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Rosemary Chips – Air Fried, Crisp on the Outside, Fluffy in the Middle

Rosemary Chips

HealthyFry, Quick Recipes, Sides | 30th January 2017 | By

We tend to eat chips as an occasional treat from our local chippie. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten them three times in one week before. But when you can air fry them with just a teaspoon or two of oil and they turn out to be as delicious as these rosemary chips, they are very hard to resist.

Optimum Healthy Fry

As you might have seen from my post last week, I’ve been trying out the new Optimum HealthyFry from Froothie. Well you can’t test a fryer without making chips – can you? That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. As well as three batches of rosemary chips, I’ve also made sweet potato fries and a chocolate cake. Yes really! A chocolate banana cashew cake to be exact.

Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer Chips

Air Fried Rosemary Chips

You can read my Optimum HealthyFry air fryer review in my previous post, but here I’m giving you a very simple, but effective recipe for rosemary chips. You could make these in a conventional oven, but making them in this air fryer not only gives a delicious crispy result, but saves on both time and energy. Chips for one took 18 minutes including warm up time and chips for two took 21 minutes. I find heating a large oven just to make a few chips rather extravagant and a bit of a waste of electricity.

Many of the nutrients found in potatoes are held in their skins, so it’s rare for me to peel them. These rosemary chips are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and the skins barely noticeable. I really like the combination of fresh rosemary and potato; luckily, rosemary is one of the few herbs I manage to grow in the garden. This along with a tiny amount of olive oil and some salt and pepper complete the ingredients. The possibilities for flavourings are endless; rosemary and garlic salt is pretty hot as is chilli salt.

Rosemary Chips – The Recipe

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Rosemary Chips

Air fried chips flavoured with rosemary. They're crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside and quick to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: air fryer, chips, healthy, potatoes, rosemary
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 1 large baking potato - well scrubbed
  • sprig of rosemary - finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt flakes
  • grinding of black pepper


  • Cut the chips into fairly chunky chip size pieces, keeping the thickness as even as possible.
  • Heat the air fryer - I used the Optimum HealthyFry.
  • Place in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix until the chips are thoroughly coated.
  • Place the chips into the air fryer basket and set to 200℃ for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the chips half way through the cooking time.


Scale up the quantities as necessary.
Thinner cut chips may need less cooking time.
Use flavoured salts for added interest - garlic salt works well as does chilli salt.
If the chips stick to the bottom, use a silicone spatula to try and turn them.
No air-fryer? Bake in the oven instead. You may need a few more minutes.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.2g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 9.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 108mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 2.5g | Iron: 1.4mg


I’m sending these rosemary chips off to the brand new linky One Potato Two Potato with Family Friends Food and Utterly Scrummy.

Other Optimum HealthyFry recipes you might like

If you fancy creating some healthier ‘fried’ food meals, why not jumpstart into the New Year with the Optimum HealthyFry Rapid Air Fryer? Or if that doesn’t do it for you, Froothie has plenty of other appliances to make eating a healthier diet that bit easier. You can keep up with the Jumpstart 2017 campaign by following me and other Froothie Ambassadors via the hashtag #Jumpstart17 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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  1. Chris @thinlyspread

    30th January 2017 at 2:11 pm

    These sound divine and this sounds like an excellent bit of kit – I am an unashamed chip lover!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Chips are very hard to resist, but at least I can tell myself these ones are healthier than most. Who am I kidding?

  2. Katie Bryson

    30th January 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Ooooh yes please, I adore rosemary with roast potatoes so I’m imagining these are incredible!!!! I used to have an actifry but I rather wore it out, so am very tempted to try the new frothie air fryer as i’m sure the boys would love having chips on the menu on a regular basis!

    • Choclette

      30th January 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Oh, I bet they would Katie. You might have to treat them. And if you keep the peel on, they are really quite good for you 😉

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    30th January 2017 at 5:10 pm

    They look very crisp! Now I am tempted to get a air fryer too!

    • Choclette

      30th January 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Haha Angie. They make very good chips and this one bakes a mean cake too, but there’s a lot of temptation there.

  4. Dannii

    30th January 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I am obsessed with air drying chips – they always come out so perfect. I am going to have to add rosemary next time too.

    • Choclette

      30th January 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I’m so impressed with how good the chips are, but I’ve got to stoooooopppppp!!!

  5. Lorna

    30th January 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I would eat chips every day if I had half a chance!

