Fried potatoes with garlic using your air fryer is a perfect snack or side dish. The air fryer makes them delicious and crispy and only takes 20 minutes to cook. They look like regular fried potatoes, but they have a distinctive garlic flavor that makes them addictive.
Let’s learn about the ingredients used in this recipe.
Potatoes are used worldwide in different dishes. It is rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Potatoes can be divided into three categories: waxy, starchy, and those in-between.
The smoother potatoes are the waxy ones. The waxier, smoother texture makes them hold their shape while cooking. They are excellent for dishes like potato salad, potato soup, and when you want to boil or slice them. They are less suited for baking and frying.
If you want to bake or fry potatoes you should use starchy ones. potatoes are great for baking and frying. For cooking they are less suited because of their starch they fall apart quickly. For baking or frying, this is an advantage as they are more absorbent. They are also the most suitable potato if you want to make mashed potatoes.
The in-between potatoes have like the name suggests a little bit from both. If you want to purchase potatoes for more dishes this is the safest option. They can be used for most dishes.
– How to store potatoes?
Potatoes should be stored in dry, and dark places under the temperature of 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. They shouldn’t be stored around onions as they both emit natural gases that damage each other.
Fresh potatoes have a shelf life of about 2 months.
● Garlic cloves
Garlic cloves add flavors to our dishes. Garlic cloves are rich in nutrients. Garlic contains vitamins such as Vitamin B6 (2%) and Vitamin C (1%), minerals like magnesium (2%), and selenium (1%). A clove of garlic also has fiber (0.06 g).
Garlic cloves contain sulfur when it is chopped its sulfur gets free and gives food an aromatic flavor.
● Olive oil:
Olive oil is a natural oil that is obtained from olives. As per USDA, a spoon of olive oil has 119 calories, 13.5g fat, 2.9mg Vitamin E, and 8.13mcg Vitamin K.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. These fatty acids are believed to have many beneficial effects and are a good choice for cooking. Extra virgin olive oil has a significant number of antioxidants that are good biologically. Olive oil contains nutrients that help fight inflammation. These include oleic acid and oleocanthal antioxidants.
– Can Regular olive oil and Extra virgin olive be substituted for each other?
If, like many recipes, the recipe uses olive oil, you can use regular or extra virgin olive oil. It’s up to you and mostly based on personal preference. Both extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil can be used for baking and cooking. However, note a different smoke point.
Usually, I like to use the more fragrant extra virgin olive oil for dipping in bread, dressings, uncooked dishes, and purifying to let the aroma sink in.
Thyme is a herb that is commonly used by combining with other herbs. Thyme is used to flavor any dish on its own or as part of a mix or bouquet, along with other common herbs such as rosemary, sage, and marjoram. Thyme is suitable for any diet and is very rarely considered an allergen. It can be consumed by anyone who wants to cook with fresh herbs.
Thyme is commonly used in salty dishes such as steamed or grilled meats, vegetables or fish, and salted roasts. It can also add flavor and depth to marinades, soups and broths, cocktail and tea items. Thyme can be stored by wrapping loosely in a damp paper towel in the refrigerator for almost two weeks.
Thyme contains chemicals that help treat bacterial and fungal infections.
Thyme has a flavor very much similar to rosemary, sage, oregano, marjoram, or dried basil, so any of them can be used as a substitution.