Easy Air Fry Sliced Potatoes


Air Fry Sliced Potatoes

Looking for a quick and easy side dish? We recommend that you try making air fry sliced potatoes! These are so simple to make, and they taste amazing, plus they pair well with any main dish. Be sure to check out this delicious recipe, and taste for yourself how good it is! 

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Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Potato Slices

These air fryer sliced potatoes are super easy to make and they taste delicious. If you are looking for a simple yet tasty side dish, this recipe is one you should try out.

Not only is this recipe very easy to make, but potatoes also make the perfect side dish for pretty much any main meal. 

Sliced Potatoes In Air Fryer

Ingredients Needed For Air Fried Sliced Potatoes

Potatoes. We like to use Yukon gold potatoes but you can also use red potatoes or even russets for this recipe. Each one has a slightly different texture, but they all taste great.

If you choose to use russets, we do recommend that you peel them before slicing. 

Oil. We recommend that you use olive oil to coat your potatoes. You could also use avocado oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, or your favorite type of oil, just make sure that it has a higher smoke point. 

Garlic salt. One of our favorite seasonings to use when making this recipe is garlic salt with parsley. You can find this mixture at most large grocery stores, but we typically pick it up at Aldi. 

Sea salt. We use course sea salt for this recipe, but you may use kosher salt, or even iodized salt if you prefer. 

Italian seasoning. A little bit of Italian seasoning included in these potatoes also gives you a tasty flavor. 

How To Air Fry Potato Slices

How to Slice Potatoes

Begin by slicing your potatoes so that they are cut fairly thin. We like to carefully use a mandolin slicer on the thickest setting, to cut the potatoes evenly.

However, you can also carefully use a large sharp knife to cut each potato so that it is approximately 1/8 inch thick (or a little more). 

After the potatoes are all cut, you can add them to a large mixing bowl and rinse in water. Then cover the potatoes with clean water and let them soak in the water for 15 minutes.

After they have soaked, drain the water, and replace the sliced potatoes back into the mixing bowl. 

Drizzle the potato slices with oil, and sprinkle with sea salt, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Toss the potatoes so that they are all coated with oil and seasonings. 

air fryer sliced potatoes

How to make Sliced Potatoes in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204.4°C)

Once your air fryer is preheated, add some potatoes to your air fryer basket. Preferably arrange them in a single layer. Please note that you may need to cook several batches of your air fryer sliced potatoes in order for them to all get baked. 

Replace the air fryer basket into the air fryer and air fry for approximately eight minutes. Toss the potatoes to rotate, then continue air frying for another seven minutes or until your potatoes are as crispy as you like them to be. 

Remove from the air fryer and add to your serving dish. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, then serve right away and enjoy. 

If needed, you can repeat this process until all of your potatoes are cooked. 

How to Serve

You can serve your air fried, sliced potatoes, fresh from the air fryer, simply, as is, or you can add other toppings if desired.

Some of our favorite toppings include additional Italian seasoning, parsley, shredded cheese, green onions, bacon, bits, and sour cream. 

How Long to Cook Sliced Potatoes in Air Fryer

The amount of time it takes to cook you are sliced potatoes in the air fryer may vary depending on the number of potatoes you’re trying to cook, and how big your air fryer is. 

On average, we recommend air frying your sweet potatoes at 400°F for a total of 15 minutes. 

Air frying Tips

Why Do You Soak Potatoes In Water Before Air Frying. We recommend that you soak the potatoes in water for approximately 15 minutes before they are air fried.

This will help to reduce the starch content of your potatoes, and ultimately make them crispier than they otherwise might be. 

How to Store

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Storage Suggestions

At room temperature. We recommend that you keep your air fried potatoes at room temperature for no more than two hours before you either refrigerate them or throw them away. 

In the fridge. Leftover sliced potatoes can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container or sealed in a plastic storage bag once they have cooled. They may be kept in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. 

Reheating Instructions

Air fryer. The best way to reheat your leftover sliced potatoes is in the air fryer. First, preheat your air fryer to 350°F, then add your potatoes to the air fryer basket. Air fry for a total of 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway, or until your potatoes are warmed all the way through. 

In the oven. If you have a large number of sliced potatoes to reheat, you may want to do this in the oven. To do it, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then add your sliced potatoes onto a cookie sheet, and place into the oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are warm. 

Microwave. Although this is not our preferred method, you may reheat, leftover sliced potatoes in the microwave. First, transfer your leftover potatoes onto a microwave-safe plate, and cover them with a damp paper towel. Microwave for one to two minutes or until your potatoes are warmed. 

sliced potatoes on a plate

Variations of this Recipe


There are many different seasonings you may enjoy using on your potatoes. We prefer to use a simple garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning mixture.

However, if you want to change things up you could also use some paprika, red pepper flakes, or onion powder on your potatoes. 

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Another delicious way to prepare your sliced potatoes in the air fryer is to make Hasselback potatoes. This is where you take a potato and slice it but do not slice it all the way through.

In between the slices you can add some thinly sliced butter, sliced or shredded cheese, and top with bacon bits if desired.

Add them into the air fryer basket, and air fry for approximately 30 minutes at 400°F. 

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

You can also cut your potatoes into wedges if you prefer. After cutting your potatoes, into wedge shapes, you can simply season them by coating them with oil and seasoning them with sea salt, garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning as mentioned above.

Otherwise, air fry at 400°F for approximately 15 minutes or until you are potato wedges are cooked as desired. 

Oven Instructions:

Although making potato slices in the air fryer is delicious, if you are serving a large crowd, and have a small air fryer, you may consider making them in the oven instead.

To prepare your air fryer sliced potatoes for the oven, you will slice them as instructed above, soak them with water, drain them, then season them as instructed above. 

Then preheat your oven to 425°F. When the oven is preheated, add your sliced potatoes into a single layer on a cookie sheet and add into the oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until your potato slices are baked to perfection. 

close up on air fried potoato slices

How To Serve Sliced Potatoes

Air fried sliced potatoes are best served fresh from the air fryer. You can add toppings if desired, such as shredded cheese, bacon bits, green onions, sour cream, or ketchup. Or you can simply enjoy the potatoes as they are prepared fresh from the air fryer. 

What To Serve With

These potato slices, make a perfect side dish, or even an appetizer for any occasion. Below are a few of our favorite dishes to serve them along side. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to air fry potato slices?

How long it takes to air fry potato slices may vary depending on your specific air fryer and how many sliced potatoes you are trying to cook. On average it will take approximately 15 minutes to air fry a single layer of sliced potatoes at 400°F. 

Why Are My Air Fryer Potatoes Not Crispy?

Most likely, your air fryer potatoes are not crispy simply because they have not air fried long enough. Try adding some more time to your air fryer, in small increments, checking on your potato slices often. This will typically cook your potatoes to your desired level of crispiness. 

Should I Oil Potatoes Before Baking?

It is entirely up to you as to whether you add oil to the potatoes before baking them. We recommend that you do add oil such as olive oil, however, this is completely a matter of preference. 

How do you get crispy potato slices?

To get crispy potato slices, you may simply have to increase the air fryer time. However, if you choose to do this, please note that it is very easy for the potatoes to overcook, so it is important to keep a very close eye on them. 

Air Fryer Potato Slices

Air fried potato slices are very easy to make and are a perfect side dish for any main meal. Plus, you can load your potato slices up and even enjoy them as an appetizer if you wish. We hope that you will give this recipe a try, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! 

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