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Did you know you could make your own potato chips? You can even make air fryer potato chips for a healthier treat! This post contains affiliate links.

Close up of a gray bowl full of air fryer potato chips

Ingredients for Air Fryer Potato Chips

Ingredients to make air fryer potato chips
  • medium-sized potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

How to make Air Fryer Potato Chips

Slices of potato on a cutting board

Begin by slicing the potatoes very thin with a knife, mandolin, or even the slicer on a cheese grater.

Slices of potato in ice water in a blue bowl.

Next place the potato slices in an ice water bath for about 10-15 minutes.

Slices of potato drying on a cookie sheet on paper towels.

Then, lay out paper towels and let them dry out as much as possible.

Adding oil to potato slices

Place the potato slices in a bowl and toss them with oil until evenly coated.

Adding salt and pepper to potato slices

Add salt and pepper and toss as well.

Laying the potato slices in the air fryer

Then lay the potato slices in an even layer in the air fryer basket. You can overlap them a tiny bit.

The potato chips in the air fryer after cooking

Cook at 325 F degrees for 8 to 13 minutes. Begin checking at the 5-minute mark and every 5 minutes after that for doneness and to move them around as necessary.

The potato chips on paper towels after cooking in the air fryer

Tips for Potato Chips

The thicker the potato chips, the higher the temperature will need to be to cook your potato chips in the air fryer. So, don’t fret if you need to raise the temperature to get yours done.

I find that using the slicer on the cheese grater gets them very thin and fairly uniform, so they cook quickly.

How do I add other seasoning?

You can totally add other seasonings. I start with just a little, like 1/2 a teaspoon to this amount of potato chips and see if I need to add more. Here’s a few ideas:

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Air Fryer Potato Chips
Yield: 2-4 servings

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2-3 potato's (depending on size, I did 3 smaller)
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper (amount is based on preference)


  1. Slice potatoes very thin using a mandolin or sharp knife.
  2. Soak potatoes in cold water for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Lay out on paper towel and dry slice.
  4. Toss potatoes with oil and salt & pepper in a dry bowl until evenly coated.
  5. Lay potatoes in an even layer in air fryer basket only overlapping a tiny bit.
  6. Cook at 325 F degrees for 8-13 minutes checking every 5 minutes and moving around to prevent sticking to each other and the fryer.

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