This air fryer potato recipe results in delicious potatoes that come out with perfectly crispy skin and a soft, fluffy texture inside.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time40 minutesmins
Total Time45 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
3 to 4russet potatoes,depending on how many will fit in your air fryer
Sea salt,to taste
Clean potatoes well by scrubbing them under running water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
Prick the potatoes all over with a fork
Brush or rub oil over the entire outside of the potatoes and sprinkle with sea salt (sprinkle salt as liberally as you’d like.)
Place the prepared potatoes in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer (there should be a bit of room between the potatoes, do not overcrowd.)
Cook at 400°F for 30 minutes, then turn and continue cooking 10-15 minutes more.
Cook time will vary slightly depending on the size of the potatoes and the number of potatoes in the air fryer basket.
The air fryer will cook a potato with a delicious, crispy skin, maybe even better than in the oven. The oil on the skin aids in a crispy exterior, but you do not have to use oil on the skin. You can follow the recipe as is and omit the oil and salt. Note that the oil helps hold the salt on the skin, so if you skip the oil, you’re skipping the salt too.
You do not need to line the air fryer basket, and do not place the potatoes on a plate or anything in the basket. Allowing the hot air to swirl up and around all sides of the potato will produce the best results.
Test that the potato is done by gently pressing a fork into it. If the fork goes into the potato easily, the potato is done. If you feel resistance in the center of the potato, go ahead and cook for 5 minutes longer.