Today, we’re going to make air fryer Tik Tok Christmas potato trees! This recipe went viral on Tik Tok and for good reason, it’s super easy and fun to make!
The original creator of this idea was @Foodmadesimple: watch it on Tik Tok here
We are making it our own version today on the blog by using our trusty air fryer. All you need are some potatoes, a sharp knife, and some edible savoury Christmas-themed sprinkles.
These Tik Tok air fryer crispy potatoes are really easy to make and they look so impressive when they are finished. The potatoes form a festive tree-like shape that looks beautiful on the plate.
How to make Christmas tree Air Fryer Potatoes
- Large potatoes (Russet potatoes)
- Spay oil
- Dried parsley
- Parmesan cheese
Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel and cut the potatoes into a 3D triangle shape. making sure that the base of the triangle is thick so that it can stand up.
Slice the triangles horizontally. Each slice should be about ¼ inch so that it will cook through evenly. To ensure that your potatoes are not soggy leave a tiny gap between each potato when threading onto the skewers.
Thread the potatoes onto metal or bamboo skewers, spraying lightly with oil in between each potato.
Place the potatoes in air fryer basket, making sure that they are not touching each other.
Cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
-Try using different types of potatoes for this recipe, such as sweet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
-If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake the potatoes in a preheated oven at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
-For extra cheesy potatoes, try adding some shredded cheese on top before serving.
-One of my readers suggested adding a cream cheese dip! Yum!
-To ensure that your potatoes are not soggy leave a tiny gap between each potato when threading onto the skewers.
This recipe is pretty versatile, so feel free to make substitutions as needed. For example, if you don’t have Parmesan cheese, you could use another type of cheese such as cheddar or mozzarella.
If you’re not a fan of dried parsley, you could use other herbs such as rosemary or thyme. And finally, if you don’t have any spray oil, you can just brush the potatoes with some olive oil before cooking.
No matter what substitutions you make, this recipe is sure to be a hit!
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can air fry potatoes ahead of time and then reheat them in the air fryer or oven before serving. Or simply cook them right before you want to serve them.
How should I store leftovers?
Leftover potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, just reheat in the air fryer or oven until warm.
What other toppings can I use?
Some other ideas for toppings include sour cream, chives, garlic powder, bacon bits, or grilled onions. Get creative and experiment with different toppings to find your perfect combination!
Can I make any other Christmas-themed things out of potatoes?
Yes! You can shape your potatoes into holiday-inspired shapes such as snowflakes, stars or bells. Or you could try using different types of potatoes for a more festive look. For instance, red potatoes for a Santa hat and sweet potatoes for a reindeer. Get creative and have fun with it! Additionally, you can use mashed potatoes to form small balls that resemble snowballs or even craft tiny potato figurines. The possibilities are endless! So don’t be afraid to get creative!
My potatoes were soggy, what went wrong?
There are a few things that could have caused this. First, make sure you’re using starchy potatoes such as Russet potatoes. These kinds of potatoes will crisp up nicely in the air fryer. Secondly, be sure to cut the potatoes into even triangles so that they cook evenly. And finally, make sure you don’t overcrowd the air fryer – cook the potatoes in batches if needed.
Can I use sweet potatoes?
Yes, you can use sweet potatoes in this recipe or even red potatoes. However, they may not get as crispy as regular potatoes. But if you’re looking for a healthier option, sweet potatoes are a great choice!
I don’t have an air fryer. Can I bake the potatoes instead?
Yes, you can bake the potatoes as opposed to air fry potatoes, simply cook them in a preheated oven at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
What should I do if my potatoes are overcooked?
If your air fryer roasted potatoes are overcooked, they will be dry and crumbly. To salvage them, you can try adding some butter or cream and mashing them up. Or you could add them to a soup or stew to make a creamy potato dish.
Can I make these in the deep fryer?
Definitely! But maybe use a stainless steel skewer. I’m sure it will turn out great!! Be sure to keep an eye on them when deep-frying, as things can get heated quickly and the potatoes will burn. Also, be sure to use a heat-safe cooking tool such as tongs or a slotted spoon for safety.
I hope you enjoy this air fryer potato recipe. As you can see, these Tik Tok Christmas potatoes tree are super easy to make and can be customized to your liking. So go ahead and give it a try – your guests are sure to love it!
If you are new to air frying try my top three most popular recipes:
Tik Tok Air Fryer Christmas Potato Trees
- 5 tbsp Large potatoes (Russet potatoes)
- Spay oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Dried parsley
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- Begin the recipe by soaking the potatoes in water for 30 mins to get rid of some starch. This will make them super crispy!
- Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel and cut the potatoes into a 3D triangle shape. making sure that the base of the triangle is thick so that it can stand up.
- Slice the triangles horizontally. Each slice should be about ¼ inch so that it will cook through evenly. To ensure that your potatoes are not soggy leave a tiny gap between each potato when threading onto the skewers.
- Thread the potatoes onto metal or bamboo skewers, spraying lightly with oil in between each potato.
- Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket, making sure that they are not touching each other.
- Cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, remove from the air fryer and sprinkle with salt, dried parsley, Parmesan cheese, and any other desired toppings.