Pesto Parmesan Air Fries

There are dozens of brands and styles of Air Fryers out these days. The one we have is a Farberware combination toaster oven.

Prep/cook time – about an hour

Servings – 1-2

  • 1 large or 2 small russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. pesto
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder or paste

Wash and scrub potatoes. Remove eyes and any rough spots.

Cut into desired sized strips

Rinse well and soak in cold water for 30 minutes
Dry well with a clean kitchen towel

Place in bowl and add all the ingredients except the parmesan cheese and coat well

Spray air fryer tray well with olive oil. Spread the strips out so they barely touch. Place the tray in the Air Fryer and set it at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Check after 12 minutes and turn them over with a spatula and cook the rest of the way. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese and devour!


Suggested music to listen to while preparing the fries….

  • “Under the Boardwalk” by the Drifters from their 1962 album “Save the Last Dance for Me”
  • “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin from his 1953 album “Dean Martin Sings”
  • “If French Fries were Fat Free” by Alan Jackson from his 2004 album “What I Do”

Click below to see air fryer at Amazon…

Click below to buy pesto paste



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Husband, Father, Grandfather, foodie. I have worked in various capacities of food service for 50 years. Baker, cook, manager, restaurant owner, personal chef and food sales / consulting. Recently retired. I love to cook and photograph food. My other hobbies include organic gardening, fishing, bicycling, reading, music and golf.

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