Air Fryer Chip Butty

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If you love chips, then you will love our air fryer chip butty. Loaded with just cooked air fryer chips and served in white bread with tomato ketchup. A true British classic, this is perfect for your air fryer.

Or if you live in Australia, an air fryer chip sandwich.

air fryer chip butty recipe
Air Fryer Chip Butty Recipe

Chip Butty

There are just some foods from childhood that stand out more than others. I grew up loving my carbs. The jacket potatoes, the chips, the pizza, the macaroni cheese where just a few that I could eat everyday given the chance.

Of course, now at age 40, they will cause me weight gain just by looking at them!

But every now and again, it is lovely to have that carb treat from childhood, and nothing beats a chip butty.

Where I grew up, I lived across the road from the beach, and the street behind us had a fantastic fish and chip shop. I never cared for the fish and chips and would go in and buy a chip butty.

And I loved that you could eat some of the chips first, that wouldn’t fit in and then you had this huge chip butty.

After that I wouldn’t need anything for the rest of the day because they were so filling.  

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What Is A Chip Butty?

A chip butty is a big bread roll or bread bun that is loaded with just cooked chips, or as our American readers call them…. fries.

The chips are often loaded into the sandwich with loads of tomato ketchup and is commonly found in the fish and chip shop as a cheaper dinner option.

In fact, I can’t think of anything cheaper to buy with chips from the chippy.

Growing up I would also see a chip butty served in cafés too.

Chip Butty Variations

What I find so interesting about a chip butty, is the many names that it has. Whilst I would call it a chip butty or chip butties to mean plural, many call it chip butty’s or chip buttie.

Also, head to the otherwise side of the world and you will often see the Aussies enjoying a chip sandwich.

For popularity, a chip butty is to the Brits, as what the sloppy joe is to the US. Both are of course delicious and are fantastic for a cheap warm sandwich.

Chip Butty In The Air Fryer

The air fryer is of course perfect for making a chip butty in. And is fantastic for when you have some spare potatoes and want something comforting for lunch or dinner.

Firstly, you can use the air fryer to reheat your bread from frozen. This is fantastic if your chip butty is a last minute meal and you don’t have any bread out.

Then you can follow our air fryer chips recipe and use the air fryer to cook your chips. The way we do the chips is very chip shop like, so they will be just like you would have them at the chippy.

Plus, this English chip butty is perfect for one as you can reduce the portion size very easily.

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Chips Air Fryer Ingredients

Potatoes – I recommend any white potatoes for making your air fryer chip butties with. You can even follow our air fryer sweet potato fries recipe for a sweet version.

Oil – I have tried a LOT of different oils in the air fryer and have found that the best oil to use is extra virgin olive oil. You don’t need much to make perfect butties.

Extras – As we are going back to the chip shop in this recipe, we are using salt and vinegar for the flavour. Then you can add extra vinegar after cooking if you like your chippy chips with loads of vinegar.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this chip sandwich recipe it has just been our Cosori Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?

air fryer chip butty step by step
  • Defrost. If you need to, use the air fryer first to defrost your bread ready for making into chip sandwiches.
  • Prep. Peel and slice potatoes into chips. Load into a mixing bowl with salt, vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and mix well in the bowl with your hands.
  • Cook. Load your chips into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes at 160c/320f.  Then shake your chips in the air fryer basket and cook for a further 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Shake. Then shake the chips again, spray with extra virgin olive oil and cook for a final 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Prepare. Then load your warm chips into buttered white sliced bread. Then cover with tomato ketchup, before slicing in half and serving.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook homemade chip butties in the air fryer and why you should be doing it too!

Best Bread For A Chip Butty Sandwich?

If you are going back to childhood, then I am sure that you are going to use some cheap white bread.

But you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

I love a taste of Manchester with a big Manchester bap, and it makes the perfect base for a chip sandwich and will hold a lot of chips.

Alternatively, if you are on Slimming World you could use a wholemeal bread roll and then make our air fryer slimming world chips instead.

Chip Butty Tips & Tricks

  • You can also add some cheese to your chip butty, or go chip shop crazy with some of our curry sauce.
  • Shaking your chips is essential for creating a perfect crisp on your chips and to stop them from sticking together. Please don’t skip this step.
  • You can use any sliced bread or bread rolls that you want.
  • If you have leftovers, leave in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer the next day.  

Top Air Fryer Trick – Air fry the chips at three different temperatures. It makes sure that the chips are fluffy in the centre, whilst crispy on the outside with very little oil.

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Air Fryer Chip Butty

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Air Fryer Chip Butty
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Air Fryer Chip Butty

If you love chips, then you will love our air fryer chip butty. Loaded with just cooked air fryer chips and served in white bread with tomato ketchup. A true British classic, this is perfect for your air fryer.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Calories: 635kcal


Kitchen Gadgets


  • Peel and slice your potatoes and load into a mixing bowl. Add to the bowl salt, pepper, vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil and then mix with your hands until the potatoes are well coated.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?
  • Place the chips into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes at 160c/320f. Then shake the chips and air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f. Then do a fork test and make sure they are fork tender.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?
  • Shake the air fryer again, spray the chips with extra virgin olive oil and air fry for a final 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?
  • Then load your chips onto slices of buttered bread.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?
  • Add tomato ketchup over the chips.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?
  • Then slice in half and serve.
    How To Cook A Chip Butty In An Air Fryer?


Quantity. Avoid overfilling your air fryer, otherwise the chips wont be as nice and will require a lot more oil to get them good.
Reheat. If you have a spare chip butty, air fry for 4 minutes at 160c/320f.
Vinegar. If you want the chippy experience, then after air frying add some extra salt and vinegar.
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Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 428mg | Iron: 7mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Chip Butty”

  1. 5 stars
    Proper English food. Thank you all i am seeing is a lot of American blogs using the air fryer and i am finding it hard to cook American things apart from frozen food, so I am so happy you have added this to your recipes.


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