Tater Essentials: Salt & Vinegar Fingerling Taters

Andy Anderson !


We all like salt & vinegar chips… these are salt & vinegar fingerling taters. And if you want to use regular taters, just cut them into quarters.

They are easy to make with a minimum of ingredients, and oh so yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
20 Min
25 Min
Air Fryer



  • 1 lb
    fingerling potatoes, cut in half, lengthwise
  • 5 c
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil

How to Make Tater Essentials: Salt & Vinegar Fingerling Taters


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the water, vinegar, and salt, to a pot over medium-high heat.
  4. While the water is coming to the boil, cut the taters in half, lengthwise.
  5. Add the taters to the pot and reduce to a simmer.
  6. Continue to simmer, until the potatoes are cooked, about 12 – 15 minutes.
  7. Chef’s Tip: If you insert a paring knife into the taters and it goes in without resistance, then they are cooked.
  8. Remove from the pan, and allow them to rest for about 10 minutes.
  9. Place them into a bowl, and toss with the grapeseed oil.
  10. Use your hand, or the bottom of a large spatula, to smash the taters.
  11. Chef’s Note: Do not flatten, just crush down a bit.
  12. Place the taters into the air fryer.
  13. Set the temp to 380f (195c), and cook until crispy, about 18 – 22 minutes.
  15. Toss the taters with 1 or 2 tablespoons of additional vinegar, sprinkle with a bit more salt, and serve while nice and warm. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Tater Essentials: Salt & Vinegar Fingerling Taters

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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