Air Fryer Carrots And Potatoes


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Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes. How to air fry carrots and potatoes get the balance right so that you have perfectly roasted carrots and potatoes in a fraction of the calories and cooking time of oven baked.

Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes
Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes

Air Fryer Carrots And Potatoes

In the Milner house there are 3 types of food that we cook the most. Air fryer vegetables, air fryer potatoes and air fryer chicken.

In fact, we love them so much and have featured them so many times on Recipe This, that we have made a few quick reference blog posts dedicated to them which you can read below:

Our day to day cooking nearly always involves chicken, potatoes and vegetables and we are always experimenting and finding more and more easier ways to incorporate them into our meals.

Today for example we are having air fryer chicken drumsticks and vegetables for dinner and yesterday we had air fryer crispy baby potatoes along with air fryer chicken breast.

But what I wanted to do today, was to show you our experiment for incredibly lazy air fryer baby carrots with air fryer crispy baby potatoes.

Putting two of my favourite air fryer recipes together for an easy side for dinner.

Perfect for throwing into your air fryer basket and if you see just how lazy the prep is, you will end up hooked!

Air Fryer Carrots & Potatoes

Funny thing is, I asked my readers about potatoes and carrots and there was an even split in the vote.

Not over cooking them in the air fryer, as everyone wants to load the air fryer with tasty potatoes and veggies, but what they should be called.

Should it be air fryer potatoes and carrots, or air fryer carrots and potatoes?

Either works fine for me and I think it comes down to culture and where you grew up. I would always call this recipe air fryer roasted potatoes and carrots because I am British.

The way we talk about our food is that meat comes first, then potatoes and then vegetables.

But do comment below and let us know if you are air fryer potatoes and carrots or air fryer carrots and potatoes, as it is fun to see how opinions alter from location to location.

Why Air Fry Potatoes & Carrots?

Whenever you bake vegetables and potatoes in the oven you need a load of butter and oil to make them taste nice and not have that dry, burnt taste.

However, air fry potatoes and carrots and OMG you hardly need any oil and they come out tasting better than baked.

I am not a fan of no oil at all, because they are just way too dry, but like air fryer manufacturers say, you can reduce your oil by more than 80%.

That rule applies here with these air fryer potatoes and carrots as they just use 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil and this portion will feed 4 people. Therefore, its ½ teaspoon per person.

Air Fryer Potatoes & Carrots + Honey Glaze

My favourite flavours for roasted potatoes and vegetables is a honey glaze. I will add to my potatoes or veggies a mix of honey, olive oil and garlic. It is delicious and I use this method a lot.

Its so frequent that I am cooking these air fryer potatoes and carrots and Jorge is by my side and says his usual line “mummy honey on finger”.

He has asked for a little squirt of honey on his finger for the last couple of years and at 3 is already a honey addict like us.

If you don’t have honey you can use maple syrup as a replacement.

Potatoes & Carrots In Air Fryer Secret

The secret to perfect potatoes and carrots in the air fryer is to make sure your carrots are much smaller than your potatoes.

I like to achieve this by using baby carrots along with quartered or halved baby potatoes.

Though the size of your potatoes would vary depending on what size of potatoes you have bought.

Plus, by using baby potatoes and baby carrots you are cutting down on your prep time.

The baby carrots are already prepped, and the baby potatoes just need halving or quartering as you load them into the bowl.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes & Carrots

Air fryer carrots and potatoes step by step

Cooking air fryer roasted potatoes and carrots is lazy and simple and here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Load your baby carrots into a bowl.
  2. Quarter or half your baby potatoes and add them too.
  3. Load in your seasonings and extra virgin olive oil and mix with your hands.
  4. Cook in the air fryer and serve.
Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes

Air Fryer Carrots And Potatoes

Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes. How to air fry carrots and potatoes get the balance right so that you have perfectly roasted carrots and potatoes in a fraction of the calories and cooking time of oven baked.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time26 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Potatoes & Carrots Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Load your baby carrots into a bowl.
  • Chop your baby potatoes into quarters or halves and load them into the bowl too.
  • Load in seasonings, extra virgin olive oil and honey.
  • Mix with your hands until your potatoes and carrots are well mixed.
  • Load into the air fryer basket and cook for 16 minutes at 160c/320f.
  • Shake your air fryer basket and cook for a further 10 minutes at 180c/360f.

Notes

You can swap a honey glaze for a maple syrup glaze if you prefer.
Its good to cook your potatoes and carrots at 2 different temperatures. This lets your potatoes and carrots cook in the middle and then make them wonderfully crispy at the end of the cook time.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 1284mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 12928IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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