Love crispy potato chips? This Air Fryer Potato Chips recipe makes them perfect all the time.
Such addicting snacks!
We make potato chips in air fryer because it’s so quick and easy (under 30 minutes!), and it’s so delicious when made fresh!
What Are Potato Chips?
Potato Chips are thin slices of potato that has been deep fried until crunch, although baked and air fried works as well.
Typically served as a snack, side dish or appetizer, potato chips in its basic form are salted.
Nowadays, there’s a myriad of flavours and seasoning for potato chips from common ones like barbecue and sour cream to country-specific ones like ketchup in Canada and ume (pickled plum) in Japan.
Legend has it that the potato chip was invented by Chef George Crum in 1853 in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Moon Lake Lodge resort because a customer kept complaining and sending back the fries for being too thick and soggy.
Why Air Fryer Potato Chips?
What’s your favourite junk food? Not gonna lie. I’m a junk food junkie.
And my weakness are potato chips!
I can eat at least one entire bag in one sitting if I’m watching a show or movie.
After learning to make Air Fryer French Fries, which are so addicting and delicious, I knew I wanted to try potato chips next!
Air Fryer make great potato chips!
- Tastes deep fried but with very little oil compared to deep frying
- Much quicker than baking in the oven
- Less calories due to less oil
- You can make smaller batches without feeling guilty of wasting oil
Now you can make this crispy potato chips in air fryer at home! And it’s so quick and simple!
What You Need For Air Fryer Potato Chips
- Air Fryer – I used the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven TOA-60 for this recipe. Other brands will work but you might need to adjust timing/temperature.
Here are other popular air fryer brands:
- Mandoline – I used a mandoline slicer so that it’s easier to slice and they come out with consistent thickness.
If you don’t have a mandoline, you can still slice the potato with a sharp knife.
- Russet Potato – I used russet potato because it’s the most common, but you can use a different potato like Yukon or Idaho Potato.
- Oil – I used Olive Oil because it’s healthy and adds an extra flavour. You can use any oil of preference.
- Garlic Salt – I usually prefer garlic salt over regular salt to have that flavour from the garlic powder, but you can definitely use regular salt or sea salt.
- Black Pepper
- Paprika – Gives it an extra heat.
How To Cook Potato Chips In Air Fryer
Air fryer potato chips are so easy to make!
Slice the potato into thin slices using the mandoline or a sharp knife.
Try to have consistent thickness on your slices.
Pat the potato slices dry to remove moisture.
Coat sliced potatoes with oil and toss with garlic salt, black pepper and paprika.
In a single layer, place the potato on the air fryer basket.
Make sure the slices do not overlap.
How long do chips take in an air fryer?
Make the potato chips in air fryer by running at 300F (149C) for 20 minutes.
This has been tested with the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven TOA-60.
If you use a different type of air fryer, you might need to adjust the time or temperature.
Enjoy air fryer potato chips on its own as a snack, side dish or appetizer!
P.S. Make this Air Fryer Fried Fish for some delicious Fish and Chips!
Air Fryer Potato Chips Tips & Tricks
Why are the potato slices flying in my air fryer?
Depending on your air fryer, the potato slices might fly because it’s too thin and the air fryer fan is blowing it all over.
Make sure to slice the potato thick enough that it has some weight in it.
1/4-inch to 1/5-inch is a good thickness for air fryer potato chips.
Why are my air fryer chips soggy?
Make sure the potato is dry before adding oil. The moisture of the potato can make it soggy.
Also, do not put too much oil because it also makes the potato too wet to become crispy.
What are my potato chips not crispy?
Be sure to try the above steps to make sure the potato is not wet before air frying.
If that didn’t work, another thing you can do is giving the potato slices a cold water bath for at least 15 minutes.
Soaking the potato in cold water removes the excess starch so that it cooks crispier.
If you have time, the best is soaking them for 15 minutes then replacing the cold water and running it for another 15 minutes.
Be sure to dry the potato after the cold water bath!
Other Easy and Delicious Recipes
- Prosciutto Arugula Pizza
- Instant Pot Jerk Ribs
- Brown Sugar Milk Tea
- Chocolate Oatmeal
- Game Day Guacamole
Potato Chips in Air Fryer Recipe
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- Cut the russet potato into thin even slices using a knife or mandoline.
- Dry the potatoes with paper towel.
- Coat sliced potatoes with oil and season with garllic salt, black pepper and paprika.
- Place sliced potatoes in a single layer on the air fryer basket without overlapping
- Cook potato slices in air fryer for 20 minutes at 300F (149C)
- Slice potatoes 1/4 or 1/5-inch thick, or at least thick enough so it doesn't fly around while air frying.
- If you want the air fryer potato chips crispier, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for at least 15 minutes.
- If you potato chips doesn't come out crispy, air fry it a little more at 350C but monitor to make sure it doesn't burn.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1605mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
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Hope this Air Fryer Chips recipe gives you an idea for some delicious snack, appetizer and side dish!
It’s such a great way to make perfectly crispy potato chips all the time that’s healthier and without deep frying!