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Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Craving the classic comfort of crispy potato pancakes without the guilt? Look no further than our innovative take on this beloved dish using the versatile air fryer. In this article, we’ll guide you through a simple yet sensational recipe for air fryer potato pancakes, unlocking the secret to achieving that perfect golden exterior and fluffy interior with minimal oil. Join us as we explore the wonders of air fryer cooking and learn how to whip up a batch of irresistibly crispy potato pancakes that are sure to satisfy your cravings while keeping your waistline in check.

Incorporating the air fryer into your cooking repertoire opens up a world of possibilities for creating healthier versions of your favorite fried foods. With its innovative cooking technology, the air fryer uses hot air circulation to achieve that coveted crispy texture without the need for excessive oil. This means you can enjoy all the flavor and crunch of traditional potato pancakes with significantly less fat and calories. By harnessing the power of the air fryer, you’ll not only indulge in a guilt-free culinary experience but also streamline your cooking process, making mealtime both delicious and efficient. So, let’s embark on a culinary adventure and discover how to make irresistibly crispy air fryer potato pancakes that are sure to delight your taste buds.

air fryer potato pancakes

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Have you ever cleaned up dinner and carefully stored your leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge to only dump them out a few days later when no one has eaten them? This used to be a constant dilemma in our home, but I discovered how easy and delicious Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are to make from leftover mashed potatoes. Once you make these once, they will be your new favorite way to eat leftover mashed potatoes. You will love these for so many reasons!

  • They are easy. 
  • Use leftovers.
  • Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. 
  • Kid favorite addition to any meal. 
air fryer potato pancake

If your family loves potatoes be sure to try our duchess potatoes and our mashed potato casserole

What is the difference between potato pancakes and latkes?

Potato pancakes are round and made from mashed potatoes whereas latkes are a little less uniform and are made from pieces of shredded potatoes. Potato pancakes are thinner and latkes are thicker. 

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

  • In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients
  • Mix everything until all the ingredients are well combined.

  • Take ¼ cup of the mixture and make patties.
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
  • Place the patties in the Air fryer and cook at 380 ˚F for 8 minutes
  • After 8 minutes, flip the potato pancakes and cook for another 8 minutes
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
  • Serve hot, garnish with green onion and sour cream if desired
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Tips & Tricks

Mastering the art of making air fryer potato pancakes is easier than you might think! Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ensure your potato pancakes turn out crispy, golden, and delicious every time:

  1. Use the Right Potatoes: Opt for starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds, as they yield the best texture for potato pancakes. Avoid waxy potatoes, as they tend to result in a gummy consistency.
  2. Add Binders and Seasonings: Mix the grated potatoes with binding ingredients such as flour, eggs, and seasonings like salt, pepper, and garlic powder to enhance flavor and texture. You can also add grated onion or herbs for extra flavor.
  3. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer before adding the potato pancake mixture. This helps ensure even cooking and crispiness.
  4. Use Cooking Spray: Lightly spray the air fryer basket or the surface of the potato pancakes with cooking spray to promote browning and prevent sticking.
  5. Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: Arrange the potato pancakes in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t overlap. This allows hot air to circulate evenly around each pancake, ensuring they cook evenly and become crispy.
  6. Flip Halfway Through: Flip the potato pancakes halfway through the cooking time to ensure both sides are evenly browned and crispy.
  7. Serve Immediately: Enjoy your air fryer potato pancakes immediately after cooking for the best texture and flavor. If making multiple batches, keep them warm in a low oven while you finish cooking.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to making perfect air fryer potato pancakes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, every time!

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

FAQ’s

  1. Can I use any type of potato for making potato pancakes in the air fryer? While you can technically use any type of potato, starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds are preferred for their texture. Avoid waxy potatoes, as they may result in a gummy consistency.
  2. How do I prevent the potato pancakes from sticking to the air fryer basket? Lightly spraying the air fryer basket or the surface of the potato pancakes with cooking spray can help prevent sticking. You can also line the basket with parchment paper or a silicone mat for added insurance.
  3. Can I freeze leftover potato pancakes? Yes, you can freeze leftover potato pancakes for future use. Allow them to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply place them in the air fryer and cook until heated through and crispy.
  4. Can I make potato pancakes ahead of time and reheat them in the air fryer? Yes, you can make potato pancakes ahead of time and reheat them in the air fryer for a quick and convenient meal. Simply place the pancakes in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until heated through and crispy.
  5. How do I know when the potato pancakes are done cooking in the air fryer? Potato pancakes are done cooking when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick or fork into the center of a pancake – it should come out clean with no resistance.
  6. Can I add other ingredients to the potato pancake mixture? Yes, you can customize your potato pancakes by adding ingredients like grated onion, shredded cheese, herbs, or spices to the mixture for added flavor. Just be mindful of the moisture content of any additional ingredients to avoid soggy pancakes.

With these FAQs, you’ll have all the information you need to make delicious air fryer potato pancakes with confidence!

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Storage

You will want to store your Air Fryer Potato pancakes in the fridge in an airtight container. These will last up to 2 days. Over time they become mushier. 

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How to reheat Air Fryer Potato Pancakes?

You can warm these up in the microwave or oven if you prefer. Just warm them up to your desired temperature. You can also reheat them in your Air Fryer as well for a few minutes. 

air fryer potato pancakes
air fryer potato pancake

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

If you have leftover mashed potatoes needing to be eaten you will want to turn them into Air Fryer Potato Pancakes! With just a few ingredients, you will create crispy potato pancakes that go with just about any dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix everything until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Take ¼ cup of the mixture and make patties.
  4. Place the patties in the Air fryer and cook at 380 ˚F for 8 minutes
  5. After 8 minutes, flip the potato pancakes and cook for another 8 minutes
  6. Serve hot, garnish with green onion and sour cream if desired

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

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