Do you love french fries but don’t want to use a lot of oil? Air fryers are the latest trend in cooking that allow you to make french fries without an excess amount of oil. In this article, we will discuss how air fryers work and give you some tips on how to cook perfect french fries every time!
How do Air Fryers cook french fries?
Air fryers cook french fries by circulating hot air around the fries. The trick to getting perfect french fries is understanding how your air fryer works and controlling the temperature of it.
-Most air fryers come with a timer or cooking guide that will help regulate the cooking time, but you need to be careful not to exceed this time limit because if you do, then your french fries will start to burn.
-You should also make sure that the air fryer is not too high or low – if it’s set too high, then you’ll be cooking your french fries for a lot longer than they need and will most likely end up burning them. If it is set too low, then you won’t cook the inside of them.
What ingredients do I need?
-Sea Salt (optional)
-Pepper or Vinegar (optional)
-Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika and Chili Seasoning (optional) -or any other seasonings you like.
The recommended amount of potatoes is about one pound for every two people.
How do I cook french fries in an Air Fryer?
Cut the potatoes into evenly sized strips and place them on a baking sheet or dish, then drizzle with olive oil (make sure to cover every side of each fry) and seasonings if desired.
Cook for about 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until golden. However, it may be a good idea to continually check them around the 15 minute mark since some air fryers may cook them faster than others.
What is the best way to cook french fries in an Air Fryer?
-Place your potatoes cut side down and leave a space between each one (if you overcrowd them, they will steam instead of frying). Leave some ventilation at the top so that hot air can circulate around all sides of the fries.
-Air Fryer french fries should be cooked at 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
-Cook for 15 minutes and then flip the potatoes over; cook them until they’re crispy, about another 12 to 15 minutes. Total cooking time is around 30 minutes per batch of french fries, so you’ll need to adjust the timing accordingly if you have more than one batch of fries to cook.
-Turn off the air fryer and open it up halfway to cool so that you can dump out all of your french fries onto a cutting board or baking sheet (do this carefully as they will be hot).
Additional Air Fryer French Fries Cooking Tips
-Once cooled, store your air fryer french fries in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to a week.
-Air Fryers are great because they produce less fat than other cooking methods do, which is why this recipes calls for olive oil rather than the standard vegetable oil; you’ll want to use half as much!
-Use fresh potatoes to make your air fryer french fries and for the best results, buy a starchy variety that is high in sugar.
-Don’t forget seasonings – salt, pepper, chili powder or cumin work well as toppings!
-You’ll also want to use fresh oil every time you cook these air fryer french fries .
-Do not overcook your air fryer french fries!
-You may want to try using a rack instead of the basket, or spraying it with nonstick cooking spray before adding the potatoes.
-Look for potatoes that are about an inch in size and then make sure you cut them into wedges so they’re uniform.
How long does it take to cook french fries in an Air Fryer?
It takes approximately 30 minutes to air fry french fries.