While baked potatoes in the oven are a classic, now that I’ve made baked potatoes in the air fryer, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. Try Air Fryer Baked Potatoes and I promise you’ll be a new fan.
These delicious potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Best of all, you don’t have to heat up your oven to make them, or you can keep the oven free for your main dish. Sometimes I even pop one in the air fryer for a quick lunch because they are so fast and easy.
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How to Make Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Making a delicious potato in your air fryer is easy. While you can skip rubbing the outside with oil, please don’t. It’s only a couple teaspoons, which doesn’t add a lot of extra fat or calories and the end result is so worth it.
Gather your ingredients.
Rub potatoes in oil and salt.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 4 baking potatoes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp course salt
- Rub clean potatoes with olive oil and coat with salt.
- Place potatoes on air fryer rack or in basket leaving space between and without stacking.
- Cook at 400 degrees for 50 minutes, using tongs to flip halfway. Potatoes will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside when ready to eat.
- Serve with choice of toppings.
Can you put a potato in an air fryer?
Of course! Place in air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes (depending on size of potatoes). Slice potatoes lengthwise; using both hands, pinch each side of the potatoes, forcing them to open up, forcing the inside of the potato up.
What can you air fry?
You can cook all sorts of things in an air fryer. Using less than a tablespoon of oil or a couple of sprays of canola cooking spray, you can fry beef, chicken, fish, frozen food and vegetables. Cooking frozen food in the air fryer is very efficient and they are super crispy and taste delicious.
How long does it take to cook potatoes in an air fryer?
Place potato wedges in a large bowl. Add olive oil, paprika, parsley, chili, salt, and pepper and mix well to combine. Place 8 wedges in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Flip wedges with tongs and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Or, cook a whole potato for 45-50 minutes.
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