Air Fryer Salty Skin Baked Potatoes

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish!

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

Back in the day, making a baked potato was pretty straight forward...you baked a potato. You popped a potato in the oven and baked it until it was done.

These days, there are quite a variety of ways you can make a baked potato, they're just not always baked. My new favorite way to make baked potatoes is in my air fryer. Yup, that little gadget can make absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside baked potatoes.

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

If you don't have an air fryer, this just might be the recipe you need to buy one for. While it's more just a cooking method than a recipe, it's one you're going to want to make again and again!

A simple olive oil coating followed by some kosher salt is all you need to do to get these potatoes ready for their air frying.

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

The good thing about this recipe is that you can adjust the amount of salt to suit your tastes. You can even omit it if you'd like. But then it wouldn't be a salty skin baked potato, now would it?!

I like a generous amount of salt coating that irresistible crispy skin.

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

HOW TO MAKE BAKED POTATOES IN AN AIR FRYER

Making baked potatoes in your air fryer is super easy and takes less time than baking them in the oven! Coat your potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and air fry until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. See below for detailed recipe instructions.

SHOULD I WRAP MY POTATO IN FOIL?

No! Baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer should not be wrapped in foil. If you wrap your potato in foil, all of the salt will dissolve and you won't get that perfect crispy skin.

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

DO I HAVE TO PRICK MY POTATO WITH A FORK BEFORE I COOK IT?

I always prink my potatoes before baking. I don't use a fork, however. I've discovered that using a sharp knife is much easier and gets the job done!

WHAT KIND OF POTATO SHOULD I USE FOR BAKED POTATOES?

The best potato for baked potatoes is a starchy potato such as russet potatoes.

WHAT KIND OF SALT SHOULD I USE FOR BAKED POTATOES?

I suggest using kosher salt for your salty skin baked potatoes. The coarse texture is ideal for a salty, crispy skin.

These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

MORE DELICIOUS POTATO RECIPES

Here are a few more of my favorite recipes from the archives that use potatoes:
Oven Baked Potato Chips Grilled Baked Potatoes Cheesesteak Potato Skins Mom's Traditional Potato Salad




If you try these Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

4 servings

Air Fryer Salty Skin Baked Potatoes


These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 45 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


4 medium-sized potatoes
olive oil
kosher salt


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Wash your potatoes and then dry them with a paper towel. Using a sharp knife, carefully prick the potato three times on one side, flip, and then prick three more times on the other side.

2. Drizzle the potatoes with a little bit of olive oil and use your hand to completely coat the potato with the oil.

3. Generously sprinkle kosher salt on all sides of the potato.

4. Place the potatoes in your air fryer.  Air fry at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.


NOTES


The potatoes should not be touching each other when air frying.

Cooking time will vary between different models of air fryer. I use the Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer.

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These baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer have a perfectly cooked fluffy inside and an irresistible crispy salty skin. You can eat them as a side dish or enjoy them as a light main dish! #airfryer #bakedpotato #sidedish

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