Air Fryer Salami Chips are a delicious, quick, easy, keto-friendly, low-carb snack to enjoy anytime.

They are perfect on a charcuterie board and make a delicious snack. Air frying salami can bring out its unique flavor profile and create a crispy texture, turning this deli meat into a delicious snack or garnish. 

Air Fryer Salami Chips
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Dive into salami, a globally cherished cured meat known for its intense flavor and versatile culinary applications. Originating from ancient culinary traditions, salami has carved its niche in modern cuisine, with variations stemming from cultures around the world. From being a star on charcuterie boards to adding depth to pizzas and sandwiches, salami captivates taste buds and sparks culinary creativity.

Can You Air Fry Salami?

Air frying, a culinary technique celebrated for offering fried textures without excessive oil, has transformed a beloved deli meat—salami—into a gourmet treat

Some of our other favorite snacks I’ve made in the air fryer are my Air Fryer Pita Chips, Air Fryer Plantain Chips, and Homemade Cheez-Its. 

If you have been looking for even more Air Fryer KETO Low-Carb Friendly Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER EGG BITESAIR FRYER ROAST BEEFAIR FRYER BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON, and AIR FRYER TRI-TIP STEAK RECIPE.

Air Fryer Salami Chips

Why Air Fry Salami?

The process intensifies salami’s savory richness, renders its fat to a bacon-like crispness, and delivers an indulgent and distinct snack.

Whether you want to add a crunch to your salads elevate your pizza toppings, or want a unique, delectable snack, air-fried salami is the answer.

Dive deeper into this modern twist on a classic favorite and explore the nuances of flavor and texture that this method brings to the table.

What Are Crispy Salami Chips

Crispy salami chips are thin slices of salami cooked to a point where they become crispy, similar to potato chips but packed with a robust, meaty flavor. These chips are a product of culinary innovation, offering a unique way to enjoy the traditional flavors of salami. If you have been looking for a substitute for your favorite air fryer potato chips on your new low-carb diet, this is the perfect substitute. 

This recipe works because it literally uses one ingredient. It’s quick, easy, and delicious.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Salami Chips

Elevate your snacking experience with the savory crunch of Air Fryer Salami Chips. This simple yet flavor-packed treat transforms ordinary salami slices into crispy delights, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Salami Chips

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Salami Slices: The star of the dish, salami slices form the foundation of our chips. Opt for high-quality salami, as the flavor will intensify during air frying. The thickness of your slices will determine the crunch level; thinner slices yield crispier chips. My favorite is general salami, which is perfect for this recipe!
  • Olive Oil (optional): A light brush or spray of olive oil can enhance the golden color and might aid in the crisping process, though many prefer to let the natural fats of the salami do the work.
  • Different Seasonings (optional): While salami is flavorful, you can sprinkle seasonings like chili flakes, cayenne pepper, chili powder, black pepper, garlic powder, or grated Parmesan for added layers of taste. This allows you to customize your chips to your palate.

By harnessing the power of the air fryer and the rich flavors of salami, you’re on your way to crafting an indulgent and irresistibly crunchy snack. These chips are game-changers whether serving them at a gathering or munching solo.

How To Cook Salami In Air Fryer 

Step into a new snacking realm by air-frying salami slices, turning them into delectable, crispy salami chips. This method intensifies the salami’s flavor and adds a crunch perfect for dipping or munching on its own. Join us as we walk you through the simple steps of this culinary transformation.

How To Cook Salami In Air Fryer 


Start by laying out your salami slices on a plate or tray. If you wish to season them, now is the time. Sprinkle with your choice of seasonings, or leave them as-is to savor the natural salami flavors.

Preheat the Air Fryer:

Set your air fryer to 375 degrees F (190°C) and allow it to preheat for 2-3 minutes. This step ensures even cooking from the moment you place the salami inside.

How To Cook Salami In Air Fryer 

Arrange Salami Slices:

Place salami slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket or air fryer tray. Ensure they aren’t overlapping to achieve uniform crispiness. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook in batches.


Air fry the salami slices, with a cook time of 8-10 minutes. It’s crucial to check on them around the halfway mark to ensure they don’t overcook. Depending on the thickness of your slices and specific air fryer model, cooking times may vary slightly.

Check for Crispiness:

Remove them from the air fryer once they’ve reached your desired level of crispiness. They will continue to crisp up a bit as they cool.

