Pile of air fryer potato skins on a white plate.

Air Fryer Potato Skins


I am a huge fan of all things potatoes, I just love them. One of my favorite things to make is this air fryer potato skins recipe. They turn out super crispy and it is the perfect use for all those leftover potato skins that you have after peeling. If you are going to be peeling potatoes for mashed potatoes, french fries, etc., save those skins! They wind up being like crispy potato chips and are so good!

These make an easy appetizer for game day parties, other social gatherings, family meals, etc. Let’s get started!


Russet potato on a cutting board next to a peeler and a bowl.

To make crispy air fryer potato skins you need just a few simple ingredients:

  • Potatoes – You of course need raw potatoes. I usually use Russet potatoes, but you can do this with any kind of potatoes, like Yukon Gold, Red potatoes, etc.
  • Olive oil – The oil is not necessary, but it will add flavor, and help the skins get extra crispy. And it will help the seasonings stick to the potato skins. You can use other oil too if you want.
  • Salt
  • Any other seasonings like black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, etc.
Pile of crispy potato skins on a white plate.


  • Air Fryer
  • Oil Sprayer – optional
  • Tongs
  • Potato peeler
  • Bowl

How to make crispy air fryer potato skins at home

Hand peeling potatoes.

Rinse the potatoes well and then dry them with a kitchen towel or paper towel. Next, peel the potatoes and add the skins to a small bowl. You can cut the skins smaller if desired. I usually just leave them long.

Spraying the potato skins with olive oil.

Spray the potato skins with a bit of olive oil or any other cooking oil that you want to use, like avocado oil, coconut oil, etc. Then add a pinch or two of salt. Give the skins a good mix with your hands and spray again as needed to get the skins evenly coated.

Potato skins in an air fryer basket.

Arrange the seasoned uncooked potato skins in your air fryer basket in a single layer. You can add a bit more if you want, since they will shrink as they cook making more room in the basket, so it is okay if they overlap each other a bit.

Finished golden brown crispy air fryer potato skins in an air fryer basket.

Cook the skins at 385F which is 195C for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Turn them over at the 5-minute mark and spray with additional oil if they look really dry. When they are done add additional seasonings as desired while the crispy skins are still warm.

Pile on a plate and serve. Dip them in this homemade ketchup, eat them plain, or use a different dip like sour cream, ranch dressing, etc. Enjoy!

NOTE: You could also deep fry these if you wanted, but the air fryer uses much less oil.

How long do homemade air fryer potato skins last?

These are definitely best eaten right after they are made, but they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for a few days.

Are potato skins healthy?

Yes! According to this article, potato skins are a great source of potassium and magnesium and a decent source of fiber and protein.

Crispy air fryer potato skins pin for Pinterest.

Here are other air fryer recipes you may like:

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Corn on the Cob in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Fried Eggs in Air Fryer

Pile of air fryer potato skins on a white plate.
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Crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins

These air fryer potato skins are crispy, delicious, and very easy to make. Start to finish they are done in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, crunchy, salty, savory
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Matt Taylor



  • 2 potatoes Russets, Yukon Gold, Red, etc.
  • 1 to 2 tsp of olive oil Can use other oil as well.
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Other seasonings like black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, etc.


  • Rinse and dry the potatoes.
  • Peel the potatoes and add the skins to a bowl.
  • Spray the skins with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and other seasonings as desired. Then mix with your hands until evenly coated. Add more oil as necessary. The oil is optional but will add flavor and help the seasonings to stick to the sins.
  • Add the seasoned potato skins to the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook at 385F/195C for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. Turn the potato skins over at the 5-minute mark and add more oil and seasonings as necessary.
  • Remove the crispy air fryer potato skins and add to a plate and serve. Add more seasonings while still warm to taste. Enjoy!


list of nutritional facts for air fryer potato skins
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Serving: 78g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 298mg | Fiber: 2g

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  1. 5 stars
    Easy and tasty! These homemade air fryer potato chips are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfectly seasoned. We love it as a snack!

  2. 5 stars
    I love how simple these are to make! And so delicious! My family loved them.

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect idea!! I also love all things potatoes & these are so good!! Great for dipping & a crowd favorite!

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