Potato chips (crisps if in the UK!) are a classic favorite enjoyed by many, and now you can make them even easier in an air fryer! The air fryer helps to give these potato skins a crunchy and delicious exterior that would normally only be achieved through deep-frying.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how easy it can be to make air fryer potato skins from scratch with simple ingredients, provide tips for perfect results every time, and explain any potential substitutions if needed. Let’s get started!
Start by scrubbing the potatoes well under cold running water to remove any dirt or debris before drying them off with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Get a potato peeler and carefully peel the skins off each potato.
Place these skins into a mixing bowl and fill with warm water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, drain and dry.
Place them into the Air Fryer basket and cook at 400F for 5 minutes.
Shake even 1.5- 2 minutes
Once done, remove from the air fryer and serve with your favorite toppings such as bacon bits, sour cream or cheese.
Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Potato Skins:
– Make sure the potatoes are completely dry before coating them in oil to help them crisp up.
– Shake the basket every 1.5 -2 minutes while cooking to ensure even crisping on all sides.
– Try experimenting with different types of oils for flavoring such as olive or coconut oil.
If you don’t have avocado oil, you could also use olive oil or coconut oil instead.
You could also add other herbs and spices such as garlic powder, paprika or Italian seasoning to give the potato skins extra flavor.
Also, you can use different types of potatoes to change up the flavor – try sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or even baby red potatoes.
No, these potato skins are not like ribbon fries which are usually thin strips of potatoes that are fried in an air fryer. These potato skins are thicker and crisper due to the oil coating and longer cooking time.
Yes, you can use any type of potato you have on hand – russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or even baby red potatoes will all work well in this recipe. Just make sure they’re scrubbed and dried before coating them in oil.
Yes, you can bake these potato skins in the oven at 400F for about 15-20 minutes instead of using the air fryer. However, the air fryer will give you a crunchier and crispier exterior which is why it’s preferred for this recipe.
Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe if desired. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure that all of your potato skins are crispy and cooked through.
Yes! You can use any type of potato for this recipe. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time for larger potatoes (such as sweet potatoes).
The possibilities are endless! Feel free to top your potato skins with a variety of ingredients such as chili, jalapenos, diced tomatoes, chives, and more. Get creative and have fun with it!
These Air Fryer Potato Skins are great as an appetizer or snack, but they also make a great side dish. Serve them with a salad, grilled vegetables, roasted chicken or steak for a complete meal.
Yes! You can use the same method to make air fryer root vegetable chips with sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots or turnips. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your slices.
Yes, you can make these potato skins ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to serve them, simply reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes until they are hot and crispy again.
Yes, these potato skins can burn easily if they’re left in the air fryer too long. To prevent burning, be sure to shake the basket every 1.5 -2 minutes while cooking and watch them closely. This will help you achieve perfectly crispy potato skins without burning them.
Yes! An air fryer is great for making all kinds of delicious dishes from fries and chicken wings to vegetables and desserts. Experiment with different ingredients and flavors to create your own unique recipes.
You could but they would be super dry! So best to keep the oil in tis recipe 🙂
Yes, potato skins are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and potassium. They’re also high in fiber which helps keep your digestive system healthy.
You can use a variety of seasonings to spice up your potato skins. Try using garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, Italian seasoning, or chili powder for a flavorful kick. For a sweeter flavor, try adding cinnamon and sugar.
Yes! Kids love the crispy texture of these air fryer potato skins and they’re sure to become a family favorite in no time. You can also get creative with the toppings and let your kids pick their favorite ingredients.
Yes, you can freeze potato skins for up to a month in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat them, simply reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes until they’re hot and crispy again.
Yes, you can make these Air Fryer Potato Skins vegan-friendly by using plant-based alternatives such as dairy-free cheese and plant-based sour cream or yogurt.
Yes, these potato skins have a delicious crunchy texture that’s sure to satisfy your craving for crispy snacks!
Yes, these potato skins are delicious on their own but you can also add extra flavor by adding different seasonings or topping them with your favorite ingredients.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe for Air Fryer Potato Skins Chips! Let me know how it turns out in the comments below! Happy cooking!
Air Fryer Potato Skin Chips
- Start by scrubbing the potatoes well under cold running water to remove any dirt or debris before drying them off with a clean cloth or paper towel.
- Get a potato peeler and carefully peel the skins off each potato.
- Place these skins into a mixing bowl and fill with warm water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, drain and dry.
- Coat the potato skins in avocado oil, salt and black pepper.
- Place them into the Air Fryer basket and cook at 400F for 5 minutes.
- Shake even 1.5- 2 minutes
- Once done, remove from the air fryer and serve.