• 1 large russet potato
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (e.g., rosemary, thyme, parsley)


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Potato: Wash and scrub the potato thoroughly. Dry it with a paper towel. Use a sharp knife to make a series of deep, evenly spaced cuts along the length of the potato, but be careful not to cut all the way through. You want to create a fan-like pattern with the slices, and the bottom should remain intact.
  3. Season the Potato: Carefully brush or drizzle olive oil over the potato, making sure to get the oil into the slices. Season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic, if desired.
  4. Air Fry the Potato: Place the prepared potato in the preheated air fryer basket. Cook at 375°F (190°C) for about 35-40 minutes. The exact cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer, so check the potato’s doneness using a fork or toothpick. It should be tender and crispy on the outside.
  5. Optional Cheese Topping: If you’d like to add a cheesy touch, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the potato during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
  6. Finish with Herbs: Just before serving, sprinkle fresh herbs over the potato for added flavor and color.
  7. Serve: Carefully transfer the blooming baked potato to a serving plate. You can serve it as a side dish with sour cream, chives, or any of your favorite toppings.
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