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Sliced Potatoes In The Air Fryer Recipe

Sliced potatoes in an air fryer are a great recipe, perfect whenever you like munching on something tasty or as the perfect side dish for your main courses.

Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they also come out perfectly crispy and flavorful every time.

Why You Will Love These crispy potato slices

You will absolutely love these Air Fryer Potato Slices for several reasons.

​Crispy Perfection: The air fryer works magic by creating perfectly crispy edges on the potato slices while keeping the inside tender and fluffy.

Healthier Option: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fried potatoes, air fryer is the solution.

Quick and Effortless: Cooking these potato slices in the air fryer is easy.

Versatile flavor: Season these potato slices with your favorite seasonings.

Ingredients Notes

Fresh Potatoes: Almost any potato is suitable for preparing this recipe.

I used Yukon Gold Potatoes, which are semi-starchy and semi-waxy potatoes, but red potatoes, king Edwards, Maris piper potatoes, and sweet potatoes also fit well for this recipe.

Oil: We only need a little oil to get crispy sliced potatoes. 

I used extra virgin olive oil, but avocado oil is fine.

Seasoning: You can indulge in spices to create potatoes with a different flavor each time.

Below, I give some ideas. 

Meanwhile, I used salt and black pepper, Italian spices, and garlic (you can use garlic powder or fresh garlic).

A Couple of Variations of Seasoned Potato Slices

Cheesy Potatoes: The steps are the same as for classic sliced potatoes; the last 2/3 minutes of cooking time, add parmesan cheese and mix the potatoes well.

Add some rosemary, as this results in an outstanding flavor.

Make Air Fryer Potato Sliders: Add sour cream, green onions, and bacon on top. 

These bite-sized treats are flavorful and make an easy and great appetizer for your party or game day.

How to Make Sliced Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Step 1

You can leave or remove the potato skins.

Wash the potatoes well under running water if you do not want to peel them. 

Then, dry them by patting them dry with a clean cloth.

Slice them into round slices with a sharp knife on a chopping board, making slices of the thickness you want: the thinner they are, the faster they will cook. Thicker slices will take more to cook.

I gave the potatoes a thickness of about 1/4 inch.

potatoes-slice-1/2-inch

Put them in a bowl with cold water for at least half (optional) an hour for optimal cooking and a unique crispness.

potatoes soaked in cold water

Step 2

After soaking the potatoes in cold water, rinse them and dry them well with a paper towel. 

Transfer them to a large mixing bowl and season with the oil and spices. 

Mix well; preheat the air fryer for two minutes at  375 degrees F.

Sliced potatoes seasoned with spices

Step 3

Place the sliced potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, taking care not to overcrowd the basket; cook for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown, and shake the basket occasionally.

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air fryer potato slices

Serve hot with a bit of salt on top and enjoy.

More air fryer potato recipes:

Tips For Making Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes

  • Use a mandoline or sharp knife to slice the potatoes uniformly.
  • After slicing the potatoes, give them a good soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Lay the potato slices in a single layer without overlapping in the air fryer basket for extra crispiness. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Preheating the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the potatoes helps create a hot environment right from the start.

HOW TO SERVE AIR FRYER SLICED POTATOES

Air fryer potatoes are an excellent side dish complementing any main course recipe.

Some of my favorites with air fryer potato slices include breaded pork chopscrispy chicken cutletsair fryer chicken bitesair fryer carnitas, and air fryer panko chicken.

You can serve it as a snack with your favorite dipping sauce. One of my favorite combinations is potato slices with a delicious pepperoni dip.

SEASONING VARIATIONS

Classic Salt and Pepper: Sometimes, simplicity is key.

Cheesy Potatoes: The steps are the same as for classic sliced potatoes; the last 2/3 minutes of cooking time, add parmesan cheese and mix the potatoes well. 

Add some rosemary, as this results in an outstanding flavor.

Make Air Fryer Potato Sliders: Add sour cream, green onions, and bacon on top. 

These bite-sized treats are flavorful and make an easy and great appetizer for your party or game day.

Smoky Paprika: Add a smoky and slightly spicy kick to your potato slices by dusting them with sweet or smoked paprika. 

Ranch Seasoning: Sprinkling your potato slices with a homemade or store-bought ranch seasoning blend.

Lemon Herb: Toss them with lemon zest and chopped fresh herbs like dill and parsley.

Storage & Reheating Leftovers

If you have leftover potatoes, store them in an airtight container or a sealable container for up to three days. 

Sliced potatoes can be reheated in the air fryer or in the oven. 

I don’t recommend reheating them in the microwave, as you would lose the crispness.

Reheat In The Air Fryer: Lay the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Set the fryer to 360 degrees F and air fry for 3/4 minutes.

Reheat In The Oven: Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. 

FAQ‘s

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking in cold water helps remove excess starch, making potatoes crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.

The minimum soaking time for potatoes is half an hour to a maximum of 2 hours. 

Change the water if you want to leave them for longer.

Do you have to parboil potatoes before air-frying them?

No, to make sliced potatoes in an air fryer, there is no need to parboil first.

What happens if you don’t soak potatoes in water?

Nothing, at most, the result will be less crispy. 

If you don’t have time to soak the potatoes, I recommend using waxy potatoes that contain less starch, such as New potatoes, French fingerling, or Red Bliss.

HOW LONG TO COOK SLICED POTATOES IN THE AIR FRYER?

In the preheated air fryer, cook the sliced potatoes at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes. 

Always check the potatoes during cooking. Potato cooking times may vary depending on the size of your air fryer.

Air Fryer Potato Slices Recipe

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Air Fryer Potato Slices

air fry potato slices

Crispy golden potatoes are no longer just a dream. With the help of an air fryer, you can make your own delectable batch of sliced potatoes right at home. This simple, yet delicious dish is perfect for a quick snack or as a side at dinner. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian spices
  • 1 garlic

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes under running water and dry them well; you can also peel them if you prefer. Slice the potatoes on a cutting board with a sharp knife (1/4-inch).
  2. Soak the potatoes in a large bowl of cold water and let them soak for at least half an hour.
  3. After the soaking time has passed, rinse the potatoes and dry them with a clean kitchen towel.
  4. Transfer the potato rounds to a bowl and season them with crushed garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian spices. Mix well so that all the potatoes are covered with the oil.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 2 minutes.
  6. Place the potatoes in the basket of the air fryer without overlapping them.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes, shaking them halfway through cooking.
  8. Serve hot with a pinch of salt on top.

Notes

Tips For Crispy Potato Slices

  • Don't overcrowd the fryer basket; you may not get super crispy potatoes.
  • Always soak the potatoes in cold water. The cold water removes excess starch and makes the potato crispier.
  • Cut potato slices into equal sizes for optimal cooking.
  • Don't cut the potatoes too thinly, as this recipe is not for potato chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Kris

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

I ate way too many of these before they made it to the table, so yummy!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

This was so easy to make and my son loved it. He loves roasted potatoes and this was such a fun snack for me and him to make together.

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