Air fryer Potatoes with a crispy skin, seasoned just with sea salt and topped with a dollop of butter is wholesome deliciousness that is comforting.
I just love baked potatoes and making them in Air fryer makes them mess free, quick and super simple.
Baked potatoes are a comfort food. Crispy skin outside and soft and fluffy inside.
Pair it with salad or a protein and they make for such a delicious meal.
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I never realized how easy it is to bake a potato in the Air fryer.
I made these amazing baked sweet potatoes in the Air fryer, and they are spectacular. So obviously baking potatoes was next on the cards.
Here's the simple recipe:
Wash and dry the potatoes. Leave the skin on.
Now pierce all over with fork or knife. Mix garlic powder and pepper in oil and apply it all over the potatoes.
Air frying Potato
Preheat the Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 5 minutes.
Brush the basket with oil. Now arrange the potatoes and air fry for about 30 minutes.
The skin should become nice and crispy and the potato must get well cooked.
I check by piercing with a knife to see that it is cooked all the way through.
Take it out and serve with a nice big blob of butter (or vegan butter).
You can also serve with spicy mayo which is my favourite.
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Russet potatoes work beautifully. Yukon Gold are also good. I use just about any potatoes available. If you are in India, then both the regular and new varieties work great.
I love just sea salt, garlic and pepper. Garnish it with butter or vegan butter. You can use other seasonings like dried herbs or chilli flakes. And cheese (or vegan cheese) melted on top is great too. I love spicy mayo as well.
Any oil with a high smoking point works well. Regular vegetable oil, olive oil, avocado oil are all fine to use.
Using medium size potatoes is good. If you are using smaller or larger, adjust your cooking time.
You can serve them with a nice salad. If you like some protein then a side of air fried chicken, tofu, air fried broccoli, air fried fish fillet all work beautifully.
Yes, you can use vegan toppings like vegan butter, vegan mayo or vegan cheese. The rest of the recipe is vegan.
Here's the recipe card:
📖 Recipe Card
Air fryer baked potatoes
- 5 potatoes medium
- 1 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder or minced garlic
- 1 tsp. pepper crushed
- Butter or vegan butter to serve or spicy mayonnaise
- Wash and dry the potatoes. Leave the skin on.
- Now pierce all over with fork or knife. Mix garlic powder and pepper in oil and apply it all over the potatoes.
- Preheat the Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 5 minutes. Brush the basket with oil. Now arrange the potatoes and air fry for about 30 minutes. The skin should become nice and crispy and the potato must get well cooked.
- I check by piercing with a knife to see that it is cooked all the way through.
- Take it out and serve with a nice big blob of butter (or vegan butter). You can also serve with spicy mayo which is my favourite.
I had NO IDEA you could cook baked potatoes with the air fryer! Thanks so much for sharing this.
The perfect use for my new air fryer! Love how simple this recipe and how quickly it comes together. Great for weeknight dinners. YUM!
Look at that crispy skin! These baked potatoes are perfect! Isn't the air fryer one of the greatest inventions of recent years? I also have a sweet spot for baked potatoes and now that I know I can achieve such results in the air fryer there will be no going back to the traditional way.
I love how easy this recipe is and the potatoes are so crispy! I didn't know they could turn out so wonderful with the air fryer!
We love potatoes here at the house! I can't wait to make these tonight! Looks so delicious and sounds amazing!
I had a few yukon gold potatoes in my pantry I wanted to use up and they were great for this recipe! Easy and delicious!
I just can't believe how EASY that was. I love mine doused in sour cream and chives. It's just perfect that it requires such little effort in the air fryer!
Claudia Lamascolo says
I just love finding new ideas for the air fryer like this one so much quicker
I love how crispy these get in the Air Fryer. Delish!
Beth Sachs says
My new air fryer arrived this week. I'm so excited to try air fryer recipes, I'll be making these baked potatoes soon!
That's great, Beth. You will love your air fryer.
Loved these!! Nice crispy skin and soft and fluffy insides - perfectly cooked potatoes!
Thank you, Courtney. Glad you liked them.