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Spicy French Fries using an Airfryer

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

Potato French Fries are an all time favorite. This versatile dish can be eaten on its own as a snack or as a side dish with burgers, steak, grilled chicken etc. Fries are generally served with dips like tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, gravy or even topped with cheese. So how about some spicy french fries. French fries are traditionally done by deep frying in hot oil. Here we use an Airfryer to fry them. Using an Airfryer to cook French Fries contains up to 80 percent less fat than fries done using hot oil.

 800 g Potatoes (3 large potatoes)
 2 tsp Cornflour
 2 tsp Olive oil
 ½ tsp Red chilli powder
 ½ tsp Paprika powder
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
 ¼ tsp Dried oregano
 ¼ tsp Dried marjoram
 ¼ tsp Dried basil
 ¼ tsp Dried thyme
 Salt to taste

Wash, wipe, dry, peel and cut the potatoes into thin strips.


In a casserole, boil water and once the water is boiling, blanch the potatoes in boiling water for four (4) minutes. After four minutes, remove the potatoes from the water and rinse the potatoes in cold water. Pat dry the potatoes in a dry kitchen towel.


Combine the corn starch and and spices in a small bowl and mix well.


In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the potatoes and the olive oil. Mix the potatoes well with the olive oil. Sprinkle the dry spices onto the potatoes and toss everything together to coat the potatoes. The potatoes are now ready for airfrying.

Fries coated with spices

Cooking in the Airfryer

Preheat the airfryer to 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 3 minutes.


Place the potatoes inside the cooking basket and set the timer for 10 minutes, shaking the potatoes in between. After 10 minutes, increase the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and set the timer for another 2 minutes or cook until it is golden brown.
Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.

French Fries Cooked in an Airfryer