Dive into the world of delightful crunch and comforting warmth with these Air Fryer Potato Cakes—a culinary masterpiece that effortlessly combines simplicity with irresistible flavor. Crafted with the convenience of your air fryer, these golden patties are not only a crispy delight but also a savory showcase of mashed potatoes transformed into a delectable treat.

The heart of these potato cakes lies in a mixture of well-cooked and seasoned mashed potatoes, blended with the richness of grated cheddar cheese, the freshness of chopped green onions, breadcrumbs for texture, and the binding magic of a beaten egg. Seasoned to perfection with salt and pepper, this harmonious blend forms the base of each meticulously crafted patty.

The air fryer, preheated to a precise temperature, transforms these potato concoctions into golden wonders. With a quick flip halfway through the cooking process, the result is a perfect marriage of crispy exteriors and fluffy, flavorful interiors. The use of cooking spray ensures that every bite delivers that sought-after crunch without excess oil.

Garnished with a final touch of green onions or a dollop of sour cream, these Air Fryer Potato Cakes are ready to steal the spotlight as a delightful side dish or a savory snack. Whether served hot and fresh from the air fryer or reheated for later enjoyment, these golden gems encapsulate the essence of easy elegance and culinary satisfaction. Prepare to savor the joy of each crispy bite, appreciating the fusion of convenience and flavor in this air-fried delight.

Air Fryer Potato Cakes


  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour (almond flour or coconut flour for a low-carb option)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, chopped onion, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into flat patties.
  5. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  6. Place the potato cakes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  7. Brush the tops of the potato cakes with olive oil.
  8. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, flipping the potato cakes halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  9. Remove from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 4 servings):

These values are approximate and can vary based on the specific ingredients and quantities used. Here’s an estimate for one serving:

  • Calories: ~150
  • Protein: ~2g
  • Fat: ~7g
  • Carbohydrates: ~20g (Net Carbs: ~16g, considering fiber)
  • Fiber: ~4g
  • Sugar: ~1g

Note: Nutritional values may vary based on the specific types of potatoes and flour used. Adjustments may be needed based on your dietary preferences and requirements.