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Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

It’s so easy to make hasselback potatoes in an air fryer. Thinly sliced and then air-fried to crispy perfection ready in 30 minutes. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, you’ll love this hasselback potatoes air fryer edition.

Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes


  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minute
  • Total time: 40 Minutes

Equipment/Recommended Products

  • Air fryer

Key Ingredients Needed

  • 4 to 5 russet potatoes. Use a starchy potato such as russet or Yukon gold. If you use a waxy potato such as red potatoes, the exterior won’t have the same crispy skin and the inside won’t be as fluffy.
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions/Step By Step Directions

Step 1: Rinse and scrub the potatoes. Pat them dry.

Step 2: Slice the potato into 1/4 inch slices without slide the knife all the way down. You can place the potatoes between two chopsticks or skewers to help with that.

Step 3: Combine the melted butter, salt, pepper, and garlic.

Step 4: Brush the potatoes with the butter mixture. If using freshly minced garlic, try to get the garlic between the cuts to protect them from burning.

Step 5: Transfer as many potatoes as you can fit in a single layer in your air fryer basket.

Step 6: Air fryer at 400F for 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. Brush on more butter at the half way more. I try to add the garlic that’s sunk to the bottom of the butter mixture to the tops of the potatoes near the end of the air frying cycle so it doesn’t burn.

Step 7: You can store extra hasselback potatoes in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350F for 6 to 7 minutes to warm them through and keep the exterior crispy.


  • At the beginning, I try to tuck the mince garlic brushed onto the potatoes inbetween the cuts of the potatoes. I try to add the garlic that’s sunk to the bottom of the butter mixture to the tops of the potatoes near the end of the air frying cycle so it doesn’t burn.
  • You can also add some olive oil to the potatoes if you prefer.
  • I like to serve my hasselback potatoes with some sour cream and fresh chives but you can use whatever you’d like. Bacon is a great choice as well. You can also add some shredded cheese the last few minutes of air frying to make it a cheesy hasselback potato.
  • Other seasonings you can try are smoked paprika, onion powder, herb butter, or flavoured oils.
  • To tell if your potatoes are done, a toothpick or skewer will easily poke through.
  • Don’t stack the potatoes on top of each other.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving size: 5

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 300kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Sodium: 403mg
  • Potassium: 722mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 569IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Iron: 1mg

* All nutritional information provided is approximate/estimated and can vary depending on several factors such as the exact ingredients you use, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
* Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.