Quickly whip up a delicious side dish with these Air Fryer Baked Potatoes. Fork tender on the inside, crispy on the outside and absolutely tasty!
A DELICIOUS WAY TO MAKE BAKED POTATOES
Baked Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes ever. Potatoes are always a solid choice, right? Did you know that baked potatoes can be made in the air fryer? Of course, I’m not sure they would still be called baked. I guess we’d have to just call them Air Fried Potatoes. If you love to eat the skin on your baked potatoes and you like it crispy, this is your recipe. This has become one of my favorite ways to make potatoes. It is quicker than the oven and don’t even get me started on how the microwave messes up a perfectly good potato. If you are looking for an easy way to get your potato fix, then you need to try this Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Yes. My 5-quart air fryer holds about 4 potatoes at once (depending on how large they are.) You do not want to overcrowd the air fryer or else the air cannot circulate to cook properly. So you will probably need to cook in batches if you need more than that. If you need a bunch of baked potatoes, you really are better off cooking in the oven (see my instructions below.)
Yes. Piercing with a fork allows steam from inside the potato to escape. There is a lot of moisture in potatoes so we are giving it a way to exit so they don’t explode while cooking.
You can make them the traditional way in your oven. If you are trying to achieve a crispy skin, you’ll want to bake these at 450F degrees for about 45 minutes. I know that temperature sounds high but it’s the best way to get a crispy skin. Prepare the potatoes as I state in the directions below then bake.
You can also make them in your slow cooker which is delicious. The skin just doesn’t come out crispy. Have a look at my recipe for Crock Pot Baked Potatoes.
These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5-6 minutes or (if you absolutely have no other way to reheat) in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. I know sometimes our break rooms at work only have microwaves so you do what you gotta do!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- russet potatoes
- olive oil
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BAKED POTATOES:
Wash the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel. Using a fork, prick all sides of the potatoes. Lightly rub olive oil, salt, and pepper all over the potatoes.
Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 35 minutes at 400 degrees F, rotating them after 20 minutes.
When the timer goes off, insert a fork into the potatoes. If it is tender, the potatoes are done. If it is still thick, continue to cook until desired texture.
Serve warm with toppings such as butter, sliced green onions or chives, and additional salt and pepper.
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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Wash 4 russet potatoes with water and pat dry with a paper towel. Using a fork, prick all sides of the potatoes.
- Lightly rub olive oil all over the potatoes then season all sides with kosher salt and pepper.
- Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 35 minutes at 400 degrees, rotating them after 20 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, insert a fork into the potatoes. If it is tender, the potatoes are done. If it is still thick or hard to poke, continue to cook until soft.
- Serve warm with toppings such as butter, sliced green onions or chives, and additional salt and pepper.
- Nutritional value does not include toppings.
- This recipe can be doubled, you will need to cook in batches.
- Russet potatoes are the best for baking potatoes for this recipe.
- To make in the oven: If you are trying to achieve a crispy skin, you’ll want to bake these at 450F degrees for about 45 minutes. I know that temperature sounds high but it’s the best way to get a crispy skin. Do not wrap in foil. Prepare the potatoes as I state in the directions above then bake.
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