I received an air fryer for Christmas from my sweet mother in law. I was very excited to get this. I wanted one so incredibly bad for weeks and weeks. I was surprised by how easy this is to use. I’ve made many different things in it since I got it. I’ve realized it’s very important not to over fill it and totally easy to do. I love how it tastes fried and yet has none of the bad stuff you get from actually frying. I always wanted to make homemade fries and such. The downfall to these fries is they do take longer to cook. This is really because they are fresh. Frozen fries and tater tots are semi precooked.
When I was a kid my mom used to do “fried taters”. This consisted of a big huge spoon of butter in a frying pan. Then you throw the potatoes in the pot. Afterwards, you throw a lid on it until it’s browned on the bottom, then you flip it, put the lid back on it. This recipe gives you that same feeling, but it’s somewhere between the fries you get at the grocery store and the “fried taters” my mama made.
1 tablespoon canola oil
Cut potatoes into fries as even as possible. Cover in water for 3o minutes. Drain water and lay out to dry completely (I lay them down on a paper towel then pat it dry). In a bowl, toss the potatoes with oil. Put into fryer. Cook per directions of the air fryer. BIG hint, during the process you need to shake these babies. Shake it more than you think you need to, this will ensure even cooking. After they have finished cooking, toss in a little salt, pepper, and paprika.