French fries are a popular high-calorie fast food for young and old. But there is a healthy alternative for everyone.
Both children and adults like fries and they are popular finger food, especially in summer. However, fries do not have a very good reputation because they are very greasy and salty and are even said to promote prostate cancer. However, you can also easily make fries yourself and thus create a healthy alternative.
Make fries yourself: they can be so healthy
Compared to ready-made fries from the supermarket, homemade fries have a big advantage. While you can find a lot of unhealthy fats, spices, and E-substances in bought fries, with homemade fries you can decide for yourself which ingredients you want to use and thus have a precise overview of the ingredients that are in the fries. In addition, homemade fries taste better and are more environmentally friendly due to the lack of packaging waste.
Make fries yourself: the consistency
Before you want to make fries yourself, you should consider what consistency the fries should have. Depending on whether the fries should be creamy or airy, you should consider the following:
- Waxy potatoes make fries crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
- Mealy potatoes make fluffy fries.
Air fryer fries recipe
French fries from the hot air fryer are not only low in fat, but they are also prepared in an energy-saving manner. A hot air fryer does not have to preheat and is therefore ready to start at any time and the preparation only takes about 20 minutes. You can cook the potatoes raw in an air fryer. If you like, you can boil them beforehand and let them cool down.