Air-Fried French Fries
French fries can be served as an everyday dish rather than an occasional indulgence when prepared using an air fryer, which gives you crisp-yet-tender results using a minimal amount of oil. Sprinkle with flaky salt as soon as they come out of the air fryer so that the salt adheres to the fries.
- 2 medium russet potatoes, cut into batons 3/8 by 3/8 inch (1 by 1 cm)
- 1 Tbs. canola oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- Flaky sea salt for sprinkling
Put the potatoes in a bowl, add water to cover and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
Preheat a Philips air fryer to 360°F (182°C).
Drain the potatoes and rinse well. Place on a towel-lined baking sheet and pat dry, removing as much moisture as possible. Transfer to a bowl and add the canola oil. Season with kosher salt and pepper and toss to coat.
Place the potatoes in the fry basket and insert into the air fryer. Cook for 5 minutes, then increase the temperature to 390°F (199°C). Pull out the basket and, using tongs, toss and stir the potatoes. Return the basket to the fryer. Continue cooking until the potatoes are cooked through and golden brown on the outside, about 15 minutes more, opening the basket 2 or 3 times during cooking to toss and stir them.
Transfer the fries to a bowl, sprinkle with flaky sea salt and serve immediately. Serves 2.
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