Smokey Paprika Chips (Fries)

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I was trying to find a nice compliment for some scampi, so I decided on making some paprika flavoured chips.  This is a really simple recipe, and a great air fryer treat.


  • Russet Potato 1 large or 2 medium (about 12 ounces peeled)
  • Olive Oil 1 1/3 Tbs
  • Salt to taste (I used about a tsp)
  • Smokey Paprika 1 tsp


Peel the potato and cut into “chunky chip” (thick fries) size pieces.  Place in a bowl of cold water for about 10 minutes to remove excess starch.  Drain and pat dry on kitchen paper.  Pour oil into a large bowl and add the potatoes.  Roll potato pieces until coated nicely.  Then sprinkle with the paprika and salt and all sides.  Using and air fryer set for just under full heat, and time for 15 minutes.  Place the chips into the basket, and wait for the fryer to do its thing.  That’s all there is to it.

If an air fryer isn’t your thing, it can work in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes.  My wife used to parboil the potato slices first, when doing the oven method.  I prefer the air fryer method.



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