Air Fryer Potato Skins (Stuffed Up)

Potato skins are one of the easiest, most delicious, and most liked appetizers anyone can come across.

Potato skins are often ignored by health-conscious people even when they like them. Just so you know, potatoes can be an aiding element in your weight loss journey.

To attain the health benefits of potatoes, make sure that you are keeping the portion in control, not making your potatoes in an unhealthy way, and eating the skin with it.

To make all the above things possible, I am going to let you in on a secret. You can now indulge in your favorite but often healthily ignored food.

The world of the kitchen is full of possibilities and today it is bringing you a solution for this problem in the name of ‘Air fried potatoes skins’.

We all know the wonders of an air fryer. Now let’s know what can it do with potato skins in it.

You can make a quick starter for your dinner or a delicious snack for your instant craving in no time with potatoes and an air fryer. To learn all about it, scroll down!

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes

How long does it take to cook potato skins in an Airfryer?

Air frying is an art and you can be an artist with time and practice.

The standard timing for cooking a frozen potato skin is about 9 to 10 minutes. For every air fryer, the cooking time varies.

So, try to adjust the timer according to your experience but be sure that the timing will lie under the standard time frame I gave above.

I always stress the fact that overcrowding your air fryer basket only makes your food unevenly cooked and soggy. Always and always layer down your food in a single layer. Even if that means that you have to make rounds of different batches.

Just another pointer, that this is the time that an air fryer takes to cook your potato skins, if you are looking to garnish some sour cream or some raw veggies over the top of it then the time of preparation will be added to this time limit.

You know what, check out this delicious recipe by this enthusiast to know how to make some at home. Hopefully, you are going to love them!

Make your potato skins at home in an air fryer.

Are air-fried potato skins healthy?

Air fried Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese
Air fried Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Potatoes are considered to trigger weight gain. This is why many people avoid them all the time even when they so want to have them.

The problem is not in potatoes. The problem is how you are eating it and in what quantity.

With time and fortune, we know now that potatoes, and especially potato skins are healthy and not just that potatoes can help you reduce some weight. You read that right!

We all know how fiber is good to keep us full and helps our digestive system with its regulations. The good news, potatoes have loads of fiber in it.

Making your potato skins in an air fryer just tops up the game. Lesser oil, lesser cooking time, and whatnot.

Be sure that you know the correct portion you are allowed to consume to keep your diet on the healthy side. Also, having deep-fried potatoes will not count as a healthy potato option.

You can always experiment with your Air Fried Potato Skins to satisfy your taste buds and keep your eating lifestyle healthy.

For those who still think that potatoes cannot be healthy food, let’s compare the calories of some popular foods with potatoes today, shall we?

Calories in PotatoesCalories in Other food items
Boiled potato (140 calories)Boiled pasta (286 calories)
Potato skins (150 calories)Boiled rice (248 calories)
Mashed potatoes (88 calories)Pita bread (275 calories)
Comparison between calories in potatoes and other food items

Should I soak my potatoes before air frying?

Soaking your potatoes when you cut them is a good way to get rid of that potato starch that blackens the potatoes if kept without water for a long time.

But can you soak your potatoes before putting them in your air fryer basket? Well, not without drying them afterward!

Soaking your potatoes in cold water can be an aiding element for making your potatoes crispy and crunchy.

You can either keep your potatoes on a draining net or you can pat them with a kitchen towel to dry them completely. You can also put them in your refrigerator for better drying.

Fun-Filled Potato Skins
Fun-Filled Potato Skins

Should I wrap my potato in foil before air frying?

Foils are a safe choice to be used either as a liner, handle, or for wrapping food in an air fryer. 

While using aluminum foil in an air fryer be sure that you are not putting any acidic food in it because the acidic ingredients, when contacted with heat and foil, can reach your food and that sure not is good for your health.

Foil tends to keep all the ingredients intact in their place. So, that we can have what we planned for, without foil, ingredients can either reach the bottom surface of an air fryer or they can stick to the walls of the appliance.

If you are planning to just use foil as a liner then parchment paper is a better option but if you are planning to wrap it up then foil is the only choice you have. Use it with caution.

What should you eat with air fryer potato skin?

To me, air fryer potato skins are perfect as finger food and for a football game party, or as an appetizer dish.

Serve these with Air Fryer Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks for a truly memorable experience. Not to mention the dipping sauces!

If you like a more balanced meal, serve these potato skins as a side dish with a lovely salad and some Air Fryer Chicken Breasts or an Air Fryer Steak supper.

What is the best way to bake or microwave potato skin?

I can assist you if you need another technique to prepare the potatoes for this recipe. To begin, I recommend creating a batch of air fryer baked potatoes.

However, if you want to make the potatoes in the oven or microwave, here’s how.

Oven Baked Potato = Bake at 400F/204C for 45-60 minutes, flipping halfway through. I like to make holes in mine before wrapping them in foil. The cooking time will vary counting on the size of the potatoes.

Baked Potato in Microwave = Poke with a fork to form holes, just like you would in the oven. If your potato isn’t fully cooked, continue cooking in 2-minute increments and check after each. 

Summary

An air fryer is a good source of making your food with lesser calories in comparison with other appliances and it can help healthily make your potatoes.

And just so you know,

  • Potatoes are one of the healthy food that enables one to shed some weight.
  • This could happen if you eat potatoes in moderation and oil-free and that too with skin.
  • All of these requirements are easily fulfilled if you include air-fried potato skin in your diet.
  • They only take about 9 to 10 minutes to be fully prepared.
  • Soaking your potatoes in cold water before air frying them is more than okay because it makes your potatoes crispier after getting cooked. Be sure to pat dry potatoes before dunking them in.
  • Also, to keep your spices and other ingredients in their rightful place, you can wrap your potato skins in foil.
  • But be careful with handling foil. Do not add food with citrus in it. It makes the foil reach your food and that is not good for your health.

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