Air fryer potato chips are a healthier version of your favorite salty snack! Enjoy perfectly crispy bites flavored with your favorite seasonings.
There are so many different ways to prepare potatoes, whether is a classic baked spud or crispy tater tots. And with the help of your air fryer, you can make your favorites in a fraction of the time as you would by using your oven!
Air Fryer Potato Chips
This potato chip recipe is no exception. Instead of buying endless bags that leave your fingers greasy, enjoy fresh batches made with nothing more than fresh veggies, a little oil, and salt.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a mandoline slicer. This ensures that all of your slices are uniform in thickness and helps them to cook better.
- Don’t skip the soak! This step removes the excess starch from the potatoes, which keeps them from sticking together.
- Add extra seasoning. Sprinkle the slices with garlic or onion powder before cooking. Or, toss with fresh herbs as soon as they come out of the basket – parsley, sage, or oregano are good options.
- Check them halfway through. Remove any that are done early so they don’t burn. If you notice any sticking together, you can use tongs to carefully separate them.
- Tip for cooling: Transfer each batch to a large baking sheet lined with paper towels. Once the pan contains a single layer, add more paper towels on top before adding additional batches.
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Air Fryer Chips Recipe FAQ
What are the best potatoes for air fryer potato chips?
Russet potatoes are the best all-around option. This variety is most often used for baking and frying because of the firmer texture and neutral flavor.
How thick should the potato slices be?
In order to get these nice and crispy, the slices need to be very thin. I try to make mine about ⅛-inch thick using a mandoline slicer.
It also helps to use potatoes that are similar in size, and group together slices that are similar in width for cooking.
Why are my air fryer chips soggy?
You may not have dried them well enough after soaking. Be sure to pat each slice dry on both sides before tossing them with oil.
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- 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
- Pour water into large bowl, add the salt and stir until the salt is dissolved.
- Thinly slice the potatoes to 1/8 inch thick. Using a mandolin slicer is highly recommended.
- Soak the potatoes in the saltwater for 30 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 330°F for 5 minutes
- Add potato slices to the large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss with clean hands until coated.
- Layer the potatoes in the preheated air fryer.
- Cook the potatoes at 330°F for 20-25 minutes or until desired browning. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking.
- Immediately season the potatoes with salt when done cooking.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published September 2020, updated and republished January 2022
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