A quick and easy home made home fries in air fryer recipe with onions and peppers that you can make extra crispy by soaking the potatoes, or make them fast for a quick breakfast or side dish in just 20 minutes. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Air Fryer Home Fries
Home fries are the perfect companion for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everyone tends to put their own spin on how they season them. My mom loved to cook her home fries with Italian dressing, which was always a household favorite. When cooking them in the air fryer I tend to opt for the simple elegance of garlic, salt and pepper combined with the roasted peppers and starchy goodness of potatoes. It's a Whole Lotta Yum!
This home fries in air fryer recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and Whole30.
My favorite way to enjoy air fryer home fries is with dinner. You can't go wrong pairing your home fries for breakfast with air fryer boiled eggs or for dinner with with air fryer boneless chicken wings and steamed vegetables.
Why You'll Love This!
- Skip the deep frying, this home style fries in air fryer recipe comes out perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside.
- Homemade means you can be sure they are made from fresh, raw russet potatoes and seasoned to perfection.
- Your home fries in air fryer recipe can be ready in as little as 20-minutes!
- This home fries in air fryer recipe is perfect for sticking to a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and whole30 diet.
- This recipe is SO easy, its the perfect side dish to toss in and leave while you cook your other dishes.
If you love this home fries in air fryer recipe check out our other delicious and easy potato recipes for your air fryer! The air fryer does the best job at roasting the outside to a golden crisp, and keeping the inside soft and fluffy. Check out our air fryer steak fries, homemade air fryer French fries, and our potato skins in the air fryer.
This home fries in air fryer recipe just needs seven simple ingredients – potatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil. It's a super simple way to switch up your average potato dishes and so easy, you'll wonder why you didn't try making home fries sooner!
** NOTE: Soaking the home fries in cold water can be skipped if you're short on time. But the soaking does a great job at removing some of the starch and giving you a perfect crisp on the outside and tender on the inside that this blogger thinks well worth the wait.
EXAMPLE: see below
- Onion/Bell Pepper- these can be omitted if you in a pinch. They do add an excellent flavor profile when included.
- Oil- I prefer to stick to olive oil when cooking in the air fryer, but any cooking oil will do.
- Seasoning -Feel free to spice up your seasoning combo with whatever you prefer! For example paprika tends to be a fan favorite when it comes to roasted potatoes.
- Potatoes - In theory one could swap out the russet potatoes for any potato you have on hand. Keep in mind that different potatoes may require slightly different cook times, and result in a different texture homestyle fry.
Recipe Variations- If you're looking to simplify and speed up this recipe, it's easy to omit the bell pepper and onion, and skip the soaking. While it does take from some of the zesty flavor profile and crispy exterior of the potato, the final effect is still really yummy! You may want to add slightly more seasoning or add some paprika if you choose to omit the vegetables.
Skip the potatoes and make an air fryer cooked radishes version if you want to cut back on carbs.
An Air Fryer- We have a Cosori XL basket style air fryer, an Omni Plus oven style air fryer, and a small 3.2L Farberware basket style air fryer. The Cosori was used in this recipe.
Step by Step Instructions
Wash and cut the russet potato into ¾″ cubes.
To get this home fries in air fryer recipe to come out as crispy as possible, add the diced potatoes to a bowl and cover them with cold water. Let them sit for at least 1 hour for best results. After soaking, drain the water and blot the fries dry with a paper towel.
***NOTE: Soaking the fries in cold water can be skipped if you’re in a hurry but you’ll still want to blot moisture from your fries before continuing.
While your potatoes are soaking, dice red onion and ⅓ cup of green pepper into ½ inch pieces, set aside.
Toss dried potatoes, oil and seasoning together in a dry bowl.
Air Fryer Cook Time and Temperature
Preheat air fryer to 400 F
Pour seasoned potatoes into air fryer, cook for 10 minutes, flipping after 5 minute. After 10 minutes, add you vegetables, and repeat the cook process for another 10 minutes, being sure to again toss or stir your potatoes after 5 minutes.
- This recipe is based on using one 12 oz russet potatoes. Often stores carry potatoes larger than this, which will overcrowd your air fryer. For best results do not overcrowd your air fryer.
- If you choose not to soak your homestyle fries in the air fryer before cooking, still make sure to blot the excess moisture from the diced potato with a paper towel.
- Toss or stir your homestyle fries every 5 minutes during the cooking process (20 minutes total.) Be sure not to use a metal spatula if you have a nonstick air fryer, as this can damage it.
- Making sure you wait until halfway through the cooking process before adding your vegetables will ensure that they don't overcook and shrivel up. If you add them too early, they will still taste good but won't have the same juicy effect as adding them halfway through your cook time.
Our home fries in air fryer recipe pair really well with just about anything. When enjoying them with dinner I like to pair them with an easy chicken recipe like these quick stove top chicken thighs. Or if you're feeling something a little fancier, try our serving them alongside our oven baked baby back ribs.
Home fries are great for breakfast OR dinner! While the tend to be most commonly served with dinner, it's not uncommon to see them served with a topping of sunny side up eggs in the morning. Usually when making them with breakfast foods, one tends to dice the potatoes into slightly smaller cubes.
Yes. You can reheat home fries in the air fryer. Heat at 400 F for 5 minutes until crispy and heated through.
More Air Fryer Potato Recipes
- Air Fryer Steak Fries
- Homemade Air Fryer French Fries
- Potato Skins in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Roasted Radishes (you'll never know they aren't potatoes!)
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