Leftover potatoes are some of my favorite easy side dishes. If you have leftovers, let me share the best way to reheat a baked potato in the air fryer that gives you the best results.
Why I Love This
There are many different ways to reheat baked potatoes, but my favorite way to reheat potatoes is in the air fryer.
Not only is the air fryer a great way to reheat them, but it's quick and easy and done in just a few simple steps.
Why Choose the Air Fryer?
The air fryer has gained popularity for its ability to mimic the results of deep frying with significantly less oil and using circulating hot air. When it comes to reheating baked potatoes, here's why the air fryer is an excellent choice:
- Crispy Skin: The air fryer's hot circulating air ensures that the potato skin becomes wonderfully crispy, just like when it was first baked.
- Even Heating: Unlike a microwave, which can leave parts of the potato unevenly heated, the air fryer delivers uniform warmth throughout.
- Quick and Convenient: Reheating a baked potato in the air fryer is a quick process, taking about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and temperature.
Now, let's dive into the step-by-step instructions.
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Ingredients and Equipment
- Leftover baked potatoes (Russet potatoes or sweet potatoes)
- Air fryer
- Cooking spray, olive oil, or use aluminum foil (optional)
- Toppings of your choice (butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, etc.)
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This preheating step ensures that the potato reheats evenly and attains that coveted crispy texture.
While the air fryer is preheating, take your leftover baked potatoes out of the refrigerator. If you have foil-wrapped potatoes, remove the foil.
For an extra crispy finish, you can lightly spray the potato skins with cooking spray. This step is optional but can help enhance the crispiness.
Place potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Leave enough space between them to ensure proper air circulation for even heating.
Slide the basket into the preheated air fryer and air fry at 375°F for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes.
Carefully open the air fryer and check the potatoes. Add additional time if needed.
Once the baked potatoes are heated through and the skin is crispy, remove them from the air fryer and serve with your favorite toppings.
- I use a Cosori basket style air fryer model. Not that if you use a different brand or model air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
- If you have smaller potatoes or a larger air fryer, you can reheat multiple potatoes at once.
- Don't reheat potatoes more than 2 times or you will risk drying out the potato.
- Make sure you leave room between potatoes when reheating so the potatoes cook and warm evenly.
- Ensure that the internal temperature of the potatoes reaches 185°F (85°C) for safe consumption.
Storage and Reheating
- Storage. Store any remaining baked potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Reheating. Reheat baked potatoes at 375°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
I don't suggest reheating potatoes more than two times or you may risk having dried-out potatoes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can reheat baked potatoes with toppings like butter or sour cream in the air fryer. However, it's a good idea to remove any delicate toppings before reheating and add them back after reheating to prevent them from overcooking or melting.
Reheating times can vary depending on the size and temperature of the baked potato. On average, it takes about 10-15 minutes in a preheated air fryer.
It's best to remove the foil before reheating baked potatoes in the air fryer. Foil can block the air circulation, preventing the skin from getting crispy.
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for reheating baked potatoes. This temperature works well for achieving crispy skin.
To prevent dryness, you can lightly spray the potato skins with cooking spray before reheating. Additionally, make sure not to overcook the potatoes.
Admittedly, reheating baking potatoes in the air fryer isn't the quickest method, but it's a great option when you don't have a microwave available. In fact, the amount of time is the only downside to using the air fryer.
I personally prefer the air fryer method over the microwave to keep the leftover food moist.
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With these easy steps and answers to common questions, you'll be enjoying reheated baked potatoes with crispy skins and fluffy interiors in no time. The air fryer truly is a game-changer when it comes to bringing new life to your leftovers!
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Reheat Baked Potato in Air Fryer
- 1 Air Fryer
- 4 baked potatoes
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This preheating step ensures that the potato reheats evenly and attains that coveted crispy texture.
- While the air fryer is preheating, take your leftover baked potatoes out of the refrigerator. If you have foil-wrapped potatoes, remove the foil.
- For an extra crispy finish, you can lightly spray the potato skins with cooking spray. This step is optional but can help enhance the crispiness.
- Place potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Leave enough space between them to ensure proper air circulation for even heating.
- Slide the basket into the preheated air fryer and set the timer for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and temperature of your potatoes. This initial heating period will warm up the potatoes.
- After the initial heating, carefully open the air fryer and check the potatoes. They should be warmed through, and the skin should start to get crispy.
- Once the baked potatoes are heated through and the skin is crispy, remove them from the air fryer. Be cautious when handling them, as they will be hot. You can serve them immediately with your favorite toppings, such as butter, sour cream, chives, or bacon bits.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.