Air Fryer Shoestring Fries

Air Fryer Shoestring Fries You’re going to adore these air fryer shoestring fries if you prefer thin, crispy fries! With just the right amount of oil, the air fryer creates delightfully crispy fries, and my combination of savory seasonings makes them delicious.

Do you enjoy French fries that are crispy? Or do you constantly reach down to the bottom of the pile for those limp, mushy fries? I’m crazy about the crispy, which is why I adore these shoestring fries made in an air fryer.

Because they are little, thin fries, they can get extremely crispy when cooking. And they’re perfect for cooking in the air fryer, which means a lot less work. When you can achieve the same results with far less oil, who wants to mess with deep-frying?


Ingredients For Air Fryer Shoestring Fries:

  • Three large russet potatoes, peeled and soaked in cold water
  • Three cups of ice
  • Canola, vegetable, and maize oils also work well with ¼ cup peanut oil. Avoid using olive oil.
  • To taste, add salt and pepper.
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika, according to taste
  • one tsp powdered garlic
  • Five tsp vegan mayonnaise
  • Eight tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4  teaspoon of truffle oil


Instructions For Air Fryer Shoestring Fries:


  • Cut the potatoes into slices. Slicing potatoes using a mandolin set to “julienne” is one option. In case you don’t own a mandolin, cut the potatoes into 1/8″ x 1/8″ matchsticks using a sharp knife. If you want them to be crispy, don’t make them any thicker than this.
  • Let them soak. Transfer the cut potatoes to a big bowl. After adding the ice, cover them with water. Gently stir twice. Give them half an hour to soak. Once again, discard the water and repeat the procedure. One hour should be the whole soaking time.
  • Desiccate them. Place the potatoes on paper towels after straining the water. Dry them entirely with a pat.
    Apply grease to them. Set the air fryer’s temperature to 400°F. Pour the oil over the potatoes in a big bowl. Toss them until all of the oil has been applied.
  • Cook them. Make sure not to overlap the potatoes when you place them in the air fryer basket after they have been greased. Work may need to be done in batches. For five minutes, air fried the french fries.
  • Give the basket a shake. Air fried them for a further five to seven minutes, or until crispy and golden. Take them out of the heat with care. To cool, place them on a platter covered with paper towels or a wire rack.
  • Put some spice on them. To taste, add more salt and pepper. Over the fries, scatter the garlic powder and smoked paprika. Leave them to cool.
  • Prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the truffle oil, mustard, and vegan mayo until thoroughly blended. Serve the sauce on the side alongside your fries.


Notes for storage: Shoestring fries that are left over can be kept in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container. When it’s time to reheat them, put the fries in the air fryer basket and heat them for two to three minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. When reheating fries, avoid overlapping them for optimal results.

To freeze: Transfer the cooked and cooled fries to a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to three months. To reheat, just put them in the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for about five minutes, or until thoroughly warm.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 305 kcal, 26g of carbohydrates, 4g of protein, 21g of fat, 3g of saturated fat, 4g of polyunsaturated fat, 6g of monounsaturated fat, 0.004g of trans fat, 416 mg of sodium, 581 mg of potassium, 3g of fiber, 1g of sugar, 117 IU of vitamin A, 7 mg of vitamin C, 37 mg of calcium, and 2 mg of iron.

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