I’m a chef and here’s how to make the best chips in an air fryer – a simple ingredient gets them super crispy | The Sun

NOTHING quite hits the spot than a bowl of piping hot, crispy chips, when you’re craving something savoury. 

If you’re a fan of McDonald’s and are partial to a portion of chips, you’ve come to the right place. 



One woman has revealed that she makes the best chips at home in her air fryer, and has taken to social media to share her very simple recipe. 

If you have joined the air fryer gang, this is definitely one worth trying and it’s safe to say, our mouths are now watering, so if you are a fan of chips, you’ll want to listen up. 

Kathleen Ashmore, a chef and blogger known on TikTok as ‘katcancook’, regularly shares her simple food recipes to the video sharing platform.

One of her latest videos see her demonstrate how she makes chips at home.

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And it turns out that we’ve been making chips all wrong, as there’s a secret ingredient that gets them super crispy. 

The chef uploaded her french fry tutorial with the caption ‘Healthy AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES with a secret ingredient’.

She said: “The easiest way to make crispy fries in the air fryer.

“The secret is corn starch – so when you mix your potatoes with olive oil and whatever seasonings you want, you’re going to add in a tablespoon of corn starch and air fry at 380 [190 Celsius] for 14 minutes.

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In the video we see Kathleen’s potatoes that she has thinly sliced into chip pieces.

She mixes potatoes with corn starch and olive oil before placing them in the air fryer.

Just minutes later, Kathleen then shows off her finished fries and it’s safe to say, we are now absolutely starving. 

Not only do the fries look delicious, and just as good as those from McDonald’s, but they are perfectly crispy too.

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Kathleen’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly racked up 74.4k views in just two days. 

It has 4,587 likes, 31 comments and 346 shares.

TikTok users were left open-mouthed at Kathleen’s fry tutorial, with some even hailing it ‘genius’. 

One person said: “Reason 145273 I need an air fryer”. 

Another added: “That crunch was ELITE”. 

A third commented: “I’m going to share this with my mom! She will love it!”

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Someone else said: “Genius thank you!!!”

Another exclaimed: “Amazing!! Totally doing this!!”

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