These air fryer cottage fries are so crispy — and pair perfectly with a delicious chipotle mayo

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Skip splattering oil and the mess traditional frying makes by using an air fryer to make these crispy cottage fries. While you’ll use less oil, there’s still tons of flavor. The fries are topped with flakey sea salt and microgreens, and served with a homemade chipotle mayo.


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  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400° F for five minutes.
  2. Clean and dry the potatoes.
  3. Slice the potatoes about 1/4-inch thick and put the slices into cold water for about three minutes.
  4. Drain the water and pat the potatoes with a paper towel to dry. Toss them with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer. Fry for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to mix up the potato slices.
  6. While the potatoes cook, prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the chipotle mayo ingredients together until well combined.
  7. Top cottage fries with more flakey sea salt and microgreens. Serve with chipotle mayo.

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