Learn to make perfect air fryer hasselback potatoes whether you prefer them simple or loaded with toppings. Accordion potatoes are a fantastic option for serving potatoes instead of whole baked. It’s a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
- 4-6 medium size potatoes (russet or yukon gold)
- ¼ cup salted butter
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- Various toppings including shredded or sliced cheese, bacon and chives, etc.
- Wash and dry potatoes. The number to be cooked will vary based on the size of the potatoes and the air fryer being used.
- Place a potato on a cutting board between two chopsticks, wooden spoons or other similar items to create a barrier for the knife so that the slices don't cut completely through the potato. Slice the potato into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices with the the chopsticks in place to prevent from cutting all the way through the potato. Do the same with the remaining potatoes.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Melt the butter and combine in a bowl the melted butter with the oil, salt and pepper.
- Brush the butter mixture over the potatoes including getting to the space inbetween each slice. The objective is to cover the entire potato (including the spaces between the cuts) with the butter mixture.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Brush the butter mixture over the potatoes again (depending on the type of air fryer you are using, you may need to remove the potatoes from the air fryer for this step).
- Place the potatoes back in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 more minutes
- Brush the butter mixture over the finished potatoes.
The Hasselback Potatoes can be eaten as is as a side dish at this point or can be augmented in a variety of ways. One of our favorites is as follows"
- Placed shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon between the potato slices.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 1 minute.
- Remove the potatoes from the air fryer and garnish with chopped chives and sour cream.
Either Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes will work for this recipe, try to get potatoes about the same size so they'll cook evenly. The cooking time can change depending on the size of your potatoes.
Placing the potatoes on chopsticks isn't required, it just helps to prevent accidentally slicing the potato all the way through.
We've tested the recipe with 1/8 " potato slices and 1/4 " slices and we preferred the 1/4 slices.