Air fryer Hasselback potatoes are fluffy, rich, and so buttery. They’re fancy-looking, but they’re so easy to make!
I love making baked potatoes, but after a while, they get a bit boring. That’s why I love this Hasselback potato recipe. It’s so fluffy with a great texture to the skin, and it’s absolutely full of butter. Yeah!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s a fancy-looking take on classic baked potatoes.
- These potatoes are fluffy and so buttery.
- They only take 3 ingredients to make.
It’s important that you only cut about three-quarters of the way into your potatoes so they don’t fall apart in the air fryer.
It only takes 3 kitchen staples to make this recipe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll even need to shop for this one.
- Medium-sized potatoes
- Salt and pepper
Refer to the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.
Substitutions and Variations
- Potatoes – Use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes. You can also make a sweet potato variation of this recipe.
- Fully Loaded – Top the potatoes with sour cream, crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, and any of your other favorite baked potato toppings.
If you think these look good, then check out these easy air fried baked potatoes.
Making these potatoes is as easy as it gets. The broad strokes are below, but you can find the specific instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Step 1: Wash and dry the potatoes. Then, cut slits along the top about 3/4 of the way into the potatoes.
2: Season with salt and pepper and place butter into each slit.
3: Air fry the potatoes until tender.
4: Brush with melted butter and serve.
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Air fryer
Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.
Freezer: Don’t freeze these potatoes.
Reheat: Bring the potatoes to room temperature, then bake them at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through.
What to Seve with Baked Potatoes
These delicious potatoes are excellent with almost any main course from chicken to seafood. Some of my personal favorites include:
- Be absolutely sure you don’t cut too deeply into the potatoes. If you do, they’ll fall apart as they cook.
- Preheat your air fryer before adding the potatoes. It’s a myth that air fryers don’t have to be preheated.
They’re a variation of baked potatoes in which slits are cut into the potatoes and stuffed with butter before baking.
They’re named after the restaurant where they were invented. They were first made at Haccelbacken, a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1940s.
Traditional baked potatoes are easily frozen because the skin protects the flesh beneath. Because these potatoes are cooked with slits, the flesh is exposed and unprotected.
More Tasty Dishes
- 3 medium-sized potatoes
- 8 oz butter, chilled
- Salt and pepper
- Using a sharp knife, make slits across each potato about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart, making sure to cut 3/4 of the way down the potato but not all the way through.
- Place a thin slice of butter in each of the slits.
- Place prepared potatoes into your air fryer basket.
- Salt and pepper the potatoes.
- Air fry at 350ºF for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Carefully remove potatoes from air fryer basket.
- If you choose to, you can brush melted butter over top before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 703Total Fat 62gSaturated Fat 39gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 163mgSodium 602mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 5g
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