TikTok user's air fryer crispy potatoes recipe goes viral: 'Brilliant!'

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Everybody loves crispy roast potatoes, but sometimes the long cooking process can be rather off-putting. 

Parboiling and then roasting in the oven for at least 30 minutes is well worth the wait for potatoes that are fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, but what if you didn't have to wait? Enter the appliance of the hour, the air fryer – I mean, how did we ever cook without one!?

Crispy potatoes in the air fryer.
Sara shows how to quickly make crispy potatoes in the air fryer. Photo: tiktok/@nutrientmatters

Canadian blogger Sara, who posts under Nutrient Matters on Instagram and TikTok, has shared the perfect recipe for 'breakfast potatoes', as she calls them.

"I skip breakfast 6 days a week but on Saturday I have an 8-course breakfast and these breakfast potatoes are the star course," Sara revealed on her Instagram account. 

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And while breakfast potatoes aren't a 'thing' Down Under, they certainly look delicious enough as a side dish for breakfast or dinner - and her followers agree.

"Oh brilliant! About to change my breakfast game!," one follower commented, followed by another who said, "I think this video is a sign for me to finally buy an air fryer."

The dish is so popular with her 1.3 million followers on TikTok that her recipe has already received over half a million likes.

Sara shares her recipe in a step-by-step guide on both Instagram and TikTok, but in case you need it right now, here it is:

4 white potatoes

2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp dried parsley

Salt and pepper

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp arrowroot starch

3 tbsp avocado oil

Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes before air frying, air-fry at 190°C for 10-15 minutes, and serve with spicy mayo and green onions.

Sara, who lives in Ontario, encourages her followers to eat and cook nutrient-dense foods for healthier living.

"Sure, 'healthy food' doesn’t necessarily taste like dripping levels of fat and mass amounts of sodium or sugar, the wonderful trifecta that comes together to make your brain addicted to certain foods," she writes on Instagram.

"[But] nutrient-dense foods can and should taste good."

 Sara is fairly new to blogging, having started her social media accounts after losing her job.

"After dealing with a lay off from my full-time job and feeling like I was this close to losing my mind – making recipes and having you guys enjoy them has completely changed my life and brought so many opportunities my way that I’m so grateful for," she writes.  

"Thank you for being here and thank you for trusting the delicious food you see me make on here."

And with her million-plus followers on TikTok and almost 200,000 on Instagram, it's safe to say that her foodie feed is building her a new career as an influencer!

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