air fryer potato chips

Air fryer potato chips are a crunchy, salty snack made with potatoes and some oil. Not only are they easy to make at home, but they’re much healthier for you too – with less fat, saturated fat, and sodium than regular potato chips. Plus, you get to keep all the tasty bits!

To begin, slice your potatoes thinly using a mandoline or other slicer. This ensures all slices are uniform in thickness and helps ensure even cooking throughout. If you don’t have access to a mandoline, you can still achieve this look with either a vegetable peeler or knife.

Next, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for 20 minutes to extract as much starch as possible. It is important not to skip this step since it will help the chips cook more evenly and prevent them from sticking together when cooked. Finally, rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.

Seasoning and Drizzling with Oil

Once the potatoes have soaked, you can toss them in olive oil with some seasonings for a delicious, crunchy snack! For something extra special, you could add garlic powder, onion powder or even barbecue seasoning! Or if you prefer keeping things simple – just sprinkle sea salt and black pepper!

Preheating the Air Fryer and Correctly Storing Chips

The most efficient way to make this recipe work is by working in batches. If you need to feed a larger crowd, double the recipe and use two Air Fryer baskets instead of one; this will save time and allow all potato slices to cook at once.

Your Air Fryer and chip thickness will determine how long each batch needs to cook for. Be sure to watch closely and shake the chips every few minutes so they are all cooked evenly. If you have a larger batch of chips, it may be necessary to increase their cooking time for all.

To make the chips extra crunchy, spray them with non-stick cooking spray before placing them in an air fryer basket. Doing this prevents them from sticking to the bottom and burning during cooking.

You can also experiment with different high heat oils to change up the flavor, such as avocado oil, refined coconut oil or light olive oil. Doing so will also make the chips crispier.

Soaking and Drying the Chips

A mandoline or vegetable peeler can be used for quickly slicing potatoes thinly. You could also use a food processor if you don’t have access to a mandoline, though this will take more time.

Soak and Drain the Chips

Because potatoes are so thin, they tend to stick together while being cooked in an air fryer. To prevent this, soak them in cold water for at least an hour and then thoroughly dry them off afterwards.