Baked potatoes baked in the air fryer are crispy on the outside but tender inside. This makes them the best type of potato.
Air fryers can reduce cooking time by half, and produce crispy results such as our Air Fryer Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Bacon. These potatoes will delight you with their crispy, salty skins.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
Air fryer baked potato is a great side dish, appetizer, or main course. This easy recipe for air-fryer baked potatoes will make it easy to enjoy baking potatoes.
The air fryer will cook the potato just like an oven. However, it requires less time and cleaning. The air fryer doesn’t need to heat up like an oven.
This recipe is so simple and only requires 3 ingredients that you likely already have in your home.
Potatoes – We recommend Russet potatoes also known as Idaho potatoes. For even cooking, you will want all of your potatoes to be the same size.
Oil – This oil gives skin its crispiness. We use olive oil in this recipe. It is possible to use cooking spray in place of oil.
Salt – For flavor, we like to add fine sea salt to our potatoes. However, you can also use whatever salt you have.
How To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?
Prep – First, wash potatoes in running water. Then dry them thoroughly. Use a fork to poke the potatoes.
Salt and oil- Place the potatoes in an air fryer basket. Drizzle oil and salt on the potatoes and then rub the oil until all sides are coated.
Air Fry – For about 30 minutes, heat the oil in a basket-style air fryer at 350°F. Turn the potatoes over and continue cooking for 5-15 minutes or until a knife can easily penetrate the center.
When Is A Baked Potato Done?
The size and type of your oven fryer will affect the cooking time of your baked potato. Larger potatoes will cook in less time, while thicker potatoes will take more time. Cook the potatoes until you can easily insert a knife into their center. You can cook your potatoes for 3-5 minutes longer if you need them to be cooked in the oven.
Baked Potato Toppings
A fully-loaded baked potato is a great side dish or lunch option. A baked potato bar is a great idea. There are many topping options, but these are our top picks.
- Salt- A little more is always a good idea.
- Butter- Dot cut potatoes with butter, and let them melt.
- Sour Cream Add a generous amount
- Mexican or cheddar shredded cheese
- All bagel seasoning
- Jalapeno- Sliced or diced
- Green onions or Chives can be used as a garnish
Tips For Potatoes In The Air Fryer
Test for doneness A potato is considered cooked when a knife is inserted into its center. If they require more time, you can continue to cook them in the oven.
Peel potatoes – Potato peels can be eaten and seasoned with salt. Before you cook the potato, wash it under running water.
Use a fork to poke potatoes. Air fryer potatoes can be poked with a spoon, but they can burst. This is why we only take 10 seconds to poke them.
Do not overcrowd your air fryer. Air should circulate evenly about the potatoes.
Heat the potato in an air fryer at 400 degrees until it is heated through or in a microwave.