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How to Cook Air Fryer Potatoes

The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make baked potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Air fryer potatoes on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Now that you’ve Marie Kondo’d out your kitchen, it’s time you fill that emptiness with your new favorite appliance, the air fryer! This countertop appliance cooks just about everything, making your food crispy and “fried” feeling (without having to use loads of oil). So today we’re talking all things air fried potatoes, using both sweet potatoes and white potatoes! Click the links below to jump around the post:

  1. Air fryer baked potatoes
  2. Air fryer sweet potato fries and French fries
  3. Air fryer potato chips

I used a Philips Air Fryer (affiliate link) to make all of these air fryer potato recipes and absolutely love it, though any air fryer should do the job!

Air fryer sweet potatoes on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

How to Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air fryer baked potato has such a wonderful texture: a bit crispy on the outside and perfectly tender and delicious on the inside. Here’s how to bake both white and sweet potatoes in an air fryer. Use virtually any potato (sweet potatoes, Russet, baby, red, take your pick!)

Step 1: Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 C). Rub potatoes in a little vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt.

Potatoes in an air fryer - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Step 2: Set potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer. Cook for 30 to 45 minutes, or until fork-tender, turning them over once during baking to evenly cook.

Air fryer sweet potatoes on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Air fryer French fries on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

How to Make Air Fryer French Fries

If I’m being honest, French fries are the food most familiar to my air fryer. It’s just so easy for when you’re craving “fast food”! You can easily throw frozen French fries in an air fryer, but today we’re making them homemade. Here’s how to make air fryer sweet potato fries and French fries! Use sweet potatoes or large white potatoes, like Russets.

Step 1: Cut potatoes into matchsticks using either a knife or a mandoline slicer (here’s a handy guide to cutting French fries).

Step 2: Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 1 to 2 hours. This removes starch to give them that perfectly crispy texture!

Step 3: Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 C). Drain and pat dry potatoes. Add to a bowl, then drizzle with vegetable oil (about 1 teaspoon per potato) and a pinch of salt.

Step 4: Add fries to your air fryer, spread out in as single of a layer as possible. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the basket a few times during cooking to evenly cook.

French fry potatoes in an air fryer - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
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How to Make Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air fryer sweet potato chips (and any vegetable chip for that matter) are so fun to make! Where traditional oven baking is difficult for perfectly crunchy chips, the air fryer makes your chips ultra-crispy and light. Here’s how to make potato chips in an air fryer! Use virtually any potato or root vegetable.

Step 1: Cut potatoes into thin rounds using either a knife or a mandoline slicer.

Step 2: Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 1 to 2 hours. Just like with the air fryer potato fries, this removes starch to make them perfectly crispy.

Homemade air fried sweet potato chips on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Step 3: Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees F (150 C). Drain and pat dry potatoes. Add to a bowl, then drizzle with vegetable oil (about 1 teaspoon per potato) and a pinch of salt.

Potatoes in an air fryer - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Homemade air fried potato chips on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Step 4: Add potatoes to your air fryer, spread out in as single of a layer as possible. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, shaking the basket a few times during cooking to evenly cook. (If you hear your chips flying around in the air fryer, you can cover them with your air fryer grill plate to keep them relatively in place).

I used a Philips Air Fryer (affiliate link) to make all of these air fryer potato recipes and absolutely love it! You can get a bunch of handy accessories like a baking pan or grill skewers (though I just used the basics to make these potato recipes). Enjoy!

How to Cook Air Fryer Potatoes

The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make baked potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Course Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer french fries, air fryer potato chips, air fryer potatoes
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 potato per person
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes – Use virtually any potato (sweet potatoes, Russet, baby, red, take your pick!)

    Air Fryer French Fries – Use sweet potatoes or large white potatoes, like Russets

      Air Fryer Potato Chips – Use virtually any potato or root vegetable

        Instructions

        Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

        1. Prep: Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 C). Rub potatoes in a little vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt.

        2. Cook: Set potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer. Cook for 30 to 45 minutes, or until fork-tender, turning them over once during baking to evenly cook.

        Air Fryer French Fries

        1. Soak: Cut potatoes into matchsticks using either a knife or a mandoline slicer. Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 1 to 2 hours. This removes starch to give them that perfectly crispy texture!

        2. Prep: Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 C). Drain and pat dry potatoes. Add to a bowl, then drizzle with vegetable oil (about 1 teaspoon per potato) and a pinch of salt.

        3. Cook: Add fries to your air fryer, spread out in as single of a layer as possible. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the basket a few times during cooking to evenly cook.

        Air Fryer Potato Chips

        1. Soak: Cut potatoes into thin rounds using either a knife or a mandoline slicer. Soak sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 1 to 2 hours. Just like with the air fryer potato fries, this removes starch to make them perfectly crispy.

        2. Prep: Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees F (150 C). Drain and pat dry potatoes. Add to a bowl, then drizzle with vegetable oil (about 1 teaspoon per potato) and a pinch of salt.

        3. Cook: Add potatoes to your air fryer, spread out in as single of a layer as possible. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, shaking the basket a few times during cooking to evenly cook. (If you hear your chips flying around in the air fryer, you can cover them with your air fryer grill plate to keep them relatively in place).

        Air fryer sweet potatoes on a white background - The ultimate guide on how to cook air fryer potatoes! How to make roasted potatoes, homemade French fries, and potato chips in your air fryer, using both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

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