Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes are a simple, impressive side dish that taste amazing served with your favorite entree’. A Hasselback potato is basically a potato that has slices cut into it and then baked. Cooking it in an air fryer brings it to a whole new level. Now you have a baked potato with the most crispy edges, it’s like eating a baked potato and a potato chip all in one bite.
Whenever I make these potatoes I always, always use salt, butter and garlic. The salt helps to draw out excess moisture and the butter adds flavor while helping to make the slices of the potato crispy. The garlic, well garlic just makes everything taste better.
One of the great things about these potatoes are how versatile they are. While they can be eaten as is, you can also top them with anything your heart desires. Those little grooves are great for stashing your favorite toppings in. My kids favorite way to eat them is putting slices of cheese and bacon in between each of the grooves. I have to say it’s one of my favorite ways as well.
What is your favorite baked potato topping?
Potatoes: Russet (aka Idaho) potatoes are on the larger side, have a thick skin, are meaty and have more starch than other potatoes. All of this makes Russet potatoes perfect for this recipe.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Step 1: Preheat the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes prior to cooking the potato.
Step 2: Place a cleaned potato into the Hasselback slicing rack (see tips for hack).
Step 3: Generously brush the potato with melted butter and cook at 350°F for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Remove from air fryer, and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
- 1 small Russet potato, washed
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350°F.
- Slice potato using a Hasselback rack.
- Generously brush potato with melted butter; cook for 15 minutes at 350°F for 15 minutes.
- Remove from air fryer, brush the grooves with melted butter. Sprinkle grooves with garlic and salt and return to air fryer.
- Cook an additional 15 minutes at 350°F.
- Remove, let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
✔ If you don’t have a Hasselback slicing rack, try placing the potato between the handles of two parallel wooden spoons.. Then using a sharp knife slice 1/2 inch cuts into the potato. Tape the wooden spoons onto a cutting board so that they don’t slide around when slicing the potato.
✔ Serve with sour cream, chives, melted cheese or bacon.
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