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Back to fries in the NFG on air crisp mode.  A whole (medium sized) russet.  18 minutes at 390F.  Perfect!   Nice and crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.  Only planned on eating half, but they all vanished somehow.

 

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And finally here are the same fries made in the BSOA.  They were cooked on air fry mode at 425F for 22 minutes.  They were OK, but some were overcooked, others were undercooked, not many were just right.  (Didn't keep me from eating them.)  But the BSOA comes in a distant second to the Ninja Foodi Grill, so the win goes to Ninja.

 

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Next I am going to try fries in the NFG without the half hour water soak.  Instead I am just going to rinse them.  I do that anyway, putting them in a bowl, filling with water, dumping and repeating before the longer soak.  In the first two rinses you can see the starch in the water.  None in the long soak.  And why do we care if the excess starch is removed anyway?  Isn't one of Kenji' secrets to crispier oven potatoes to rough up the surface so more starch is exposed?

 

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Another fries experiment:  It's common wisdom to soak the fries in cold water for 30 minutes before drying, oiling then air frying.  I have noticed that if I rinse the fries twice then after that the water doesn't get cloudy, so I wondered if just two quick rinses would be as good as 30 minute soak.  The answer is yes!  

 

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@Kerry Bealwas chatting with me today about the Dutch potato spice as she headed to our local Dutch store for somee cheese. I did not want any of the spice but I did want some roasted potatoes. Here they are done in the air fryer (380°F for 20 minutes) I simply tossed them in a little olive oil and seasoned with some coarse salt. 

My favourite thing to do in the air fryer these days is Johnsonville brats. No fuss. No muss. No mess. I simply remove them from the refrigerator and from their packaging, place them in a nonstick tiny cake pan and bake them in the air fryer at 350°F for 15 minutes. I flip them at the half way mark. They are always perfectly cooked and there is no need to watch over them.  
 

 

 

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@Kerry Bealwas chatting with me today about the Dutch potato spice as she headed to our local Dutch store for somee cheese. I did not want any of the spice but I did want some roasted potatoes. Here they are done in the air fryer (380°F for 20 minutes) I simply tossed them in a little olive oil and seasoned with some coarse salt. 

My favourite thing to do in the air fryer these days is Johnsonville brats. No fuss. No muss. No mess. I simply remove them from the refrigerator and from their packaging, place them in a nonstick tiny cake pan and bake them in the air fryer at 350°F for 15 minutes. I flip them at the half way mark. They are always perfectly cooked and there is no need to watch over them.  
 

 

Thank you for reminding me of these simple uses for the air fryer and for some more good ways to cook potatoes. We've been traveling for 6 months and the air fryer has sat unused at home for all that time. Meanwhile, we came home with a surfeit of potatoes, and they're sprouting almost faster than we can use them. I think tonight it will be air fryer time!

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chicken thighs tossed with smoked paprika, onion powder and garlic salt. Into the air fryer at 380°F for 20 minutes. I flipped them after 10 minutes. These were very small thighs and I think I could have cut a few minutes off the time. 

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Carrots tossed in olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and then roasted in the air fryer at 350°F for 18 minutes. 

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Chicken Kiev (frozen, store-bought) 360°F for 18 minutes.   Works every time.  Also  posted In breakfast thread. 

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Not everything works in the air fryer! Forget broccoli — the texture is horrible. 

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