Anyone who has ever eaten a potato chip knows just how addicting potato chips can be. Luckily, when you make homemade potato chips in an air fryer, you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in more than one chip.
Potato chips are famous for their salty flavor and crunchy texture. While each chip tends to be paper thin, the chip’s traditionally high-fat, fried nature makes it an unhealthy snack.
Thanks to the air fryer, however, you can still be healthy and enjoy potato chips. Instead of frying the potatoes in hot oil, you can cook them in the air fryer with less than a tablespoon of oil.
The homemade potato chips you’ll create in the air fryer will be just as crisp and irresistible as the fried kind but will have nowhere near the amount of grease and fat that the fried kind has. More than that, making the potato chips in the air fryer is a lot less messy (and a lot less dangerous) than frying potato slices in a pot of very hot oil.
If you’ve never used an air fryer before, take note that you never want to overcrowd the air fryer with whatever ingredient you’re cooking. Instead, if your air fryer basket looks like it is getting too full, separate your ingredients into batches for the best results.
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 1 medium potato
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Seasoning of choice (chili powder, oregano, rosemary, thyme and black pepper)
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Use a mandolin to thinly slice the potato. Alternatively, use a sharp knife. Pat dry the potato slices with a paper towel.
- To a large bowl, add the potato slices, olive oil, and seasoning.
- Place the potato slices in the air fryer basket and cook for 30 minutes, turning them every once in a while for even cooking.
Recipe adapted from leaf.nutrisystem.com