How To Make Smashed Potatoes In The Air Fryer
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If you've ever wondered how to make smashed potatoes, I've got you covered. Crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked in the middle, this air fryer version will be your new go-to!
Serves: 6
  • 1.5 Lbs. Baby Yellow Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 3-4 oz. grated Manchego Cheese
  • Fresh Chives, optional garnish
  • ⅓ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Harissa
  • Juice from Half Lemon
  1. Fill a large pot with cold water and add potatoes along with a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes. Cooking time might vary slightly based on the size of your potatoes, but you should easily be able to pierce them with a fork.
  3. Drain potatoes and allow them to cool.
  4. Using the back of a spatula, press down gently on the potatoes, creating a disk shape. Place on air fryer rack and repeat with remaining potatoes.
  5. Place olive oil in a small bowl and mix together with salt, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the potatoes.
  6. Air fry for 10 minutes total, switching the racks halfway through for even cooking.
  7. During the last 2 minutes, top each smashed potato with grated Manchego cheese.
  8. Garnish with additional cheese and chopped chives and serve immediately with harissa aioli.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at