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Viral Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes Recipe

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If you're an air fryer fan like me, you know this kitchen gadget can make the most amazing things. Today, I'm so excited to share my obsession: Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes. These fun, crispy potatoes are all over social media, and for good reason! They're ridiculously easy, deliver that perfect crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside texture, and their unique accordion shape makes them a standout side dish everyone will love!

Close-up of golden-brown accordion potatoes garnished with herbs.

This Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes recipe delivers ultimate crispy-fluffy perfection with minimal effort. Golden potatoes, a unique accordion cut, and your favorite seasonings make this side dish a standout.

Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Servings: 4

A bowl of raw yellow potatoes on a light gray surface with a small bowl of salt and a cup of oil nearby, ready for an Accordion Potatoes recipe using the Air Fryer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Golden potatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel the potatoes and rinse them under cold water. Then dab them dry using kitchen towels.
  2. Slice the potatoes in about a quarter, to a half inch.
  3. Place the potato slices on your cutting board and thinly slice them on one side. Make sure to place chopsticks on each side, so you don’t fully cut the potatoes through.
  4. Then flip the potato slices over and cut the other side diagonally.
  5. Cover the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt.
  6. Put them in the air fryer for cooking time 30-35 minutes on 350 degrees, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip them over halfway for a crispy outer layer.
  7. Serve while hot.

Step by Step Video Directions

Quick Tips

  • Potato Power: Yukon Gold potatoes work beautifully for their creamy texture and crispy skin, but red potatoes are a flavorful alternative. For a touch of sweetness, try this technique with sweet potatoes!
  • Crispy is Key: Use a single layer for your crispy accordion potatoes. Don't overcrowd your air fryer basket. Giving the potatoes space allows the hot air to circulate for maximum crispy edges. Work in batches if needed!
  • Flavor Boost: I love the classic combo of garlic powder, black pepper, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs (parsley, chives, or rosemary) after air frying. But get creative! Think paprika for a smoky touch, a drizzle of melted garlic butter, or a sprinkle of your favorite cheese. This makes the perfect side dish.
A close-up of a hand holding a small, golden-brown accordion potato stack garnished with parsley.

FAQs

  • Are Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes the same as air fryer hasselback potatoes? Super similar! The main difference is that Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes have those fun diagonal cuts in addition to the thin slices, adding extra surface area for crispy goodness.
  • Storage? These are absolutely best enjoyed fresh and hot, but leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to revive that crispiness.
  • Can I make these ahead of time? Yes! You can slice the potatoes and soak them in a bowl of cold water to prevent browning. Drain, pat dry, and toss with oil and seasonings right before air frying.
Plate of golden-brown accordion potatoes from a viral air fryer recipe, sprinkled with herbs.

Let's Get Creative!

Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes are a fantastic base for all sorts of flavor adventures. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • TikTok Style: Melt some vegan butter (or regular butter if you prefer) and mix in garlic powder, fresh herbs like parsley or chives, and a pinch of salt. Brush this delicious mixture over the crispy potatoes straight from the air fryer. Flavor explosion!
  • Cheesy Goodness: Sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese over the potatoes before air frying. Parmesan cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, or a Mexican blend would all be amazing!
  • Sour Cream and Chives: A classic potato combo that never gets old! Top those hot potatoes with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh chives.
  • Spice It Up: Add a kick with a sprinkle of chili powder, paprika, or cayenne pepper before air frying. Drizzle with a creamy chipotle sauce for extra heat.
  • Ranch Lovers: Toss the potatoes with a tablespoon of dry ranch seasoning mix along with the olive oil. After they're cooked, add a dollop of ranch dressing for the ultimate flavor combo.
  • Loaded Potato Vibes: Go all out! Top your crispy potato recipe with crumbled bacon, melted cheese, sour cream, and chives for the ultimate in indulgent flavor.

What's your favorite way to flavor Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes?

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Why I Love This Recipe

Honestly, what's not to love? They're easy to whip up with simple ingredients and that eye-catching shape is just plain fun. Plus, air frying uses less oil than traditional frying methods, and who doesn't love a little extra time to make TikTok videos while your delicious side dish cooks to crispy perfection?

Have you made Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes yet? Do you call them accordion potatoes or hasselback potatoes? Let me know your favorite flavor combos in the comments. I'd love to hear how you make potato recipes your own!

Yield: 4

Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes

Close-up of golden-brown accordion potatoes garnished with herbs.

Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes bring crispy texture and a fun shape to the table. This easy recipe is a blank canvas for your favorite flavors – cheesy, herby, spicy – the possibilities are endless!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Golden potatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

    Peel the potatoes and rinse them under cold water. Then dab them dry using kitchen towels.
    Slice the potatoes in about a quarter, to a half inch.
    Place the potato slices on your cutting board and thinly slice them on one side. Make sure to place chopsticks on each side, so you don’t fully cut the potatoes through.
    Then flip the potato slices over and cut the other side diagonally.
    Cover the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt.
    Put them in the air fryer for 30-35 minutes on 350 degrees, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip them over halfway.
    Serve while hot.

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