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Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Crispy air fryer hasselback potatoes are the best side dish to complete a regular weeknight meal. Drizzle the golden potatoes in a zesty, homemade garlic butter sauce, and cooking in the air fryer is an easy way to serve potatoes!

Air fryer hasselback potatoes on a plate.

What are Hasselback Potatoes?

Hasselback potatoes are another way to prepare a baked potato. They are thinly sliced and left joined at the bottom so that they fan out as they cook and develop a crispy golden exterior.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Potatoes: Yukon gold or medium-size russet potatoes fan out perfectly as they cook.
  • Spices: Season the accordion potatoes with salt and black pepper before cooking in the air fryer.
  • Garlic Butter: Coat the potatoes in a flavorful sauce made from melted butter, sautéed minced garlic, and fresh parsley.

Additions and Substitutions

How to Make Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

How to Cut Hasselback Potatoes

  1. Wash and rinse the potatoes to remove dirt.
  2. Use a Hasselback potato guide or two chopsticks to cut the potatoes. Place them on either side to prevent slicing through the other side.
  3. Ensure the slices are 3-5mm apart. Then, pat the potatoes dry using a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
A potato between two chopsticks.

For the perfect cook and crispy golden edges, I highly recommend checking out Chef John’s video for preparing the potatoes, beginning at 1:09. He peels the skins beforehand, but doing so is up to you.

For the Hasselback Potatoes:

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 360℉ (182℃) and season the potatoes with kosher salt and black pepper.

Potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Settle the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Hasselback potatoes lined into an air fryer basket.

Step 3: Warm the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Then, add garlic and cook for one minute.

Garlic butter sauce in a skillet.

Step 4: Stir in the fresh parsley and drizzle the mixture over the potatoes.

Garlic butter sauce in a small bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Select medium potatoes that are uniform in size to ensure they cook evenly and at the same rate. Larger potatoes require a longer cooking time.
  • Making Hasselback potatoes involves making thin slices along the length of the potato without cutting through. Use a sharp knife and a Hasselback potato guide for evenly spaced cuts. You can also place chopsticks on either side of the potato if you don’t have a guide. 

Serving Suggestions

Serve air fryer hasselback potatoes as a side dish with all your favorite toppings such as bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, and crumbled bleu cheese! Plus, the potatoes are a great addition to basic weeknight meals like ribeye steak, grilled chicken drumsticks, or Cajun honey butter salmon.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Store the leftover potatoes in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: Let the potatoes cool and transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Air fryer hasselback potatoes will freeze for 2-3 months.
  • Thaw: Defrost the potatoes in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Reheat: Preheat the air fryer to 350℉ (176℃) and cook for 5 minutes or warm them in a microwave, but they won’t be as crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did Hasselback potatoes originate?

Hasselback potatoes came from the Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, and they have gained popularity as a delicious way to prepare potatoes.

Do you peel the potatoes?

Peeling the potatoes is up to you. I find the crispiness of the potato skin to be the best part, but you can peel the potatoes with a vegetable peeler before you cook them if you prefer.

How long to cook hasselback potatoes in air fryer?

The cooking time for air fryer hasselback potatoes depends on the size of potatoes you use and your specific air fryer model. Small to medium potatoes cook for 15-20 minutes, whereas larger potatoes require 25-30 minutes. 

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Air fryer hasselback potatoes on a plate

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Tressa Jamil
Make crispy air fryer Hasselback potatoes in 20 minutes and drizzle them with flavorful garlic butter sauce for a tasty and delicious side dish.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 100 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced, ¼-inch apart and leaving room at the bottom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
 
  • Wash and rinse the potatoes. Place two chopsticks on either side of the potato to use as a guide to prevent you from cutting through the potato. Slice them 3-5mm apart. Then, pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360℉ (182℃) and season the potatoes with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Settle the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Warm the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Then, add garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in the fresh parsley and drizzle the mixture over the potatoes.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • Select medium potatoes that are uniform in size to ensure they cook evenly and at the same rate. Larger potatoes require a longer cooking time.
  • Making Hasselback potatoes involves making thin slices along the length of the potato without cutting through. Use a sharp knife and a Hasselback potato guide for evenly spaced cuts. You can also place chopsticks on either side of the potato if you don’t have a guide. 
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Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Potato | Calories: 100 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 650 mg | Potassium: 139 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Vitamin C: 10 mg | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 3 mg
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Recipe Rating




Kristine Corey

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

Soooo good!

Tressa Jamil

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

I am so glad you enjoyed them!