➤ by Lydia Fulson
Air fryer twice baked potatoes, Luftfritteuse zweimal gebackene Kartoffeln, are for those times you're looking for something extra special, something extra yummy, and yet, something quite easy!
Crispy on the outside and creamy ooey-gooey goodness on the inside, these potatoes are irresistible.
These potatoes done in the air fryer are the quick alternative to these twice-baked potatoes, made by Oma and me.
I made these twice-baked potatoes above in the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven, a machine that I'm so happy to have learned how to use. It's amazing to think that such a simple, convenient oven that sits right on the countertop can make something SO lecker!
I grew up making these potatoes ALL the time in the kitchen with Oma, and little did I know I'd still be making them many years later. I remember it being a longer recipe to make, with the long baking time. We used to get all of our other dishes made while these were baking in the oven. But now, by making these potatoes in the air fryer, you cut your bake times almost completely in half! Talk about a time saver.
The potatoes fit perfectly on the trays of the fryer and get a nice evenly crisped skin. Thanks to the wunderbar Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer, my family was able to enjoy a traditional German favorite quickly!
You can have these lecker potatoes on your plate in no time, and there are lots of snacking opportunities along the way. The filling is my favorite part. I love to sneak a couple of spoonfuls of this after I mix it up! That was the best part about cooking with Oma too, we both like to snack along the way. Of course, how are you going to know that it's good to go if you don't have a taste test!
My Dad has asked this exact question at the dinner table so many times, wondering if it's okay to eat the skins of the twice-baked potatoes.
The answer is, of course! Potato skins are so very healthy for you and are safe to eat. Especially those of russet potatoes. Believe it or not, their skins are a part of many healthy diets because they are just that good for you. The skin is the healthiest part of the potato. It is always encouraged to be eaten just as much as the inside of the potato.
Potato skins are packed full of fiber and vitamins to boost your immune system.
The same rules apply to sweet potatoes and other potatoes as well. But the best part is, these can be made in the air fryer too. Check out my recipe for sweet potatoes here!
We've been enjoying and loving our baked and twice-baked potatoes for generations now. But where did they originate?
Here's some potato history for you! Baked potatoes first became known and loved among the Inca in Peru during 8,000–5,000 B.C. When the Spanish took over the lands of Peru, they discovered baked potatoes. They thought the simplicity and convenience of the baked potato were brilliant and brought the idea of this recipe back to Europe. Its fame quickly spread through Europe and our lovely Germany.
While baked potatoes still remained in popularity in Europe, people wanted to experiment and try adding a little this and that. The outcome? The delicious twice-baked potatoes that we know and love today.
But the best and my favorite part of this dish is that you really can just add a little this and that. Whichever cheese, spice, filling, it's up to you! That's why the concept of twice-baking became so popular. While it was still a simple, convenient thing to bake, they could be made fancy or casual for whichever occasion.
My cheese of choice for the final touches is a classic old cheddar. Bubbling and lightly browned to perfection in the air fryer.
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