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Air fryer parmentier potatoes

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I’m a huge fan of my air fryer, and it is definitely my favourite gadget. I love being able to make delicious tasty meals in a matter of minutes. These air fryer parmentier potatoes are a delicious and welcome upgrade to my air fryer diced potatoes.

Parmentier potatoes are super simple to prepare, take just minutes and are packed full of flavour too. I always have fresh herbs growing in my garden so it is really easy to make these.

Family dinner times are really simple thanks to air fryer side dishes like this one. I can partially prep them during the day and then finish the cooking in just a few minutes. Sometimes I prepare batches of these in advance and pop in the freezer. I freeze them flat on a baking tray and then transfer to an airtight storage container or Ziplock bag when they’re frozen. That way I have dinner partially ready when I’m in a rush.

I’ve popped the cooking time for both supermarket parmentier potatoes and homemade ones on this post, so I hope you’ll find it useful.

While you’re here be sure to check out my air fryer tips for beginners. Whether you’re a total beginner to air frying, or just looking to get more from your air fryer, this is sure to help! 

These air fryer parmentier potatoes work so well as part of a main meal, or even just served alone as a tasty late night snack. You can even use air fryer frozen roast potatoes if you want to save a little time and effort, just adjust the cooking times.

Parmentier potatoes in a foil tray with a sprig of fresh rosemary on a wooden chopping board

Ingredients for parmentier potatoes in the air fryer:

4 medium potatoes (600g approx)

Sprig of fresh rosemary

2 garlic cloves

Salt and pepper

Vegetable spray oil

Air fryer potato wedges with tomato ketchup

Before sharing this recipe it is worth mentioning that using larger dices for your potatoes will equal longer cooking time. The method in this post is based on fairly small cubes, under an inch, as you can probably see.

If you’ve followed the cooking time and your potatoes are not quite ready then just use the air fryer for a few more minutes at a time, checking back frequently to avoid burning them! 

How to make air fryer parmentier potatoes:

To cook from fresh – no parboiling needed

Peel and wash the potatoes. 

Cube the potatoes into a dice under 1 inch. I like to dry using a clean kitchen towel, but you CAN skip this step if you want to! 

Use spray oil on the potatoes. 

Season with salt and pepper.

Place in to your air fryer basket in a single layer.

Air fry at 180C (360F approx) for 12 minutes.

Mince the garlic cloves.

Remove the rosemary from the woody stalk and then chop finely.

Add the minced garlic cloves and chopped rosemary to the potatoes and then shake well to cover.

Spread the potatoes back out in a single layer in your air fryer basket.

Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 12-15 minutes.

Serve once golden brown and enjoy.

Cooked air fryer potato skins topped with sour cream and chive dip and spring onions. There is a bowl of sour cream and chive dip in the background also. Text overlay says: air fryer potato skins.

What are parmentier potatoes?

The word “parmentier” actually means any dish that is made using potatoes. Named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier who dedicated his life to promoting potatoes after being a prisoner of war in Germany.

In this recipe parmentier potatoes are referred to as diced or cubed potatoes covered with glorious fresh rosemary and garlic. Sometimes I’ll even just throw some garlic butter over the potatoes.

Do you need to boil potatoes when air frying?

Personally I don’t bother because the air fryer is great at cooking potatoes well and you don’t really need to speed up the timings, as this recipe is already fast. It takes just 25 minutes to make this side from start to finish and that would only cook faster by a few minutes if you parboiled the potatoes.

A portion of air fryer cheese fries - cooked french fries topped with cheddar cheese mix

What are the best potatoes for parmentier potatoes?

I’m in the UK, so tend to use Russet or Maris Piper, or even just whatever value potato is being sold in the UK supermarkets at the time.

If you’re in the USA then Yukon Gold works very well for this recipe too.

What herbs work best for parmentier potatoes?

I personally stick to rosemary, as it’s the perfect woody herb, but if you’re looking for something a little different then sage and thyme work great too.

Sage parmentier potatoes are great for serving as an easy side dish with your sunday roast or Christmas dinner.

Three air fryer hasselback potatoes that have been cooked in the air fryer in a red stoneware baking dish from Le Creuset

How to cook ready made parmentier potatoes in the air fryer?

Just pop them straight in the air fryer basket, air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 12-14 minutes. Shake at least once during the cooking time and you’ll have gloriously golden brown potatoes in next to no time.

Do you need to soak the diced potatoes? 

Personally I don’t feel you need to bother. I peel, wash and cube the potatoes, then ensure they are super clean and dry them thoroughly.

A basket of air fryer french fries

Are parmentier potatoes crispy? 

Absolutely. Crispy and delicious on the outside and super fluffy on the inside. They’re one of the crispiest potato recipes that I make in my air fryer.

What to serve with air fryer parmentier potatoes?

These are absolutely fantastic served with an air fryer whole chicken. They’re great as part of a proper roast dinner. I also love to serve with air fryer cajun chicken, air fryer chicken tenders or even just a simple air fryer BBQ chicken breast. I’ll serve one of my air fryer vegetable recipes on the side and onion gravy for an extra tasty meal.

Crispy pork belly strips in a pile on a white platter

Do you need to use foil when cooking this recipe?

Personally I almost never use foil in my air fryer. I find that it sticks to things and is more of a hindrance than a help.

Do you need to use an air fryer basket to make parmentier potatoes?

If your air fryer is a bowl, without a basket, you can still make these tasty potatoes. Just ensure you give them a shake a couple of times during the cooking process to stop the potatoes from sticking and to help them cook evenly.

Pulled pork, chicken kebabs, grilled ham and cheese and pizza bagels cooked in the Ninja air fryer.

Why not try some of my other fantastic air fryer recipes while you’re here?

Here are some of my favourite air fryer accompaniments:

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

How to make parmentier potatoes in an air fryer:

Parmentier potatoes in a foil tray with a sprig of fresh rosemary on a wooden chopping board
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Air fryer parmentier potatoes

How to make crispy delicious parmentier potatoes in the air fryer.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, potato, rosemary
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 224 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes 600g approx
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable spray oil

Instructions

To cook from fresh – no parboiling needed

  1. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cube the potatoes into a dice under 1 inch. I like to dry using a clean kitchen towel, but you CAN skip this step if you want to!
  3. Use spray oil on the potatoes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place in to your air fryer basket in a single layer.
  6. Air fry at 180C (360F approx) for 12 minutes.
  7. Mince the garlic cloves.
  8. Remove the rosemary from the woody stalk and then chop finely.
  9. Add the minced garlic cloves and chopped rosemary to the potatoes and then shake well to cover.
  10. Spread the potatoes back out in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
  11. Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 12-15 minutes.
  12. Serve once golden brown and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Air fryer parmentier potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Parmentier potatoes served in a tin foil serving tray with a sprig of rosemary
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