Air Fryer Home Fries: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

What Makes Air Fryer Home Fries a Hit?

  • Your Kids Will Love Them: Even picky eaters enjoy potatoes, making this a great way to sneak some veggies into their diet.
  • Healthier Option: These air fryer home fries require less oil than traditional recipes, resulting in lower calories and fat.
  • Plant-Based Goodness: Rich in phytonutrients, these vegan home fries are a fantastic addition to a whole food plant-based diet.
  • Budget-Friendly: With affordable ingredients like baby potatoes, onions, and common spices, you can feed a crowd without breaking the bank.
  • Perfect for Weekend Breakfasts: Take your time in the morning and treat yourself to these crispy and flavorful home fries.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Baby potatoes (no peeling required)
  • Avocado oil or your preferred cooking oil
  • Chopped onion and red bell pepper
  • Smoked paprika and garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced scallions for garnish

How to Make Air Fryer Home Fries

  1. Scrub and rinse the baby potatoes, then chop them into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Soak the potato cubes in lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes, then drain and pat them dry.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, chopped onion, and red bell pepper.
  4. Drizzle the vegetables with oil and mix well. Add the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and stir again.
  5. Spread the mixture onto two air fryer trays in a single layer.
  6. Air fry at 400°F for a total of 35 minutes, flipping the fries and switching the trays’ positions every 10 minutes.
  7. If desired, cook for an additional 5 minutes for crispier results.
  8. Serve the crispy air fryer home fries on four plates, garnish with scallions, and add a squiggle of ketchup on top.
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Expert Tips for a Delicious Meal

  • This recipe is suitable for weight maintenance and active lifestyles.
  • If you’re aiming for weight loss, consider using cooking oil spray instead of drizzling oil for a lower calorie option.
  • Pair the home fries with a protein-packed main dish like an omelet, frittata, or breakfast sausage.
  • To keep it under 500 calories, add a two-egg scramble and two strips of bacon or include whole-grain toast and fruit for a heartier meal.

What to Serve with Home Fries?

As a side dish, these air fryer home fries complement protein-packed breakfast entrées. Here are some main dish options you can try:

  • Breakfast Frittata for One | Mini Frittata Recipe!
  • Smoked Cheese Frittata with Brown Butter Shrimp
  • Keto Crustless Quiche | High Protein Frittata
  • Cooking Pork Sausage with Eggs
  • Homemade Sausage with Chicken, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes (slow food recipe)
  • Make Your Own Cottage Cheese at Home (fun and not too difficult culinary project!)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do home fries have gluten?

This homemade home fries recipe is naturally gluten-free. However, store-bought frozen home fries may contain gluten. Check the package label to confirm if the frozen mix is gluten-free.

How can I make low-carb home fries?

For a low-carb option, try using chopped jicama instead of potatoes. Jicama can be a fantastic substitute in air fryer recipes.

Are air fryer fries healthy?

Compared to deep-fried french fries, these air fryer home fries provide a healthier alternative. Although they contain added oil, they are lower in calories and fat. As with any food, moderation is key to a balanced diet.

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How to make air fryer frozen home fries?

Cooking frozen home fries in an air fryer is simple. Check out my Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables post for basic steps, including oil, seasoning, and cooking at 400°F.

More Potato Recipes You’ll Love

Explore the wide variety of potato goodness with these additional recipes:

  • Gluten-Free Toast made with Sweet Potatoes
  • Kielbasa Salad Meal Prep with Potatoes and Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Pumpkin Barbecue Meatloaf Recipe with Sweet Potatoes

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And now for the disclaimer…

Please consult with a registered dietitian or physician if you have specific dietary needs or concerns. The nutrition information provided is only an estimate, as ingredient brands and quantities may vary. Remember, the numbers on food labels might not be entirely accurate, so focus on making wholesome choices.

Get ready to enjoy delicious and crispy air fryer home fries with Hook’d Up Bar and Grill!