Our Air fryer potato chips recipe is quick, easy and healthy when compared to normal store bought chips. What makes our air fried potato chips healthy? It’s because they’re not deep fried!

Healthy Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe in a basket

Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe

Air frying potato chips uses much less oil and the hot circulating air makes them crunchy and delicious. Less oil means less fat and much less calories. You can enjoy these with less guilt!

Healthy Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe in a bowl

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How to Make Air Fried Potato Chips Crunchy?

  • Should you soak the potato slices in water first to remove the starch? We tested this several times in different air fryers and did not see a difference in results from soaking. In fact, we found that not soaking them in water saved time and it made cooking times quicker. The potato chips were still crunchy and delicious. But some people swear by the soaking method. We added the soaking technique in the recipe too so you can have both options.
  • It’s important to have all the potato slices cut evenly. If you have uneven slices where some are thick and others are thin, you’ll have un-even cooking. Using a mandolin is great.
  • Potatoes we prefer to use are russets or gold potatoes. Red potatoes were too waxy and didn’t give us the crunch-factor that we wanted.
  • Make sure to not over crowd the basket as the chips will cook unevenly. We suggest cooking the potato chips in smaller, single layer batches.
  • Read more detailed notes in the recipe box below and your and you can print the recipe too!

There’s so many great tools to help make these crunchy air fried potato chips easier and quicker.

  • Safely use a mandolin and your life will be so much easier. All the potato slices will be quick and even.
  • These safety gloves are great to help minimize accidentally cutting your hand on the mandolin.
  • Silicon tongs or spatulas are great to gently lift and separate the potato slices during cooking. Also, the silicone tips won’t scratch the inside of your air fryer rack or basket.
  • A good oil spray is valuable to get an even coat of oil without having to use too much.

Tools Helpful for This Recipe

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Air Fryer Potato Chips

Should you soak the potato slices in water first to remove the starch? We tested this several times in different air fryers and did not see a difference in results from soaking. In fact, we found that not soaking them in water saved time and it made cooking times quicker. The potato chips were still crunchy and delicious. But some people swear by the soaking method. We added the soaking technique in the recipe too so you can have both options.
See more recipe NOTES below.
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato (russet, yellow, or gold)
  • about 1 Tablespoon (30ml) oil spray
  • salt , to taste
  • pepper , to taste
  • optional: ground cumin , garlic powder or onion powder or paprika

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat Air Fryer at 340°F/170°C for 5 minutes.
    Slice potato into 1/8” thin slices. (A mandoline with cut-resistant gloves makes this step quick & even). Discard the small end pieces.
  • Optional – Add potato slices to bowl of cold water for at least 20 minutes. Remove potato slices and pat dry with towel.
  • Place potato slices in a bowl and spray with oil, season with salt, pepper or optional spices. Toss potatoes to evenly coat all sides with the oil and seasonings.
  • Spray the air fryer basket/tray with oil to minimize sticking. Lay potato slices in single layer, trying to not overlap slices.
  • Initial Browning: Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 10 minutes. Flip and separate any touching slices.
    Continue to Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 3-5 minutes increments or until they start to crisp on the edges. Separate the potatoes so they don’t stick together and this helps the chips crisp on both sides. Look for crispy brown sides because this is what makes them crunchy. But don’t let them burn. Check out our photos for reference.
  • Finishing: When you see crisp brown edges, reduce heat to 280°F/140°C and Air Fry for another 2-5 minutes or until they are dry. The chips will become crunchier when they cool.
    If some of the chips are a still little chewy, then remove the crunchy ones and continue to Air Fry the chewy chips at 280°F/140°C for another 3 minutes or until crispy.

Notes

Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your potatoes, how much you cook and the size of your air fryer. Try to choose a wider potato, as the slices will shrink quite a bit. The smaller the slices are, the harder they are to handle and flip.
Avoid cooking too many slices in multiple layers because you will get un-even cooking. It’s better to air fry single layers in multiple batches than one big batch.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).

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Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1163mg
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