Air Fryer Rosemary Garlic Smashed Potatoes — Air fryer rosemary garlic smashed potatoes are a simple and healthy dish perfect for the holidays. With just a few ingredients, it’s easy to make these in your air fryer or oven. Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free so that everyone can enjoy them!
Smashed potatoes are a great alternative to baked or roasted potatoes. They’re perfect for the holiday table! This recipe is easy, delicious, and makes enough for up to eight people. You can make the mashed smashed potatoes with any seasoning you prefer, but this time I’m sharing my favorite – rosemary garlic smashed potatoes. Make them as part of your Thanksgiving feast or anytime you need an easy side dish that will impress everyone at the table!
If you have been looking for a perfect Air Fryer Side Dish, this is one of the best! My kids loved them, and they were terrific. So, whether you use them as a side dish, or snack, or appetizer, I am pretty sure that the entire family will love them!
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Side Dish Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BAKED POTATO, THE BEST AIR FRYER ROASTED POTATOES, AIR FRYER HASSELBACK BACON AND BLEU CHEESE POTATOES, and AIR FRYER PARMESAN CRUSTED POTATOES.
What Are Smashed Potatoes?
Smashed potatoes are a dish that is often served in Irish and Scottish pubs. The dish consists of baked, chopped, or mashed potatoes that have been seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper.
The key is that the potatoes have been boiled, smashed, and air-fried to get a crispy and delicious potato.
Smashed potatoes can be eaten as a side dish or on their own for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Rosemary Garlic Smashed Potatoes
- Yellow Roasting Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Minced Garlic
- Onion Powder
How To Make Air Fryer Rosemary Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting. Check your air fryer’s instructions on how to preheat. Add potatoes to a saucepan and cover with water, then add salt. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and boil for 18 minutes, or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork or knife.
Drain, then set potatoes on a flat surface. Using a large glass, press down on the potato until skin breaks and it begins to flatten. Add oil, seasonings, and garlic to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
Cover each smashed potato generously with oil mixture on both sides, then place in an air fryer basket using a basting brush—Cook in the air fryer for 8 minutes.
Tips For Making Air Fryer Smashed Potaotes Crispy
In the past, when I have made my smashed potatoes with a fryer, they always came out too soft and soggy. Here are some tips to get a crispy smashed potato from your air fryer.
- Remove the potatoes as soon as they are fork-tender, you don’t want to start your recipe off with soggy potatoes.
- Brush the potatoes with butter or olive oil, so that they get perfectly crisped up.
- Spread them out, allow the air fryer to have the air freely circulate around the potatoes, if you have the potatoes touching they will end up uncooked in the places where the potatoes overlap.
What Type Of Potatoes Are Best For Smashed Potatoes?
Do you love the taste of mashed potatoes but hate all the effort that goes into making them? Well, you’re in luck because smashed potatoes are a much quicker way to get your fix.
The best type of potato for smashing is Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes. These types have a high starch content and will break down well during cooking. You don’t want to use red-skinned or waxy potatoes as they’ll be more difficult to smash once cooked.
What Oil To Use:
You can use any high heat oil that you want; some great options are olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and sunflower oil.
While today, I went with a simple seasoning mix of fresh rosemary, salt, and onion powder. You really can change the seasonings out to any of your favorites.
Some great options for seasoning potatoes: dill, chives, tarragon, thyme, cilantro, oregano, and mint. Don’t forget to add salt and black pepper right before serving.
Smashed Potato Topping Suggestions:
I was surprised to find that I liked my crispy potatoes best when baked without any cheese. You could always add a dusting of grated Parmesan or crumbled feta after baking, but the dish is just as good with no additions at all!
Some of my favorite sauces to serve these potatoes with, because what’s better than a dipping sauce or a sauce drizzled over potatoes. Some great options are:
- Sour Cream
- HOMEMADE COPYCAT ARBY’S SAUCE
- HOMEMADE BLUE-CHEESE DRESSING
- GREEK YOGURT BBQ SAUCE
- CILANTRO-LIME SOUR CREAM CREMA
- 24-ounce package small yellow roasting potatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon flake salt (+ 1 teaspoon for water)
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons melted butter for dipping
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and prepare with a parchment paper insert for easy cleanup.
- Add potatoes to a saucepan and cover with water, then add salt. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and boil for 18 minutes, or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork or knife. Drain, then set potatoes on a flat surface.
- Using a large glass, press down on the potato until skin breaks and it begins to flatten.
- Add oil, seasonings, and garlic to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
- Using a basting brush, cover each smashed potato generously with oil mixture on both sides, then place in air fryer basket.
- Cook in the air fryer for 8 minutes.
- Serve with melted butter and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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