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This air fryer potato skins recipe by Cooking with Cricket (cricket516) on YouTube shows how to make easy baked potato skins that are crispy. The potato skins are a simple potatoes recipe that has classic American ingredients, and it’s simple to make with a few ingredients. It’s easy to cook the potatoes in the air fryer especially if you have a small batch. This could help prevent turning on the oven and heating up the house.
First, wash and scrub the potatoes. Then, rub on a high point oil. Season the potatoes with kosher salt or however you like. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees F for about 30-50 minutes. Flip halfway through so they crisp on both sides. The cook time depends on the size of your potato, so you can always adjust the time accordingly. Continue to watch Cooking with Cricket (cricket516) on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, once the potato skins are cut in half and carved, season with salt and pepper. Add butter into each potato skin, cheddar cheese, sliced bacon bits, dried chives and parsley. Turn the air fryer down to 300 degrees F and cook for a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted and the skin crisp up.
Serve these potato skins with a side of ranch for your dipping sauce. I can’t wait to try to make these myself because I haven’t had loaded potato skins in so long and they look so good. Plus, you can save the inside of the potatoes that you carve out and make mashed potatoes.