Air fryer Hasselback potatoes are little bites of heaven! Crispy baked potatoes loaded with cheese and bacon and then topped with sour cream and chives are the best appetizers or side dish.
If you have never made these over the top taters you must! They are sure to knock your socks off and you can really load up these puppies with all of your favorite toppings.
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What is the Hasselback technique?
This is an accordion like sliced potato which was developed in a Swedish restaurant actually. The idea is simple; you take a potato and make thin slices crosswise toward the bottom of the potato
You do NOT cut all the way through though. Reason for this is that when it bakes the slices will fan out while keeping the potato whole.
Ingredients such as cheese and bacon bits are sometimes added near the end, and butter or olive oil is used to keep them moist
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Here are a few questions you might have before you get started on these:
Very carefully is the quick answer. Make sure you have a very sharp knife, that will make things a lot easier and pieces will be more similar sized. 1/8″ thick is ideal for Hasselback potatoes in the air fryer.
To slice the potatoes very thinly (about 1/8 inch thick) you’ll want to use a very sharp chef’s knife.
Remember that you don’t want your cut to go all the way through though!
- That is where the sharp knife comes into play. It will be easier to make slices that are the same thickness if you aren’t trying to saw through it.
Why are they called Hasselback potatoes?
This is a Swedish side dish that gets its name from Hasselbacken, a Stockholm restaurant where it was first made and served.
- The seasoned potatoes turn out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside when prepared this way.
Resembling a cross between a baked potato and thick potato chips, they were very popular and the idea spread from there.
- The closest other thing you may have tried would be a twice baked potato, but these are better.
- If you’ve only made air fryer baked potatoes up until this point, THIS should be on your list next.
This is what they look like after taking a trip inside your air fryer basket, and topped with all the things you’d normally add to a tender russet potato.
Hasselback potatoes in air fryer
- Russet potatoes
- these work best because of their thicker skin
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Onion powder
Popular Hasselback potato toppings are:
- Sour cream
- Diced chives
- Sliced avocado
Bacon bits are kinda’ a must for us for sure. If I have leftover air fryer bacon I just save that and make these the next day.
Here’s what you do to make these potatoes in the air fryer at your house.
There is also a printable recipe card at the bottom as well:
Time needed: 15 minutes.
Potatoes in Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees for 4 minutes.
- Prepare potatoes
Slice potatoes as directed above. The thinner the slices the faster they’ll cook and the crispier each piece will be take note – do not peel the potatoes or slice all the way through.
Brush the potato with mixture of olive oil and seasonings
Put inside air fryer basket. Can sprinkle with salt and pepper at this time if you’d like. Cook for 15 minutes to 20 minutes depending on thickness of slices and size of potatoes.
If you want to add cheese, sprinkle some on 2-3 minutes before being done so it can melt.
Lift out with a wooden spoon and serve. Can sprinkle with bacon bits with a dollop of sour cream on top too. It’s one of our favorite air fryer potato recipes
Can Hasselback potatoes be reheated?
Yes!! If you prep them in the morning and then keep them in a covered container in the fridge until dinnertime.
Pop them in the air fryer or your oven with the rest of your dinner so they’ll be done all at the same time.
- If they’re already cooked, but you want to reheat leftovers just put them on a plate and in the microwave.
- Drizzle with a tbsp or so of olive oil to keep them moist.
- Cook for 1 minute, check for warmth, then add 30 second increments until they’re as hot as you’d like.
During the last 30 seconds you could add additional shredded cheese too.
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Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Wash and dry potatoes. With a sharp knife slice each one every 1/8" being sure to stop about 1/2" from the bottom of the potato so you don't slice all the way through. It should stay in tact on the bottom.
- Note: the thinner the slices are the faster they will cook and the crispier it will be.
- In a bowl mix together the olive oil and seasonings. Use a brush to brush this mixture over each potato, sprinkle with parsley now if you want. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees for 4 minutes.
- Place potatoes in air fryer basket without overlapping any of them (so you may need multiple batches) at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are as tender and crispy on the outside as you'd like.
- If you want to add shredded cheese I would sprinkle some on about 2 minutes before you're going to take them out so it can melt and crisp a bit too. Bacon should be added on top of cheese so it sticks.
- Top with sour cream and serve.