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Air Fryer Potato Slices: Crispy & Creamy Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious appetizer, snack, or side dish that is crispy and creamy? Air Fryer Potato Slices are here to fulfill all your needs. You've probably made potato chips before in different traditional ways, but today, we will make them in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Potato Slices

Air fryer is a modern-age kitchen appliance that cooks your food quickly and provides the best results. When you cook your sliced potatoes in air fryer, it gives them a superbly crispy outside with a juicy and creamy inside.

In this post, we will explore how to cook air fryer potato slices in air fryer, my bonus tips, serving ideas, recipe variations, and much more.

Why Air Fryer Potato Slices Are Special

  • Air fryer potato slices are versatile, you can serve them as appetizers, snacks, or as a side dish with any meal.
  • This is a pocket-friendly recipe. It requires a few basic ingredients which are totally affordable
  • Cooking instructions are very simple, everyone can follow them easily.
  • Air fryer provides crispy potato chips without deep frying, which is good for health.
  • Air fryer potato slices are a good solution for picky eaters.

Selecting The Right Potatoes For This Recipe

If you want to achieve the best results, then always select the right potatoes for this recipe. Choose those varieties which have a high starch content, such as Russet or Yukon Gold. These potatoes have a fluffy interior that turns creamy when cooked in the air fryer.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes (Russet or Yukon gold) - 4 medium-sized
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Sea salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - to taste
  • Paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Rosemary - 1 teaspoon
  • Thyme - 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon zest - from 1 lemon

Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tongs

How To Make Air Fryer Potato Slices In Air Fryer

  • Firstly, wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly.
  • Leave the skin on for extra crispiness and nutritional value. However, you can peel them if you don't like it.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Slice the potatoes into uniform slices with a sharp knife.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the potato slices with olive oil and make sure that every slice is evenly coated.

Air Fryer Potato Slices

  • Now sprinkle sea salt and black pepper, and toss them again to evenly distribute the seasoning.
  • Arrange the potato slices in the air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Potato Slices


  • Cook potato slices for 15-20 minutes. Flip them halfway through using tongs.
  • While the slices are cooking, prepare a seasoning mixture by combining paprika and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • When the potato slices are golden and crispy, remove them from the air fryer.

Air Fryer Potato Slices

  • While the slices are still hot, sprinkle the seasoning mix and lemon zest over them.
  • Serve the potato slices immediately for the best texture and flavor.

My Bonus Tips

  1. Choose starchy potatoes like russet or Yukon gold for the crispiest results.
  2. Slice the potatoes to a uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
  3. Always preheat the air fryer before adding the potato slices. This ensures they start cooking immediately and helps to achieve perfect crunch.
  4. Flip the potato slices halfway through the cooking time using tongs to ensure even browning.
  5. Air Fryer Potato Slices are at their crispiest when freshly cooked. Serve them immediately for the best results.

How To Serve Air Fryer Potato Slices

  • Serve the potato slices as a classic side dish alongside Chicken Fries In Air Fryer, Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Cornish Hen, and Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets.
  • Serve as a snack with dipping sauces like ketchup, aioli, or sour cream. It's perfect for parties or casual gatherings.
  • Pair the potato slices with poached or fried eggs for a delightful brunch option. The combination of textures and flavors will please everyone. Try these potato chips with my Air Fryer Deviled Eggs.
  • Place the slices on your burger to add extra crispness and flavor. These chips work well, especially with beef, chicken, or even veggie burgers.
  • Cut the potato slices into slightly thicker strips and use them as dipping sticks for hummus, guacamole, or salsa.

Flavorful Recipe Variations

  • Cheesy Potato Slices: Toss the potato slices with melted butter, minced garlic, and a blend of shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Cook in the air fryer until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Top with chopped parsley before serving.
  • Sweet Potato Slices: Switch this recipe with sweet potatoes. Toss the slices in a blend of cinnamon, sugar, and a touch of nutmeg. Air fry until the sweet potato slices are tender and coated in a sweet seasoning.
  • Herb-Roasted Potato Slices: Combine chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano with olive oil and toss the potato slices in the mixture. Air fry until the potato slices are golden brown and crispy.
  • Honey Sriracha Glazed Potato Slices: Create a sweet and spicy glaze by combining honey and Sriracha. Coat the potato slices and air fry until caramelized.

