Quick and easy baked potatoes in the airfrier

Huma Qurashi By Huma Qurashi

baked potatoes in an air fryer is easy, simple and delicious. A crispy crust with a soft, tender interior makes these tater tots a great addition to anything.

Cooking potatoes in an air fryer is simple and straightforward, and what I love most about this recipe is the time I save and the flavor I get. The crispy skin of the potato creates something incredible and fantastic. Long waits and boring moments are a thing of the past when you use an air fryer in the kitchen, saving you time and mess. The appetizer plays a major role when meat or fish is served. Baked potatoes, especially whole ones, are my husband’s favorite dish, so baking potatoes is a recurring recipe in my house.

Airfryer helps me save time. Plus, it makes the potatoes super crispy and delicious. You can add any toppings you want and enjoy some of the best baked potatoes that are ready in minutes. I usually choose small or medium potatoes for these recipes because I prefer them fully cooked, faster to cook, and crispier. Add some seasoning; I usually use chili flakes with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and you have one of the easiest side dishes on the table that is truly outstanding and delicious. Baked potatoes are a finger-licking dish that can be enjoyed alongside anything any time of year.

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Are potatoes healthy?

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Potatoes contain starch, and I know a lot of people who simply don’t eat potatoes. However, despite their bad reputation, potatoes contain good vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Potatoes are one of the most famous and worldwide common vegetables used in any dish. French fries, fried or baked, potatoes are delicious and filling. In most countries you will find a traditional dish where potatoes play a starring role. Enjoy it in any form.

Where is it better to cook potatoes – in the oven or in an air fryer?

Before I discovered this great device – an air fryer, I always baked my potatoes, vegetables, fish and meat in the kitchen. However, now that I use the air fryer so much, baking potatoes in the air fryer gives the same effect as in the oven, but for me it’s even better because it cooks faster and without the smell and mess. Everything I’ve cooked in the air fryer has been perfect, and these tater tots were crispy, tender, and soft on the inside. Try both options and see what suits you best. If you have time, baking the potatoes is also an option, especially on the grill with its mesmerizing aroma; check out the recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Four small or medium potatoes
  • Seasonings (chili flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper)
  • Optional:

How to cook baked potatoes in an air fryer?

Preheat air fryer at 400F (200C) for 4-5 minutes, wash potatoes and set aside. Take an air fryer basket, line it with parchment, and place 3 or 4 potatoes inside. Drizzle them with olive oil and cook for 35-40 minutes.

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These steps will result in delicious baked potatoes with a crispy exterior and soft interior. Cooking time can be adjusted depending on the size of the potatoes and desired crispiness.

If you have small potatoes, you can cook them for a maximum of 25 minutes.

Remove the potatoes, cut them in half and add some grated cheese (whatever you have) and seasonings.

Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted. When ready, place them on a plate, add salt, add sour natural yoghurt and enjoy alongside anything – sprinkle with finely chopped green onions.

  • Replace regular yogurt with sour cream, a great combination.
  • Butter – add a drop and let it melt.
  • Fried bacon bits.
  • Grated cheese (Parmesan, Gruyère, Mozzarella).
  • Finely chopped green onions or herbs.
  • Additional tips for roasting potatoes in an air fryer:

More tips for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes:

  • The potatoes are ready when you can easily insert a toothpick or knife.
  • Leave the potatoes in cold water to reduce the starch content for 10-20 minutes.
  • Do not overload the air fryer with potatoes; you want crispy and soft pieces.
  • You can reheat the potatoes in an air fryer instead of using the microwave.
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Hi! I'm Huma Qurashi, an international educator and food writer, excited about bringing you traditional Pakistani recipes from across the country.
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