Monday, September 14, 2020

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air fryer potato chips are a healthier version of your favorite salty snack! Make this easy recipe for guilt-free snacking!

 air fried potato chips in a metal basket
How are you loving our Air Fryer recipes? Do you have an Air Fryer yet? 

There are many different ways to prepare potatoes, from baked to French fries. And, using your air fryer means that you can make your favorite recipes even healthier.

Air fried frozen French fries come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Make the recipe and enjoy comfort food without the fat!

An air fryer baked potato has crispy skin without any oil and it's fluffy on the inside! Make this recipe in less time than oven baking!

whole potatoes, oil and salt

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Chips

  1. Soak
Start by soaking sliced potatoes in salted water and then use paper toweling to pat them dry.
  1. Bake

After drizzling them with olive oil, you’ll cook them in your air fryer until they are golden brown.

It takes a little bit of practice to perfect making potato chips in an air fryer. Be sure to check them partway through to check for doneness.

TIP: If you notice that the chips are sticking together, you can use tongs to very carefully separate each of them. This will help them to cook properly.
Also, if there are some that are done already, remove them so that they don't burn.
  1. Drain

After you remove the chips from the air fryer, you will need to let them sit on a paper towel to cool.

The simplest way is to line a large cookie sheet with paper towels

Arrange one layer of chips on the paper towel. If you have more chips to cool off, then place a layer of paper towels on top of the first batch before adding another layer of chips.

Kitchen tools / equipment for making the recipe

potato on a mandoline slicer

How thick should the potato slices be?

To make crispy air fryer chips, you will need to cut the potatoes into thin slices. I try to make them about 1/8 inch thick, using a mandolin slicer.

To help them cook evenly, use potato slices that are as close to the same size as possible.

Arranging them in a single layer takes a little longer, but ensures that they cook more evenly.

Best potatoes for air fried potato chips

The best all-around baking potato is a Russet potato.

It's the variety that is most often used for baking and frying. It’s our choice for making this homemade potato chip recipe.

air fried potato chips on a baking sheet

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Yes, if you want to make sweet potato potato chips in an air fryer, you can use the same basic process.

Just check them a few minutes earlier, because sweet potatoes have more sugar in them and may burn otherwise.

Or, you can lower the temperature of the fryer slightly.

For extra delicious sweet potato chips, lightly sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar after removing them from the fryer.

potato chips in a bowl drizzled with oil

Troubleshooting and tips for success

  • Use a mandoline slicer. This will help ensure you get uniform thin slices of potato chips. This will help them cook better.
  • Don't skip soaking the potatoes in cold water. This step removes the excess starch from the potato which helps prevent them from sticking together.
  • Remove the potatoes from the air fryer as soon as they are golden brown. If you leave them in too long, they will burn.

Why are my airfryer chips soggy?

If your chips came out soggy, you may not have dried them well enough after soaking them.To ensure that they come out crispy, it is important that you pat them completely dry before you fry them.

air fryer potato chips in air fryer

Serving suggestions

Now that you've made potato chips in an air fryer, you might be wondering what you should serve with them.

While Ranch dip is certainly a popular dipping option, it's not the only dipping sauce you can use.

potato chips in an air fryer cooked

Different seasoning options

If you would rather not dip your potato chips, consider adding seasonings to them.

For unique flavor, sprinkle the uncooked chips with garlic or onion powder.

Or, after cooking them, you can sprinkle fresh herbs on the warm chips. Good options include parsley, sage, or fresh oregano.


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Author: Donna Elick
Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air fryer potato chips are a healthier version of your favorite salty snack! Make this easy recipe for guilt-free snacking!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M


  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 large russet potatoes, sliced to ⅛ inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • French onion dip
  • Chip dip, your favorite
  • Ketchup


  1. Pour water into large bowl, add the salt and stir until the salt is dissolved.
  2. Thinly slice the potatoes to 1/8 inch thick. Using a mandolin slicer is highly recommended.
  3. Soak the potatoes in the saltwater for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Preheat the Air Fryer to 330°F for 5 minutes
  6. Add potato slices to the large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss with clean hands until coated.
  7. Layer the potatoes in the preheated air fryer.
  8. Cook the potatoes at 330°F for 20-25 minutes or until desired browning. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking.
  9. Immediately season the potatoes with salt when done cooking.
  10. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
  1. Drying - it’s easiest to line a large cookie sheet with paper towel and layer the potatoes between sheet of paper towels
  2. Cooking potatoes that are close to the same size is best, if possible. And layering in a single layer takes a little longer, but they cook more evenly.

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Originally published September 2020

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