Air fryer baked potatoes

Category: Quick Bakes Recipes

Try baking potatoes in an air fryer to achieve a crisp skin with a fluffy centre. The process is quicker and can be more energy-efficient than using the oven


  • baking potatoes (about 250g each)
  • ½ tbsp sunflower oil
  • toppings of your choice, such as butter, cheese, baked beans or tuna mayonnaise



  • STEP 1

    Scrub the potatoes, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Transfer to a plate, drizzle over the oil and rub it into the skins using your hands so the potatoes are well-coated. Season with salt and pepper – the salt will help the skins crisp up.

  • STEP 2

    Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 200C and cook for 40-50 mins, or until a sharp knife goes through the potatoes easily. Check the potatoes after 20 mins – if they seem to be browning too quickly on one side, turn them over using tongs, then check again after another 20 mins to ensure they're cooked through. The size of the potato and model of airfryer may effect the cooking time. To speed up the cooking time, you can microwave on high for 8-10 mins before airfrying (check after 15-20 mins). When ready, the skin should be crisp and the inside tender and fluffy. Split and serve immediately with the toppings of your choice.