Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips. Do you love potato chips and would like to make yourself a HUGE portion of them, to share with your family from frozen? Then read on as I show you how simple it is to make air fryer potato chips.
Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips
A funny story for you before I dive into our air fryer frozen potato chips.
In Europe potato chips are called potato crisps and to a European, when they hear the word “chips” they will associate it with French Fries.
Dominic & I knew this from watching Friends. Friends educated us on most American things that we hadn’t heard of. Including what Thanksgiving was, that an egg plant was American for aubergine and that football was known overseas as American football.
But Kyle never really paid that much attention and hadn’t seen potato chips on the TV before.
While at a beautiful park in Boston on a July summery day of 2012, he ordered himself a pulled pork sandwich (he favourite American food) along with chips. Assuming the chips was a portion of French Fries that he could load up with ketchup of mayonnaise.
Well let’s say the expression on his face was priceless when they handed him a large bag of potato chips. Both Dominic and I spent the afternoon giggling and I don’t think he spoke to us for the rest of the day!
That was six weeks before his 11th birthday and even now as a nearly adult 17-year-old, he still gets confused over American food. He calls a hotdog “American sausages” and still loves pulled pork.
I don’t know why though, as he watches more American TV than we do!
Since then, whenever he orders his food when we are out, he double checks the type of potatoes, he is getting. Just in case……
Why Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips?
Well if you have ever tried to make them yourself, you will just know how much simpler it can make your life, by getting the frozen potato chips.
You don’t have to lose half your fingers with those crazy sharp julienne peelers and instead you have a bag of already prepped potato chips.
The bag of frozen potato chips will often include some sunflower oil and some salt. Compared to other frozen food, they are relatively healthy. You won’t find lots of foods in them that you can spell, and they are ready for you to cook and season.
Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips Brands
We used the Iceland brand for our air fryer potato chips. They are only available in parts of Europe, but any brand will result in a similar end potato chip.
The bag of frozen potato chips that we used was a 550g bag and contained 7% sunflower oil to 93% white potatoes and a small amount of salt.
That makes it perfect because you can then add your own seasoning to them once they are cooked.
We added some steak seasoning that gave it a fiery pepper flavour and even our smaller little ones loved them.
How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips
Cooking air fryer frozen potato chips is fantastic because you choose EXACTLY how you want them:
- Add olive oil for a greasy taste
- Add your favourite seasoning for flavoured potato chips
- Cook them for longer for a crispy texture
- Don’t want many, then cook less
That last one requires a lot of willpower, as in our house the 550g bag of frozen potato chips, once cooked was eaten in seconds!
More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes
These air fryer frozen potato chips, marks the end of our weekends in February feature that is dedicated to favourite frozen foods in the air fryer. We have listed below all the frozen food recipes we featured this month, as well as some others that we already have on the blog.
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
- Air Fryer Frozen Mini Pizzas
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen KFC Chicken
- Air Fryer Frozen KFC Hot Wings
- Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
- Place the frozen potato chips into the air fryer and cook for 13 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Half way through cooking shake the air fryer so that the potatoes can breathe and are not stuck together.
- Cook for a further 3 minutes at 200c/400f if you would like them extra crispy.
- Season with your favourite seasonings and serve.
We found that our bag of frozen potato chips carried a lot of excess ice. It can slow down the cooking process, so if this happens to you discard of the ice. If you want your chips extra crispy, finish off with 3 minutes at 200c/400f at the end. We seasoned our potato chips with a teaspoon of steak seasoning. It gave a fiery pepper flavour.
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