Crispy Garlic Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

If you've never had smashed potatoes, you're missing out! These crispy garlic air fryer smashed potatoes are fluffy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. They do take a bit longer than popping frozen fries into the oven, but trust me, it'll be worth your time!

What you Need

Precook the potatoes


Similar to making mashed potatoes, you will start by parboiling the potatoes.

Precook the potatoes


Throw the potatoes in the air fryer for 15 minutes to precook it until the potatoes are fork tender.

Prepare seasoning


While the potatoes are cooling down, add turmeric, red chili powder, and garlic powder to olive oil and give it a good whisk

Toss potatoes


Pour all the seasoned oil into the mixing bowl with the potatoes and give it a good toss to coat all the potatoes evenly.

Smashed potatoes


Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Using a large fork or a cup, smash the potatoes flat. Drizzle remaining seasoned oil on the potatoes



Place the potatoes evenly in the air fryer basket and cook the potatoes at 425°F for about 25 minutes.

- Use Yukon gold or red potatoes! - Use baby potatoes or quarter larger potatoes! - Salt your cooking water.

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