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How to Cook French Fries in Nuwave Air Fryer

French Fries in Nuwave Air Fryer
How to Cook French Fries in Nuwave Air Fryer

Cooking French fries in a Nuwave Air Fryer is a great way to enjoy crispy and delicious fries without the excessive oil used in traditional deep frying. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

You’ll need the following ingredients to cook French fries in a Nuwave Air Fryer:

To get the authentic test, cook French fries in a Nuwave Air Fryer with the following ingredients:

  1. Potatoes (russet or any variety suitable for frying)
  2. Olive oil or cooking spray
  3. Salt and seasoning (optional)


Here I’ve provided all the straightforward methods for making French fries with a Nuwave Air Fryer.

Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer

Turn on your Nuwave Air Fryer and preheat it to around 400°F (200°C). The preheating process usually takes a few minutes.

Step 2: Prepare the Potatoes:

Wash the potatoes thoroughly and peel them if desired. Cut the potatoes into even-sized matchsticks or thin strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. This will ensure even cooking.

Step 3: Soak the Potatoes (optional):

For extra crispy fries, you can soak the cut potatoes in cold water for 20-30 minutes. This step helps remove excess starch, resulting in crispier fries.

Step 4: Dry the Potatoes:

After soaking (if you chose to do so), drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Removing excess moisture will help in achieving crispiness.

Step 5: Season the Potatoes (optional):

You can season the potatoes with salt, pepper, or any other preferred seasoning to add flavor. Alternatively, you can season the fries after they are cooked.

Step 6: Add Oil:

Lightly spray or toss the potato strips with a little olive oil to help them become crispy during cooking. You can use a cooking spray for an even application. Avoid using too much oil to keep the fries healthier.

Step 7: Air Fry the French Fries:

Place the seasoned and oiled potato strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding the basket, as it can lead to uneven cooking. If needed, cook the fries in batches.

Step 8: Cook Time:

Cook the French fries in the Nuwave Air Fryer for approximately 15-20 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, shake or toss the fries in the basket to ensure even cooking.

Step 9: Check for Doneness:

Check the fries for crispiness and golden color. Depending on the thickness of the fries and the desired level of crispiness, you may need to adjust the cooking time.

Step 10: Serve:

Once the fries are done, remove them from the air fryer and season with additional salt or other seasonings if desired. Serve immediately while they are still hot and crispy.

Enjoy your homemade crispy French fries without the guilt of excess oil! Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions provided with your Nuwave Air Fryer for the best results.

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