Easy Air Fryer Heart Potatoes | Valentine’s Day Side Dish

Make these easy air fryer heart potatoes, the perfect side dish for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

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Try these Easy Air Fryer Heart Potatoes perfect for a Valentine's Day Side Dish.

Hey, Greedy! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to whip up something extra special for your loved ones. And what better way than cooking up a tasty meal with these Air Fryer Heart-Shaped Potatoes as an easy side dish for Valentines Day?

Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart, your besties, or simply treating yourself, these crispy air fryer potatoes are the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day menu.

Before we learn how to make these heart-shaped air fried potatoes lets answer a few frequently asked questions.

FAQs about Air Fryer Potatoes

To achieve crispy potatoes in the air fryer, make sure to cut the potatoes into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking. Toss them with a small amount of oil to help them crisp up, and spread them out in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not overcrowded. Cooking them at a high temperature around 400-425°F and flipping them halfway through the cooking time will also help achieve crispiness.

Cooking times can vary depending on the type of potato, the size of the potato pieces, and the efficiency of your air fryer. As a general guideline, most air-fried potatoes will take anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes to cook at 400°F. It’s a good idea to check on them periodically and adjust the cooking time as needed until they reach your desired level of crispiness.

Leftover air-fried potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they’re warmed through and crispy again.

Yes, you can cut potatoes ahead of time. However, they must be submerged in water to keep them from browning.

The best way to keep and store peeled and cut potatoes is to completely submerge them in water. Store the water-covered potatoes in a bowl in the refrigerator up to one day in advance.

Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need to make the best crispy heart potatoes as a festive Valentine’s Day side dish. Remember you can always jump to the Air Fryer Heart Potatoes recipe to print out the full instructions or the video to watch.

Air Fryer Heart Potatoes Ingredients

  • Potatoes– 4-5 large sized russet potatoes (red potatoes, yellow potatoes, or yukon golds will also work)
  • Oil– 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • Butter
  • Seasoning– garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, chili powder, Italian seasoning
  • Optional– Parmesan cheese, dried herbs for extra flavor

Instructions

  1. First, wash potatoes and peel
  2. Cut potatoes into quarter inch slices
  3. Using a heart shaped metal cookie cutter, cut out hearts into each slice. Don’t worry about waste – any excess potato can be used for another recipe such as mash potatoes or breakfast hash. (Check the FAQs on how to store cut potatoes)
  4. Place potatoes in cold water and soak for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 425°F 
  6. Pat your potato hearts dry with paper towels. .
  7. In a spacious bowl, toss your potato slices with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until they’re evenly coated. I personally used City Cajun seasoning from One Stop Chop and Yes, That Much Seasoning Garlic Butter and Herb from Kimmy’s Kreations
  8. Lightly grease your air fryer basket or tray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Arrange your potato slices in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they have plenty of space to crisp up. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  9. Pop potatoes into the air fryer and let them cook at 425°F for 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside. Keep an eye on them as cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your slices.
  10. Melt butter in microwave for 15-30 seconds, add Italian seasoning and mix well
  11. Brush butter on potato hearts and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

These adorable heart-shaped potatoes would go great alongside your favorite main dish for a Valentine’s Day. They also make a delightful snack or a fun appetizer alternative to traditional fries.

Kitchen Gadgets to Try

Heart Cookie Cutter

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Silicone Food Brush

Mixing Bowls

Try these Easy Air Fryer Heart Potatoes perfect for a Valentine's Day Side Dish.

Air Fryer Heart Potatoes Quick Tips

  • Pair these heart-shaped potatoes with grilled steak or Smoked Seafood for a hearty and romantic dinner.
  • Serve them alongside a juicy burger or crispy chicken tenders for a fun twist on classic favorites.
  • Enjoy them as a tasty snack with your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, aioli, or ranch dressing.

There you have it – a heartfelt recipe for Easy Air Fryer Heart Potatoes that will steal the show at your Valentine’s Day celebration. With simple ingredients and minimal prep time, these buttery and crispy potatoes with a fluffy interior are sure to become a new favorite in your household.

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Grab the printable instructions below if needed. Happy cooking, and happy Valentine’s Day! And if you make these air fryer heart potatoes, be sure to let us know!

Air Fryer Heart Potatoes

Make these easy air fryer heart potatoes, the perfect side dish for a Valentine's Day dinner.
Make these easy air fryer heart potatoes, buttery crispy outside with fluffy inside, the perfect side dish for a Valentine's Day dinner.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 4

Ingredients

  • 4-5 jumbo/large potatoes (preferably russet)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (or avocado)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Wash potatoes and peel
  • Cut potatoes into quarter inch slices
  • Using a heart shaped metal cookie cutter, cut out hearts into each slice.
  • Place potatoes in cold water and soak for 30 minutes
  • Preheat your air fryer to 425°F 
  • Pat your potato hearts dry with paper towels.
  • In bowl, toss potato hearts with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
  • Lightly grease air fryer basket or tray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Arrange potato slices in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they have plenty of space to crisp up.
  • Cook at 425°F for 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they're golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Melt butter in microwave for 15-30 seconds, add Italian seasoning and mix well
  • Brush butter on potatoes and serve.

Make these easy air fryer heart potatoes, the perfect side dish for a Valentine's Day dinner.

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