These potatoes are crispy morsels making them an incredibly tasty side dish or even snack.
If you’ve been wanting to make these fun potatoes but don’t know where to start, then look no further!
Here we will give clear instructions for how to make them in your air fryer, recipe tips and substitution ideas and FAQs.
Accordion potatoes have been around for some time now but have recently gained popularity due to their featured appearance on various TikTok videos.
Let’s get into the recipe, you will need:
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ tsp Garlic powder
- ¼ tsp Onion powder
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into 1cm thick slices using a sharp knife.
Take one of the sliced potatoes, put one skewer on each side to prevent you slicing completely through the potato.
Slice horizontally carefully then turn it around and then slice it vertically at an angle (using my instruction picture and video as a guide).
Thread them through carefully with a skewer.
Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with herbs and spices.
Place in an air fryer basket, making sure they are in one layer. Cook at 360 for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Serve immediately as a side dish or snack!
Recipe Tips & Substitution Ideas
- You can replace the butter with olive oil if you want to make this recipe vegan.
- You can add other herbs and spices such as oregano, rosemary or thyme for extra flavour.
- If you don’t have an air fryer, cook in a preheated oven at 350F/180C for 20 minutes.
- I had so many issues whilst recipe testing for this recipe! I just could not get the accordion shape because I sliced the potato too thin. It is important to cut the potato thick enough that you can create the accordion shape without it falling apart.
We recommend using either Russet or sweet potatoes for best results; however, any type of starchy potato should work such as Yukon golds or red skinned varieties too!
Yes absolutely – if you don’t have an air fryer try making baked accordions instead by placing sliced up potatoes onto a greased baking sheet and baking at 400°F until golden brown (approx 15 minutes).
Leftover cooked Air Fryer Accordions can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days – just reheat briefly before eating again!
These potatoes are a great side dish for any main course – they pair particularly well with roasted meats and vegetables, as well as salads. They also make an excellent snack on their own or served with dip!
To ensure your potatoes stay crisp, make sure to cook them in a single layer in the air fryer basket and avoid overcrowding them. You can also brush them again with butter or oil before serving if you want extra crunch!
Yes, as long as you use appropriate ingredients that fit in with your diet! For example, if you are vegan, use olive oil instead of butter. If you have nut allergies, make sure to read the labels on all seasonings used to ensure they do not contain any nuts or nut derivatives. Additionally, always check the ingredient list when selecting a dip or sauce. Finally, be mindful of how many calories and fat grams are in each serving.
Absolutely! You can easily double or triple the amount of potatoes and ingredients used for this recipe. Just make sure to cook them in batches if your air fryer basket is too small to fit everything at once.
Yes – you can also make them in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C, spread out the accordion-shaped potato slices onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. You may need to adjust the cooking time as needed depending on how thick you slice your potatoes.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can reduce the amount of butter or oil used in this recipe by half. You can also spray the accordion-shaped potatoes with cooking spray or brush them lightly with melted butter before placing them in the air fryer.
Yes! Try adding your favorite herbs or spices to the potatoes before air frying. You can also experiment with different dips and sauces for serving – a garlic aioli, honey mustard or spicy mayo would all be delicious options.
Absolutely! Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes make an excellent base for inventive appetizers and snacks. Try topping them with shredded cheese, crispy bacon bits, diced onions, jalapenos or sautéed mushrooms for added flavor and texture. They also work great in mashed potato bowls, baked potato skins and more!
Accordion Potatoes are sure to become everyone’s new favorite way of enjoying this classic side dish thanks to its ease-of-making, versatility in terms of flavors added and presentation options available as well as its health benefits from not deep frying it in unhealthy oils like traditional versions often require us too. Whether served as snacks alongside drinks during social gatherings or simply eaten solo with some ketchup on top – the possibilities are endless here folks! Go ahead and give this mouthwatering treat a try – you won’t regret it!
Happy air frying everyone! 🙂
Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes
- 2 Medium potatoes
- 2 tbsp Melted butter
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- ¼ tsp Garlic powder
- ¼ tsp Onion powder
- ¼ tsp Smoked paprika
- Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into 1cm thick slices using a sharp knife.
- Take one of the sliced potatoes, put one skewer on each side to prevent you slicing completely through the potato.
- Slice horizontally carefully then turn it around and then slice it vertically at an angle (using my instruction picture and video as a guide).
- Thread them through carefully with a skewer.
- Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with herbs and spices.
- Place in an air fryer basket, making sure they are in one layer. Cook at 360F for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve immediately as a side dish or snack!
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