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Air Fryer Homemade Crunchy Potato Chips

Air Fryer Crunchy Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips is a quick and easy recipe loaded with the perfect seasoning. This healthy appetizer works well with the Cosori, Power Air Fryer, Nuwave, or any air fryer brand. 

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This post was originally published in October 2018. It has since been updated.

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Who else is with me in that the air fryer can do anything? I have been obsessed with this appliance since the first day I got it. It has truly been a lifesaver.

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I am a huge chips fan. In fact, I love the combination of chips and dip a lot more than something like desserts. So naturally, I needed to create an air fryer recipe for homemade potato chips!

I learned about the power of buttermilk powder by watching the Food Network. You can check out this post on Homemade Sour Cream Chips for more information.

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Can an Air Fryer Make Potato Chips?

Absolutely! Simply slice up your potatoes, throw them in the air fryer with cooking oil spray, and VOILA!

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How to Make Potato Chips in the Air Fryer

  1. Slice the potato into chips about 1/10th of an inch thick.
  2. Soak the potatoes in water for 30 minutes to remove excess starch.
  3. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and coat with oil.
  4. Air Fry.
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Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 400 degrees.

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How Long Do You Cook Chips/Cook Time

I like to cook mine for 15-18 minutes until the chips are golden brown in the middle and brown along the edges. 

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Are Air Fried Chips Healthy?

Air fryer potatoes chips cut the fat in comparison to regular, deep fried potato chips. With the air fryer, you simply spritz the potatoes in oil, as opposed to submerging the potatoes in oil.

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How Do You Get the Chips Crunchy?

Using oil spray and the proper cook time is key here. Examine the chips throughout the cooking process to ensure proper cook time. Allow the chips to stand for 30 minutes prior to eating them so that they crisp up.

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How to Store the Chips

The chips will be at their best if consumed the same day. You can also store the chips in an air-tight container for future use.

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Air Fryer Crunchy Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Air Fryer Crunchy Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips is a quick and easy recipe loaded with flavor. Cut the fat of traditional potato chips and make your own using the air fryer.  You can use the Power Air Fryer or any brand. One serving of chips is less than 100 calories and 3 grams of fat!
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Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer homemade chips, air fryer potato chips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
soak in water 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • kosher salt to taste
  • cooking oil spray I use olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chives (dried)

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. Use a mandolin and cut the potatoes into small slices about 1/10 of an inch thick.
  • Add the sliced potatoes to a bowl of cold water. Allow the potatoes to soak for at least 30 minutes. This will remove the excess starch from the potatoes and produce light and crunchy chips.
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and dry them thoroughly. This is an important step.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Sprinkle the potato slices with salt and add them to the air fryer. It’s ok to stack the potatoes, but do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Spray the potatoes with cooking oil.
  • Cook the potatoes on 400 degrees for 8 minutes. 
  • Open the air fryer and shake the potatoes. Cook for an additional 7 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown in the middle and brown along the edges. and have formed chips. Cook time will vary based on the air fryer brand you use. Insert your judgment.
  • Add the buttermilk powder, onion powder, and chives to a food processor or blender. Blender for 20-30 seconds.
  • Remove the chips from the air fryer and toss them in the bowl with the seasonings.
  • Allow the chips to cool for 30 minutes. I lined a sheet pan with parchment paper. The chips will become more crunchy as they cool. 

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Notes

If you don’t use the buttermilk powder in this recipe, you will still have chips, they just won’t taste as good as these are!
Be sure to dry the potatoes completely this will help the chips to crunch.
Spray both sides of the potatoes with cooking oil for crunchy chips.
Be sure to blend or process the seasonings. If you don’t the mixture will curdle. 
The chips will get crisper upon standing. 

How Do You Store Air Fryer Potato Chips?

The chips will be at their best if consumed the same day. You can also store the chips in an air-tight container for future use.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g
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Aimee Shugarman

Thursday 25th of October 2018

I just got an air fryer, super excited to try this recipe. AND all your other air fryer recipes!

Lucy

Thursday 25th of October 2018

Oh how delicious! I had no idea you could make chips in an air fryer! I really need to get an air fryer to add to my kitchen, my family would love to try these.