Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

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These Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes are so easy to make in the air fryer and they make a perfect side dish for your meal.

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You can cook these hasselback potatoes in the air fryer in just 30 minutes and they turn out so tender in the center, with a super crunchy exterior.

If you’re a fan of potatoes and haven’t tried these yet, you’re definitely missing out. The best part about potatoes is that they have two distinct textures that go so well together. The hasselback potato is the perfect way to serve potatoes because of that. They get soft and squishy on the inside, but really crispy on the outside.

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You don’t need any special tools to make these potatoes. All you really need is a sharp knife, so you can cut even slits in the potato, without cutting all the way through.

You can use any size potato you want for this, but I prefer a smaller sized potato. One that’s about 3 inches around is perfect. The thicker it is in the center, the longer it will need to cook.

I also find that a smaller potato is best for serving as a side dish.

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.

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How to Make Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes 

Yukon Gold potatoes or medium sized russet potatoes work well for this recipe. They have enough starch in them to get crispy and yet remain fluffy on the inside.

A medium-sized potato that’s about 3-5 inches around the center is best because it cooks more uniformly. If you only have larger potatoes, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time to make sure they get cooked all the way through.

Start out by washing and scrubbing the potatoes and patting them dry. Then cut 1/4″ slices in the potato, making sure not to slice all the way through. Just go about 3/4th of the way through. Try to make the cuts as evenly spaced as possible.

person holding sliced potato

Next, mix the butter, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Brush the mixture onto the potatoes and into the slits.

sliced potatoes on plate with salt shaker

Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 350 degrees C (175 degrees C). Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes. Brush the potatoes again with the mixture and continue cooking for another 15 minutes. It might take longer for larger potatoes. Poke it with a fork to test the center. It should be quite tender

salted potatoes in air fryer

Remove the potatoes from the air fryer. Brush with the remaining mixture. Garnish with chives and sour cream, if desired.

Tips For Making Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  • You don’t have to spray the basket before adding the potatoes. They won’t stick to the basket.
  • You can cut the potatoes into any thickness for this recipe but keep in mind that the slices won’t get as crispy when they’re cut wider.
  • If the tops of the potato aren’t getting as crispy as you like, turn up the heat to 380 degrees for the last 5 minutes.

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Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

These Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes are so easy to make in the air fryer and they make a perfect side dish for your meal.
4.7 from 60 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 187 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Chopped chives and sour cream if desired

Instructions
 

  • Wash and pat dry the potatoes. With a sharp knife, slice ¼” slices down the potato, being sure not to cut all the way through.
  • Mix the butter, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Brush the mixture onto the potatoes and into the slits.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 350 degrees C (175 degrees C). Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes. Brush the potatoes again with the mixture and continue cooking for another 15 minutes (longer for larger potatoes).
  • Remove the potatoes from the air fryer. Brush with the remaining mixture. Garnish with chives and sour cream, if desired.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 718mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Air Fryer, Potatoes
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10 thoughts on “Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

  1. Beth Sachs says:

    5 stars
    My kids love hasselback potatoes. I hadn’t thought about making them in the air fryer so will give that a go next time I make them.

  2. Kalu Lor says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I love potatoes, so this is right up my alley. I have never tried cooking whole potatoes in an air fryer, so I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  3. Jennifer Allen says:

    5 stars
    I love using my air fryer but haven’t done potatoes in them before. I can’t wait to try this recipe – you make it look so easy!

  4. Deanna says:

    Great recipe I had these for the first time made by a friend.
    She added a tip for me to use shave off part of the bottom of the potatoes so it sits flat – place a wooden chopstick on each side of the potato before you slice it this helps even slices and not going all the way through it worked beautiful.

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