How to Make Baked Potatoes in Air Fryer, Oven & Microwave
Baked potatoes are a delicious and simple accompaniment with a delicious combination of soft potatoes, spongy inside and crispy on the outside. They’re sure to become your new favorite in the house.
Tools used in baked potatoes recipe:
- Aluminum foil
- Vegetable brush
- Baking sheet
- Toppings of choice include shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, or cooked vegetables.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make baked potatoes, you will need a few simple ingredients:
- 4 russet or Yukon gold potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
If desired, you can also use other types of potatoes, such as sweet potatoes or fingerling potatoes.
For added flavor, you can add chopped herbs or spices like garlic powder, onion powder, or dried thyme.
How do baked potatoes in an air fryer?
Air fryers are modern cooking appliance that uses hot air to cook food, quickly producing crispy and delicious dishes.
To make baked potatoes in an air fryer, start by scrubbing your potatoes clean and then piercing them with a fork several times.
Next, brush the surface of the potatoes lightly with olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper.
Then, place the potatoes in an air fryer basket and cook them at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
To finish, top your baked potatoes with toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, or cooked vegetables.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish to go with dinner or something delicious to satisfy your cravings, air-fried baked potatoes are perfect!
How to bake a potato in the oven?
To bake a potato in the oven, start by washing and scrubbing your potatoes to remove any dirt or debris.
Next, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place the potatoes on a baking sheet or in a baking dish.
Using a brush or vegetable oil of your choice, carefully rub the surface of the potatoes to coat them lightly.
Finally, place the potatoes in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
Once your baked potato is cooked, you can top it with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, or cooked vegetables.
Whether you’re looking for a simple, crowd-pleasing side dish or something indulgent to satisfy your cravings, baking a potato in the oven is an easy and delicious way to get started!
So if you are looking for a quick and easy way to make delicious baked potatoes at home, just follow these simple steps, and you will be well on your way to enjoying tender, crispy, and delicious potatoes in no time!
How to microwave baked potato?
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make baked potatoes at home, one of the best options is simply to use your microwave.
To microwave bake, a potato, start by scrubbing it clean and piercing it a few times with a fork.
Then, place your potato on a plate or in a microwavable dish and cook it on high power for about 8-10 minutes or until it is tender when pierced with a fork.
Once your potato is finished, you can top it with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, or cooked vegetables.
So if you are looking for an easy and convenient way to make delicious baked potatoes in your kitchen, just follow these simple steps, and you will be well on your way to enjoying crispy and tender potatoes in no time!
How to know when the baked potato is done?
One of the most important things to remember when baking a potato is that it’s done when it is tender all the way through.
To test for doneness, simply insert a fork or knife into the center of your potato and give it a gentle twist.
It is likely done if your potato feels soft, loose, and cooked through.
Other signs that your potato is fully baked include golden brown skin, a crisp and fluffy texture, and a fluffy interior.
So if you want to know when your baked potato is fully cooked and ready to enjoy, just follow these simple tips, and you will be able to tell immediately!
And with so many delicious ways to top your baked potato, from savory to sweet, there’s always something for everyone.
Ideas for baked potato toppings
So if you’re looking for new ideas for what to top your baked potatoes with, here are some of our favorites:
- Melted cheese, like cheddar or mozzarella
- Sautéed vegetables
- Roasted garlic
- Crispy bacon
- Sour cream
Nutrition Facts per serving
Serving Size: 1 baked potato
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of potato is best for baking?
There is no “best” type of potato for baking, as different varieties can have slightly different cooking times and textures. However, some popular options include Russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, and red potatoes.
Do you need to prick a potato before baking?
This is a common question; the answer depends on your baking method. Generally speaking, if you are baking your potato in the oven, it is recommended to prick it a few times with a fork or toothpick before placing it in the oven to help prevent it from bursting.
How long does it take to bake a potato in the oven?
The baking time for potatoes will depend on the size and type of your potato and the temperature you are baking it at. Most standard-sized Russet potatoes typically take around 45-60 minutes to bake in the oven.
To get the best results, it is important to check your potato regularly until you have a good idea of its cooking time.
Should I wrap my potato in foil before air frying?
This will depend on the type of potato you are baking and your preferred cooking method. Generally, it is unnecessary to wrap a baked potato in foil when air frying, as this will prevent it from getting crisp and crunchy on the outside.
However, if you prefer a softer texture or want to ensure that your potato doesn’t get too browned outside, you may want to wrap it in foil for part or all of the cooking time.
What temp should you air fry potatoes?
The ideal air frying temperature for potatoes will depend on the size and type of potato you are cooking and your preferred texture.
Generally, most baked potatoes can be cooked at around 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, if you prefer a softer or crispier texture, you may want to experiment with different temperatures to find the best one.
At the end of the day, just remember always to keep an eye on your potatoes while in the air fryer, and adjust your cooking time and temperature accordingly as needed.
How long does it take a potato in the air fryer?
The cooking time for baked potatoes in an air fryer can vary greatly depending on the size and type of your potato and your preferred texture.
However, most standard-sized Russet potatoes take around 20-30 minutes to cook fully in an air fryer.
To get the best results, it is important to regularly check on your potatoes and adjust the cooking time as needed.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish to go with dinner or something indulgent to satisfy your cravings, baked potatoes are a perfect choice!
I’m Godfrey Jensen, CEO and head chef at Lapps Meats. We’re a top-quality butcher with over 70 years of experience. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best, freshest products possible. We take our food seriously, and we love serving the community by providing them with quality meat products.