How To Store Leftovers

  • Place the leftover air fryer potato slices in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
  • If you're stacking the slices, place parchment paper or wax paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How To Reheat Leftovers

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Arrange the leftover potato slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Heat the slices for about 3-5 minutes, and flip their sides through the reheating process. The exact time may vary based on the thickness of the slices and your air fryer model.
  • Once they are hot and crispy, carefully remove the slices from the air fryer and enjoy.

Final Words For Air Fryer Potato Slices

Air Fryer Potato Slices are a game changer for those who want crispy and creamy potato chips in a healthy way. Air fryer requires very little oil and provides superb crispness in no time. These potato chips are very simple and easy to make.

Air Fryer Potato Slices

They have an irresistible taste but require a few ingredients and minimal effort. If you have picky eaters in your home, then give air fryer potato chips a try. I guarantee they will ask for more.

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FAQ's

Can I Use Any Type Of Potato For Making These Slices?
While you can use various types of potatoes, starchy varieties like russet or Yukon gold work best to achieve the perfect crispy texture in the air fryer.

How Do I Achieve The Perfect Crispy Texture Without Overcooking The Slices?
To achieve crispy slices, make sure your air fryer is preheated, and the slices are evenly coated with a thin layer of oil. Cooking in batches and flipping the slices halfway through the cooking time ensures even crisping without overcooking.

Can I Use Frozen Potato Slices In The Air Fryer?
Yes, it is possible to use frozen slices, but it's recommended to thaw them first to ensure even cooking. Frozen slices may require slightly longer cooking time.

Can I Make Potato Slices With Sweet Potatoes?
Absolutely! Sweet potato slices work well with this recipe. Follow the same basic steps, adjusting cooking times as needed, and experiment with sweet seasonings like cinnamon or nutmeg.

How Do I Know When The Potato Slices Are Done Cooking?
The potato slices are done when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. You can also test for doneness by inserting a fork or toothpick; it should slide in easily without resistance.

What Dipping Sauces Pair Well With Air Fryer Potato Slices?
Air Fryer Potato Slices go well with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, aioli, ranch dressing, honey mustard, or tomato catchup.
Air Fryer Potato Slices

Air Fryer Potato Slices

⏱️Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 05 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

🥘Ingredients

  • Potatoes (Russet or Yukon gold) - 4 medium-sized
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Sea salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - to taste
  • Paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Rosemary - 1 teaspoon
  • Thyme - 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon zest - from 1 lemon

📝Instructions

  1. Firstly, wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly.
  2. Leave the skin on for extra crispiness and nutritional value. However, you can peel them if you don't like it.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Slice the potatoes into uniform slices with a sharp knife.
  5. In a mixing bowl, toss the potato slices with olive oil and make sure that every slice is evenly coated.
  6. Now sprinkle sea salt and black pepper, and toss them again to evenly distribute the seasoning.
  7. Arrange the potato slices in the air fryer basket.
  8. Cook potato slices for 15-20 minutes. Flip them halfway through using tongs.
  9. While the slices are cooking, prepare a seasoning mixture by combining paprika and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  10. When the potato slices are golden and crispy, remove them from the air fryer.
  11. While the slices are still hot, sprinkle the seasoning mix and lemon zest over them.
  12. Serve the potato slices immediately for the best texture and flavor.

📝Recipe Notes

  1. Choose starchy potatoes like russet or Yukon gold for the crispiest results.
  2. Slice the potatoes to a uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
  3. Always preheat the air fryer before adding the potato slices. This ensures they start cooking immediately and helps to achieve perfect crunch.
  4. Flip the potato slices halfway through the cooking time using tongs to ensure even browning.
  5. Air Fryer Potato Slices are at their crispiest when freshly cooked. Serve them immediately for the best results.

🔍Nutrition

Calories: 184kcallFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gSodium: 7mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gIron: 1.5mg

These values are approximate and can differ based on the specific recipe and ingredients.

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