Air Fryer Essentials: Malt Vinegar Crispy Fries

Andy Anderson !


These are awesome fries with just the barest hint of apple cider, and hot sauce.

The boiling step, combined with air frying, makes them creamy on the inside, with a hint of apple cider, and crispy on the outside with a hint of hot sauce. The perfect chip.

In the photo, I am serving them with ketchup, and my new mystery burger.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
10 Min
15 Min
Air Fryer




  • 1 lb
    yukon gold potatoes, skins on, or off… your choice
  • 2 qt
    water (1.9 liters)
  • 2 Tbsp
    malt vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt, kosher variety

  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored oil
  • 2 tsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind

How to Make Air Fryer Essentials: Malt Vinegar Crispy Fries


  2. Yukon gold are the best for this recipe; second best would be red potatoes. Russets will not work, because they will fall apart when boiled.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place the water in a pot and bring up to the boil.
  5. While the water is coming up to the boil, cut up your potatoes. I leave the skins on; however, if you prefer, you can peel before cutting… Up to you.
  6. Add the salt, and apple cider vinegar to the boiling water, then add the potatoes.
  7. As soon as the pot comes back to the boil, set a timer for 4 minutes.
  8. After 4 minutes, remove from the water, drain on paper towels, and allow to cool down for 15 minutes.
  9. While the taters are cooling, whisk together the oil coating ingredients in a small bowl.
  10. Throw in the fries and toss to evenly coat.
  11. Add them to the basket of your air fryer, set the temperature to 400f (205c), and cook until crispy, about 14 – 16 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fries.
  12. Chef’s Note: About every 2 – 3 minutes, shake the basket. This will keep the fries from sticking together and allow them to evenly cook.
  14. Serve while nice and hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Air Fryer Essentials: Malt Vinegar Crispy Fries

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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