Air Fryer Fries – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Air Fryer Fries – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

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Air Fryer Fries – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

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. I don’t consider myself to be too much a fry snob either, I just want them to be warm and fresh. These fried 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. I’m not surprised though. 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.

 

air fryer fries with ketchup on a white plate

 

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 long are fries good for?

Properly stored, cooked fries will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

 

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Fries

  • Russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

 

Calories per serving (1 potato): 171

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Air Fryer Fries - Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: air fried fries, air fryer fries, low calorie food option
Servings: 2
Calories: 171kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes, cut into fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2640mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 37.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fries - Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 2640mg110%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 37.1mg45%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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Air Fryer Sweet Plantains

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