Air Fryer Essentials: Buttery Carrots & Taters

Andy Anderson !


This is an easy side dish to assemble, and can be baked in a convection oven, as well as, your air fryer.

To keep this recipe simple, and true to its natural flavors, we will only be using salt and pepper for the spices.

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


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5 Min
20 Min
Air Fryer



  • 1 lb
    yukon gold, or red potatoes
  • 1 lb
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, at room temp
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Air Fryer Essentials: Buttery Carrots & Taters


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef's Note: I tried several different varieties of potatoes for this recipe, and I found that a good waxy variety; such as: Yukon gold, or red potatoes hold up best in the cooking process.
  4. Cut the potatoes into quarters, and then slice up the carrots.
  5. Chef’s Tip: Cut the carrots to the same thickness as the quartered potatoes. That way they will finish cooking at the same time.
  6. Add the veggies to a pot of cool water.
  7. Bring the pot up to the boil as quickly as possible, and allow to boil for 4 – 5 minutes.
  8. Discard the water, but keep the veggies in the warm pot until the internal heat from the veggies causes most of the moisture to evaporate.
  9. Add the veggies to a small bowl, with one tablespoon of oil, and one tablespoon of softened butter. Then toss to coat.
  10. Chef’s Note: The heat from the veggies will melt the softened butter.
  11. Chef’s Note: While tossing the veggies into the oil and butter, add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  12. Add them to the air fryer.
  13. Set the temp to 375f (190c), and cook for 7 minutes.
  14. Chef’s Note: About every two minutes, shake the basket.
  15. Remove the veggies from the air fryer, and return them to bowl you used to toss them with the olive oil and butter. Add the second tablespoon of oil, and butter, and toss.
  16. Return veggies to the air fryer, and continue to cook until the veggies are crispy, and tender, an additional 7 – 10 minutes.
  17. Chef’s Note: If you really want to be decadent, toss the veggies in an additional tablespoon of butter, before serving.
  19. Serve with fish, chicken, pork… whatever. Enjoy.
  20. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Air Fryer Essentials: Buttery Carrots & Taters

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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