Air Fryer BBQ Potato Chips –Do you love potato chips but don’t love the extra calories and fat that come with them? Well, I have got good news for you! You can make delicious BBQ potato chips right in your air fryer. They’re a perfect healthy snack for any time of day. So what are you waiting for? Give this easy recipe a try today!
Air Fryer Homemade BBQ Potato Chips —I never thought I would be making homemade potato chips, but today, I found myself in the kitchen and decided to do it.
It does involve more time watching the air fryer, than my other recipes, but the result is worth it.
I made two batches, one with a homemade BBQ seasoning rub that had sugar as an ingredient, and it didn’t do well, so I had a few extra potato slices left, and I decided to use the prepared BBQ rub, which my family already loved, so the results were fantastic.
My only advice would be to flip them a lot and watch them because they can go from soft to burnt in a matter of minutes.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER PITA CHIPS, AIR FRYER KETO MAPLE BACON CRACK, AIR FRYER TURKEY CROQUETTES, and AIR FRYER PARMESAN CRUSTED ZUCCHINI CRISPS.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer BBQ Potato Chips
- BBQ Seasoning
- Olive Oil
How To Make Air Fryer Homemade BBQ Potato Chips
I used my mandoline slicer and sliced them ultra-thin. If you do have a mandoline, use a sharp knife. But remember to watch your hands.
Place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl. Cover the potatoes for about 20 minutes in cold water.
Then I laid them out on my counter on a paper towel and then covered them with a paper towel so that they could dry off for about an hour.
I added the seasoning and olive oil to a small bowl and then dipped the potato chips in as I coated them. I placed them on a greased air fryer tray (if you don’t have an oven air fryer, spray your basket and then lay them on top, but be careful not to crowd).
Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 8 to 10 minutes, but during those 10 minutes, I want you to flip them several times so they don’t end up burnt. If you do not flip them, they will turn on you. Let cool. As they cool, they harden.
- Use a Mandolin Slicer, which will slice your potatoes thin enough to crisp them up, but they will also be a uniform size simultaneously cook at the same time.
- This recipe will work in any Air Fryer Basket or Oven. The weight of the oil/seasoning will help the potatoes not fly around your basket. But if you have any issues, place a trivet onto the chips as it will become a safety concern if the chips fly into the Air Fryer Heating Element.
- For best results, soak your potatoes in cold water, which will help remove some of the starch, which will help them crisp up.
- But make sure that you dry them off before trying to air fry them. I lay them on paper towels to get them as dry as possible.
How To Make BBQ Seasoning For Chips
Making your own BBQ seasoning is a great way to ensure that you know exactly what is going into it. Not to mention, it’s effortless and only takes a few minutes!
Today, I used one of my favorite store-bought BBQ seasonings, which works for a quick snack! If you want to use homemade BBQ Seasoning, that will work; remember to use the identical amounts as called for in the recipe below.
How Do You Thinly Slice Potatoes
A common question that arises for cooks is how to slice potatoes for homemade potato chips thinly.
There are a few ways to do this, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The easiest way to slice potatoes for homemade potato chips is by using a mandoline.
If your potatoes are sliced too thick, they will not crisp up like chips, so for the best results, invest in a mandoline.
How Do You Thinly Slice Potatoes Without a Mandoline?
Have you ever tried to slice potatoes without a mandoline thinly and found that it’s nearly impossible to get them even? Well, don’t worry, because I will show you how to do it using a few simple tools. All you need is a sharp knife and a cutting board.
Try to make them the same thickness, so they all cook up simultaneously. You want to cut them about 1/10 inch thick or 2.5 mm. This will ensure that you get a great and crispy BBQ potato chip.
Why Do You Soak Potatoes Before Air Frying?
Potatoes are a delicious, versatile vegetable that you can cook in many ways. One popular way to cook potatoes is air frying them. But before you air fry your potatoes, you might wonder if you need to soak them first.
The most important thing to remember when making potato chips is that they need enough liquid. Soaking your slices in cold water before cooking removes excess starch, which prevents them from sticking together and helps create crispy pieces!
How To Store
These are best stored in an airtight container or bag at room temperature. They will last for about 1 to 2 weeks (if you have any leftover)
What Kind Of Dip Goes With Homemade BBQ Chips?
What do you dip your BBQ chips in? Ketchup, mustard, or something else? This blog post is all about the different kinds of dips that go great with homemade BBQ chips! So whether you’re a ketchup fan or a ranch fan, keep reading to find out which dip is right for you.
Some of my favorites are:
- CREAMY ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE
- YUM YUM SAUCE
- ALFREDO DIP
- HOMEMADE FRENCH ONION DIP
- HOMEMADE BLUE-CHEESE DRESSING
More Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:
- AIR FRYER POTATO WEDGES
- HOW TO MAKE THE BEST AIR FRYER FROZEN PIZZA (PERSONAL SIZE)
- AIR FRYER APPLE CHIPS RECIPE
- AIR FRYER TGIF FRIDAY’S GREEN BEAN FRIES
- EASY AIR FRYER APPLE FRIES
- AIR FRYER SHISHITO PEPPERS
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Air Fryer BBQ Potato Chips
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2 tablespoons BBQ Seasoning, Homemade or Store-bought
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- I used my mandoline slicer and sliced them ultra-thin. If you do have a mandoline, just use a sharp knife. But remember to watch your hands.
- Place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl.
- Cover the potatoes for about 20 minutes in cold water.
- Then I laid them out on my counter on a paper towel and then covered them with a paper towel so that they could dry off for about an hour.
- Add the seasoning and olive oil to a small bowl and then dip the potato chips in.
- As I coated them, I placed them on a greased air fryer tray (if you don’t have an oven air fryer, spray your basket and then lay them on top, but be careful not to crowd). Set the temperature to 390 degrees F for 10 minutes, but during those 10 minutes, I want you to flip them several times, so they don’t end up burnt. If you do not flip them, they will burn on you.
- Let cool. As they cool, they harden.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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