How to make Hasselback potatoes with an air fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380F
  2. Add prepared and oiled potatoes to fryer and cook for 15 minutes
  3. Remove potatoes, oil again, cook for a further 15 minutes
  4. Remove potatoes, oil again, cook for a further 10 minutes

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

Cooking notes

Air fried Hasselback potatoes with spinach dip
Air fried Hasselback potatoes with spinach dip

You can find myriad recipes online for how to prepare Hasselback potatoes. Essentially you’ll want to make a series of vertical slices through the potato. You’ll want to cut down through 3/4 of the potato at most being careful not to go right to the bottom.

To avoid doing this many cooks recommend placing wooden spoons either side of your potato when slicing, so the knife blade is stopped when it hits the spoon. I simply use a plate with raised edges, so the edge stops the knife cutting any further.

At any rate, to prepare your potato you’ll want to rinse and scrub thoroughly, being sure to then dry the potato well. Next, slice the potato as described above and season with salt and a little canola oil. I like canola for the high smoke point.

This is the final prepared Hasselback, good to be used in the recipe above. You’ll find yourself re-oil the potato a couple more times as it cooks. As such there’s no need to use too much at any stage, less is more here!

We recommend investing in a kitchen thermometer like the Habor Meat Thermometer to ensure your food is thoroughly cooked. It's quick, under twenty bucks and it's waterproof - and hey - we get a small referral fee for any purchases.


This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our recipes.

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