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Air fryer jacket potatoes

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Working from home means that I often want something to look forward to during my work day, and lunchtime is definitely it! Air fryer jacket potatoes are one of my favourite lunches when it is cold outside and I just want a little comfort food.

I love being able to batch cook, and freeze items, and these baked potatoes are no exception! I often cook 4 at a time. I’ll enjoy one for my lunch, with baked beans and cheese or tuna, and then I’ll freeze the rest for simple lunches on very busy days.

Air fryer jacket potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on baking paper in an enamel tray on a baking tray backdrop

Ingredients for air fryer jacket potatoes:

4 baking potatoes

15ml vegetable oil (I often use spray oil to save on calories)

1/2 tsp of sea salt, or garlic salt

Air fryer mashed potatoes in a bowl with chives and melted butter on the top

Method for air fryer baked potatoes:

Wash and dry your potatoes thoroughly.

Pop them in a bowl.

Prick each potato all over with a fork.

Rub the vegetable oil all over the potatoes. Ensure they are covered evenly.

Sprinkle salt and rub all over the potatoes.

Place the baking potatoes into the air fryer basket.

Cook at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes. Turn over at the 20 minute mark.

Air fryer apple chips

Fancy trying something different in your air fryer?

Can you freeze air fryer jacket potatoes?

Yes, absolutely! I love to make a huge batch up, cut them in half, then place them in a freezer safe box and use them over a month or two.

Do you need to use foil when cooking air fryer baked potatoes?

I don’t use foil for this recipe. I have in the past, when oven baking potatoes, but I don’t see a need for this air fryer version. The enclosed, much smaller space means that the skin of the potatoes crisps up beautifully and have a lovely soft inside. They are the crispiest jacket potatoes I have ever eaten! I have made slow cooker jacket potatoes in the past, and they are super convenient and tasty, but not a patch on these crispiness wise!

Air fryer fries in a basket with ketchup

Do you need to use an air fryer basket?

If your air fryer just has a bowl, and no basket, you can definitely still make these jacket potatoes. They will crisp up lovely, just ensure that you turn them at least once, and leave lots of room so they are not sticking together and can cook evenly.

Can you make air fryer baked potatoes with olive oil?

Personally I tend to use a vegetable oil like rapeseed oil, as it has a higher smoking point than olive oil. You could use olive oil, at 200C, but I wouldn’t advise it personally.

Frozen sweet potato fries cooked in the air fryer served in a metal basket with a Le Creuset ramekin of tomato ketchup

Great topping ideas for air fryer baked potatoes:

We love to go for baked beans, baked beans and cheese, tuna and mayonnaise, tuna with mayonnaise and sweetcorn, tomato and chilli salsa, leftover slow cooker beef chilli, 15 minute bolognese, bacon with sour cream or Vegan coleslaw.

A great way to increase the protein of this meal is with this delicious air fryer chicken tikka:

Chicken Tikka breasts on a plate

If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:

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Air fryer cookies and a glass of milk

Making jacket potatoes or baked potatoes in the Ninja Foodi:

I made these in my Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 and I used the air crisp setting, 200C and set it for 20 minutes, check/turned when it beeped, then set it for another 20 minutes.

How to bake potatoes in the air fryer:

Air fryer jacket potatoes

Crisp yet fluffy jacket potatoes / baked potatoes made in the air fryer.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Keyword air fryer, potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 15 ml vegetable oil I often use spray oil to save on calories
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt or garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your potatoes thoroughly.
  2. Pop them in a bowl.
  3. Prick each potato all over with a fork.
  4. Rub the vegetable oil all over the potatoes. Ensure they are covered evenly.
  5. Sprinkle salt and rub all over the potatoes.
  6. Place the baking potatoes into the air fryer basket.
  7. Cook at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes. Turn over at the 20 minute mark.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Air fryer jacket potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on baking paper
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