Mastering Crispy French Fries With Your Air Fryer

Do you love french fries but hate the unhealthy fat and calories that come with them?

If so, you will love air fryers.

They allow you to make delicious, crispy french fries without all of the added oil.

In this article, I will show you how to make the perfect french fries in your air fryer.

So whether you are a beginner or an expert, keep reading for tips and tricks on how to make the best french fries ever.

How do you make crispy french fries in an air fryer?

The trick here is to use oil, with the right amount!

You need to know that it is hard to make crispy french fries without using oil.

But there are ways.

You can use just a little bit of oil on the outside of the food so it cooks quickly and gets crispy.

It is important not to use too much oil, because the less oil, the crispier your food will be.

Oil will also help other foods like meat or poultry get really crispy too; it can be brushed onto them before cooking or they can be marinated first for even better results.

High-starch potatoes are also a factor that makes the fries crispier.

They have more starch than some varieties and less water.

The combination of these two things makes them perfect for very crisp french fries (as well as dry, fluffy baked potatoes).

Low-starch potatoes lack starch and have more moisture, so they cannot be as crispy.

How do you make french fries stay crispy?

Put the french fries on a cooling rack that is over a baking sheet.

If you are frying more batches, then put the whole setup into a low oven so they stay warm.

How do you make fast food fries crispy?

1. Heat oil in a pan.

2. Pour it all over the bottom of the pan.

3. The oil will fry the fries again and make them extra crispy.

Why does soaking fries make them crispy?

Soaking the fries in water makes them less likely to be soft in the middle.

The water will also help to remove some of the starch, which will make them crispy.

Why are soggy fries so good?

When you cook fries at a high temp, water goes inside them.

The outside becomes crisp and the inside moist.

When they cool, the water comes out from the inside of the fry and makes it soggy on the outside.

Why should you double fry French fries?

There are two theories as to why you should double fry French fries.

The first theory is that the first fry will create a watertight barrier, so the fries will stay moist when you fry them a second time.

The second theory is that the first fry will cook the fries all the way through, so they won’t be raw in the middle when you’re done frying them.

Why are my french fries soggy?

The reason your french fries are greasy, limp, or soggy is that the sugar and starch in them were not cooked properly.

When these ingredients are exposed to high heat, they should not become over-browned.

How do you make fries not soggy?

You can blot as much moisture as possible from the fries.

Then heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

After that, lightly oil a baking sheet and heat the fries for 5 minutes.

Check them and if they are not crispy enough for you, then heat them for 5 more minutes.

How do you make air fries crispy again?

To make your air fries crispy again, place them in a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer.

Put it on at 350 degrees and wait three to six minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.

Most will take five minutes.

How do you keep Mcdonald’s fries warm?

You can keep McDonald’s fries warm by putting them in the bag horizontally at the bottom and stacking the burgers on top.

This will help keep them warm.

Should I soak french fries before frying?

If you want good fries, soak the potatoes for at least 8 hours.

It can be as long as 24 hours if you want.

You will need to have a plan for the meal, but it will make your work easier.

Then you can fry them by using baking potatoes and leaving the skin on the potato too.

How do you make Mcdonald’s air fries?

To make McDonald’s air fries, you will first need to put the fries in a single layer on the air fryer tray or air fryer basket.

Try to make sure that none of the fries are overlapping.

Then, set the temperature to 400°F (200°C) and cook for 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes, let the fries cool for 1-2 minutes before eating them.

They will continue to crisp up as they cool down.

Are McDonald’s fries soggy?

McDonald’s fries are good.

But like other takeaway fries, they can go a bit soggy.

This is because the heat doesn’t keep them warm.


The key to making delicious crispy french fries in an air fryer is to use the right oil with the right amount.

If you’ve been struggling with this, try using a frying pan or skillet and cooking them up stovetop until they are crisp on all sides before transferring them to your air fryer.

You can also use one of these oils for the best results.

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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