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How to Make Hasselback Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Let’s talk potatoes. What’s better than a fancy potato? A relatively FUSS-FREE fancy potato. And these air fryer Hasselback potatoes are all of that. They look like you’ve been slaving over them in the oven for half the day but in actual fact, your air fryer is the real hero in this case!

Potatoes, a sharp knife and an air fryer are the bare basics to this recipe and depending on your level of motivation and how much time you have, you can dress these spuds up as you please! Not sure what a Hasselback potato is? It’s a potato cut a little like an accordion – sliced at the top but left complete on the bottom.

The air fryer is in a league of its own to get the side dish job done and is perfect for Christmas time if your oven is otherwise occupied!

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The air fryer will turn humble potatoes into something amazing! Source: Mum Central

Hasselback potatoes: a little note on timing

Just a quick note on the time you should allow for this recipe – because it WILL vary. I recommend setting aside 30 minutes of cooking time to get these done. Some air fryers run hotter than others so might be a little quicker or perhaps you’re cooking more than a few potatoes which will slow things down a little too.

As a rule, the larger your potato, the longer they will take to cook. Also, make sure they’re always at room temperature before you start!

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How to make Hasselback potatoes in the air fryer

Serves: 4


  • 4 medium size white potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper or seasoning of your choice
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped


1. Peel, wash and dab dry the potatoes with a paper towel.

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2. Using a sharp knife, slice vertically across the length of the potato, being careful not to slice all the way through. An excellent way to control the depth of your slices is to cradle the potato between two wooden spoon handles. The knife will automatically stop at that depth!

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3. Brush the potatoes all over with olive oil. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper or your favourite seasoning blend (be wary, some might burn!).

hasselback potatoes recipe

4. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook at 200C for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check to see if they need extra time and cook them a little longer if needed.

hasselback potatoes recipe

5. Check if the potatoes are cooked all the way through by poking a skewer all the way through. If they’re cooked, you’ll be able to push it through and back out easily. Transfer the potatoes to a plate.

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6. Brush the potatoes with melted butter, making sure you brush some into those slices and top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

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7. Serve right away!

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Hasselback potatoes get FANCY

You can be as plain Jane or as fancy pants with your Hasselback potatoes as you like. Plain and seasoned well (as I’ve done here) is a yummy option if you’re having gravy or other condiments on the table.

But if you want to go wild, you can just as easily top Hasselback potatoes with a dollop of sour cream, cooked shortcut bacon and chopped chives or spring onion and grated cheese. Drooooooool.

Let us know if you give these air fryer Hasselback potatoes a go, we’d love to hear how you dressed yours up!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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