Last updated on August 24th, 2021
Crispy garlic air fryer potatoes is another dish that’s easy to make in the Ninja Foodi Pro 5-in-1 cooker. I promise I don’t work for them, nor am I sponsored by them. I am in love with the convenience and speed of this magical little grilling, air frying, dehydrating and roasting machine. I’ve talked about this machine in my previous post about Garlic lime chicken wings and the grilling feature. This time, I’m going to talk about the air fryer.
Tips and tricks for making the best Crispy Garlic Air Fryer Potatoes
(Luckily enough, this machine is so easy it doesn’t take a lot of instruction)
Choose your potatoes wisely. I typically choose red potatoes, which I love for roasting, due to their flavor and how easy they are to compliment with various herbs and spices.
I found no need to soak my potatoes before cooking. I simply cut them into small bite-sized cubes. For me that works out to about half to one inch cubes..
Preheat: Push “Air crisp”, and select your cooking time. The ‘Air Crisp” setting is equivalent to “Air Fryer” in other machines.
Add oil at this time; use a neutral oil, such as avocado oil that has a high smoke point.
The machine will automatically pre-heat. Unlike Instant Pot, you do NOT want your food inside of the Ninja Foodi Pro while it is preheating. This will burn your food beyond a crisp.
While the Air Crisper / Air Fryer is preheating, place potatoes in medium bowl and add 1 tbsp of the oil to coat, before then adding garlic and seasonings.
When mincing garlic: Instead of crushing, smashing, and then peeling individual cloves of garlic before mincing them painstakingly slow in my clumsy fingers, I use a garlic press, which does double duty of mincing the garlic along with removing the skin at the same time. I use a garlic press that looks exactly like this Premium garlic press with ergonomic handle as shown in the photo above.
Once the Ninja Foodi Pro has pre-heated, the “Add Food” message will appear. At this point, you can add your diced potatoes and set the timer. Set the timer for 14 minutes and halfway through, open the lid and turn the potatoes over.
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