Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips get nicely crisp without all the oil you would use in deep frying and they’re so quick to make as an appetizer or snack.

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Sweet Potato Chips

Everyone loves sweet potato fries, so why not sweet potato chips? We think these are the perfect snacking chips to serve at a party. Their slightly sweet taste goes really well with beer, wine and cocktails. And I think everyone enjoys the uniqueness of a bowl of sweet potato chips.

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Thinly slice the sweet potato (as thin as a regular potato chip), using a mandoline, if possible. Rinse the slices in cold water and pat dry. Some recipes encourage you to soak the slices for up to 20 minutes in water, but I don’t find that necessary. The outcome is the same, so save the time.

Raw Sweet Potato Chips

Preheat air fryer to 350°F (180°C). It only takes a few minutes to preheat, so you can do this while adding olive oil to the slices.

Lightly coat the slices with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. It doesn’t take much olive oil, just a very thin coating. Lay them out in a single layer in the air fryer. If you can’t fit them all without stacking them, then cook in batches, rather than crowd the basket.

Raw Sweet Potato Chips in the Air Fryer Basket

Air fry at 350°F for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, shake the basket and space out the chips again. Watch the chips closely, checking every other minute, so they don’t burn and remove them as soon as a little bit of brown starts to appear on the chips. They might still be a little flexible; they’ll crisp as they cool.

Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to cool and crisp up.

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Tips for the Best Sweet Potato Crisps

You don’t have to spray the basket with cooking spray, since the potatoes have olive oil on them.

Sweet Potato Chips

The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your slices. They can take anywhere from 8-12 minutes to finish cooking. After 5 minutes start watching them closely, to avoid burning and remove as soon as some brown appears. They might still be a little flexible in the middle, but they’ll crisp up when cooled. If you’re not sure, take one out of the basket and allow it to cool for 15 seconds to see if it crisps properly. If not, continue cooking.

You can somewhat overlap the slices in the basket, but don’t pile them on top of each other or they won’t cook properly. Work in batches instead.

Don’t Have An Air Fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, I would really encourage you to look into getting one. It’s the kitchen appliance I use the most. It sits out on my countertop and I use it for nearly every meal. It’s a really super fast way to cook things without turning on the oven and it does a great job with things like chicken and pork chops, french fries and even making croutons for a salad.

There are so many great air fryers on the market today that you can buy, in many different sizes to fit your needs. If you’re cooking for just 1 or 2 people you probably want to stick with a smaller 3 qt size, while a larger family will want a larger 6+ quart size. The one I like best is the Ninja Air Fryer.

Sweet Potato Chips

Oven Instructions

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the sweet potato fries. Here are the oven baking instructions.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  • Lightly coat the sweet potato slices with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Lay them out in a single layer on the sheet.
  • Bake at 355°F for about 15-18 minutes. After about 13 minutes, start to watch the chips closely so they don’t burn and remove them as soon as a little bit of brown starts to appear on the chips. They might still be a little flexible; they’ll crisp as they cool.
  • Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to cool and crisp up.

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Sweet Potato Chips
Yield: 4 Servings

Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 19 minutes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips get nicely crisp without all the oil you would use in deep frying and they're so quick to make as an appetizer or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled and washed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Thinly slice the sweet potato (as thin as a regular potato chip), using a mandoline, if possible. Rinse the slices in cold water and pat dry.  
  3. Lightly coat the slices with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Lay them out in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook in batches, rather than crowd the basket.
  4. Air fry at 350°F for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, shake the basket and space out the chips again. Watch the chips closely, checking every other minute, so they don't burn and remove them as soon as a little bit of brown starts to appear on the chips. They might still be a little flexible; they'll crisp as they cool.
  5. Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to cool and crisp up.

Notes

You don’t have to spray the basket with cooking spray, since the potatoes have olive oil on them.

The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your slices. They can take anywhere from 8-12 minutes to finish cooking. After 5 minutes start watching them closely, to avoid burning and remove as soon as some brown appears. They might still be a little flexible in the middle, but they’ll crisp up when cooled. If you’re not sure, take one out of the basket and allow it to cool for 15 seconds to see if it crisps properly. If not, continue cooking.

You can somewhat overlap the slices in the basket, but don’t pile them on top of each other or they won’t cook properly. Work in batches instead.

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5 thoughts on “Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

  1. Beth says:

    Oh my goodness! These chips are so delicious. We made these to go with our burgers for lunch and it was perfect. I love using my air fryer!!

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