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Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air Fryer Potato Chips are an addicting, crisp snack! With just THREE ingredients you can make your own crunchy potato chips at home.

Are you just jumping on the air fryer bandwagon? Or have you been at it for a while and are looking for new easy recipes to make in your air fryer? Either way, you are going to want to make these Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips A.S.A.P. 

Close up photo of air fried potato chip

As a family that loves snacking on potato chips, I was a bit leery about how they would turn out in the air fryer. Would they be soggy? Would they be crunchy? Flavorful? 

The answers: No, yes and yes! Just follow the instructions and tips that I am going to share with you today and you’ll be making (and eating) these air fryer chips by the basketful! 

Overhead photo of air fryer potato chips in a white bowl.

First, let’s talk about what you need: 

Ingredients: 

Overhead photo of ingredients needed for air fryer potato chips

POTATOES: I used russets but you can also use yukon gold if you like. You can peel or not. I left the peel on because I like the rustic touch they add. 

OIL: Some Air Fryer Potato Chip Recipes will have you spritz the potatoes with non-stick spray. I prefer to pour oil over the top of them and then toss them with my hands. This way, I can make sure to get all of the potatoes nice and coated. 

SALT/GRANULATED GARLIC (optional): When it comes to seasoning the potatoes salt is a must. I also like to sprinkle a little granulated garlic over the top after they have cooked too, for a little garlicky flavor. That, however, is totally optional! 

Tips for making the best Air Fryer Potato Chips: 

Tip #1: You’re going to need to cut the potato chips thin. You have a couple options: a mandolin or a vegetable peeler. If you want your chips to end up very round and uniform, use a mandolin. 

Potato slices cut with  mandolin

If you don’t mind having shapes that are uneven or not completely round, go with the vegetable peeler. 

Potato slices cut with vegetable peeler.

TIP#2: Soaking the potato slices in ice water does two things: stops the sliced potatoes from oxidizing and it helps remove the starch. Removing the starch will make the potato chips nice and crispy. 

TIP #3: The chips can be overlapping but try to keep them about one layer. Overlapping chips will stick together when cooking, which depending on your preferences, might be good! 

TIP#4: Because you’ll want to keep the chips in a single layer, you’ll need to cook these in batches. I cooked our chips in 4 different batches in my 4.5QT air fryer. 

TIP#5: Because of the lightweight of the chips they may blow around a bit in the air fryer, make sure to check underneath the rack in between batches to make sure no chips sneak underneath. 

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

STEP #1: Cut potatoes into thin slices and place into ice water. Allow to set in ice water for 20 minutes. 

Potato slices soaking in ice water.

STEP #2: Drain potatoes. Place them between paper towels and press dry. The dryer the potatoes, the crisper they get. 

Drying potato slices on paper towels.

STEP #3: Place the potato chips in a layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 360  for 10 – 12 minutes or until desired crispness. 

Potato slices in air fryer basket.

STEP #4: Season with salt and serve. 

Close up of air fried potato chips

Why are my air fryer chips soggy?

There could be a couple of reasons for this. One they were cut too thick. Or two they weren’t cooked long enough. Air fryers vary so the timing might be a little different. You could simply put them back in for a couple more minutes. 

Looking for a good dip for these air fryer potato chips? You know that I have got you covered! Dips are kinda my thing. Here are some of my favorites: 

Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe

Garlic Aioli Recipe

Homemade French Onion Dip

Clam Dip Recipe

And if you need more Air Fryer Recipes to try, you’ve got to check these out: 

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Air Fryer Fried Shrimp

Fried Pickles in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

 

Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon oil (canola or olive)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (optional)

Instructions

1

Cut potatoes into thin slices and place into ice water. Allow to set in ice water for 20 minutes. 

2

Drain potatoes. Place them between paper towels and press dry. The dryer the potatoes, the crisper they get. 

3

Place the potato chips in a layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 360  for 10 - 12 minutes or until desired crispness. 

4

Season with salt and serve. 

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 106 , Total Fat: 3.5g , Saturated Fat: 0.5g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 588mg , Carbohydrates: 17.2g , Fiber: 2.6g , Sugar: 1.4g , Protein: 1.9g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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