Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
These air fryer baked potatoes cook in just 35 minutes. They have crispy skin on both the outside and the inside and are fluffy and tender. They can be used as side dish to any weeknight meal, or you can make them a main meal by adding them to your favorite toppings.
Substitutions And Ingredients
- Russet Potatoes: Russets are a well-known choice for baked potatoes. We have not tried any other potato types, but you are welcome to experiment with them. However, expect different cooking times and textures. To ensure that potatoes all cook evenly, we recommend medium potatoes of uniform size.
- Olive Oil: This is our favorite recipe for baked potatoes, but you can also use avocado oil, grapeseed oils, or olive oil cooking oil. This recipe will work with any oil with a high smoking point.
- Kosher Salt: we love Kosher Salt for its flavor. But, you can also sprinkle it with sea salt or table salt. Just make sure to season your potatoes well!
How To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?
- Wash potatoes thoroughly and dry them. Use a fork to poke holes into the potatoes. Toss each potato with olive oils, and then sprinkle it with kosher sea salt.
- Place the potatoes in the basket of an air fryer or on baking trays, Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until they are crisp from the outside and tender on the inside.
- Take the potatoes out of the air fryer with tongs and cut them into pieces. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, and your favorite toppings such as butter, chopped chives, and cheddar cheese. Then, enjoy!
Why Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Will Be A Favorite Recipe?
- You only need three ingredients to bake potatoes in the oven fryer, they can be made plain, or you can add toppings. These potatoes make the perfect side dish for any weeknight dinner.
- This baked potato gets the best texture from the air fryer. The skin is crispy on the outside, but the inside is tender and fluffy.
Apart from the crispy skins, the best thing about air fryer baked potato is the ability to add any toppings. Here are some of the family’s favorites:
- crispy bacon bits
- shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Sliced chives
- Sliced green onions and scallions
- homemade Smoked Queso Sauce
- crock pot cheese sauce
- three chili
- Pico de Gallo
- Broccoli roasted
- Diced Ham
- Pickled jalapenos
- Grilled corn
- You should always poke holes in potatoes. This is crucial as it allows steam to escape from the potato during cooking. Exploding potatoes can happen if you do not poke enough holes.
- Make sure that all your potatoes are the same size to cook evenly. If you have different sizes of potatoes, test them all and then pull the smaller potatoes when they become tender. Let the larger potatoes cook for a longer time.
- When the potatoes are completely baked, it is easy to pierce the middle of the potato with a fork.
- To cook more potatoes you need to cook them in batches. Do not overcrowd your air fryer. This will cause the potatoes to cook too quickly and cause the skin to become mushy.