Air Fried Lemon Parmesan Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes

Air Fried Lemon Parmesan Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes make  an impressive, quick, easy and delicious side dish.  

Air Fried Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Last week I teamed up with my friends of Idaho Potatoes to introduce you to a really cool device called an Air Fryer.  I talked briefly about how awesome this machine is because you can enjoy some of your favorite fried foods with pretty much little to no oil.  However that’s not all the machine can do!

Part of my freelance job with Gourmia, who makes this nifty machine, is to develop all kinds of different recipes that work with their air fries.

Yes fries, as in plural.  They have the standard model that most people associate when they see an air fryer (and we are giving away!) plus a couple of other models that have the same technology built in.  After weeks of working with these machines, I have made everything under the sun.  We’re talking about buffalo wings, roast chicken, cheese flautas, spring rolls, molten lava cake(!!) and of course perfectly roasted potatoes.

Honestly, I don’t know what I loved more the cake or the roasted potatoes.  It could possibly be a tie.

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Pretty shocking to say that I loved potatoes as much as gooey chocolate cake right?

Well, it’s pretty impossible not to love perfectly poppable and incredibly crispy Idaho Potatoes.  I can say for sure that the roasted potato is one of my favorite foods in the world and the air fryer does them great justice.

In about 30 minutes, you have potatoes with that crispy crackly skin and fluffy interior.  You can easily roast fingerlings whole, they are small enough to do so and cook through fast enough but I do love gussying them up a bit.

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It’s safe to say that the hasselback potato makes an impressive statement on the dinner table.   All those ridges just give you maximum exposure for extra crispiness and it’s the perfect vessel for holding delicious fillings.

Normally on a full sized russet potato I would fill the slits with thinly sliced garlic.  Here, instead the more delicate sliced fingerlings get a gently tossing with lemon zest, a small amount of olive oil and chopped rosemary.  Once they are finished cooking they get that final touch of parmesan for the perfect side dish!

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Air Fried Lemon Parmesan Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes
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  • 1lb Idaho Fingerling Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, cut slits lengthwise down each fingerling potato, making sure not to cut all the way through so that the potato stays connected
  2. Place the potatoes in medium bowl and toss with olive oil, I teaspoon of lemon zest, chopped rosemary and salt.
  3. Place in basket of the air fryer, set the temperature to 392 °F and cook for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked all the way through and the skins are crisp and roasted.
  4. Carefully remove the potatoes from the air fryer, place in a medium bowl and toss with the remaining lemon zest, parmesan and season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe Type: Side


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9 thoughts on “Air Fried Lemon Parmesan Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes

  1. Alexandra Robertson

    I have wanted to get one of these forever! These little gems are making me want to run out and buy one asap. I would give these a whirl if I won along with some chicken. fingers for my husband!


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