You can’t go wrong with jacket potatoes! These used to be my go to when I used to be school! So customizable, you can eat them in so many different ways! And the best part is that it is so filling.
Cooking them in the air fryer will take your jacket potato experience up a noch! Why? The skin is so so crispy and the inside is so soft and fluffy.
This is hardly a recipe and moreso me sharing the best time and temperature to cook these at! Today, I am using my Instant Vortex Air Fryer.
For this recipe, you will need:
4 large Russet potatoes (or 8 small ones)
3 tablespoons of avocado oil
Salt and pepper (or other seasonings of your choice such as paprika or garlic)
Optional: Nob of butter
Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
Scrub and wash the potatoes.
Dry them off with a kitchen cloth or paper towel.
Stab the potatoes multiple times with a fork so that the heat can get in and steam can escape.
Brush the potatoes with oil and season as desired.
Place the potatoes on the air fryer basket or tray (depending on your model) and cook for 45-50 minutes.
If you would like an even crispier skin, increase the cooking time to 55-60 minutes.
For an extra flavourful experience, add some herbs or cheese over your potatoes before air frying them.
If you would like a softer skin, cook for 40-45 minutes.
Make sure to brush the potatoes with oil before air frying them as this helps create that perfectly crisp and golden skin.
No, it is not necessary to cover potatoes in foil before air frying. Doing so will prevent them from getting a nice crispy skin.
Yes, you can use any kind of oil that has a high smoke point such as coconut or melted lard. Just make sure that it is suitable for your dietary needs.
You will know that your potatoes are cooked when they are tender, and you can easily insert a fork into them. If the potatoes are still hard, then they need more time in the air fryer.
You can use potatoes of any size, but we recommend using medium-sized potatoes for best results.
It usually takes about 40-50 minutes to bake a potato in an air fryer at 400° F. The time may vary according to the size of the potatoes and your desired doneness level.
Prepare your potato by washing it thoroughly and patting it dry with a paper towel. Prick it several times with a fork to allow steam to escape while cooking. Then coat the potato evenly with oil or cooking spray before transferring into the air fryer basket. Additionally, flipping your potato halfway through cooking will give you even better results!
Of course! You can add any seasonings you like to your potatoes before cooking. Popular choices include garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, parsley, and rosemary.
Yes, flipping the potato halfway through will give you even better results.
You can enjoy baked potatoes with a variety of toppings such as sour cream and chives, grilled vegetables, chili con carne, or bacon bits. Get creative and top your potatoes with whatever ingredients you desire!
Yes! Place your pre-cooked baked potato in an air fryer basket or tray set at 380°F for about 7-10 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you could also wrap that same pre-cooked baking potato in aluminum foil and heat it up for 8-10 minutes at 380° F.
Your perfect instant Vortex Air Fryer Baked Potato is now ready to be served! Bon Appetit!
Instant Vortex Air Fryer Baked Potato
- Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
- Scrub and wash the potatoes.
- Dry them off with a kitchen cloth or paper towel.
- Stab the potatoes multiple times with a fork so that the heat can get in and steam can escape.
- Brush the potatoes with oil and season as desired.
- Place the potatoes on the air fryer basket or tray (depending on your model) and cook for 45-50 minutes, flipping half way.
- When they are done cooking, remove from the air fryer, cut open and add a nob of butter if desired before serving.