CRISPY AIR FRYER POTATO CHIPS — It’s so easy to make crispy potato chips in your air fryer. Feel free to switch up the seasonings and garnishes. The flavor possibilities are endless!
If you have tried in vain to make crispy, homemade potato chips in your own kitchen, this recipe for Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips is the answer to all your potato chip making woes!
You will, of course, need an air fryer for this recipe. But if you don’t have one yet, what are you waiting for?!!
I am not a big fan of most trendy kitchen gadgets and home appliances, like the Instant Pot, for example. But air fryers are one cooking trend I 100% support!
And these thinly slices, perfectly “fried” potato chips are one of the many reasons I love my air fryer and can’t imagine life without it. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. But I really do love my air fryer.
Plus, there is something so delightful about homemade potato chips. But until now, I didn’t really think they were worth the trouble. But this recipe changes everything.
Another essential piece of kitchen equipment for this recipe is a mandoline. Trust me, you do not want to try thinly slicing the potatoes for these chips by hand.
I don’t use my mandoline often, but when I do, I’m so glad I have it! For instance, it’s super handy when I’m making Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes, or any recipe that calls for very thinly sliced veggies.
This is a pretty basic recipe, with just a bit of fresh flavor coming from some chopped parsley. Otherwise, it’s just potatoes, oil and a few simple seasonings.
But there are a million ways you can spice up these chips, or add your own unique twists and flavors. My favorite additions are cayenne pepper, za’atar seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic powder and grated Parmesan cheese.
If you’re craving an extra special, indulgent snack that’s still pretty healthy, break out that air fryer and make these Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips today!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Potatoes
Appearance: Look for clean, smooth potatoes with a firm texture and no cuts, bruises or discoloration. Potatoes that feel soft or squishy have probably already started going bad.
If your potatoes start to sprout, you can still eat them. Simply remove and discard any sprouts, which are not edible.
Color: Try to avoid green potatoes, which is the result of a chemical called solanine that makes the potatoes taste bitter. If you do have green spot on your potatoes, cut those away before eating them. When eaten in large quantities, solanine can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
Storing: Store potatoes in a dark, well ventilated area, preferably between 45 and 55 degrees. Perforated plastic bags or paper bags offer the best environment for extending shelf-life. Don’t wash potatoes until you’re ready to use them.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips
- Produce: potatoes, parsley
- Olive oil
- Spices: paprika, salt and pepper
- 2 large Russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Minced fresh parsley, for garnish
- Using a mandoline, thinly slice potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl and cover with ice water. Soak for 15 minutes, then drain.
- Lay potatoes on a paper towel lined baking sheet and dry thoroughly. Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika and toss to coat well.
- Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees. Add potatoes to air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for about 15 minutes, shaking basket twice during cooking, until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
- Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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