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air fryer potato chips with ketchup

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air Fryer Potato Chips are sliced thin then tossed in olive oil, salt, and paprika before getting air-fried until they are perfectly crispy.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Potato Chips
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings as a side dish
Calories 146kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika to taste


  • Wash and scrub clean the potatoes. Using a mandolin thinly slice into ⅛" slices.
  • Place potato slices in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let soak for 30 minutes.
  • Drain well and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  • Toss the potatoes with olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Add potatoes to the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Toss and cook for an additional 15-17 minutes, stirring and tossing every few minutes.
  • Once the potatoes begin to crisp, remove the browned ones and continue cooking until all chips are crisp and nicely browned.
  • You can also cook them in batches. Do NOT oveercrowd the chips in the air fryer.



  • Aside from cooking the chips evenly, shaking/stirring them up every few minutes lets you see which pieces are browning too fast. Make sure to take them out, or they can burn.
  • You can certainly slice the spuds by hand if you’re confident with your knife skills, but we do recommend using a mandolin since it’s easier and gives you perfectly even pieces.
  • This is very important— dry the raw chips before air-frying! Otherwise, they’ll become soggy in there instead of getting crispy.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg