Air Fryer Baked Potatoes come out perfect every time!
The strong fan motion in the Air Fryer ensures a crispy skin outside and a tender inside every time.
How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes in an Air Fryer?
Some people don't think an air fryer bakes any faster than the regular oven but I tend to think my air fryer does have a slight time advantage over my convection oven.... 5 - 10 minutes I would estimate. I think the smaller cavity of air fryer and the closer proximity to the convection fan give the air fryer a slight advantage.
Having said that air fryer strengths vary so start with 40 minutes and check for tender centers. Add time as needed.
An Interesting Factoid about Baked Potatoes
Potassium.... it is suggested that it may alleviate high blood pressure and mitigate salt sensitivity. It may also help reduce the risk of stroke as well as help prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones.
For an adult, the recommended daily value for potassium is about 2,600 micrograms (mg) for women and 3,400 for men. Pregnant and lactating women need 2800-2,900.
You may have heard people -even Doctors- say to eat a banana a day if you are concerned with your potassium levels. Pregnant women and anyone on diuretics have probably been told this.
Well - that banana has about 422 mgs... a baked potato with the skin has about 888!! In fact bananas come about 10th on the list after, ½ cup of dried apricots that are crazy high (1,101 mgs!). 1 cup of kidney beans is significantly better at 604 mgs. Even 1 cup of orange juice has more -492. You can see a good list and all kinds of interesting potassium facts from the National Institute of Health here.
Non-prescription potassium supplements are capped at 100 mgs in the US so they are hardly worth taking. You really have to be conscious of your diet to work that much in to your daily intake. But it is possible knowing your truly best sources...
I think we often underestimate the health benefits of the 'lowly' potato! Check out the low fat, low sodium, relatively low calories, decent Vitamin C, decent fiber and the powerhouse of potassium below!
Not much else to say here folks... easy peasy, no clean up to speak of and perfect results.
You may see in the picture... I served them with Air Fryer Ribs with Spicy Blackberry Sauce.
- air fryer
- 4 medium russet potatoes preferred but you can use any type
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- ground sea salt for sprinkling
- Preheat air fryer to 375°
- Scrub the potatoes well. Prick each potato several times. Brush oil all over potato skins.
- Sprinkle coarse salt lightly over potatoes.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Turn potatoes over at mid point. Switch trays if you are using multiple trays.
- Test for doneness and add a few more minutes if necessary till potatoes are tender all the way through.
- Serve with your choice of toppings - butter, sour cream, green onions etc.
Note: My Air fryer is a Pampered Chef one and I absolutely love it! I have not tried others but based on my research the Pampered Chef with its 2 tray and cube configuration is more versatile than others. You can actually do a 2-3 lb rotisserie chicken in it! it toasts, roasts, bakes, reheats, dehydrates besides air frying. No folks... this is not a sponsored post - I am just sharing my enthusiasm! If you are in Kitchener -Waterloo Ontario, Canada region you can check out Pampered Chef products here https://www.pamperedchef.ca/pws/karenlair or contact a local Pampered Chef rep at firstname.lastname@example.org.