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How to Make Crispy Air Fryer French Fries

How to Make Crispy Air Fryer French Fries
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1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes

2 teaspoons canola oil or other vegetable oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


Soak the potatoes. Scrub the potatoes clean and slice them long ways, 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Soak them in a bowl of ice water for at least an hour, or up to 24 hours if need be.

Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the bowl and lay them out on a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Dry them thoroughly, and then transfer them to a medium bowl and toss them with the oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Remove the air fryer basket and add the potatoes, positioning them as evenly as you can. Set the timer for 10 minutes and fry the potatoes. Slide the basket out, toss the potatoes to redistribute them—you may notice some spots look more air fried than others. Fry for another 10 to 12 minutes, until they start to look dry and crispy. and taste. They should crisp up a little bit as they cool. Toss with additional rosemary, salt, and/or pepper if desired. If for some reason you find yourself in a situation with leftovers, you can refrigerate them, covered for a few days. Simply reheat them in a little oil in a hot cast iron pan or skillet and they’ll perk right back up.