Air-Fried Chips You Can Feel Good About Eating
These homemade chunky cut air fryer chips will become your new favorite side dish.
We discuss the best potatoes for chips, how to cut them chunky, how to cook chips in an air fryer, and how long do air fryer chips take.
Crispy chips without the need for a deep fat fryer or a lot of oil Excellent for low-fat diets, slimming world, and weight watchers.
These air fried chips can also be prepared ahead of time, frozen, and cooked from frozen.
So, what are you still waiting for? Let us show you how to make homemade air fryer chips.
How to Make Air Fryer Chips at Home
Making homemade air fry chips couldn't be easier; simply follow along with our simple slideshow video or click the link below to access the step-by-step recipe card.Recipe for Air Fried Chips
Best chips potatoes
Maris Piper, King Edwards, and Russet Potatoes are the best potatoes to use for homemade chips in the UK, according to us.
It is entirely optional to peel potatoes before cooking. Our children prefer peeled, and we don't mind either way.
How to Make Chips from Potatoes
We enjoy thick, chunky chips like those found in pubs or fish and chip shops.
Depending on the size of the potatoes, simply cut them into 2 or 3 strips along their longest length, then cut each of them into 3 again. Aim for the length and width of your fingers as a rough guide.
You could square the potato first to get even-sized chips, but I think that's a waste of food, so I don't.
To remove excess starch, rinse or soak the cut chips.
Is it necessary to parboil the chips before air frying them?
It is much better to parboil chunky chip shop style chips in the air fryer first, as this results in the perfect chip, soft and fluffy on the inside with a crispy chip outer.
Place the chips in a saucepan of cold water, bring to a boil, and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Remove them from the water and place them on a wire rack once they are soft enough to pierce with a fork.
This allows them to dry while the air fryer heats up.
The best chip oil
Most oils are suitable for air-fried chips; we used rapeseed oil, also known as canola oil in the United States.
Use vegetable oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil as desired.
We coat the parboiled chips evenly with a small amount of oil using a pastry brush.
Frylight or an oil sprayer could also be used. Especially beneficial for those preparing homemade chips while on a low-fat diet, slimming world, or weight watchers.
Using the air fryer to cook chips
It is best to cook only one layer of chips at a time in the air fryer; cooking too many at once will cause the chips to cook unevenly.
Time will vary depending on how thick the chips are cut, the type of air fryer used, and how well you like them cooked.
How Long Do Air Fryer Chips Take to Cook?
Cook homemade parboiled chips for 15-20 minutes in a preheated air fryer at 200°C / 400°F.
Once cooked, season your chips with salt and pepper. For a spicy kick, try our chilli vinegar.
Yes, these homemade can be made ahead of time, and I highly recommend it.
Simply cook the chips until they are parboiled and coated in oil, then place them in a freezer bag and freeze until needed.
Air fry frozen chips
Surprisingly, frozen chips take about the same amount of time to cook as fresh chips. At 200°C / 400°F, chunky cut frozen chips will take about 15-20 minutes.
You can now serve your homemade air-fried chips. They are delicious on their own or as a side dish to many recipes.
For example, try our Gammon Egg and Chips, Spicy Chicken Burger, Rump Steak, or Battered Fish. For lunch, try Natasha's BLT Sandwich.
- 4 Medium Potatoes King Edwards or Maris Piper?
- 1 tablespoon Oil from Rapeseed or Canola / Vegetable / Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Peeling potatoes is optional; they can be cooked with their skins.
- Cut potatoes lengthwise into 2 or 3 strips (depending on size). )
- Rinse or soak in cold water to remove starch.
- Bring to a boil in a saucepan with cold water. Allow for 5-7 minutes after boiling.
- They should be pliable enough to be pierced with a fork. If you overcook them, they will fall apart.
- Place the chips on a wire rack with a slotted spoon and allow them to air dry while the Air Fryer preheats. Heat the air fryer to 200°C/400°F.
- 1 teaspoon Rapeseed Oil
- OPTIONAL: Place them in a food bag now and freeze until needed.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes in the air fryer.
- Season to taste.
We hope you as much as we do enjoy these Homemade Chunky Cut Air Fryer Chips.
Suggestions for Serving
If you're looking for something to go with your chips, we recommend our Jamaican Beef Patties, Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, or Puff Pastry Pizza Wheel.
Recipes for Air Fryer Potatoes
Are you looking for more air fryer potato recipes? Try our Air Fryer Bacon, Air Fryer Jacket Potatoes, Air Fryer Roast Potatoes, or Curried Potato Wedges.
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