    L x

    • Choclette

      30th January 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Yes, I might have to put the fryer away – it’s too too tempting.

  6. Chris

    30th January 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Sounds very delicious. Rosemary and potatoes go well together. That reminds me to put back some rosemary in my kitchen.

    • Choclette

      30th January 2017 at 9:07 pm

      You want the rosemary in your garden Chris – if you can. Lovely to hear from you 🙂

  7. Lucy

    30th January 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I love the idea of fresh chips only taking twenty minutes to make and using a tiny bit of oil too! Ad if you don’t have to heat the whole oven either, I’m there!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:16 am

      Excellent chips and no need for the oven are the top selling points I reckon Lucy.

  8. Jan Bennett

    31st January 2017 at 5:57 am

    I now want rosemary chips for breakfast! The HealthyFry looks great.

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:14 am

      Chips for breakfast sound highly decadent Jan, but somehow rather appealing.

  9. Dora King

    31st January 2017 at 6:57 am

    I love the sounds of an air dryer, I often struggle when oven baking chips as they often get stuck to my baking trays. I’m not sure my other half will allow me to have another gadget in the kitchen though

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:13 am

      I’m torn Dora. The Optimum HealthyFry is fab and can be used for a lot more than just wonderful chips. But it does take up precious counter space – dilemma!

  10. All That I'm Eating

    31st January 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Rosemary chips; such a good combo!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Caroline, I haven’t got bored of them yet 😉

  11. Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi

    31st January 2017 at 1:46 pm

    These sound utterly scrumptious – in fact I could do with a plateful RIGHT now!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 7:54 pm

      They are very moreish indeed and I’m trying really hard not to have them too often!

  12. Sus //

    31st January 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I think rosemary chips are my favourite kind of chips. This air fryer sounds fantastic!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2017 at 8:07 pm

      I’m really pleased with it Sus, especially as it gives me a good excuse to eat lots of chips 😉

  13. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    1st February 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I never peel potatoes but that’s because I’m lazy. I can’t stop using my air fryer – it’s great!

    • Choclette

      1st February 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Can’t wait to see what you make in your air fryer Cathy. I suspect I’ll be in for a treat 🙂

  14. pretty

    3rd February 2017 at 12:55 pm

    These look amazing, I love chips so will have to try cooking them with this method.

    • Choclette

      3rd February 2017 at 2:17 pm

      The chips are pretty special, even done this way. Trouble is, I can’t stop making them.

  15. Nico @ yumsome

    4th February 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Gosh, these look perfect! I love rosemary and potatoes together anyway but as chips? Oh, yes please!

    I’ve never used an air fryer but I suspect that if I had one, I might be making chips with everything! Ha ha!

    • Choclette

      4th February 2017 at 4:55 pm

      It’s no laughing matter Nco. I’m eating far too many chips these days. Hoping the novelty will wear off soon 😉

  16. Yeukai

    4th February 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Rosemary chips, what a perfect combo Choclette! I wish I had a airfryer.

    • Choclette

      4th February 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Ah thank you. The trouble is with such a perfect combo is that I can’t resist using that air fryer and making more 😉

  17. Jacqueline Meldrum

    5th February 2017 at 2:25 pm

    You can’t beat homemade chips for a treat. I have been impressed by how easy the air fryer is to use.

    • Choclette

      5th February 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Yes, I must remember they are only a treat!!! The air fryer is really easy to use and I love the way it heats up so quickly too.

  18. Janice

    5th February 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I’m so excited about these chips in the HealthyFry. Can’t wait to try your recipe as I just adore rosemary.

    • Choclette

      5th February 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Janice. I haven’t got fed up of the combination yet and I’ve had it a few times now 😉

  19. Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    6th February 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Gosh this is a great way of making chips. I make my own in a traditional way but this is really interesting!

    • Choclette

      6th February 2017 at 7:18 pm

      The HealthyFry works so well Alida. I was surprised at just how chip like the chips were 😉

  20. Helen @

    22nd March 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Those sound delicious! I’ve been eyeing an air fryer for ages, maybe now’s the time to take the plunge…
    Thanks for linking up with #onepotato two potato

    • Choclette

      23rd March 2017 at 7:19 am

      i’ve been using my air fryer almost constantly since I first got it. It acts as a mini oven so is great for when you’ve only got small (ish) quantities to cook. I even made my 2nd cake in it this week.


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