Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are going to be your family’s new favorite snack. They only take a few ingredients and are so good.
Sweet potato chips are a tasty snack and are a great side dish alternative to Oven Sweet Potato Fries if you’re looking for something to freshen up your dinner menu. But first, we have a few helpful tips to ensure crispy chip success.
Do I Need To Peel The Potatoes?
You don’t have to peel the sweet potato. The slices are so thin that you don’t really even notice the skin on the chip anyway.
How To Cut The Sweet Potatoes
Using a knife can work to make the sweet potato slices, but it’s harder to make them thin and consistent. A mandoline is the easiest way to cut consistent and very thin slices. This Oxo Slicer is our favorite. Please be sure to use the guard anytime you use a mandoline though because they are super sharp and can give you a serious injury.
Whichever way you choose to the cut the potato, you’ll want to make sure that they are really thin. Thin slices are key to cooking them to ensure that they’re crispy like a chip rather than burnt or chewy.
Do I Need To Soak The Sweet Potato Slices?
Soaking the sweet potato slices helps remove excess starch to ensure that your sweet potato chips are crispy. It takes a little extra time, but once you have a bite of crispy sweet potato chips, you’ll know it was worth it.
Be sure to dry off the slices so they don’t have excess water on them when frying. This will ensure that any extra water doesn’t steam the potato and that the oil can stick to the potato.
Seasoning Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potato chips can be seasoned with just about anything. First, you can never go wrong with salt and pepper.
However, if you’re looking for more spice, chili powder or cayenne are also great options. Savory spices like garlic powder or smoked paprika also add great flavor.
How To Keep Your Chips Crisp After Cooking
Have a rack prepared so you can place the chips on it in a single layer. The sweet potato chips will still be very hot when you remove them from the basket so be careful handling them.
The air circulation from cooling them on a rack and keeping them in a single layer will allow the heat (steam) to escape rather get trapped in the layers. If they are layered together with no air flow under them the extra steam would make your chips soft. No one wants soggy chips.
Be sure to season the chips immediately after removing them from the air fryer so that seasoning sticks. Serve as-is or with a side of our Sriracha Mayo for dipping. This mayo is both spicy and creamy which is a perfect pairing.Print
- 1 sweet potato, unpeeled and sliced thinly
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Cooking spray
- Salt, to taste
- Preheat air fryer 360°F.
- Soak sliced sweet potatoes in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels.
- In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices with olive oil.
- Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Lay out one layer of sliced sweet potatoes in the basket.
- Cook for 15 minutes, flipping each sweet potato when there are 5 minutes of cook-time left.
- Season with salt as soon as they come out of the air fryer.
- Set aside on a rack in a single layer while cooking the rest of the batches.