My home-made fries did not turn out as I expected. What can I do?


If you want to make good home-made fries in the airfryer, pay attention to the following:
- Choose a variety of potato suitable for making fries.
- It is best to bake the fries in portions of up to 20 oz. for an even result.
- Larger fries can be less crispy than smaller fries.
- Shake the basket 2-3 times during the air frying process.

Instructions on how to prepare Home-made fries:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into sticks.
  2. Soak the potato sticks in a bowl for at least 30 minutes, take them out and dry them with kitchen paper.
  3. Pour half a tablespoon of olive oil into a bowl, put the sticks in the bowl and mix until the sticks are coated with oil.
  4. Remove the sticks from the bowl with your fingers or a kitchen utensil so that excess oil stays in the bowl. Put the sticks in the basket.
  5. Fry the potato sticks at 350°F and shake the basket halfway through the hot air frying process. Shake 2-3 times if you are preparing more than 25 oz. of fries.

    Type and Amount (oz.) Temperature Time
    Home-made fries 10-30 (oz.) 355°F 18-25 minutes
    shake basket 2-3 times

Note: Add 3 minutes to the preparation time if you start frying while the airfryer is still cold.

Tip: Guaranteed good results are much easier to obtain if you use pre-baked frozen or chilled fries from the supermarket.
When you prepare pre-baked (e.g. frozen) fries or potato gratin, you can follow the instructions below.

Type and Amount (oz.) Temperature Time
Thin frozen fries 10-25 (oz.) 390°F 12-16 minutes
shake basket 2-3 times
Thick frozen fries 10-25 (oz.) 390°F 12-20 minutes
shake basket 2-3 times
Potato gratin 20 (oz.) 350°F 18-22 minutes

Note: Add 3 minutes to the preparation time if you start frying while the airfryer is still cold.

If the above information did not help to solve your problem, please contact Philips Consumer Care.

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