Air fryer fries cuts back on calories when cooked in the air fryer. Same great taste and crispness, and a healthy alternative to deep frying.
French fries are a weakness of mine and I could eat them every day given the chance. These fries made in the air fryer are a great alternative to eating them more often with less guilt.
Like the Instant Pot, when air fryers hit the market, they picked up in popularity quickly. They are such an awesome way to cook foods that taste amazing deep fried, in a way that you can still enjoy them just as much.
Are potatoes healthy?
When cooked the right way, without heaps of butter, cheese or cream, they can be good for you. A medium potato contains only about 110 calories. They are a good source of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid.
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Russet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
How to make Air Fryer Fries
Once the potatoes are cut into fries, start by blanching potatoes in water until tender. Do do this, bring a pot of water to a boil, add potatoes to the water for about 3 minutes. Enough to soften them a bit, but not too much. Then, remove from water and let cool. Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Place the potatoes into the air fryer carful not to overcrowd. These will need to cook in batches. Turn air fryer on to 400° and cook for 18 minutes. Halfway through cooking, toss the fries and shake periodically. Repeat until all the fries are cooked.
It does take a bit more time to cook the same number of fries in an air fryer versus hot oil. However, it is worth the wait.
How do I store homemade fries?
Properly stored in an air tight container, cooked fries will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
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Calories per serving (1 potato): 171
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Air Fryer Fries - Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free
- 2 russet potatoes, cut into fries
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Blanch potatoes in water until tender. Do do this, bring a pot of water to a boil, add potatoes to the water for about 3 minutes. Enough to soften them a bit, but not too much.
- Remove from water. Let cool.
- Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place the potatoes into the air fryer. Do not overcrowd air fryer. You will want to cook these in batches. Turn air fryer on to 400° and cook for 18 minutes.
- Halfway through cooking, toss the fries. Shake periodically.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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