cook time can vary slightly by air fryer and size of potatoes.

crispy fingerling potatoes in bowl with rosemary on wooden board
These fingerling potatoes are waiting to be enjoyed!

When the potatoes are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them into a serving bowl. You can garnish them with more rosemary if desired.

Storage Tips

Air-fried fingerling potatoes taste best when they are fresh and crispy.

If you do have leftovers, these little potatoes store well in a sealed container in the fridge. They will last for 3-4 days.

You can reheat them in the air fryer to try and get the outer crispiness back or just toss them in the microwave if you don’t mind them getting a little soft.

What to Serve Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes With

These fingerling potatoes make a really nice potato side dish that is pretty versatile.

They go really well with lighter meats like lamb, salmon or pork tenderloin – this is because they are often cooked with similar spices or aromas.

You can also serve these potatoes as just one of many side dishes – bacon-wrapped asparagus comes to mind as a nice, fancier side dish option!

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For more great potato-based and related side dishes, check out these delicious sides that you’ll want to make!

crispy fingerling potatoes in bowl with rosemary on wooden board

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes are crispy, tender, and incredibly delicious. With just a few common spices and rosemary, these perfect little potatoes make a wonderful side dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary (alternatively Italian seasoning)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the fingerling potatoes, then dry them and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove any black spots if there are any.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In the meantime, add the halved potatoes into a bowl with the oil, salt, garlic powder, chopped rosemary, and black pepper. Toss everything until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the fingerling potatoes. Gently shake the potatoes to avoid overlap as best you can. If you have a very small air fryer, you might have to make this amount of potatoes in two batches.
  5. Cook the fingerling potatoes for 15-20 minutes until soft, slightly brown, and crispy on the outside. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. The total cook time can vary slightly by air fryer and size of potatoes.
  6. When the potatoes are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them into a serving bowl. You can garnish them with more rosemary if desired.

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