Basic cooking method



  • Scrub or peel the potatoes
  • Cut the potatoes into pieces shaped like fries, wedges, slices or cubes.
  • Rinse the cut potatoes with cold tap water: this removes the excess starch
  • Pat the potato pieces dry using a clean tea towel of paper towels
  • Preheat the air fryer to 120°C
  • Preparing potatoes in the air fryer requires double frying: fry the potatoes the first time for 10 minutes
  • Allow the potatoes to cool
  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°C
  • Then air-fry the potatoes a second time until they are golden brown and crispy, which will take about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt or herbs on the potatoes to taste


Do not air-fry too many potatoes all at the same time: we refer you to the manual of the air fryer for guidelines concerning maximum amounts.


Jac van den Oord - Potatoes to deep-fry or bake in the air fryer

Cooking potatoes in an air fryer is a basic cooking method in which the choice for a certain potato variety is a very decisive factor: the use of the wrong potato variety will greatly influence the end result. The potatoes will not be crispy and/or will brown too quickly. Not every potato variety is suitable for preparing in the air fryer. This is mostly due to the starch content of the potato. You will achieve the best results with our Fries potatoes from our ‘Special Purpose Potatoes’ line: these potatoes are specially selected for their air-frying qualities! You can make delicious, crispy, golden brown fries!

Tip! Portion size

We recommend a portion size of approx. 200 grams of fries per person: if you intend to peel the potatoes, then you should observe an amount of approx. 250 grams per person.