Hands down, the best way to eat potatoes! I love this one!

Hey, friends! Let’s dive into the world of classic comfort food, where the baked potato reigns supreme. It’s the ultimate canvas for a variety of toppings, capable of being the star of the show or a humble sidekick. But, who has the patience for oven baking anymore? That’s where the air fryer comes into play, offering crispy-skinned, fluffy-centered baked potatoes in just a fraction of the time.

Baked potatoes have long been a go-to for an easy, hearty meal. Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that fits perfectly into the busy lives of mealtime warriors craving that baked potato coziness without the lengthy oven vigil.

Perfect for complementing a steak dinner or serving as a comforting treat adorned with cheese and chives, this method is all about efficiency and flavor. And when your day involves a balancing act of work, family, and personal time, every minute counts.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Recipe

Servings: 4


4 large russet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt, to taste

Your favorite toppings


Begin by thoroughly washing the potatoes. Then, give each one several fork jabs to prevent any air fryer surprises.

Lovingly coat each potato in olive oil. This step is key for achieving that irresistible crispy skin.
Season with salt, enhancing flavor and aiding in moisture reduction for that perfect crunch.

Arrange the potatoes in the air fryer basket, allowing them ample space to breathe.

Set your air fryer to 390°F and cook for 35 to 45 minutes. Flip them at the halfway mark to ensure even crisping.

Check for doneness by giving them a gentle squeeze (with protection for your hands, of course). They should yield to pressure.

Slice, fluff, and top with your chosen garnishes.

Variations & Tips:

Elevate your potatoes with toppings like sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, chives, or even chili for a more substantial dish.

In a rush? Cutting the potatoes into smaller pieces can speed up cooking time, though it alters the classic presentation.

Experiment with seasonings like garlic powder or paprika mixed into the olive oil for a unique twist

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