Air Fryer Chips

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I couldn’t go around banging on about how good an air fryer is without including this absolute classic…PROPER CHIPS.

I love chippy chips, skinny fries, orange chips, sweet potato fries, the list goes on and on but I especially love air fryer chips! Lemme tell you why…firstly, they’re super quick. You’ll be done and dusted in around 30 minutes but it’ll taste like they took way longer and you put way more effort in. Secondly, there’s minimal mess because you don’t need to parboil your spuds or faff around with trays of oil, so we’ve already saved ourselves loads of washing up. And thirdly, they just taste delicious. You only need a bit of veggie oil, a bit of salt, your trusty spuds and you’re left with perfectly crispy, golden chips worthy of any plate.

To make fries, rather than fat chips, just cut the potatoes into thin French fries. Follow the steps in the same way, except cook for only 10 minutes, then mix, then cook again for another 15 minutes.

Fancy loaded fries? 

How about chilli con carne, smoked cheddar and soured cream loaded fries? For the chilli, fry 250g/9oz of minced beef in a super hot pan, until browned. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Add a chopped onion and brown off, then add in 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 tbsp of tomato puree/paste, 2 tsp of ground cumin, 2 tsp of ground coriander, 2 tsp of smoked paprika, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper and 1 tsp of chilli flakes, and mix well. Add the mince back to the pan, just cover with beef stock and leave to cook on a medium heat until the liquid has almost all been absorbed. Add in a drained tin of red kidney beans, season and serve on top of your chips. Grate over cheese and dollop on some soured cream.

Poutine anyone? 

For the cheats way (the UK way) to serve up some poutine (fries, cheese curd, gravy), simply thrown on some grated cheese and douse in your fave gravy. Basically a northern night out on a plate and I’m here for it. It’s kinda difficult to come by cheese curds in the UK, but if you do come across them, please make this because it’s so simple, but so amazing.

Are air fryer chips healthy? 

Air fryer chips are better for you than deep fried chips as less oil is used but everything in moderation is what I like to say haha. I defs eat more than the recommended amount, but it’s for testing purposes 👀

Am I the air fryer on The Masked Singer UK? 

OMG I WISH! I got a few messages asking me, but sadly no. First of all, I can’t sing and secondly, I can’t imagine Rita Ora or Davina McCall being aware of that potato obsessed brummie gal.



metric imperial
  • 6-8 large/long red skin, maris piper or russet potatoes
  • 6-8 large/long red skin, maris piper or russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp fine salt


  1. Peel and cut your potatoes into thick cut chip shapes, about the size of your index finger.
  2. Heat the air fryer to 180C/350F.
  3. In a bowl, toss the chips, oil and salt, and mix well, then get them into the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, give them a mix and then return to the air fryer and cook for a further 15 minutes, until golden.