Jan 162015
 
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I received an Avalon Bay Air Fryer for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

I kind of love fried foods.  Don’t you?  I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in Maine where we always had plenty of potatoes which meant lots of homemade french fries, or what, but that crispy outside with the warm, soft inside – yeah.  It’s good.

Air Fried Homemade Potato Chips recipe made in the Avalon Bay Air Fryer

I don’t always love the extra calories that come with frying, though.  Many of you may be in the same boat, especially since this time of year a lot of people are recommitting to their health and healthy eating.  Which may mean you’ve sworn off fries, chips, mozzarella sticks, fried fish, or a number of other things.

You may remember me saying that 2015 for me is about finding balance, which means I’m not giving up my favorite foods (at least not all the time).  Fortunately I’ve found a bit of a compromise with the Avalon Bay Air Fryer.  No to little oil needed means fries and other goodies without so many calories.

The Avalon Bay Air Fryer (AB-Airfryer100B)

The past couple of weeks I’ve been craving potato chips.  I love chocolate and cupcakes as much as the next person, but when I have food cravings, it’s almost always for something salty and crunchy.  Homemade potato chips are some of my favorite because they’re usually a little thicker and have even more of that satisfying crunch that I love.

I wondered if I could have successful results cooking homemade potato chips in an air fryer.  We have been using our Avalon Bay Air Fryer for a couple of weeks now and the results of frozen fries were pretty spot on.  Even my husband (who convinced me in the first place to purchase our deep fryer) was impressed, and that impressed me, since he had been a bit skeptical of it’s potential.

Homemade Potato Chips in the Avalon Bay Air Fryer

The Avalon Bay Air Fryer booklet suggests using a tiny bit of oil when cooking fresh potatoes (versus frozen that require no oil at all).  So after slicing up two russet potatoes with my mandolin, I tossed the slices with a half-tablespoon of EVOO and cooked them.  Again following the manufacturer instructions to give things a bit of a shake, I shook the chips twice during the 22 minutes I cooked them.

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Air Fried Homemade Potato Chips
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • ½ T EVOO
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. After cleaning the potatoes (peeling is optional), slice the potatoes thinly. The easiest and most uniform way to do this is with a mandolin, but you can use a knife, also.
  2. Soak slices in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes; change the water halfway through and give the slices a good mix.
  3. Spread potatoes out on paper towels and blot dry.
  4. Return to bowl and toss with ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, plus a little salt.
  5. Cook according to air fryer instructions (392 degrees for approximately 22 minutes in the Avalon Bay Air Fryer).
  6. Empty basket; add more salt or other seasonings to taste.

And yes, 22 minutes is actually the correct amount of time.  While the Avalon Bay Air Fryer does cut down on the amount of calories your food produces, it doesn’t cut down on cook time.  It’s not that big of a deal, just be prepared to give yourself up to 30 minutes before your fries or chips will be ready.

The Avalon Bay Air Fryer cooks more than just chips - try chicken wings, steaks, even cake!

I thought the chips turned out pretty well, especially considering I had used almost no oil.  Homemade chips can tend to get a little dark anyway, but if you don’t like them quite as dark as mine, you can just peek in on them a little more often and pull out the ones that are “done” as they finish cooking.

Cleaning the Avalon Bay Air Fryer basket is easy - just pop it out and wash. It can even go in the dishwasher.

The Avalon Bay AB-Airfryer100B is also easy to clean.  The basket the food cooks in can be removed and wipes down quickly (it also can be put in the dishwasher if you’d prefer).  And while I’ve mostly talked about potato products you can cook everything from steaks to cakes in it, too.

What would you make in your Avalon Bay Air Fryer?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  7 Responses to “Homemade Potato Chips in the Avalon Bay AB-Airfryer100B”

  1. These look great! I keep reading about air fryers and have been wondering how they work…. these sound really good!

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