Air Fryer Greek Potatoes: Crispy & Delicious

Looking for an air fryer recipe that will WOW your taste buds? This air fryer Greek potatoes recipe is it! These potatoes are crispy, flavorful, and easy to make. And you only need a few simple ingredients.

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Why You’ll Love these Greek Potatoes

  • These air fryer Greek potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just like traditional Greek fried potatoes. You’ll be hooked after one bite.
  • The air fryer cuts down on unnecessary oil, making these a healthier option.
  • The combination of lemon, garlic, herbs, and spices gives these potatoes an irresistible flavor.
  • They make a delicious side dish or snack that everyone will love. Try serving them with tzatziki or Greek yogurt dip.
  • You can also use these air fryer Greek potatoes as a topping for salads or in a Mediterranean potato bowl.

Recipe Ingredients & Mental Health Benefits

  • Russet potatoes

One benefit of russet potatoes is their high vitamin and mineral content. They are high in vitamin C, potassium, and vitamins B1 (thiamin) and B3 (niacin). B vitamins have been linked to better brain function and reduced anxiety and depression symptoms.

Russet potatoes are also high in fiber, especially when you eat the skin. Incorporating more sources of fiber into your diet can improve your gut health, which can improve your mood through the gut-brain axis.

Russet potatoes are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants fight against free radicals in the body that can lead to oxidative stress and inflammation.

This, in turn, can lower the risk of chronic diseases and mood disorders. Antioxidants can also bolster the immune system, slow down the aging process, improve cognitive function, and even promote better eye health.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Inflammation in the body can lead to depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, and fatigue. Studies have shown that consuming extra virgin olive oil can decrease inflammation in the body.

The best way to incorporate extra virgin olive oil into your diet is to use it as a replacement for other oils in cooking or as a dressing on salads and vegetables.

How to Make these Air Fryer Greek Potatoes

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

Cut the potatoes into 1 1/2″ cubes and place them in a medium bowl. Don’t peel the potatoes because the skin has a lot of nutrients.

Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix well.

All of the ingredients of the Greek potatoes mixed in a white bowl

Place 1/2 of the potatoes in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.

Toss the potatoes and cook them for an additional 4 minutes. Remove the first batch of potatoes from the basket and repeat the steps with the remaining potatoes.

Pour the collected dressing over the cooked potatoes. This step adds so much flavor!

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Air Fryer Greek Potatoes Tips & FAQ

Can I use another type of potato in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute your favorite type of potato, such as red potatoes or Yukon Gold.

How do I know when my potatoes are done cooking?

The potatoes should be fork tender and have a crispy exterior when they are finished cooking.

Is it necessary to preheat the air fryer before cooking the potatoes?

It is not necessary, but it may help with achieving a crispier texture on the outside of the potatoes.

Bottom Line

These air fryer Greek potatoes are a tasty, healthy option for any meal. They are easy to make and packed with nutrients from the russet potatoes and extra-virgin olive oil. Give this recipe a try for your next dinner or gathering and let me know how you like them.

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Air Fryer Greek Potatoes

These air fryer Greek potatoes are a tasty, healthy option for any meal. They are easy to make and packed with nutrients from the russet potatoes and extra-virgin olive oil.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 5
Calories 256 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 lb russet potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut potatoes into 1 1/2" cubes and place in a medium bowl.
  • Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place 1/2 of the potatoes in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Toss potatoes and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove from the basket and repeat the steps with the remaining potatoes.
  • Pour the collected dressing over the cooked potatoes.

Notes

  • You can substitute your favorite type of potato for the Russet.
  • The potatoes should be fork tender and have a crispy exterior when they are finished cooking.
Keyword air fryer, greek, potatoes

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