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Crispy air fryer baked potatoes are a delightful twist on the classic baked potato, offering a perfectly crisp exterior with a fluffy and tender interior. Utilizing the innovative technology of an air fryer, this recipe promises a quicker cooking time and a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. By following these simple steps, you can achieve restaurant-quality baked potatoes right in the comfort of your own kitchen. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll be enjoying delicious crispy baked potatoes that are sure to become a favorite for weeknight dinners, casual gatherings, or as a satisfying side dish to complement any meal.


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped chives, bacon bits, etc.


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly under running water. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Pierce each potato several times with a fork to allow steam to escape while they cook.
  4. Rub each potato with a little olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle salt over the oiled potatoes.
  6. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are not overcrowded to allow proper air circulation.
  7. Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for about 35-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. Cooking time may vary depending on the size and type of your air fryer, so adjust accordingly.
  8. Check for doneness by inserting a fork or knife into the center of the potatoes. They should be tender and easily pierced.
  9. Once the potatoes are cooked through and crispy on the outside, remove them from the air fryer.
  10. Allow the potatoes to cool for a few minutes before handling.
  11. Slice each potato open lengthwise and fluff the insides with a fork.
  12. Serve hot with your favorite toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped chives, bacon bits, etc.

Enjoy your crispy air fryer baked potatoes!


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