Air Fryer Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes –This was one of my first air fryer recipes; I loved it and was excited to make these potatoes.
I just saw them on a cooking show and quickly ordered the attachment from Amazon and made them the same night my attachment came. Here is my foolproof recipe for Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes.
If you are unfamiliar with Hasselback potatoes, they are baked potatoes sliced and air fried to a golden hue. These are amazing side dishes and are easy to prepare in the air fryer.
Looking for an even more great and easy side Air Fryer Potato Side Dish? Check out some of my favorites; AIR FRYER ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES, AIR FRYER COPYCAT MCDONALD’S FRENCH FRIES, AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHERS SWEET POTATOES, and AIR FRYER CANNED SWEET POTATOES.
What Are Hasselback Potatoes?
Hasselback Potatoes are a simple and easy way to prepare baked potatoes. You can either air fry them or place them into the oven. They will cook up beautifully.
They are easily distinguished from baked potatoes because they have slits for all sorts of goodness, from melted butter, herbs, garlic, and even cheese. Hasselback Potatoes pack a whole lot of flavor in them.
Why Are They Called Hasselback Potatoes?
They are named for the Swedish restaurant, where they were invented back in Hasselbacken, Sweden. That is where Hasselback Potatoes were first served: they are the equivalent of American Baked Potatoes in 1953. They were soon the rage in Sweden, and the rage came all the way across to America, and now everyone in America loves them too!
The air fryer does a great job with air frying them because they are perfectly roasted between the potatoes, where you make slices.
Reasons why You Wil Love Hasselback Potatoes:
- A great twist on a classic air fryer baked potato
- You can add anything you want in between the slices, I love adding cheese, but you can add anything you love.
- Switch it out for an Air Fryer Sweet Potato Hasselback Potato
How To Slice (cut) Hasselback Potatoes
There are actually two ways, one by hand and the second with a tool I purchased on Amazon.
If you want to cut them by hand, here are some simple instructions:
- Use a sharp knife and cut about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick.
- You do not want to cut all the way through; you want to leave about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
- I always leave the skin on because it is so much easier to cut, and they will stay together better than if you peeled the potatoes.
Hasselback Potatoes In Air Fryer
These are simple side dishes that you can make, and they are so much better than air fryer baked potatoes. Although those are fabulous. So, when looking for something amazing to do with a potato, this is my go-to recipe.
Ingredients For Air Fryer Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes
- Russet Potatoes
- Olive Oil or Butter
- Black Pepper
- Herbs: Parsley, Thyme, and Rosemary
- Minced Garlic
How To Make Air Fryer Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes
Mix the butter, minced garlic, and herbs in a small bowl.
Place your potatoes into the Air Fryer Basket, and brush on the butter/garlic/herb mixture on top of the potatoes with a pastry brush. Set the timer for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Some Common Questions About Hasselback Potatoes Air Fryer
What Potatoes Make the Best Hasselback Potatoes?
I love a good starchy potato for this recipe; some of my favorites at Idaho and Russet Potatoes. The starch in the potatoes actually does better crisping up in the air fryer.
You can make Mini Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes using mini potatoes if you want an alternative. The same technique will work.
For Thanksgiving, I love making Air Fryer Haseelbakc Sweet Potatoes. They are amazing. Fill the crevices with butter and brown sugar. Amazing!
Can You Make Hasselback Potatoes With Red Potatoes?
If you only have red potatoes, make them with red potatoes.
Because red potatoes are not very starchy, the outside might not get very crunchy. Add olive oil and salt on the outside, which will help them crisp up in the air fryer.
Should I Peel Them?
No, you can if you want to, but the best way to serve them is with the skin on. I find that they stay together much better than when you remove the skin.
What is the Hasselback technique?
Hasselback is a very old-fashioned cooking method in which chicken or potatoes are sliced, about 2/3 rds, through thin, even layers. Usually, you add additional toppings or flavorings between the slices or even stuff additional items to season the food.
It has been reintroduced as a cooking technique since the air fryer does a great job cooking food.
What Other Things Could I Put In Between The Pocket Of The Potatoes?
Here are some of my favorite fillings you can add to anything that you want. These are some of the most popular ones.
- Slices of cheddar cheese.
- Garlic and butter
- Loaded potatoes with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, sour cream, and chives.
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Air Fryer Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes
- 4 medium sized Russet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Start by washing and trying your potatoes. Then use either the Hasselback Tool or the Chopstick method, and cut the potatoes, leaving about 1/2 inch at the bottom.
- In a small bowl mix the butter, minced garlic and herbs.
- Place your potatoes into the Air Fryer Basket, and brush on the butter/garlic/herb mixture on top of the potatoes with a pastry brush. Set the timer for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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