So I know many people don't have the CrispLid, air fryer lid or Instant Pot duo crisp yet, and they still wanna make healthy pressure cooker french fries. That's why I created this recipe :]
The potatoes in this dish are really tasty, however they are not as crisp as the original recipe or the regular fried french fries.
So in fact you make something like baked potato strips.
Instant Pot French Fries (original version)
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Can I use sweet potatoes?
Yes, you can use sweet potatoes for this recipe and make yam fries.
Instant Pot Potato Recipes
Instant Pot Sausage and Potatoes
Instant Pot Green Beans and Potatoes
Instant Pot French Fries without Crisplid
One of the easiest way to prepare perfectly spiced French fries at home… Surely you would love to make these fries again and again.Print Pin Rate
- 1 lb potatoes
- 1 cup water for the Instant Pot
- 3 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- any other spices you like to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into ¼-inch thick strips.
- Pour water into your Instant Pot and place the trivet correctly.
- On a bowl, mix the potatoes with the oil and the spices.
- Place the potatoes on the trivet.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release for 10 minutes and then the a quick release.
- Open the lid, serve and enjoy. You an add more spices to taste 🙂
Calories: 181kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 2g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 591mg Potassium: 483mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 79IU Vitamin C: 25mg Calcium: 16mg Iron: 1mg
Optional: After cooking, put the fries under the broiler for extra crispness.
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21 thoughts on “Instant Pot French Fries without CrispLid”
How much water do you put in the instant pot when making fries?
When you put the potatoes in the bowl do you put the bowl in the instant pot
I just ordered the Instant Pot Duo Crisp, but read tonight that the IPDC is somewhat inferior as both an instant pot and air fryer - that it would be better to have a regular instant pot and stand alone air fryer. Elsewhere I read a convection oven works better to air fry. What are your thoughts? I've never used either, so new to all of it. I can see the Duo Crisp does not have all the pre-set settings. I assume that means I would just need to get recipes and follow.
How do you cook? What setting?
Just a regular pressure cooking.
I use the CrispLid for my Fries. Works Great as long as you watch them.
Yes you are right Tom! Using Crisplid make them really crispy and yet healthy.
You can check out the original Instant Pot french Fries Recipe
I just made these. As others said, they were not crispy. I found they were like baked potatoes. I left the skin on my potatoes. I love potatoes in pretty much every form, so I’m not upset by the outcome. I simply have ideas for the next time I make these.
At least you liked and ate them :]
Thanks for the comment.
They were tasty and all, but def not crispy. What am I missing?
Glad they were tasty.
It's hard to make them crispy without broiling them at the end. Without that step, the potatoes are more like boiled \ baked potatoes.
It says at the bottom of the recipe to put them under a broiler for a few min to crisp them up. This recipe does not crisp them much.
Just wondered what you used to slice the potatoes. And how do the fries get crispy?
I'm using a simple knife since I'm an old fashioned guy :]
On this recipe unfortunately, the fries are not that crisp as I mentioned above.
Agree, same question. Me n tators dont mix well. My hunny can slice them small, was looking up instant pot instead of the deep fryer!
If you want crispy fries made easier, look into the crisp lid or an air fryer!
Can you use olive or other kinds of oil?
Yes you can :] In my opinion olive or canola oil are the best.
Yes! I just used olive oil. Coated small baby russets (enough for 2 servings *I'm the only one eating and cooking and cleaning ha ha*). And I put season salt on - for more of a Arby's taste. I'm making a cheeseburger for supper (I used to get Hello Fresh weekly food boxes and tossed my meat in my freezer. And the fresh ingredients dont last long. (But rather than tossing 6 baby russets, bc everything else went bad, I washed them, and sliced them, tonight. All that's missing is some jalapeno cheese sauce, for dipping & mushrooms, for my burger ... but everything is tastefully awesome!
Wow, that sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it!