These crispy, flavorful fries are just like your fave fast food, but without all the grease!
Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices about 3/8" thick. Slice each section into sticks of the same thickness. Place sticks in large bowl.
Cover potato sticks with water. Let soak 5 minutes.
Drain and cover potatoes with boiling water, a few inches above potatoes. Let sit 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer to paper towels. Blot off excess water and let cool, at least 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat.
Preheat air fryer 380º F. Add potato sticks to air fryer basket in single layer. Cook until tips are light golden brown, between 12-16 minutes. Shake basket midway through cook time, then check and shake every 2-3 minutes until fries are done.
Add fries to large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, cayenne, and pepper to taste. Cook rest of fries in batches.
(Remember – no wine on Whole30!)
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
Obviously, if these are for the kids, don't give them wine. (I mean...) But for an adult snack, the saltiness of these fries goes so well with a light white or even a deeper red. I like:
- Sparkling white wine (in cans!), like 14K Bubbly White Wine
- Sauvignon Blanc, like 2019 Adelante Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
- Cabernet Sauvignon, like 2017 Fieldhouse Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County, California