Cool and Serve:

Place the crispy salami chips on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

How To Cook Salami In Air Fryer 

Pro Tips For Air Frying Salami

  • Salami Selection: Opt for high-quality salami. The better the quality, the more flavorful and less greasy your chips will be. For best recipes, the type of salami should be a hard salami, for the best salami crisps.
  • Consistent Thickness: Ensure your salami slices are of consistent thickness. This guarantees even cooking and a uniform crispy texture. Ask your butcher or deli counter to slice the salami if possible.
  • Avoid Overlapping: Place the salami slices in a single layer in the air fryer, ensuring they aren’t overlapping. This ensures even cooking and crispiness.
  • Monitor Closely: Salami can go from perfectly crispy to burnt in minutes. It’s essential to keep a close eye, especially during the last few minutes of cooking process.
  • Pre-Seasoning: While salami is flavorful, you can enhance its taste by seasoning it before air-frying it. Consider a light sprinkle of spices like garlic powder, smoked paprika, or chili flakes.
  • Natural Fats: Salami contains its fats, so there’s no need to add extra oil. However, if desired, a light spray can help achieve a more golden color.
  • Post-Cooking Crispiness: Salami chips will continue to crisp up as they cool. Remove them from the air fryer just before they reach your desired level of crispiness.
  • Parchment Paper: For easy clean-up, you can line the basket of air fryer with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Absorb Excess Oil: Once cooked, place your salami chips on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess grease, ensuring your chips remain crispy.
  • Serving Suggestions: Pair your crispy salami with dips or cheeses. They complement well with creamy dips, like aioli or cheese fondue, balancing out the flavors.
  • Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container to retain their crunch. However, they’re best enjoyed fresh from the air fryer!
Air Fryer Salami Chips

Serving Suggestions For Crispy Salami Chips

Air-fried salami chips are a unique twist on beloved deli meat, and their distinct crunch and intensified flavors make them perfect for various culinary applications. These crisped slices can be the star of a charcuterie board, adding a new texture alongside soft cheeses and tangy pickles.

They also make for an intriguing addition to salads, offering a savory crunch that contrasts beautifully with fresh greens. For those looking to create a gourmet appetizer, try serving these chips with your favorite dips, or dipping sauce, whether sour cream, honey mustard dip, or Dijon mustard.

Can I use any type of salami for air frying?
Yes, you can use various types of salami, from Genoa to Soppressata. However, different salamis might have slight fat content and spice variations, affecting the cooking time and flavor outcome.

Do I need to add oil to the salami before air frying?
Not necessarily. Salami naturally contains fats that will render out during cooking, aiding in the crisping process. However, a light spray can enhance the golden color if desired.

How do I store leftover crispy salami chips?
Store any leftover salami chips in an airtight container at room temperature. They should remain crispy for a day or two. For longer storage, consider the refrigerator, but note they might lose some crispiness.

Can I air fry other cured meats in the same way?
Absolutely! Similar cured meats like pepperoni slices can also be air-fried using this method. The cooking time might vary slightly based on the thickness and type of meat.

My salami chips turned out too greasy. What went wrong?
It’s possible that the salami slices were too thick or that the specific type of salami had a higher fat content. Opt for thinner slices or try a different salami brand or type.

Can I season the salami chips after air frying?
Yes, you can. While pre-seasoning allows the flavors to meld during cooking, post-air frying seasoning can add an extra layer of fresh flavor. Sprinkle with your desired spices or herbs immediately after they leave the air fryer.

How do I ensure my salami chips are uniformly crispy?
Ensure the salami slices are of consistent thickness; don’t overlap them in the air fryer, and ensure proper air circulation during cooking. Regularly checking and possibly rearranging slices halfway through can also help.

Air Fryer Salami Chips

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Air Fryer Salami Chips

3.65 from 28 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


These are so good, they taste amazing and only take a few minutes to prepare in the air fryer. If you are on a KETO diet, they are the perfect snack, I usually serve mine with guacamole. For a great and fun snack, the entire family can enjoy!


  • 1 package salami, deli or sliced


  • Spread the salami slices over the air fryer tray. Or in the air fryer basket.
  • Set the air fryer tray or the air fryer basket into the air fryer and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, for 3-5 minutes (depending on how crunchy you want them)
  • Place the salami slices on a paper towel, to absorb some of the greases.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper, optional
  • Cooking Spray, optional


  1. Room Temperature:
    • Allow the salami chips to cool completely.
    • Store them in an air-tight container, ensuring minimal exposure to air.
    • They should remain crispy for up to 3 days.
  1. For Longevity:
    • While salami chips are best enjoyed fresh, if you must freeze them, ensure they are cooled completely.
    • Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze.
    • Once frozen, transfer to a zip-top freezer bag, removing as much air as possible.
    • Label with the date and store for up to 1 month.
  1. Refreshing the Crispiness:
    • If your salami chips lose their crispiness over time or after refrigeration, you can re-crisp them.
    • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the chips in a single layer and heat for 1-2 minutes. Watch closely to ensure they don’t burn.
  2. From the Freezer:
    • It’s best to allow frozen salami chips to thaw at room temperature.
    • Once thawed, follow the above steps to refresh their crispiness if needed.
    • Note: Always be cautious when reheating, as the salami chips can go from crispy to burnt quickly due to their thinness and already-cooked nature. It’s best to check frequently and adjust the timing as necessary.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 638mgPotassium: 107mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.4mg

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