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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Potato Chips in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Potato Chips are so easy to make and come out crispy every time. Perfect for a crunchy snack or an easy side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soak Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy potato chip recipe, homemade potato chips, potato chips from scratch
Servings: 4
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying


  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large russet potatoes sliced to ⅛ inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Serving Options:

  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped
  • French onion dip
  • Chip dip your favorite
  • Ketchup


  • Pour cold water into large bowl. Add salt and stir until salt is dissolved.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes to ⅛ inch thick.
  • Soak the potatoes in the salted water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 330°F for 5 minutes.
  • Add potato slices to large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir to coat.
  • Layer the potatoes in a single, even layer in the preheated air fryer.
  • Cook the potatoes at 330°F for 20-25 minutes or until desired browning. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Season the potatoes with salt when done cooking, if using.
  • Remove chips from fryer basket & serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Soaking: draws out the starch, which makes for crunchier chips. It also helps to keep the chips from sticking together.
  • Drying: it’s important to dry the potatoes well before cooking. Line a large cookie sheet with paper towels and layer the potatoes between sheets of paper towels.
  • Use potatoes that are a similar size for best results. 
  • Layering slices in a single, even layer takes a little longer to cook, but the chips will cook more evenly.
  • Optional serving sauces are not included in the nutritional calculations.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1773mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg