You will never use your deep fryer again, once you have tasted these simple Air Fryer French Fries, made with only a drop of oil.
French Fries without all the calories, whoda thunk? Homemade deep fried French Fries are so delicious, but come with so many bad calories. The oil needed for good French Fries is so bad for our bodies.
Baked French Fries, while much less calories, aren’t really satisfying and have an odd texture, I think. You know what I mean? They are hard on the outside, rather than crispy and then soft inside. Hard to explain.
Friday night is “Wing Night” in this house and we used to bake our Buffalo Chicken Wings and French Fries, but now, thanks to our Air Fryer, we can have Air Fryer French Fries without all the bad calories. We switch off between Buffalo Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings. We can be naughty, without our bodies paying for it the next day. 🙂
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Coconut Oil is my oil of choice for French Fries, but Olive Oil works well too. I’ve been on a Ghee kick lately, so I think next Friday night, I will use my Homemade Ghee to make the Fries. Make sure that you mix up a big batch of my Lawry’s Seasoned Salt Copycat Recipe, so that you always have it ready.
Scrub the potatoes well and then slice them as evenly as you can. We like our French Fries between thin and thick, almost twice the size of a Fast Food Fry, but about half the size of Steak Fries.
Place them in a Bowl of water and allow them to soak for 30 minutes. This will remove some of the starch and allow the potatoes to cook better and crisp up better.
Place them in your Air Fryer and cook for about 15 minutes, tossing half-way through.
Delicious fries that are not loaded down with oil. Now, you can have your cake and eat it too!
Try these Air Fryer Seasoned French Fries with some Zaxby’s Sauce for a real treat!
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Large Air Fryer
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Groove
- 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Silicone Coated Tongs
- Coconut Oil
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
Scrub potatoes and then slice into strips.
Soak potatoes in a bowl of fresh water for 30 minutes.
Drain water and pat dry.
Pour over coconut oil and mix through. Add seasoned salt and toss to coat.
Place potatoes into Air Fryer Basket.
Air Fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, shaking the basket half way through.