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Air Fryer Potato Chips

The secrets to making homemade potato chips in the Air Fryer that turn out are nice and crispy, even in the center!


  • 1 medium Russet potato
  • cooking spray
  • salt and/or seasoning to taste


  1. Wash the potato and peel the skin.
  2. Slice the potato into 1/8 inch thick rounds using a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife.
  3. In a large bowl, soak the potato slices in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and rinse 2-3 times to remove the any remaining starch.
  4. On a flat surface, place the potato slices on top of paper towels in one single layer. Dab the tops of the potato slices with another paper towel. Then move the potatoes to a dry paper towel and let them sit for 10-15 minutes until the slices are completely dry.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 300°F for at least 3 minutes.
  6. Spray extra virgin olive oil on both sides of the potato slices. Add the potato slices to the air fryer basket. Cooking in a single layer is ideal, however do not add more than 1 sliced potato in the basket at a time.
  7. Air Fry for 16 minutes, shaking the basket and separating any stuck chips half way through the cooking time.
  8. When the cooking time is up, shake again and then increase the temperature to 400°F and set the timer to 5 minutes. Watch very closely, and check every 2 minutes. Remove any chips that are crispy and golden and cooked through the center. Place any remaining chips with soft centers back in the air fryer and cook in increments of 2 more minutes until crisp.
  9. Immediately sprinkle with salt or seasoning of choice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Homemade potato chips are best eaten immediately. However they will store in an air-tight container for 2 days.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms