Air Fryer Potato Skins

Who doesn’t love a good potato skin? With holiday parties come and gone, it’s time to think about football entertaining!

These are great for a crowd and can be customized with pretty much any topping you can imagine.

In my Googling for an easy Potato Skins recipe, I was discouraged by the amount of time “regular” potato skins took! An hour in the oven, plus more once baked, split and topped? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that much free time, and I hate having my oven that long! So I came up with a cheat to make things go a bit quicker…the microwave/air fryer combo!

Crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins

You’ll need:

  • 3-5 russet potatoes
  • Cooking spray (I use Olive Oil Pam)
  • Toppings: shredded cheddar, bacon bits, sour cream, chives, etc.

How to:

  1. Prep potatoes by scrubbing clean and drying. Pole holes in potatoes with a fork and lay on a paper towel in the microwave.
  2. Microwave for 8-10 mins, or hit the “potato” setting if yours has one. Remove potatoes and check for doneness.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 390°F for 5 mins
  4. Once cool enough to handle, cut each potato in half and scoop out the middles, leaving about 1/8″ of potato all around. Cut each skin in half for more servings.
  5. Spray fryer basket with cooking spray and place potatoes into basket, as many that will fit. Top with cheese and bacon bits
  6. Air fry for 3-5 minutes and serve!
  7. Top with sour cream and chives

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