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.
Add the dry potatoes back to the dry bowl and toss with the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper until evenly coated. Preheat a 3.5-quart air fryer to 320 degrees F. Shingle the potatoes in the bottom of the basket; it’s okay if there are two layers.
A mandolin makes fast work of slicing the potatoes paper thin. Rinsing the sliced potatoes before cooking will remove most of the natural starch and prevent the chips from sticking together––don't skip this step.
Over the last couple of years, I have attempted to make AirFryerPotatoChips a handful of times. So every time that you would take a bite, you first get the taste of a burnt chip, followed by a soft and chewy center.
Use a mandolin slicer to cut your potato in thin, uniform slices. These varieties have a higher starch to water ratio and will crisp up much better than other potatoes.
Although I have seen several recipes where the recommendation is to leave the peels on, I have found that removing them produces much more consistent results. After the potatoes are done soaking, rinse them a couple of more times to remove the starches.
Remove the potatoes from the water and pat dry with a paper towel. Next, spray your potato slices with oil on both sides and place in the basket.
Remove any potato chips from the air fryer that are crispy throughout, and allow the remaining chips to cook until the centers are just as crisp as the outside edges. To receive our 3 RecipeArticles in your inbox each week, sign up for our free email list located on the side and bottom of each recipe.
Slice the potato into 1/8 inch thick rounds using a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife. In a large bowl, soak the potato slices in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
Add the potato slices to the air fryer basket, spreading out evenly. Cooking in a single layer is ideal, however, do not add more than 1 sliced potato in the basket at one time.
Air Fry for 16 minutes, shaking the basket and separating any stuck chips halfway through the cooking time. At the end of the cooking time, shake again and then increase the temperature to 400 °F, and set the timer to 5 minutes.
Place any remaining chips with soft centers back in the air fryer and cook in increments of 2 more minutes until crisp.