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Use your air fryer to make these delicious garlic and chive fries. No air fryer? Make ’em in the oven.
Garlic And Chive Fries: Excellent!
These are some of the tastiest potatoes I ever ate. Even more amazing is how simple they are.
First they use simple seasonings and ingredients. Secondly, they’re simple to make. Even though you start with whole fresh potatoes, they’re still easy and well worth the minimal effort.
I didn’t bother to peel the potatoes. The skin gives them a more rustic appearance and, well, I’m lazy so there’s that.
If you have a french fry cutter or mandolin that will make that kind of cut, it’s ridiculously easier to make.
No Air Fryer?
My first recommendation is–get one!! They’re fabulous for so many things, especially wings!
However if you don’t have one, you can still make these fries! You just do them in the oven and I give directions in the recipe card. As a matter of fact, the original recipe was for the oven and I converted it to air fryer. I also made other changes.
Any time I can, I prefer to use fresh herbs, so I used some fresh chives I grow in my hydroponic garden. I also added lots more garlic because, well….
At any rate, you can adjust what I used to your personal taste. If you don’t like too much garlic, reduce that to half. And of course if you’re watching your sodium, you can ditch the salt. These fries are tasty even without any.
Whenever you make french fries from scratch, it’s always advised to place them in ice water.
The water removes surface starch and the ice is necessary to get them cold enough so that they crisp. I even read recently that some chefs actually partially freeze the fresh fries for that purpose.
Always make sure that you dry the cut potatoes as thoroughly as possible for maximum crispness.
Air Fryer Garlic Chive Fries
- 4 russet potatoes medium sized
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs fresh chives
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Fill a large bowl with ice water. Cut potatoes into shoe string size pieces. Place potatoes in ice water and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and dry thoroughly on paper towels.
- Place dried potatoes in another large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss well so they’re all coated with the oil.
- Place potatoes in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer. Set fryer to 400F/200C and fry for 20-25 minutes, shaking basket a few times during cooking.
- OVEN METHOD: Preheat oven to 450F/225C. Spread potatoes on a foil lined large baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking.