4 large russet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt, to taste
Your favorite toppings
Begin by thoroughly washing the potatoes. Then, give each one several fork jabs to prevent any air fryer surprises.
Lovingly coat each potato in olive oil. This step is key for achieving that irresistible crispy skin.
Season with salt, enhancing flavor and aiding in moisture reduction for that perfect crunch.
Arrange the potatoes in the air fryer basket, allowing them ample space to breathe.
Set your air fryer to 390°F and cook for 35 to 45 minutes. Flip them at the halfway mark to ensure even crisping.
Check for doneness by giving them a gentle squeeze (with protection for your hands, of course). They should yield to pressure.
Slice, fluff, and top with your chosen garnishes.
Variations & Tips:
Elevate your potatoes with toppings like sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, chives, or even chili for a more substantial dish.
In a rush? Cutting the potatoes into smaller pieces can speed up cooking time, though it alters the classic presentation.
Experiment with seasonings like garlic powder or paprika mixed into the olive oil for a unique twist.