Quick and Easy Baked Potatoes in an Air Fryer [VIDEO]

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Baked potatoes in the air fryer

Baked potatoes in the air fryer is easy, simple, and delicious. A crispy crust with a soft and tender inside, these potatoes are a win-win on the table served next to anything. 

Cooking potatoes in the air fryer is easy and simple, and what I love most about this recipe is the time I save and the taste I have. The crispiness of the potato’s skin is something unbelievable and fantastic. The long waiting time and the boring moments will go away if you use an air fryer in the kitchen, saving you time and mess. The side dish plays the main role when serving meat or fish. Baked potatoes, especially whole ones, are my husband’s favourite; this is why baking potatoes is an often process in my house.

Baked potatoes in the air fryer recipeThe air fryer has saved me time. Moreover, it makes them super crispy and tasty. You can top anything on and enjoy one of the best-baked potatoes that will be done in minutes. I always opt for small to medium potatoes for such recipes, as I like them fully, quicker cooked, and crispier. Add some seasoning; usually, I use chilli flakes with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, and you will have one of the simplest side dishes on the table, which is truly remarkable and delicious. Baked potatoes are a finger-licking dish to savour next to anything any time of the year. 

Are potatoes healthy?

Baked potatoes in the air fryer Potatoes contain starch, and I know many people who simply don’t eat potatoes. However, despite their unhealthy reputation, potatoes contain good vitamins, minerals, fibres, and antioxidants. Potatoes are one of the most known and worldly spread veggies used next to anything. French fries, fried potatoes, or baked ones, potatoes are delicious and satisfying. In most countries, you will find a traditional dish where potatoes play the main role. Enjoy them served in any form. 

Is baked potato better in an oven or air fryer?

air fryer baked potatoes Before I discovered this excellent appliance, the air fryer, I had always baked my potatoes, veggies, fish, and meat in my kitchen. However, now that I am using an air fryer that much, baking potatoes in an air fryer has the same effect as baking them in the oven, but for me, it is even better, as it cooks quicker and with less smell and mess. Everything I cooked in the air fryer was perfect, and these potatoes turned out crispy, tender, and soft inside. Try both options and see what conveniences you most. If you have time, baking potatoes is also an option, especially grilling outside with an intoxicating aroma; check the recipe here

The ingredients:

air fryer baked potatoes ingredients

  • Four small to medium-sized potatoes
  • Seasoning (chilli flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper)
  • Optional: sour cream or plain yoghurt, some melting cheese
  • Finely chopped spring onions

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How to make air fryer baked potatoes?

Preheat the air fryer for 4-5 minutes at 400F (200C), wash the potatoes, and set aside. 

Take the air fryer basket, lay a parchment pepper, and put 3 or 4 potatoes inside. I poured some olive oil and cooked it for 35-40 minutes. 

making of, baked potatoes in air fryerIf you have smaller potatoes, you can cook them for 25 minutes, maximum. 

Take out the potatoes, cut halves, and add some shredded cheese ( anyone you have) and some seasoning. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until the cheese melts. 

Once ready, place them on a platter, season, add sour plain yoghurt, and enjoy them next to anything—top finely chopped spring onions. 

air fryer baked potatoes

 

Toppings:

  • Replace plain yoghurt with sour cream, a perfect combination 
  • Butter – add a dot and let it melt over
  • Fried bacon bites
  • Shredded cheese ( Parmegiano, Gryer, Mozzarella)
  • Finely chopped spring onions or chives
  • Add some spicy chilli flakes or Jalapeno 

More tips for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes:

  • Your potatoes are perfectly cooked if you easily insert a toothpick or a knife.
  • Leave your potatoes in cold water to lower the starch percentage for 10-20 minutes.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer with potatoes; you want to obtain some crispy and tender ones. 
  • You can reheat potatoes in the air fryer instead of microwaving them. 

air fryer baked potatoes

Baked potatoes in the air fryer

Baked potatoes in the air fryer

Annie
Baked potatoes in the air fryer is easy, simple, and delicious. A crispy crust with a soft and tender inside, these potatoes are a win-win on the table served next to anything.
3.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Course air fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine World
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 small potatoes
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • spring onion finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer for 4-5 minutes at 400F (200C), wash the potatoes, and set aside.
  • Take the air fryer basket, lay a parchment pepper, and put 3 or 4 potatoes inside. Pour some olive oil.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Take out the potatoes, cut halves, and add some shredded cheese, optional.
  • Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Once ready, nicely place them on a platter, season, add sour plain yoghurt, and enjoy them next to anything.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 0.3mgPotassium: 0.1mgCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.1mg
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