Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by Lindsay Delk, RDN
Looking for an air fryer recipe that will WOW your taste buds? This air fryer Greek potatoes recipe is it! These crispy Greek potatoes are flavorful and easy to make. And you only need a few simple ingredients.
This post was written by Lindsay Delk, RDN. It is for informational purposes and is not intended to replace medical advice or instructions given by your healthcare provider.
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Why You’ll Love these Greek Lemon Potatoes in the Air Fryer
- 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.
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.
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!
Tips & FAQ for Greek Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Yes, you can substitute your favorite type of potato, such as red potatoes or Yukon Gold.
The potatoes should be fork tender and have a crispy exterior when they are finished cooking.
It is not necessary, but it may help with achieving a crispier texture on the outside of the 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, extra-virgin olive oil, and lemon. 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.