Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

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The most epic, easy and simple air fryer pickle-brined fries with chipotle mayo! Brined to perfection: your potatoes are literally brined in salty, tangy dill pickle juice for 2 hours-overnight. Then tossed with dill, salt, and pepper. It’s then placed in the air fryer and served with a homemade chipotle aioli. Looking for more potato recipe? Check out our Herb Parmesan Fries with Lemon Garlic Aioli.

Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

What ingredients do you need for these pickle fries?

For the pickled potato fries: Large russet potatoes, dill pickle juice, dried dill, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper!

Paired nicely with our Chipotle Mayo!

A homemade mayo made with egg yolks, lemon juice, kosher salt, avocado oil, vinegar, chipotle in adobo and paprika.

Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Steps to Make Pickled Potato French Fries

Clean your potatoes

Start by scrubbing and washing your potatoes. Dry well on paper towels. Next, slice them in wedges and brine them with your pickle juice for 2 hours-overnight.

Make your mayo

In the meantime, make your mayo. In a mason jar or narrow deep cup, add in your egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, vinegar and avocado oil. Take your immersion blender and put the blade on the bottom of the cup.

Start on low speed and keep the blade towards the bottom on the jar. Allow it to get emulsified and once you see the oils mixing with the yolk, pulse and pull up. Your mayo should form this way. If it’s too watery, make sure you keep blending.

Place in a bowl with a pinch of paprika and your chipotle sauce, mix well and set aside!

Remove your potatoes from the brine and pat dry, but don’t rinse your potatoes. Toss with dried dill, olive oil, salt and pepper as well as a little dash more of pickle juice. Toss well.

Fry in the air fryer!

Add in your air fryer at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until your fries are crispy and cooked on the inside. Serve and top with a little bit of flakey salt, fresh dill and serve with your chipotle mayo.

Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions

What if I don’t want to make my own mayo?

Sub out the avocado oil and egg yolk and swap with store-bought mayo!

Is there an alternative method if I don’t have an air fryer?

Yes! Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place separated on a baking tray with a little bit more olive oil and bake for 30-45 minutes until fully cooked and crispy on the outside, flipping halfway.

You can also fry them. Just heat up neutral oil in a deep pot until HOT, fry in batches.

What if I don’t like spicy?

I would keep the paprika, however remove the chipotle since it is on the spicer side. You will have a paprika garlic mayo, which would be just as delicious!

Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

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Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Fries with Chipotle Mayo

The most epic, easy, and simple air fryer pickle-brined fries with chipotle mayo! Pickled potato fries will be your new favorite!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For The Fries

  • 2 large russet potatoes, in wedges/thin fries
  • 2 cups Dill Pickle Juice, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flaky salt and fresh dill for serving

For Your Chipotle Mayo

  • 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of sauce in chipotle in adobo , can
  • pinch of paprika

Instructions 

  • Start by scrubbing and washing your potatoes. Next, slice them in wedges and brine them with your pickle juice for 2 hours-overnight. You can alternatively just let them soak for 20-30 minutes as well and are in a pinch.
  • In the meantime, make your mayo. In a mason jar or narrow deep cup, add in your egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, vinegar and avocado oil. Take your immersion blender and put the blade on the bottom of the cup. 
  • Start on low speed and keep the blade towards the bottom on the jar. Allow it to get emulsified and once you see the oils mixing with the yolk, pulse and pull up. Your mayo should form this way. If it’s too watery, make sure you keep blending. 
  • Place in a bowl with a pinch of paprika and your chipotle sauce, mix well and set aside! Remove your potatoes from the brine and pat dry, but don’t rinse your potatoes. Toss with dried dill, olive oil, salt and pepper as well as a little dash more of pickle juice. Toss well. 
  • Add in your air fryer at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until your fries are crispy and cooked on the inside. 
  • Serve and top with a little bit of flakey salt, fresh dill and serve with your chipotle mayo.

Nutrition

Calories: 578kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 60g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 42g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 1780mg, Potassium: 28mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 152IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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