Potato Cubes In Air Fryer

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Potato Cubes In Air Fryer

Delicious crispy air-fried potato cubes in just 20 minutes. Crispy from the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. These potatoes are such an easy-to-make side dish that you can serve them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. These are vegan, pretty adaptable, and budget-friendly, and cooking them in an air fryer makes them less oily.

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables that can be cooked in many ways. And one of the easiest and most delicious ways of making potatoes is by making potato cubes in an air fryer. The air fryer has become very popular over the last few years. It is a healthier and more convenient way of cooking food.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Making potato cubes in an air fryer is much healthier than frying them in hot oil. This means less fat and more delicious potatoes. Who wouldn’t want that, right?

  • Air frying potato cubes is quicker: it can only take 20-25 minutes, depending on the potatoes’ thickness and the air fryer’s heating capacity.
  • It’s Versatile: Is there any main dish that potatoes can’t be served with? It is a versatile veggie that can be cooked in many ways. You can literally use any seasoning f your choice to make potato cubes in an air fryer.
  • Budget-Friendly: most important point is that potatoes are super budget-friendly. So, for any occasion, you can serve these potato cubes as a side dish or as an appetizer.

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

An air fryer is basically a mini convection oven that sits on your countertop. An air fryer cooks with oil rather than oil.
An Air fryer has a heating element on top that circulates hot air through a fan around your food. This makes your food crispy from the outside, keeping the juiciness and moistness on the inside.

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Potatoes: for this recipe, any potato can be used. But it will definitely be better if you use Russet or Yukon potatoes.
  • Seasoning: for seasoning the potatoes, if you have used salt, garlic powder, Italian herb mix, which consists of dried oregano, dried rosemary, and dried parsley, and paprika powder to provide excellent color.
  • Oil (optional): I have used a minimal amount of olive oil in this recipe to make the potatoes crispier and healthier. But you can skip using oil if you don’t want to.

How To Make Potato Cubes In An Air Fryer?

For complete instructions, see the recipe box.

Preparation: Collect all ingredients required to make potato cubes. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for a few minutes.

Prepare Potatoes: In a bowl, take washed diced potatoes and all the seasoning that are salt, paprika powder, Italian herb mix, and salt, along with some oil.

Cook: Place the seasoned potato cubes in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. Toss the potato cubes halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.

Serve: carefully remove them from the basket to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite dip or sauce. You can even serve these with your main dish.

Chef’s Tip For The Recipe

Cook In Batches

Do not overcrowd the basket with too many potato cubes at once. It may produce unevenly cooked potato cubes.

Prevent Potato Sticking To the Fryer

Use air fryer liners so that it doesn’t stick to the pan. Use less oil as much as possible.

Tip For Even Cooking

Cut your potatoes into evenly sized cubes so that they cook evenly. Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to ensure that even cooking. Let the potato cubes cool down for a few minutes before serving.

More Easy Recipes:

If you like potatoes and more easy air fryer recipes like this, then you can check out my other recipes.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use other seasonings besides salt and paprika to flavor my potato cubes?

Yes, you can use any seasoning of your choice to cook the potato cubes, such as onion powder, seasoned salt, or thyme, etc. You can experiment with different herbs to find your favorite seasoning combination.

Can I cook frozen potato cubes in an air fryer?

You can definitely cook frozen potato cubes in an air fryer. However, you may need to adjust the cooking time as frozen foods need more to cook than fresh ones.

How long does it take to cook potato cubes in air an fryer?

The cooking time depends on the size of the potato cubes along with the type f air fryer you are using. Generally, it takes 15-20 minutes to cook the potatoes, but you may need to adjust the cooking time according to your preference.

Do I need to soak the potatoes in water before air frying them?

I recommend using 1 tsp for every 250g of potato cubes. You can adjust the amount of oil according to your preference and the desired level of crispiness.

Can I reheat the potato cubes in the air fryer?

Yes, you can reheat potato cubes in an air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°) for a few minutes, then place the leftover potato cubes in the basket. Cook the potato cubes for 5-7 minutes or until they are crispy again.

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Potato Cubes In Air Fryer

Crispy and delicious potato cubes in an air fryer. Make these potato cubes in an air fryer in just 20 minutes.

  • Total Time: 25 to 35 minutes


  • 300g Peeled and Diced Potato Cubes
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  •  ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Italian Mixed Herbs
  • ¼ tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder


  1. Mix diced potatoes, salt, olive oil, paprika powder, Italian mixed herb, and Garlic powder in a bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for a few minutes before placing the potatoes.
  3. Place the potatoes in one single layer. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Toss the potatoes halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
  5. Carefully remove the potatoes when they turn golden brown in color.
  6. Serve with your favorite sauce or ketchup.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes

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