Air Fryer Potato Chips


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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips are our favorite chips ever!

Making Air Fryer Potato Chips from scratch is fun, they cook up so deliciously crinkly and crunchy. This recipe is perfect for game night or anytime snacking.

Air Fryer Potato Chips with dip

Our Fave Crispy Chips

Air Fryer Potato Chips are different than the crisps bought from the market.

  • With less oil/sodium, air fryer chips are healthier.
  • Homemade chips have much more flavor than store-bought.
  • These potatoes are so crinkly and dippable, perfect for dunking in Sour Cream Dip.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Potato Chips

Ingredients/Variations

POTATOES Baking potatoes thinly sliced cook up fast and I leave the skins on.

OIL Our recipe calls for olive oil, but it’s fine to use another kind. Preferably use oil with a high smoke point like grapeseed or avocado.

SALT & SEASONINGS Salt is a must, but use it to taste. The same goes for seasonings! Ideas for seasoning include Ranch Seasoning, Everything Bagel Seasoning, barbecue seasoning, or spicy Adobo Seasoning. Salt and pepper chips are also delicious! Bbq or salt and vinegar? Yes, please! Get creative, the possibilities for seasonings are endless.

Kitchen Tip: Use a mandoline to get perfectly thin slices. If you don’t have a mandoline, use the ‘slice side’ on a box grater!

cooking Air Fryer Potato Chips

Best Potatoes to Use

RUSSETS Russets are oven-baking potatoes with high starch content, making them turn out with that tasty potato flavor we all crave!

YUKON GOLD These have a golden color and mild flavor that makes perfect air fryer potato chips.

SWEET POTATOES For something different, try using sweet potatoes. Super healthy and yummy too, sweet potatoes make a sweet and crunchy chip for side dishes or snacking.

Why Soak Potatoes for Cooking?

Potatoes are a starchy veggie and soaking them in cold water removes some of the starches. If you look in the bottom of the bowl, you’ll see the starch after soaking.

Soaking potatoes isn’t just great for crispy chips, I soak them for fries or even roasted potatoes too.

Air Fryer Potato Chips cooked in the air fryer

Tips for Perfect Chips

  • Use a mandolin to cut potatoes into perfect 1/8″ slices. No mandolin? Use the ‘slice side’ on a box grater! Or, just slice the potatoes as close to 1/8″ as possible, using a sharp chef knife. Some imperfections actually make for crispier and tastier chips, so don’t worry too much!
  • Soaking chips in cold water prevents discoloration and makes them extra crispy! Soak at least 15 minutes, and use the coldest water possible.
  • Make sure slices are as dry as possible before frying, or they may turn out soggy.
  • For extra crinkly crunchy potato chips, cook slowly at recommended temperature and power. As individual chips begin to crisp/get slightly brown, remove immediately so they don’t burn.

How to Store

  • To keep Air Fryer Potato Chips fresh, store at room temperature. I find they keep best at room temperature in a bowl. If they are sealed, they can sometimes soften. A brown bag with a clip works great for keeping them crunchy!
  • If chips lose crispiness, just pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they are hot and crunchy again! Or, place in a single layer on a cookie tray and crisp under the oven broiler for 3-5 minutes.

Air Fryer Faves for a Crowd

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Review Recipe

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soak Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Crispy and perfectly seasoned Air Fryer Potato Chips are a quick and easy dish, perfect for a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & seasonings to taste

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Instructions

  • Scrub potatoes and thinly slice into ⅛" slices using a mandolin.
  • Place potato slices in a bowl of cold water and let soak 15-30 minutes. Drain well and dab dry with a towel.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F. Toss potatoes with oil and season with salt to taste.
  • Add potatoes to the air fryer and cook 10 minutes. Toss and continue to cook an additional 12-17 minutes stirring and tossing every few minutes or so.
  • Once the potatoes begin to crisp, remove the browned potatoes so they don't burn. Continue cooking until all chips are crisp and browned.

Recipe Notes

  • Use a mandolin or the 'slice side' on a box grater if possible.
  • Soaking chips in cold water prevents discoloration and makes them extra crispy,
  • Dry them as much as possible before cooking.
  • As individual chips begin to crisp/get slightly brown, remove immediately so they don't burn.

Storage

  • Store at room temperature in a bowl. If they are sealed, they can sometimes soften. A brown bag with a clip works well too.
  • If chips lose crispiness, just pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they are hot and crunchy again! Or, place in a single layer on a cookie tray and crisp under the oven broiler for 3-5 minutes.

 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 115, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 444mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Air Fryer Potato Chips, Air Fryer Potato Chips recipe, how to make Air Fryer Potato Chips, Potato Chips
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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