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Air-Fryer Potato Chips

After I received an air fryer for Christmas, I discovered how simple it is to make potato chips in it. Good chips are an essential, crispy side for lunch. —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 360°. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, cut potatoes into very thin slices. Transfer to a large bowl; add enough ice water to cover. Soak for 15 minutes; drain. Add more ice water and soak another 15 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes; place on towels and pat dry. Spritz potatoes with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt. In batches, place potato slices in a single layer on tray in greased air-fryer basket. Cook until crisp and golden brown, 15-17 minutes, stirring and turning every 5-7 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Air-Fryer Potato Chip Tips

Why do you soak potatoes in water before frying?

Soaking potatoes before frying them draws out the natural starch in potatoes and gives them that great crunch. It also helps prevent them from sticking to each other in the basket.

Why are my air-fryer chips soggy?

If your air-fryer chips are soggy, throw them back into the fryer to cook a little more. Because air-fryer temperatures vary, so do cook times. That’s why our air-fryer recipes have wide time ranges. You may need to cook your chips a little longer than suggested. Start checking the food at the shortest time and check back a little later if it’s not done.

Are air-fried chips healthier than oven chips?

Air-fried food isn’t necessarily healthy, but it does cut down on calories from fat that would otherwise be used to deep-fry foods. So, air-fryer recipes are slimmed down compared to conventionally fried ones.

What else can I make in my air-fryer?

Any food that’s meant to be deep-fried can made in an air-fryer, including fried chicken, doughnut holes and jalapeno poppers. You can also use your air-fryer to bake things like oatmeal cookies, bread pudding and even pork chops! Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 148 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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