These baked potatoes in an air fryer are fluffy on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. Once you learn how to bake potatoes in an air fryer, there is no turning back.
A great weeknight dinner the whole family would love. You can enjoy this perfect baked potato with baked beans and your favorite toppings.
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Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
Cooking baked potatoes in the air fryer is quicker and easier than making them in the conventional oven and in my opinion; it tastes better. These air fryer baked potatoes are known as jacket potatoes in the UK.
You will love this recipe because it is affordable, and there is no need to peel the potatoes. Learn how to make baked potatoes in the air fryer today.
You can make it a complete meal and customize it to your dietary needs. Here are a few inspirations for serving baked potatoes; good old butter, salt and pepper, and baked beans. Try baked potatoes with meatballs and gravy, shredded cheese of choice, sauteed peppers, and onions.
Ingredients you will need to make the best baked potatoes
Baking potatoes: you can use Marabel potatoes, Maris piper, or russet potatoes.
Salt and black pepper to taste
Oil: use any cooking oil of your choice. Avocado oil or vegetable oil.
Air fryer temperature varies depending on size, make, and model. My delicious cravings recipe time is subject to a preheated air fryer. If you are trying this recipe for the first time, deduct 2 minutes from the cooking time and increase it if needed to allow the food to cook evenly.
How to Make Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Wash and clean the potatoes. Pat dry with a kitchen towel or paper and pierce it a few times with a fork or knife.
In a large bowl, add some oil, season with salt and rub. Place the potatoes in an air fryer and air fryer for 40-50 minutes at 195C/385F flipping them halfway or every 15 minutes so that it cooks evenly.
Remove the potatoes with a kitchen thong to the plate, open it with a sharp knife, fluff it with a fork, and slather some butter. Serve and enjoy!
How to Store and Reheat
Keep baked potatoes in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat in the microwave for 2-5 minutes. You can also reheat it in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 180C/360F.
- Do not overcrowd the air fryer or let the potatoes overlap when making this recipe. This will allow even cooking and air circulation.
- Ensure the potatoes are equal in size for them to cook evenly.
- You can add pepper or any other type of seasoning to the potatoes. Do not stick to salt and oil alone.
- There is no need to preheat the air fryer.
Can I microwave the potatoes first?
Yes, you can microwave the potatoes before air frying. Microwave for 10 -15 minutes. This will help the potatoes cook faster and reduce the overall cooking time. Ensure you pierce the potato with a fork or knife a few times before you microwave it. Add some water to a bowl with the potato in it and place in the microwave. Drain the water after 15 minutes, pat dry with paper towels, and season with salt. Follow the air frying cooking process in the recipe card..
Can I wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil before air frying?
There is no need to wrap the potatoes in foil. You can if you want to, but it will prevent them from crisping up.
How long to cook baked potatoes in an air fryer?
The size of the potato will determine the cooking time, so ensure you adjust the cooking time.
Baked Potatoes in Air Fryer
- Air fryer
- 932 g Baking potatoes
- Salt to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
- Wash and clean the potatoes. Pat dry with a kitchen towel or paper and pierce it a few times with a fork or knife.
- In a large bowl, add some oil, season with salt and rub. Place the potatoes in an air fryer and air fryer for 40-50 minutes at 195C/385F flipping them halfway or every 15 minutes so that it cooks evenly.
- Remove the potatoes with a kitchen thong to the plate, open with a knife, fluff it with a fork, and slather some butter. Serve and enjoy!
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