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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. If you want to know how to cook chips in an air fryer then I’ve got you covered with this post!
Ingredients for airfryer chips / airfryer home made chips:
1 tsp salt & pepper
1 tbsp plain flour
Method for airfryer chips:
Peel your potatoes. Use a potato chipper and if you slice the potatoes in half they’re super quick to chip.
Rinse the chips in cold water.
Pat them dry on a clean towel or using kitchen towel.
Dust the chips with flour, salt & pepper. You can use other seasonings too if you like.
I like to add Chinese Five Spice to boost the flavour of the airfryer chips with next to no effort.
Cook for 12 minutes at 160C in your airfryer.
Turn up to 200C for another 10 minutes. Check after 5 minutes as depending on size they can cook quickly.
If your chips look raw then exercise some common sense and give them a few more minutes to cook. Cooking times can vary depending on chip size, potato type and even the type of air fryer being used.
I find this the best way to get crispy airfryer chips that are crisp on the outside and fluffy inside. See below for more cooking tips or suggestions.
If your find your air fryer chips not crispy then spray them with a little spray oil and cook on a higher heat for a few minutes.
- 600 grams Potatoes more if you have a generous appetite
- 1 tsp Salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp Plain flour
Peel your potatoes. Use a potato chipper and by slicing the potatoes in half first they take just seconds to chip.
Rinse the chips in cold water. Pat them dry on a clean towel or using kitchen towel.
Dust the chips with flour and salt & pepper. You may not need the quantities I have mentioned, these are just for guidance.
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.
Cook the airfryer chips for 12 minutes at 160C.
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.
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.
Do you parboil chips before air frying?
As you can see from the above recipe I personally don’t bother. You can do if you want them to be even fluffier inside. I would suggest parboiling for about 6-8 minutes in boiling, lightly salted water. Then get them drained, shaken up just a little and into the pre-heated airfryer.
What are the best potatoes for airfryer chips?
I tend to just use whatever is in but I find King Edwards or Rooster particularly nice!
Can you make airfryer chips without oil?
Yes! I would suggest using spray oil if you want them to crisp up better. You only need a few sprays and then you can toss the chips to make sure they’re properly covered.
Can you cook frozen chips in an airfryer?
Yes! Basically set your airfryer to the temperature advised on the packaging and then keep an eye on them. A lot of frozen chips are already coated with oil, seasonings and even flour on occasion. The airfryer will help the frozen chips crisp up lovely and taste great! Cooking frozen chips in airfryer is so simple!
How long to cook frozen chips in air fryer? How long does an air fryer take to cook chips?
Reduce the suggested cooking time by around 1/3 – 1/4 and you should have perfect crisp yet fluffy chips.
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