How Long to Cook Bake Potato in Air Fryer


Cooking a potato in your air fryer is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. This recipe will show you how to cook potatoes in the air fryer so they are nice and crispy on the outside while soft on the inside.

Step 1

Step 1: Cut the potato into small pieces

Cut your potato into small pieces, using a sharp knife. This will allow it to cook faster and more evenly in the air fryer. If you want to use a different vegetable instead of a potato, simply follow this same method with whatever you decide on!

Step 2

The next step is to put the potatoes in the basket. You want to make sure that they are spaced apart so that they don’t stick together or burn.

Next, add oil to your air fryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and set it on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Step 3: Put the potato in the air fryer basket and put it in your machine.

  • Set your machine to 400 F (200 C). We recommend doing this because it’s a safe bet for most potatoes, but if you have specific directions from your manufacturer, follow those instead!
  • Set your timer for 15 minutes–but keep an eye on things! You don’t want to overbake them; they should start turning golden brown as they cook through.

How to cook a potato in your air fryer


If you’re new to the world of air fryers, here’s a quick primer: an air fryer is like a convection oven that uses hot air instead of heat from below. This means that your food cooks more evenly and quickly than it would in a conventional oven.

If you already know how to use one, great! Here are some tips for cooking potatoes in your air fryer:

  • Use about 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or less) per potato and spread it around the bottom of the basket before adding your spuds. You don’t need much because there won’t be any dripping fat once they’re done baking!
  • Make sure all surfaces touch oil so every piece gets coated with moisture as well as flavor–this will help prevent burning on any surface that doesn’t have direct contact with heat source (like where we put our salt!).


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