Whether you’re a total sucker for Valentine’s Day or you view the holiday as a way for businesses to make money, there’s no denying that February 14 is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care.
No matter who you’re celebrating—your family, friends, a new sweetheart, or a longtime partner—you can put that love into action by creating a meal you can share together from the comfort of your own home.
The desserts and the main course are the easiest parts to get down. The real challenge is figuring out what side dish to make. It can’t be too boring, but it also shouldn’t be too extravagant so as not to outshine the rest of the meal.
If you’re struggling to find the right balance, here’s the perfect scrumptious side dish recipe to help complete your romantic dinner.
In a video that has been viewed over five million times, TikToker and food blogger Gigi Madanipour (@gigimadanipour) is demonstrating how to make heart-shaped potatoes in the air fryer for Valentine’s Day.
Say goodbye to oven-baked potatoes that lack a satisfying signature crisp, and welcome this more appetizing alternative with open arms!
Start by peeling three large russet potatoes and slicing them into rounds. You can cut them as thick or as thin as you want. Each potato should yield about ten to fifteen slices. Next, use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to carve out hearts from all the potato slices.
Allow them to soak for thirty minutes in a bowl of cold water. Then, rinse them off and pat them dry. Finally, season the potatoes with half a teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and half a teaspoon of garlic powder.
Toss a ratio of forty hearts with one tablespoon of olive oil. Air fry them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for fifteen to eighteen minutes, resulting in potatoes that are fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.