Wednesday, January 25, 2017

French fries in air fryer

If there is a contest between all 'the world's most favorite foods' , then I am sure French fries will win that crown.  From kids to grandparents, I have never seen anyone saying no to it. But with the rise of calorie consciousness, everybody wants this to be inside their calorie limit.  In those moments our airfryer comes as the helping hand. It won't be too much, if I say airfryers and French fries are made for each other. Of all the recipes I made using the airfryer, Potato fries came absolutely the same like oil fried.
I couldn't believe the results I got. I have used russet potatoes, as it is more starchy and it is believed to produce the best French fries. Here is an interesting link to know more about different varieties of potatoes.

Preparing an authentic French fry is like an art. It has many steps and here is how pros do it.

I have my own version for airfried potatoes and I am sure it gives a perfect fry, which tastes more similar to oil fried ones.

Air fried French fries

Russet potato - 1 (large)
Himalayan pink salt (or) sea salt - 1/8 tsp
turmeric powder - a pinch
extra virgin olive oil - 1 tsp

Preheat the airfryer for 5 minutes at 400 F.
Rinse the potato and remove the skin.
Slice it into long strips of 1/3 inch thickness.
Put in a bowl and add other ingredients.
Mix well.
Put this in the airfryer basket.
Cook at 400 F for 5 minutes, take out and toss well.
Start cooking again at 350 F for 5 more minutes.
Check every 3 minutes and mine got ready by 8 minutes.
The potato will become crispy on outside and soft inside.
It will get a golden color with a hint of mild red in some spots.  That is the perfect stage.
Take out and enjoy while it is hot.

This fries tastes much similar to restaurant made (while hot). It gets soft , if left outside for more time.  But it can be made crispier again using airfryer.

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