Instead of deep-frying french fries, the air fryer uses a fraction of oil and has minimal cleanup, too! POTATOES Russets are nice and starchy, they’re my first choice to give the perfect crisp with a fluffy interior.
These Hairdryer French fries are perfectly seasoned, crispy, and golden! Place fries in a large bowl and fill with cold water.
Toss potatoes with oil, garlic powder, and seasoned salt to taste. Appliances can vary but it is easy to check on the fries a couple of minutes early and add more time if needed. To make more fries, cook several smaller batches.
Once ready to serve, add all fries to the air fryer basket and cook at 390 °F for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Crisp up leftover air fryer French fries by placing them back into a preheated air fryer for about 3-5 minutes. Calories: 148, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 297 mg, Potassium: 453 mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, vitamin C: 6 mg, Calcium: 14 mg, Iron: 1 mg Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.
Crispy and golden, homemade air fryer French fries are simply the best. One large potato and a half tablespoon of olive oil.
Guess how many ingredients are in a popular brand of store-bought frozen French fries ? Just a minute, let me count: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Cottonseed, Soybean, And/Or Canola), Modified Food Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Detain, Cornstarch, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dextrose, Nathan Gum, Annette (Color), Disodium Di hydrogen Pyrophosphate.
Guess which French fries I would rather eat and serve my family? I love my air fryer when it comes to making crispy and healthy “fried” food.
This countertop appliance is similar to a convection oven in some ways. Hot air is circulated around the food on a rack, producing a crispy product without the added oil and extra calories of deep-frying.
Serve air fryer French fries with your favorite dipping sauce, including ketchup, homemade ranch dressing, or homemade barbecue sauce. Or douse them in your favorite chili, smothered with cheese sauce.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper Place a single layer of fries in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately, or see notes to keep warm while air frying additional batches.
It’s easy to double or triple, but you’ll still want to cook them in batches so the air can flow around them and make them super crispy. If you choose to make a large batch, put cooked fries on a wire baking rack placed on top of a sheet pan in a warm oven (175-200ºF).
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Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice. Changes I would make: None are necessary, but they’re a fun blank slate for lots of good seasonings.
Would you believe that I bought an air fryer for the sole purpose of making CRISPY french fries ? All you need to make crispy, relatively healthy french fries is a potato, a drizzle of olive oil, and your favorite seasonings.
After reading lots of Amazon reviews, I landed on buying a Nu Wave model about 3 years ago. This basket style air fryer is great for making crispy french fries.
Luckily, the smell goes away, and I find myself using the basket-style air fryer more than the others I own, especially with the fast reheat button. This is my second-favorite air fryer, mostly because of all the other functions it offers, like dehydrating, proofing, keep warm, bake, etc.
This one is slightly more affordable than the Seville Air Fryer, but it tends to run very hot– you might want to adjust the temperature by as much as 50ºF lower than what recipes call for. When my first air fryer arrived in the mail my initial reaction was, “Wow, this is huge!” It’s roughly the same size as my 8-quart Instant Pot, so it’s not a small appliance that will live on my countertop permanently.
The key to getting ultra- crispy french fries is to soak the cut potatoes in water for 10 minutes, to help remove some of their starch content. If you soaked the fries, be sure to dry them well, then toss with a drizzle of olive oil and your favorite seasonings.
Arrange the seasoned potato slices in a single layer in the air fryer. I usually have to cook these in two batches, but you can throw them all in together at the end to make sure all the fries are piping hot when you serve them.
Preheat the air fryer to 375ºF, then slice the potatoes into french fry shapes, about 1/4-inch thick. Place the raw potato slices in a bowl of warm water and let them rest for 10 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, pat dry, and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil, then season with the salt and garlic powder.
Arrange the seasoned potato slices on the bottom of your air fryer basket, in a single layer, if possible. Return the basket to the air fryer to cook for 5 more minutes, or until the fries are golden and crisp.