RV Kitchen Cooking: Airfryer French Fries

 RV Kitchen Cooking: Airfryer French Fries

Want a great appliance for your RV Kitchen Cooking? Try an airfryer

More and more people are using these devices to cook delicious, healthy meals. With an air fryer, anyone can prepare fries, potato wedges, cheese sticks, crispy chicken, and other foods that are typically off-limits on most diets. An Airfryer requires little or no oil, which makes it ideal for those who want to lose weight or just eat clean.

Airfryer lids fit on 6qt. Instant Pots… Perfect for RV adventures!

I purchased an Airfryer lid that fits on a 6qt and 8 qt Instant Pot as a way of having the Airfryer and Instant Pot features available to plug in when at an RV campsite and decrease the amount of storage space needed!  The unit I have is made by Sous Vide Art.  Check out the recipe that follow this article for making fresh homemade French fries in an Airfryer.

How Do Airfryers Work?

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Just because you’re on a diet, you don’t have to give up your favorite snacks. French fries, chicken wings, fish sticks, and onion rings have been considered harmful because of their high fat content and typical frying of these foods results in the loss of nutrients during the cooking process. Traditional frying also increases the glycemic index of these food which is not a good thing as it causing insulin spikes.

Relax

An Airfryer allows you to enjoy these foods without having to worry about the extra sugar and fats. These cooking devices preserve the nutritional value of food and require minimum oil.  They use hot-air (high heat Convection) circulation to cook meat, vegetables, and fruit evenly in a small amount of oil, giving you a crisp tasty result… without the fat!  Your favorite snacks will taste amazing and have a nice crisp to the outer edge. Once you start using an airfryer, you won’t crave junk food anymore.

Do You Really Need an Airfryer?

These appliances are ideal for busy moms, dieters, athletes, college students, and people looking to eat healthy. Most meals take less than 15 minutes to prepare, and taste just like those fried in oil. For instance, French fries cooked in the Air Fryer contain up to 80 percent less fat compared to those fried in a pan.

Due to their compact design, Airfryers are easy to store and take little space. These devices can be cleaned within minutes. If you have limited space in the kitchen or RV Galley, you should definitely get an air fryer. This appliance can cook a multitude of foods, from fish and chips to sweet potato crisps, steak, drumsticks, and burgers and in a healthier way than old fashioned frying.

I purchased an Airfryer lid that fits on a 6qt and 8 qt Instant Pot as a way of having the Airfryer and Instant Pot features available to plug in when at an RV campsite and decrease the amount of storage space needed!  The unit I have is made by Sous Vide Art.  Check out the recipe that follow this article for making fresh homemade French fries in an Airfryer.

Serves 1 – 2 people

Ingredients

2 medium or 1 large sized Russet potatoes

1 tbsp vegetable oil

baking spray

sea salt to taste

Directions

  1. Read the manual that come with your particular Airfyer and recommend heat and cooking time.  The following are tips regarding the Sous Vide Art Airfryer.
  2. Wash uncooked Russet potatoes, remove any bruised spots or ‘eyes' spuds then set aside.
  3.  Using a flexible cutting board and a sharp knife, cut the potatoes lengthwise into 4″ lengths.
  4.  Turn the potatoes and cut each length again in 1/4″ cuts lengthwise (creating French fries that are approximately 4″ long by 1/4″ wide.
  5. Place cut uncooked fried in a medium bowl and cover with cool water for 30 minute to release excess starch from the potatoes.  This will increase the crispness of the cooked fries.
  6. After the soak, place the potatoes on a clean dish towel and pat them dry.
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Aifryer French Fries are perfect for RV Kitchen cooking

       7. Set cooking rack in the stainless steel liner of your Instant Pot.

       8. Spray fry basket with baking spray, add uncooked sliced fries to the basket.

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       9. Place the basket of fries on top of the cooking rack. 

     10. Place Airfryer lid on the Instant Pot, plug the lid (only) into the electrical outlet if using the sous vide Airfyer.  Note:  Do not plug in the Instant Pot  just plug in the Airfryer (on this particular model.

     11. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F.

     12. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the fries are cooked through and starting to take on a light amber color and crispness. Note: Pause the Airfryer every 5 minutes during the cooking time.  Use the tongs to rearrange the placement of the potatoes.                      

     13. Remove the Airfryer lid and turn off the heat off of the Airfryer at the completion of cooking.  Remove the fries to a plate using the tongs.  Serve as a side dish.

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Want more RV Recipes? My cookbook Small Kitchen Big Flavors! is available at a great Introductory Price on eBay and my blog site at: http:/smallkitchenbigflavorsblog.wordpress.com

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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  • Might you provide a link to the source for this air fryer unit? I visited the sous vide art website and the unit available there is much larger and would be truly cumbersome in an RV. It doesn’t appear to be the same model. Help?

    • Hello – Amazon is where I purchased my Airfryer lid from. It fits 6qt. and 8 qt. models. I personally have a 3 qt and a 6 qt. Instant Pot. I would only bring a 6 qt in the RV if I was planning on cooking for a group… however if you have a ‘stick and bricks’ (home base), you could definitely use a 6 qt. Instant Pot to cook up some make ahead meals. Chef MJ

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