Best Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes

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These Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes with bacon and cheese are the perfect side dish for any meal! They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and full of flavor. Plus, they’re super easy to make. In just minutes, you’ll have a delicious, satisfying dish that everyone will love. It’s one of my favorite Air Fryer Potato recipes!

Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes With Bacon And Cheese

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Easy: Air fried sliced potatoes are popular for a few reasons. First, they’re super easy to make. All you need is a potato, some bacon, and cheese.
  • Crispy: Air fry potato slices are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Tasty: The combination of bacon and cheese is always a winner, and when you add in the crispy potatoes, it’s one of those air fryer recipes that’s hard to resist.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Russet Potatoes: Have a starchy content that crisps up beautifully in the air fryer, while keeping the insides fluffy and light.
  • Bacon Slices: Adds a savory, smoky flavor that contrasts wonderfully with the earthiness of the potatoes. Its crispy texture also provides an appetizing crunch.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Brings a creamy, tangy element to the dish, melting into the hot potato slices to create a cheesy delight that’s hard to resist.
  • Fresh Chives Stalks: Add a mild onion-like flavor and a bright pop of color, enhancing the overall taste and aesthetics of the dish.
  • Olive Oil: Helps in achieving a golden, crispy exterior on the potato slices while keeping them moist on the inside.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the natural flavors of the potatoes, bacon, and cheese, bringing balance and depth to the dish.
Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes With Bacon And Cheese

How To Make Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes

Step 1: Cook The Bacon

Cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, until crispy. When the baking is complete, set it on a paper towel to remove the grease. Then, using your hands or a fork, break the bacon into little pieces.

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Step 2: Prepare The Potatoes

Slice the potatoes thinly and wash them thoroughly.

Step 3: Prepare The Chives

Remove the chives from their stems and dice them.

Step 4: Season And Oil Potatoes

Lightly brush each of the potato slices with olive oil. Arrange potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.

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Step 5: Air Fry The Potatoes

Cook at 400 degrees for 17-18 minutes, lightly shaking the basket once halfway through cooking.

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Step 6: Add Toppings

Top each of the potatoes with cheese, then bacon, then a few chives.

Step 7: Final Bake

Bake in the air fryer for an additional 2 minutes.

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Step 8: Serve

Remove your cheese and bacon sliced potatoes from the air fryer, and serve hot!

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Cooking Tips

  • Use thin sliced potatoes in the air fryer. Thin slices cook faster and more evenly than thick slices.
  • If you want extra crispy potatoes, preheat your air fryer for 3-5 minutes before adding the potatoes. This will help them to cook up nice and crispy.
  • For extra flavor, you can add some seasoning to the potatoes before cooking. Try using garlic powder, onion powder, or even some dried herbs for evenly coasted air frying.
  • If you don’t want to make these potato slices in the air fryer, that’s okay, you can also bake them in the oven for 30 minutes.
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Storage Instructions

  • Refrigeration: If you have leftover air-fried potato slices, allow them to cool to room temperature before storing. Place the slices in an airtight container or sealable bag and refrigerate. Consume within 2-3 days for the best texture.
  • Avoid Freezing: Potato slices that have been air-fried may not retain their optimal texture when frozen and thawed. It’s recommended to enjoy them fresh or refrigerated for the best quality.
  • Reheating: To reheat refrigerated potato slices, use the air fryer for a few minutes until they regain their crispiness. Avoid reheating for too long to prevent overcooking and maintain their delightful texture.
  • Refreshing Technique: If the potato slices lose some of their crispiness in the refrigerator, you can refresh them in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crunch.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

These air-fried potato slices are the perfect side dish for just about any meal. Here are some ideas of what to serve them with:

  • Roasted chicken: Try this Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe Here!
  • Steak: Steak Bites are a great pairing for air-fried potato slices.
  • Fish: Whether it’s your favorite white fish or a Tasty Salmon you can’t go wrong with salmon and potato slices.
  • Vegetables: Air-fried potato slices are also great with roasted vegetables. Try pairing them with Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, or even Sweet Potatoes.
  • Rice: If you’re looking for a complete meal, then serve air fryer potato slices with some Rice and a Protein of your choice.
  • Salad: These potato slices are also great as a Topper For Salads. Try them on top of a Caesar Salad or even a simple green salad.

FAQ’S

Can I Use My Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Instead of a Regular Air Fryer?

Yes, you can! If you have an Instant Pot with an air fryer lid, then you can use that to make your sliced potatoes. Just follow the same instructions as you would for a regular air fryer.

The only difference is that your cooking time may be slightly shorter since the Instant Pot air fryer lid cooks food faster than a regular air fryer.

Can You Air Fry Sweet Potato Slices the Same?

Yes, you sure can! In fact, all you need to do is swap out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes. The cook time will be the same, and you’ll end up with a delicious, healthy side dish that everyone will love.

If you’re looking for a little extra flavor, you can also add some cinnamon to the sweet potatoes before cooking. This gives them a lovely sweetness that pairs perfectly with the savory bacon and cheese. So, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, give it a try! You can also griddle sliced Kumara.

Best Way To Prep Ahead Of Time?

If you wish to prep your russet potatoes ahead of time, slice the potatoes and then soak potato slices in water until you are ready to coat with your olive oil seasoning mixture.

Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes With Bacon And Cheese

Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes With Bacon And Cheese

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

These air fryer sliced potatoes with bacon and cheese are the perfect side dish for any meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 3 slices bacon
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 stalks fresh chives
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, until crispy. When the baking is complete, set it on a paper towel to remove the grease. Then, using your hands or a fork, break the bacon into little pieces
  2. Slice the potatoes thinly and wash them thoroughly
  3. Remove the chives from their stems and dice them
  4. Lightly brush each of the potato slices with olive oil
  5. Arrange potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket
  6. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper
  7. Cook at 400 degrees for 17-18 minutes, lightly shaking the basket once halfway through cooking
  8. Top each of the potatoes with cheese, then bacon, then a few chives
  9. Bake in the air fryer for an additional 2 minutes.

Notes

  1. Use thin sliced potatoes in the air fryer. Thin slices cook faster and more evenly than thick slices.
  2. If you want extra crispy potatoes, preheat your air fryer for 3-5 minutes before adding the potatoes. This will help them to cook up nice and crispy.
  3. For extra flavor, you can add some seasoning to the potatoes before cooking. Try using garlic powder, onion powder, or even some dried herbs.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

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