Air fryer potato skins are a cross between air fryer baked potatoes and loaded baked potatoes with the inside of the potato hollowed out to make room for the melty cheese and bacon! The perfect crispy salty appetizers for game day parties, potlucks, or summer BBQs!
Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Give potatoes a good scrub and dry them completely with a paper towel.
Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork or knife. Brush them all over with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt.
Place in air fryer and cook 30 minutes. Turn potatoes and cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove from air fryer and allow to cool a few minutes.
Slice in half, and scoop out the middle of the potato. Spray the potatoes with olive oil spray and season with salt and pepper. Place back in the air fryer 5 minutes. If there is not enough room, you may need to do 2 batches.
Remove basket and reduce the temperature to 350°F. Sprinkle the cheese and bacon into the pocket of the potato skin. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Cool a couple of minutes before topping with sour cream and chives. Serve while warm.
Air Fryer: If using a toaster style air fryer, reduce the heat to 375°F. Reheating potatoes: You can reheat the potato in the air fryer at 350°F for 2 minutes or until heated. You could also reheat in the microwave.