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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips


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4.88 from 8 votes
Cook Time : 21 mins
Total Time : 1 hr 21 mins
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Last Updated on September 10, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These homemade air fryer potato chips are crispy, crunchy, and perfect for satisfying your snack cravings. Plus, they’re much cheaper and healthier to make than store-bought chips.

If you love air fryer potato recipes, then this is the recipe for you. Not only are these homemade chips  crispy and delicious, but they’re also super easy to make.

Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips in white bowl with salt and pepper and an air fryer blurred in the background

Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air Fryers cook by using hot air to circulate around the food, which results in a crispy texture. This gives food the same crispy texture of deep-frying, but without the added fat and calories.

If you are looking for a way to reduce the amount of unhealthy foods in your diet, then an air fryer is a great appliance to add to your kitchen. Air fryers can be used to make a variety of dishes, such as chicken fingers, French fries, and onion rings.

Why I Love This Recipe

Homemade air fryer potato chips are the perfect snack for when you’re craving something crispy and salty. Plus, they taste way better than store-bought bags of chips!

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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips in white bowl with salt and pepper and an air fryer blurred in the background

Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this easy air fryer recipe. You may already have all of these ingredients on hand.

  • large potatoes
  • salt
  • cracked pepper
Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips ingredients

Substitutions

Potatoes: Switch out the potatoes for sweet potatoes

Seasoning: Instead of salt and black pepper, you can use seasoned salt instead.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this easy air fryer recipe.

How to Make Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips

These homemade air fryer potato chips come together in just a few simple steps. And you will be so glad that you made these crispy homemade chips.

Step 1: Thinly slice the potatoes

Using a mandoline slicer or knife, thinly slice peeled or unpeeled potatoes.

Step 2: Soak the potatoes in cold water

Place the potato slices in cold water to soak for 30 minutes. Rinse 2-3 times after.

sliced potato soaking in water

Step 3: Dry the potatoes

Place slices on paper towels and let dry for 20 minutes.

sliced potatoes on a paper towel

Step 4: Season and oil the potatoes

Spray slices with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5: Air Fry the potato chips

Place slices in an air fryer basket and cook on 300 for 16 minutes, shake the basket halfway through cooking.

sliced potato seasoned with salt and pepper inside the air fryer

Step 6: Crisp the homemade potato chips

Once done, shake and then cook on 400 for 5 minutes.

Step 7: Salt the air fried chips

Remove and salt to taste.

overhead shot of Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips in white bowl

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to add a little extra flavor to your air fryer potato chips, you can try some of these variations.

Spicy: To make these chips spicy , add 1 teaspoon of chili powder to the recipe.

Garlic: Season your chips with garlic salt in addition to regular salt and pepper.

Parmesan: Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the chips before air frying.

Serving Suggestions

Are you wondering what to serve with these homemade air fryer potato chips? Here are my favorite foods to serve with them.

a hand holding a potato chip with the rest of the Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips in white bowl

Tips

Want to make sure that your chips come out perfectly every time? Follow these tips to get the best results.

  • If you are using a mandoline, be careful not to cut yourself. I recommend using the guard.
  • When using a knife to cut the potatoes, try to get them evenly sliced so that they cook at the same time.
  • The chips will be more crispy if you let them cool completely before salting.
  • Don’t skip the water soak, as that removes the starch which allows these homemade chips to crisp up.
  • Make sure to dry the potatoes well before you start to air fry them.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

The chips can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the chips ahead of time and store them in an airtight container.

Can I use another type of potato?

Yes, you can use sweet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.

Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips in white bowl  next to 2 potatoes and some slices of potatoes

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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe

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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips

Corinne Schmitt
These homemade air fryer potato chips are crispy, crunchy, and perfect for satisfying your snack cravings.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 1 hr 21 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cracked pepper

Instructions
 

  • Using a mandoline slicer or knife, thinly slice peeled or unpeeled potatoes.
  • Place potato slices in cold water to soak for 30 minutes. Rinse 2-3 times after.
  • Place slices on paper towels and let dry for 20 minutes.
  • Spray slices with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place slices in air fryer basket and cook on 300 for 16 minutes, shake basket halfway through cooking.
  • Once done, shake and then cook on 400 for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and salt to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 879mgPotassium: 459mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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top image is a closeup of a hand holding a potato chip, bottom image is a closeup of potato chips in a white bowl, with title text in between reading Homemade Potato Chips Made In An Air Fryer

4 thoughts on “Homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips”

  1. my airfryer has trays as the potatoes cook the blow up around the fryer I don’t layer the potatoes any hints

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