These Air Fryer Greek Potatoes could NOT be easier to make. Our secret trick ensures these come out super-crispy and extra flavorful every time. So, why bury the lead? Pre-boiling–while it takes a bit of extra time, it ensures that your potatoes come out crispy and not just “softened.” We also add a burst of extra seasoning that ensures that these will be potatoes will be amazingly flavorful.
What are the Ingredients in Air Fryer Greek Potatoes?
Baby Yukon gold potatoes– these potatoes crisp up beautifully in the air fryer and the smaller size makes them cook so much faster than larger sized potatoes, also, there is no need to peel!
Olive oil spray– I love olive oil spray! It is so much less sketch than cooking spray, and so much lighter and less calories than dousing vegetables in pure oil. You can use the store bought variety or use an Olive Oil Mister that you can fill yourself.
Dried Oregano-While I usually love fresh herbs, it is just not a great sub in this dish. As the air fryer’s job is to speed things up, it can, unfortunately scorch herbs a bit giving them a bitter taste, so stick with the dried oregano for this dish.
Salt and pepper– For this dish you will check/add salt and/or pepper several times: before the first air fry, before the second air fry and once the cooking time is done.
Lemon-this dish calls for the dish of one fresh lemon. Fresh lemon juice gives such a nice, fresh flavor, but, supply chain/climate/remote locations/etc, I get it…if you can’t get a fresh lemon, you can sub 1 Tablespoon of jarred lemon juice as a substitute.
Garlic Powder-I really prefer dried garlic powder to using fresh garlic in this dish. There are two reasons for this. First, it is easier to evenly disperse garlic powder evenly among the potatoes, than to spread chopped garlic. Also, chopped garlic can have the same issues in the air fryer as fresh oregano-being that it can more easily burn and get an off-putting flavor.
Lemon Pepper Seasoning– This is one of my favorite all-around seasonings and really just doubles-down on the lemon flavoring in these Air Fryer Lemon Potatoes.
Fresh Parsley– while optional, this does give a nice, fresh pop of color on these potatoes. If you are looking for a substitute, fresh, diced chives would also be a great fit for these potatoes.
How to Make Air Fryer Greek Potatoes?
Wash the potatoes well and place in a large pot. Just cover the tops with salted water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside for a few minutes to cool. Boiling the potatoes before roasting will ensure they end up crispy after air frying.
Slice the potatoes in half and place in the basket of the air fryer cut sized up. Spray well with olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle with the dried oregano, salt and pepper. Air fry at 375 for 20 minutes.
Squirt the lemon juice over the potatoes. Spray again with a small amount of olive oil spray. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and lemon pepper seasoning. Add additional salt or pepper to taste. Air fry for 5-7 additional minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley.
Can Air Fryer Greek Potatoes be made in advance?
Yes. This is one of the easy bonuses to this dish. While I love them fresh, I have made these either earlier in the day (store air tight on the counter) or refrigerate for up to two days and re-toast in the microwave.
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Air Fryer Greek Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes
- Olive oil spray
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ -1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- Parsley to garnish
- Wash the potatoes well and place in a large pot. Just cover the tops with salted water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside for a few minutes to cool.
- Slice the potatoes in half and place in the basket of the air fryer cut sized up. Spray well with olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle with the dried oregano, salt and pepper. Air fry at 375 for 20 minutes.
- Squirt the lemon juice over the potatoes. Spray again with a small amount of olive oil spray. Sprinkle with the garlic powder and lemon pepper seasoning. Add additional salt or pepper to taste. Air fry for 5-7 additional minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley.