Air Fried / Baked Roasted Red Pots

Baked potatoes are delicious but become boring. Mashed potatoes a classic! But soooo repetitive! I wanted a vegetarian meal a few nights ago which ended up simply salad and Italian herb roasted red potatoes.

They were simple to make and very easy on my body! I loved red potatoes already so no surprise I was satisfied! They taste clean and natural. Yellow potatoes aren’t bad either but if I had to choose ……. RED POTATOES for the win!

Follow me! Air fryer or conventional oven can be used. Air fryer at 200° for 15 minute intervals cooked until preferred texture. Conventional oven 300° in a pan coated with vegetable oil or non stick spray. Be sure to season potatoes before cooking! Potatoes must be covered for portion of the cook time in the conventional oven. Otherwise they won’t soften.

Air – Fried Roasted Red Potatoes ☺️

Ingredients:

Red potatoes (cleaned) completely skinned is optional.

Butter

Non stick cooking spray

Salt

Pepper

Italian Herb Seasoning (basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme)

Once your potatoes are clean. Dice them and season them.

Prepare cooking method air fryer or oven.

Spray air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray. Preheat oven!

Put potatoes in air fryer basket and run fryer for 15 minutes on 200° when time is up you will shake contents around to ensure even cooking is achieved. And start another 15 minute interval. Repeat until done!

Place potatoes on oil coated pan and cover! Cook while periodically checking softness. This can be done using the toothpick method. If you’re not sure what that is about refer to my previous article here https://naturalhairdr.com/2020/05/06/toothpick-method/ . Potatoes should be soft but not baked potato soft. Once potatoes are soft. Covering can be removed and cooking can continue until you have a golden brown crisp skin.

When potatoes are thoroughly cooked coat with butter , add more salt , pepper , and Italian seasoning to taste!

This is a great dish to serve with wine 🍷 😉

A very classy side dish! Muah, Muah , Muah!

Vegetable Lo Mein 👩‍🍳🍜

Fried Rice was requested a few nights ago for dinner, I personally don’t have to have it. I thought of another dish I’d like to have in genre. Lo Mein ! I ended up with a crisp light pure taste! I could taste all of my ingredients vs a forkful of salt every bite! Delightful!

Here’s how I achieved flavorful noodles without meat! Of course if desired add whatever you’d like!

Ingredients:

1 Fresh bunch of green onion

1 bag of Bean sprouts

1 Green Bell pepper

1 Fresh Onion

Soy Sauce

Peanut Oil

Spaghetti Noodles

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once boiling , add desired amount of noodles.

Rinse and clean all fresh produce. Be sure to use cold running water. Chop all veggies to be sauteed. Bean sprouts should be washed thoroughly and by themself. Bean sprouts should be sauteed slightly first before adding other veggies.

Once noodles have cooked to desired texture. I suggest not too soft. Remove from heat and rinse with cool water. Heat peanut oil in skillet. Once hot add noodles! Toss and scramble noodles while adding light soy sauce. Add soy until desired flavor is achieved ! Noodles should be slightly fried yet moist! Add vegetables for one more toss and even heat.

Nom Nom! 😋

You can add sunflower kernels , sesame chicken , and or curry chicken! Lo Mein is limitless!

Veggie Lo Mein w/ green pepper , onion , green onion , and bean sprouts

Toothpick Method

A baker’s secret. I mention this often in my baking articles. I wanted to break this down for those whom may not be familiar. The toothpick method is simply just a way to check your goods as they cook. This only works for baking bread dishes to ensure they are well done but not over cooked.

Take a clean toothpick.

Poke into the center of the dish. If it’s not done cooking. Repeat until the next toothpick comes out clean!

It’s an act and repeat method!

Just a FYI !