Air Fryer Potato Skins

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These Air Fryer Potato Skins are my favorite way to enjoy a healthier snack, which in my opinion, tastes better than chips! This recipe happens to be a beloved snack I’ve been making for years. The potato peels are the best part of the 🥔 potato but most people don’t know how good they taste (and how much nutritional value they have) and throw them away. I promise you will never toss them again once you try this recipe. These crispy potato skins are perfect with sour cream, tzatziki or any creamy dip.

Air Fryer Potato Skins

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Potato Skins

These Air Fryer Potato Skins help cut down on food waste while being a healthier and more delicious alternative to chips! By making them in the ♨️ air fryer, you’ll use a whole lot less oil than deep frying and a lot less salt. But rest assured, these are ultra-crispy and utterly addictive! These make a great snack for 🏈 game day, or serve them as a fun party appetizer.

How to Prepare Air Fryer Potato Skins

🥔 Peel the potatoes and wash and dry the peels well.

🧂 Add them to a bowl with the oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and then toss.

♨️ Next, air fry at 380F (193C) for 9-10 minutes, tossing halfway through.

🥣 Enjoy with sour cream or any dip you love.

Nonna’s Tip 🔥

To make these in the oven, place the potato skins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400F/425F (200C/220C) for about 20-25 minutes until crispy.

Air Fryer Potato Skins

Variations and Substitutions for Air Fryer Potato Skins

  1. You can use any type of 🥔 potatoes you enjoy in this recipe.
  2. Feel free to play around with the seasonings in this Air Fryer Potato Skins recipe. Try adding paprika, oregano, chili powder, Parmesan cheese, or any other spices you enjoy.

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Best Served With

  • A creamy sauce such as a ranch or caesar dressing, or my homemade 🥒 Easy Tzatziki Recipe.
  • Serve these for gameday with chicken wings, pizza and 🍔 burgers.
  • Sprinkle the Air Fryer Potato Skins with chives and bacon bits and serve as a party appetizer.
  • Use the Potato Skins as a delicious crispy topping on 🌶️ homemade chili.

Common Questions

Can I use any type of potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of potatoes you enjoy, just make sure to wash and dry well.

How can I ensure the air fryer potato skins are crispy?

Make sure to dry the potato peels really well before tossing them with oil and seasonings. Also, spread them out in a single layer in the air fryer basket (or on the baking sheet) to allow for even cooking and crisping.

which air fryer do you have?

I have this COSORI Pro II Air Fryer and I love it! If you’re using another brand of air fryer, use the manual’s recommended temperature and cook times and adjust accordingly since every appliance is different.

Can I make these ahead of time?

These potato peels are best enjoyed fresh and crispy. While you can prepare the peels ahead of time, they may lose their crispiness upon reheating. If you have potato peels and want to hold them to bake the next day, try storing them in the fridge submerged in water until you’re ready to use them. Let me know in the comments if you try this and how it goes!

How else can I season these air fryer potato skins?

Feel free to experiment with different seasonings to suit your taste preferences. You can try adding paprika, oregano, chili powder, Parmesan cheese, or any other spices you enjoy.

can I make these potato skins in the oven?

Yes, you certainly can make these in the oven. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400F/425F (200C/220C) for about 20-25 minutes until crispy.

Air Fryer Potato Skins

Air Fryer Potato Skins

These Air Fryer Potato Skins help cut down on food waste while being a healthier and more delicious alternative to chips! By making them in the air fryer, you'll use a whole lot less oil than deep frying and a lot less salt. Serve with tzatziki or sour cream.
4.58 from 7 votes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 6 yellow potatoes , washed and peeled (any potatoes you enjoy)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, or dry oregano
  • sour cream or tzatziki for dipping

Instructions 

  • Peel the potatoes and wash and dry the peels well.
  • Add them to a bowl with the oil and seasonings and toss.
  • Air-fry at 380F (193C) for 9-10 minutes tossing halfway through.
  • Enjoy with sour cream or any dip.

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Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 1164mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 0.04g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 0.02mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Snack
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