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Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Have you ever tried making smashed potatoes on a Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer? If not, it’s high time you did. This recipe takes the humble potato and transforms it into a side dish that’s crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and absolutely packed with flavor.

Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes on a black platter.

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What are Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes originated in Australia but have gained worldwide popularity. Unlike traditional mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes are boiled, flattened, and then roasted or fried until crispy. They’re the perfect blend of creamy and crunchy textures.

My son will only eat potatoes if they’re crunchy and I won’t make fries that often. Enter smashed potatoes. I love that I can make these quickly and easily in the air fryer without a lot of oil. And, I can control how crispy they get! We love them with lots of crunch and crispy bits, but if you like them fluffier, that’s fine, too; just cook them a bit less.

These taters are so easy! I am very pleased with the Ninja Woodfire Grill air fryer basket. It works like a charm, and it holds enough for my Smashed Potato-loving family!

Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT NINJA WOODFIRE GRILL AIR FRYER SMASHED POTATOES


  • Versatile: These potatoes can complement a wide array of main courses or even stand alone as a tasty snack.
  • Easy to make: With just a few basic ingredients and simple steps, anyone can make this dish.
  • Healthier option: By air frying instead of deep frying, you cut down on oil without sacrificing on crispiness or taste.
  • Fun and delicious: There’s something incredibly satisfying about smashing potatoes and then tasting the crispy, flavorful results!

Ingredients

  • Small potatoes: These are ideal because they cook evenly and can be eaten in one or two bites. If you only have large ones, simply cut them in half.
  • Salt: Adds flavor to the potatoes. I cook with kosher salt.
  • Cooking oil: Used to drizzle over the potatoes before air frying. Olive oil adds a nice flavor but any type will do.
Cooked Smashed Potatoes in an air fryer basket.

What Potatoes Work Best with Smashed Potatoes

Waxy varieties such as Yukon Gold or red potatoes work best because they hold their shape when cooked and smashed. They also have a naturally buttery flavor that pairs well with salt and oil.

How To Make Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

  1. Cut the potatoes into half if they’re large.
  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water until just fork-tender.
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper under and on top of each potato and smash it with a flat plate until slightly flattened.
  4. Transfer the smashed potatoes to the air fryer.
  5. Season lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.
  6. Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until the desired level of crispiness.
Smashed potatoes in a serving bowl.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • These potatoes are a blank canvas. Top them with fresh herbs, drizzle them with sour cream or BBQ sauce, or top them with cheese and bacon. Get creative!
  • Don’t overcook the potatoes when boiling – you want them to still have some texture so they hold together when smashing.
  • Potatoes need salt! Don’t forget to season the boiling water.

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Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes?

These air fried smashed potatoes can be served with nearly anything. They’re a perfect companion to grilled steaks, baked chicken, or even a hearty salad. They also make a great appetizer with a side of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat these potatoes, warm them in the air fryer or oven, or toast them up in a skillet. If you microwave them, the crispy bits won’t stay crispy.

Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes on a black platter.

Ninja Woodfire Grill Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Chef Jenn
So easy and so good, these simple potatoes are all about flavor and texture! With oodles of crispy bits on the edges and soft fluffy potatoes inside, these amazing potatoes are the best of both worlds!
4.98 from 45 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds small ptoatoes
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until barely fork-tender then drain them and let cool slightly until safe to handle.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper under and on top of each potato and smash it with a flat plate until slightly flattened.
  • Transfer the smashed potatoes to the air fryer.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes or until the desired level of crispiness.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • These potatoes are a blank canvas. Top them with fresh herbs, drizzle them with sour cream or BBQ sauce, or top them with cheese and bacon. Get creative!
    • Don’t overcook the potatoes when boiling – you want them to still have some texture so they hold together when smashing.
    • Potatoes need salt! Don’t forget to season the boiling water.
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