How to Make Potato Chips in Your Air Fryer

Make crispy potato chips in your air fryer. This homemade snack just got a whole lot better (and crunchier).

Thanks to the air fryer, you can whip up guilt-free snacks with record speed. We love making air fryer recipes because they’re delicious and healthy-ish. With only four simple ingredients, these crunchy homemade potato chips have struck the perfect tasty-indulgent balance.

If you’re an air fryer newbie, we’ve got the essential resources for you. To start, check out our Test Kitchen’s favorite air fryers, so you’re sure to serve up some seriously crispy and delicious potato chips. Once you’ve chosen the fryer that’s right for you, bookmark this air fryer guide that will answer all of your burning questions. Now, let’s get air frying!

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Chips

This recipe was brought to us by Melissa Obernesser from Utica, New York. It yields about six servings per batch.


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

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Step 1: Start the air fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 360ºF.

Step 2: Prep the potatoes

Cut potatoes into paper-thin slices using a spiralizer, mandoline or vegetable peeler. Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl and soak them in ice water for 15 minutes, then drain the water. Add fresh ice water and soak for an additional 15 minutes. After the final soak, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry with a paper towel.

Step 3: Fry ’em up!

Spritz both the potatoes and the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt. Working in batches, create a single layer of potato slices in the air fryer basket. Cook the chips for 15 to 17 minutes, until crisp and golden brown, stirring and turning them every 5 to 7 minutes. Remove potatoes from the air fryer to cool on a rack. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Enjoy!

Test Kitchen tip: Sprinkle minced parsley on top to add a fresh finishing touch.

Hungry for more? Check out these air fryer bagel chips, creative ways to dress up chips, find the perfect chip dip recipe, or pair them with their classic partner in crime: sandwiches. Try one of our favorite sandwich ideas! If you don’t have an air fryer but are still craving a satisfying crunch, healthy chips you can buy at the store are a great alternative.

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Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.