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Zesty Lemon and Herb Air Fried Potatoes: A Tangy Delight

Zesty Lemon and Herb Air Fried Potatoes

Experience the tangy burst of zesty lemon paired with aromatic herbs in a potato dish like no other. Discover the magic of air frying for a culinary treat that’s both crispy and flavorful.

A Fresh Take on Air Fried Potatoes

Air fried potatoes have been the talk of the culinary world, delivering on crunch without compromising on health. When combined with the right kind of oil, the results are even more exceptional. Adding a zesty lemon and herb mix simply elevates this popular dish, offering a refreshing twist.

Recipe: Zesty Lemon and Herb Air Fried Potatoes

1. Ingredients:

  • 4 large Russet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

2. Preparation:

  • In a large bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the potato wedges to the bowl, ensuring they’re well-coated with the mixture.
  • Allow them to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Air Frying:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
  • Arrange the potato wedges in the air fryer basket, ensuring they’re in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway, until they’re golden brown and crispy.

Taste Variations and Tips

While our recipe focuses on the tangy punch of lemons, there are endless ways to play around with your air fried potatoes. Whether you’re experimenting with different potato cuts, from dices to spirals, or filling them to create stuffed air fried potatoes, the possibilities are limitless.

  • Go Spicy: Add a pinch of red chili flakes to the marinade for an extra kick.
  • Cheese It Up: Grate some Parmesan cheese over the potatoes in the last 3 minutes of air frying.
  • Dipping Delight: Serve with a garlic aioli or tzatziki sauce for added depth of flavor.

Nutritional Benefits: Zesty vs. Plain Air Fried Potatoes

Zesty lemon not only adds flavor but also packs in a vitamin C punch:

Type Vitamin C (mg per 100g) Calories
Plain Air Fried Potatoes 8 150
Lemon and Herb Air Fried 20 155

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh?
    Yes, but reduce the quantity by a third as dried herbs are more concentrated.
  • What other citrus fruits can I try?
    Orange or lime zest can also work wonderfully with this recipe.
  • How to store leftover potatoes?
    They can be refrigerated and reheated in the air fryer for best results.


Zesty Lemon and Herb Air Fried Potatoes are more than just a dish. They’re an adventure for the taste buds, combining the best of crispy textures with refreshing flavors. A must-try for all potato enthusiasts!



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