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Air fryer fries: how to get them golden and crispy

fries in the air fryer

You can make air fryer fries using either fresh potatoes or your favorite frozen fries. That's how.

Having perfect fries while reducing the amount of fat as much as possible is one of the reasons that prompted many of us to buy the air fryer . Once positioned in the kitchen, however, it is completely natural to ask yourself how to prepare fries in an air fryer, whether you use frozen ones or starting from scratch with fresh ones.

In both cases the procedure is really simple and the result worthy of the best fast food . In short, fries in an air fryer alone are a good reason to have this appliance. However, if in the case of pre-cooked chips it's really simple, with fresh ones there are a couple of tricks that are worth knowing and we are about to reveal them to you.

fries in the air fryer
fries in the air fryer

How to make frozen french fries in an air fryer

  1. Pour into the basket a quantity of still frozen chips such as to create a layer that is not too thick.
  2. Cook them at 200°C for 12 minutes , without adding oil, stirring them halfway through cooking.
  3. Serve piping hot, seasoning them to taste with a pinch of salt.

How to make fresh fries in an air fryer

  1. First, peel the potatoes and rinse them under cold water.
  2. With the help of a sharp knife or the appropriate tool, cut sticks of 1.5 cm on each side and place them in a bowl filled with cold water. Leave them for 30 minutes so that they lose some of their starch and are nice and crunchy once cooked.
  3. After having dried them with kitchen paper, put them back in a bowl and season them with oil and salt. If you like, you can also add other spices such as paprika or aromatic herbs such as rosemary.
  4. Pour them into the basket of the air fryer and cook them at 200°C for 20-25 minutes , shaking them halfway through cooking. Then check that they are well cooked and golden brown, extending the timer by a few minutes if necessary and then serve them.

You will find that air fryer fries are really delicious as well as much lighter than traditionalfries . Furthermore, always using this tuber, you can try your hand at the recipe for air fryer potatoes , perfect as a side dish for your main courses of meat.


Air fryer fries should be enjoyed freshly made .

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