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Sliced Potatoes In Air Fryer Recipe: Super Crispy

Sliced potatoes in air fryer are a great recipe, perfect any time of day when you feel like munching on something tasty or as the perfect side dish for your main courses.

The result of these crispy potatoes are a healthier alternative to deep fryer potatoes, with such simple ingredients.



Fresh Potatoes

Almost any kind of potato is good 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, as well as sweet potatoes also fit well for this recipe.


We would only need little oil to get super crispy sliced potatoes.

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


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

Below I give some ideas.

Meanwhile, for these I used salt and black pepper, Italian spices and garlic (you can use garlic powder or also 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 packed with flavor and make an easy and great appetizer for your party or game day.

How To Make These Air Fryer Potato Slices

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.


I gave the potatoes a thickness of about 1/4-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 bowl and season with the oil and spices.

Mix well and meanwhile preheat the air fryer for two minutes.

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, and cook for about 13 to 15 minutes until golden brown, shaking the basket occasionally.

air fryer potato slices

Serve hot with a little salt on top and enjoy.

More air fryer potato recipes:

What To Serve With Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes

These crispy air fryer potatoes make a delicious side dish for your favorite main course recipes, but I add my own favorites to go with these perfect potatoes:

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, the best way to make and easy snack.

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 basket of the air fryer. 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. 


Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking in cold water helps remove excess starch, this allows potatoes to be crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.

Do you have to parboil potatoes before air frying?

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

Is it faster to bake a potato in the oven or an air fryer?

The air fryer, it is faster to cook potatoes. An air fryer uses a much more intense and faster method of cooking than an oven.
The hot air circulates so fast around the food that it can cook it in much less time.

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 should I soak potatoes before frying?

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.

How long to cook sliced potatoes in an 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.

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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


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


  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 a minimum of 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.


Tips For Crispy Potato Slices

  • Don't overcrowd the fryer basket, as 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:



Serving Size:


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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