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Air Fryer Potato Chips are a delicious, crispy, and perfect snack recipe. Fried pita chips only require 3 ingredients to prepare.
If you are a fan of pita chips, you must try this air fryer pita chips recipe to make your own pita chips at home.
In no time you have chips to dip into hummus, eat alongside an egg roll in a bowl, or your favorite dip.
For Trim Healthy Mamas, you can use Joseph’s Pitas to make proper fries for Trim Healthy Mama!
Air Fryer Pita Chips
Making healthy homemade potato chips is a great way to control the ingredients you are eating.
Whether you have an air fryer oven or air fryer basket, this recipe works in a smaller air fryer too.
The perfect snack to try.
This is a wonderful way to run out of pita bread before it goes bad.
- Combine it with your favorite sauce as an appetizer.
- Wonderful with hummus for a healthy snack
- Use it as chips to make nachos.
- Crumble and coat egg roll in bowl to crisp.
- Add different spices to potato chips for a snack. Bagel dressing is so good on these fries. But you can use other dried herbs and spices.
The first step is to turn on the air fryer.
Next, cut your pitas into pita triangles. If you have pockets for pita bread, open them up and then cut them so the fries are in a single layer.
Dust the pitas with oil and then sprinkle with salt. Sea salt is delicious with pitas.
You will then cook according to the instructions, then flip halfway through cooking.
When the pitas are golden, remove them and let them cool for a minute or two and serve. Fried pita chips are best eaten right out of the fryer.
Helpful tips for success
When making these homemade fries, here are a few tips to help set you up for success.
Make a single layer of pita chips in the air fryer. Otherwise, the fries won’t cook evenly and some spots may not be as crisp.
Olive oil is needed to help the salt adhere to the fries. Now you can use garlic powder, onion powder, everything but bagel dressing, pepper, etc.
Letting the fries cook long enough ensures that they are crispy. If you have larger fries, you may need to extend the cooking time by a minute or two.
Stir halfway through cooking to ensure both sides of the pita are evenly cooked and crispy.
At what temperature should you fry French fries in the air fryer?
This recipe calls for 350 degrees and I found that was the correct temperature. It allows the pitas to become very crispy and gives a nice golden brown color without overcooking.
Can I skip adding cooking oil to the fries recipe?
You can make these fries without oil, but you can’t season them. The oil will allow your favorite spices to adhere to the pita. Otherwise, the ingredients fall out.
A little oil (extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or the oil of your choice) also helps make fries crispy!
How are home fries stored?
I recommend storing these chips in an airtight container or ziplock bag with the zipper closed. They will last 3-4 days in the pantry like this.
If they get a little soft in the bag, you can always pop them back in the air fryer for a few moments to crisp up.
You can even freeze French fries! Just put them in an airless freezer bag. They will last 2-3 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw on the counter for an hour, then shred them again in the air fryer.
What other ingredients can I add to my fries?
There are so many flavor possibilities when making these chips at home. Here are some of our favorite ingredients:
- onion powder
- Garlic powder
- ranch dressing
- italian seasoning
Should I preheat my air fryer?
No, I never preheat my air fryer. I usually just put the food in the basket, then turn on the fryer to my preferred temperature. But you should refer to your air fryer’s user manual for best results.
What kind of pita can I use for this recipe?
You can use any type of pita for this recipe.
However, if you want these fries to be fit for Trim Healthy Mama, you have to use St. Joseph’s pita bread.
If you use Joseph’s Pita Bread, these Homemade Fries will be a THM-FP!
Should I cut the pitas into chips before air frying them?
Yes, you will need to cut the pitas into chips or wedges before air frying. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a big, crispy pita, which is still tasty, but not what we want with this recipe.
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Air Fryer Pita Chips
With only three ingredients, these chips are perfect for a snack or dipping in your favorite sauce.
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Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 Pita
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Turn on the 350 degree air fryer.
Cut each round pita bread into triangles. If the pita has a pocket, open up the triangle of pita and cut it in half. Place a single layer of pita triangles in the air fryer basket. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
Cook for about 4 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes. Please note that every air fryer is different. Watch the first batch carefully and, if necessary, adjust cooking times.
Continue cooking in batches until all the potatoes are cooked through.
Dosage: 1 Pita | Calories: 60kcal | Carbs: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 2g