Are Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Healthy? Here Are Health Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes are a favorite food, and you can find many ways to enjoy them. You may wonder if they’re good for you.

Even though potatoes sometimes get a poor rap because they are starch bombs, they are extremely good for you. Here are some basic facts about potato health, as well as the best ways to cook the vegetable to maximize its nutritional benefits.

Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer are crisp on their outsides yet soft and tender on their insides. It is the best way to cook potatoes.

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

You can’t go wrong when you bake potatoes as a side or appetizer, or main dish. This simple air fryer baked potato recipe will delight you.

In the same way, you would bake potatoes in the oven, the air fryer produces the same results but with less cleanup and faster cooking times. You don’t have to wait for your air fryer’s to heat like with an oven.

Ingredients

This easy recipe only uses three basic ingredients you have in your own kitchen.

Corn– We recommend Russet or Idaho potatoes. For even cooking, it is important to ensure your potatoes are the same size.

Oil– Because oil is what gives skin its crispiness, we use olive oils for this recipe. Oil can be replaced with cooking spray.

Salt – We prefer to add fine sea Salt to the potatoes to give them a unique flavor. You can also use the salt you have at home.

How to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?

Prep- First, scrub potatoes under running water. After that, pat dry completely. Use a fork and poke the potatoes in all directions.

Oil and Salt– Place the potato in the air fryer basket. Add oil and salt to coat the potatoes.

Air Fry– For approximately 30 minutes, cook the potatoes in a basket – type of air fryer at 450°F. Turn the potatoes upside down and cook an additional 5-15 mins until a knife pierces the center.

How Do We Know When A Baked Potato Is Done?

The oven’s size and air fryer model will influence the cooking time of baked potatoes. While smaller potatoes will take shorter, thicker potatoes will require more time. Cook the potatoes until the knife can easily reach the middle. For potatoes that need to cook longer, you can return the basket back to the air fryer for another 2-3 minutes.

Tips for Potatoes When You Use an Air Fryer

Test your potato for doneness– Your potato has been cooked through when a knife placed into its center can easily be pierced. If the potatoes require additional time, they can be cooked in the air-fryer.

Squeeze potatoes– The potato peels make a great snack and are very delicious when salty. You should wash the potato under running hot water before you cook it.

Warm- The potato using an air fryer at 350 until heated or in the microwave.

Ways to Enjoy Potatoes

Potatoes have many uses. You can enjoy them for breakfast as part of a vegetable scramble (eggs or chickpeas). Or, slice them into thin slices to make a frittata. For salads sweet, red, purple-fleshed, or fingerling potatoes can be added to salads.

Bake potatoes can be served with sauteed and oven-roasted veggies, lean protein, or as a side dish to soup, stew, chili, or other vegetable-based dishes. You can even add potatoes to sweet desserts like smoothies, potato power balls, and chocolate truffles.

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