How to make perfect chips in the airfryer – my airfryer chips recipe

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My husband and I are always working on wasting less money these days. We have a big mission to buy a house in the next 18 months and want to put down a 50% deposit. This is no small amount as we live in the South East. We have been working to save money on takeaways and one of the ways we’ve been doing so is by eating fewer takeaways. I decided to make airfryer chips recently, to accompany a slow cooker kebab recipe that I’ll be writing about soon. We’ve had these a few times now and I’ve really perfected the recipe.

Airfryer chips

Airfryer chips
5 from 1 vote

Airfryer chips

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 servings


  • 600 grams Potatoes more if you have a generous appetite
  • 1 tsp Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp Plain flour


  1. Peel your potatoes. Use a potato chipper and by slicing the potatoes in half first they take just seconds to chip.

  2. Rinse the chips in cold water. Pat them dry on a clean towel or using kitchen towel. 

  3. Dust the chips with flour and salt & pepper. You may not need the quantities I have mentioned, these are just for guidance. 

  4. You can I add herbs or a chopped chilli if you want a kick. Chinese Five Spice is a wonderful way to boost the flavour of these airfryer chips with minimal effort. 

  5. Cook the airfryer chips for 12 minutes at 160C. 

  6. Then turn the airfryer up to 200C for a further 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them, at least twice, during this time as depending on the size of your chips they may need as little as 5 minutes. This is the ideal method to make airfryer chips that are crisp on the outside but fluffy inside. 

  7. If you want airfryer chips that are even crisper then add a little spray oil to the fries when you turn up the temperature. I transfer them to a bowl to do this, to shake them and ensure even coverage.

Products I use to make airfryer chips:

If you liked these airfryer chips why not check out some of my other airfryer recipes?

Airfryer sweet potato fries

Airfryer roast potatoes

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11 Responses

  1. Rachel @ The Daisy Pages November 21, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    These sound lovely, Katy, I really need to get around to trying these. I love that you can use sweet potatoes as well 🙂

    • katykicker November 22, 2017 / 11:28 am

      I’m going to start trying more recipes in my air fryer for sure!

  2. Morgan March 31, 2018 / 6:07 am

    Do you have a link to the air fryer you use please? These look delicious!

  3. katykicker May 26, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Hi Sarah! I turn it up to 200C which is the highest setting – just to crisp them up lovely! x

  4. Natalka Antoniuk June 7, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Home made chips are soooo much better than take away/oven chips! Can’t believe how easy they are yet how few people make them! Thank god for your blog showing everyone how easy it is

    • katykicker June 13, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Thanks so much! I love cooking things in my airfryer – so much healthier (and cheaper). Thanks for the rating (my first ever!) x

  5. Shoestring Jane June 23, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I had never heard of an air fryer, but I am intrigued. I usually make home made chips in the oven, almost like mini roasties, with just a little oil. I will look into this!

    • katykicker June 28, 2018 / 11:11 am

      It’s fantastic. I’m going to buy my Mum one for her Birthday next week!

  6. Linda Bish July 4, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Hi. I make chips in the oven after a quick blast in the microwave to save time. I just ordered an air fryer and for me the main advantages will (I hope) be using less electricity, faster cooking and not having to clean the big oven so often! I plan to do whatever it takes to make food taste ok in an air fryer. What with a microwave, slow cooker, toaster etc….. I might never need my big oven!

    • katykicker July 4, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      Hiya! I absolutely love my air fryer. I can make my daughter dinner in under 10 minutes – which is fantastic. Also, it is perfect on hot days like today!

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