Crispy fries straight from the air fryer. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray the basket with nonstick spray. Cut potato in half lengthwise, and then into 1/4-inch slices. Cut slices into 1/4-inch sticks. Put fries in a bowl and rinse well under cold running water. Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towels.How to make French fries?
Cut the slices into 1/4-inch sticks. Put the fries in a medium bowl and rinse them well with cold water, then drain and pat dry with paper towels. Toss the fries with the oil in a medium bowl, then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper.Which potato to use for air fryer French fries?
When it comes to which potato to use for air fryer French fries, you have two options: Yukon gold potatoes and Idaho potatoes (also called russet potatoes). Each will yield a different result. Russet potatoes resulted in fries that were crispy outside, drier inside, and tasted most similar to fries you would eat in a restaurant.Do you need to peel potatoes in air fryer?
When making air fryer French fries, you do not need to peel the potatoes if you do not wish to. Personally, I like the bit of texture the skin adds as well as the vitamins in the skin, so I leave the skin on (the same is true of my Sweet Potato Fries and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes ).