How to Cook Homemade Fries in an Air Fryer
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is a modern kitchen appliance that uses hot air to cook food. It is similar to a convection oven in that the heat is circulated around the food, cooking it quickly and evenly. The main difference between an air fryer and a convection oven is that an air fryer is much smaller and can be used to make a variety of fried foods, such as French fries, chicken, fish, and vegetables.
What Do You Need for Air Fryer Fries?
The ingredients for air fryer fries are very simple and you likely already have them in your kitchen. You will need potatoes, oil, salt, and any other seasonings you like. You’ll also need an air fryer, of course!
How to Make Air Fryer Fries
The first step is to prepare the potatoes. Wash them and cut them into thin strips. You can leave the skin on if you prefer, but you’ll need to scrub them well. Toss the potatoes with a tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt, then spread them out in the air fryer basket.
Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer
Set the air fryer to 375°F and let it preheat for about five minutes. This helps the potatoes cook more quickly and evenly.
Step 2: Cook the Fries
Place the basket of potatoes in the air fryer and cook for about 15 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, check the potatoes and give them a stir or shake to ensure even cooking. Continue cooking until the fries are golden and crispy.
Step 3: Add Seasonings
Once the fries are done, remove them from the air fryer and toss them with any seasonings you like. Some good options include garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, and parsley.
Enjoy Your Homemade Fries!
And that’s it! You now have delicious homemade fries that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Enjoy!