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Air Fryer Potato Peels – The Perfect Snack!

If you are peeling potatoes for another recipe, don’t throw away the skin!

Save them to make some delicious air fryer potato peels. Trust me; you won’t regret it.

crispy potato peel above an air fryer basket

How To Air Fry Potato Peelings

If you are making, for example, air fryer chips or roast potatoes and not keeping the skin on, why not make some crispy potato peels?

And if you have a dual air fryer, you can cook the peelings simultaneously in the other drawer.

You might also like my collection of the best air fryer recipes!

What You Need

The good news is that you don’t need much to make tasty air fryer potato peels.

4 potatoes, oil and half teaspoon of garlic granules on a measuring spoon
  • Potato peelings – any size from any potatoes
  • Oil – about 1/2 tablespoon of any oil for the peelings of about 3 to 4 large potatoes
  • Seasoning – you can air fryer them plain but, at a minimum, with a little bit of sea salt. I added 1/2 teaspoon of garlic granules, but you can use different flavours (see below for some ideas).
  • Air Fryer – I used my Ninja Dual Air Fryer, but you can use any air fryer. Check out my guide to air fryers if you are on the lookout for a new one!

Making It

When you are preparing the potatoes for another recipe, put them to one side to prepare when you have a moment. If you are going to be a while, you can leave them to soak in a bowl of water.

potato peelings on chopping board

When you are ready, drain the water and dry them off with some kitchen roll or a clean tea towel.

drying off potato peelings

Drizzle or spray some oil over the potato peels and sprinkle over some seasoning, I used some garlic granules, but you can use any seasoning or just a little salt.

Make sure they are all evenly coated and transfer them to the air fryer basket.

potato peelings in an air fryer basket

Cook them at 200°C/400°F for 8 to 10 minutes. Check on them frequently to check they are not burning, and shake the basket about every time you check to ensure all sides crisp up.

The potato peels should be crispy but not burnt.

air fryer potato peels

Crispy Potato Peels Seasoning Ideas

You can make crispy potato peels with some salt, or you can try any of the following flavouring ideas;

  • Piri Piri spice mix
  • Mild curry powder or dried chilli flakes
  • Smoked paprika and garlic granules

Crispy Potato Peels Topping Ideas

I quite enjoy eating them as they are, but you can add some of the following toppings to make more of a snack or side out of them;

You could also use crispy potato peels as a soup topper.

Storing Crispy Potato Peels

If you want to save your air fried potato peelings for later, you can store them in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

More Air Fryer Potato Recipes

crispy air fryer peel above air fryer basket

Air Fryer Potato Peels

Yield: 3 to 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Peelings from potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil (vegetable, olive oil or any alternative)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Save the peelings from any potatoes you are using from a different recipe.
  2. Dry them off with some kitchen roll or a clean tea towel.
  3. Drizzle with oil and garlic granules (or any different seasoning of your choice)
  4. Transfer to the air fryer basket and cook at 200°C/400°F for 10 minutes, checking on them frequently and shaking.
  5. The potato peels are ready when they are crispy; depending on your air fryer, this might be a little sooner than 10 minutes, so keep an eye on them.

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Saturday 7th of January 2023

Fantastic ! They didn't last long and the whole family were amazed when I told them what they were. Thank you, Liana and a Happy New Year

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