These beautiful Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes are easy to make and elegant to eat. The air fryer helps to perfectly crisp up the edges, giving them the ultimate, perfect crispy texture, with just a few ingredients in 30 minutes!
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes look fancy and elegant enough to serve for holidays and special occasions. But don't let their fancy looks intimidate you, they're actually really easy to make!
The biggest preparation difference between these and your average baked potato are the thin slices cut into the hasselback potatoes. These thin slices crisp up to perfection in the air fryer, giving them a divine crispy texture along with their tender, warm, classic potato flavor.
This desired crispy effect is basically what the air fryer was made for, so it's no wonder that these air fryer hasselback potatoes are absolute potato heaven.
Once you make these, you'll wonder why you waited so long to give it a try!
What Kind of Potatoes?
For hasselback potatoes, Russel potatoes are the best. They are softer and the edges get crispy when sliced and cooked in a recipe like this one.
Avoid waxy potatoes, such as gold or red potatoes, as these won't crisp up along the edges as well.
Should I Peel the Potatoes?
Nope! Wash the potatoes very well to remove any dirt, but leave the skins on!
How to Cut Your Potatoes in Thin Slices
Thinly sliced potatoes are the defining factor for hasselback potatoes.
To cut my potatoes, I line up chopsticks on either side of the potato as a guard to prevent cutting all the way through, as pictured above. Then with a sharp knife, slice down the potato, leaving a small portion at the bottom intact so that the potato remains one piece still. Continue slicing the entire length of the potato into about ⅛-inch slices.
Toppings for Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
There are so many ways to make these basic potatoes your own depending on your preferences and the occasion.
- Garlic butter - amp up your butter game by adding a sprinkle of garlic powder or a clove or two of minced garlic. Melt your butter with the garlic, then slather it all over.
- Fresh herbs or spices - you can totally change the flavor with fresh herbs. Go with chili powder, cumin, and cilantro for a southwest flavor. Or try dill and lemon for a fresher Mediterranean vibe. You can also try some Italian herbs such as oregano and basil, slather on that garlic butter, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Sour cream and Chives - my favorite combination. I love the addition of creaminess with the sour cream and the fresh bite of the chives.
- Cheese - sprinkle some cheese on top or tuck it between the slices before or after air frying.
- Bacon - Needs no introduction, a classic potato topping.
- Chili - make your potatoes a full meal by adding a scoop of chili and all of your favorite topping on top.
What Should I Serve with Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes?
If you're not making your air fryer hasselback potatoes the main event, as suggested above with the chili, they are very versatile and can be served with pretty much any of your favorite dishes.
More Potato Recipes You'll Love
- Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes - tender potato slices in a savory, creamy, cheesy sauce that's cooked to perfection right in the slow cooker.
- Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans - Fresh garlic and herbs adorn these perfectly roasted buttery potatoes with green beans.
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole - All of your favorite baked potato toppings in one potato casserole featuring cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives, and more!
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes - a simple way to make crispy baby potatoes in the air fryer.
- Boursin Mashed Potatoes - mashed potatoes with an extra creamy, decadent kick.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes Video
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- 2 large Russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Wash and pat dry the potatoes. With a sharp knife, slice ⅛” slices down the potato, being sure not to cut all the way through.
- Mix the olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Brush the mixture onto the potatoes and into the slits.
- Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 15 minutes.
- Brush the potatoes again with the oil mixture and continue cooking for another 15 minutes or until cooked through and tender (longer for larger potatoes).
- Remove the potatoes from the air fryer. Brush with the remaining mixture. Garnish with chives and sour cream, if desired.
- Cook time: All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.
- Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave until heated through.
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