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Air Fryer French Fries

These air fryer french fries are amazing---seriously! Perfectly crispy, and so much more flavorful than store bought, they are a great healthier alternative to deep fried fries.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 115kcal


  • 2 russet potatoes roughly 1 lb; scrubbed clean
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Cut a thin strip off the side of the potato, then sit it cut side down. Work your way along the potato making ¼ inch wide fries.
  • Add fries to a large bowl of cold water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes all the way up to 12 hours.
  • Drain and rinse the potatoes, then arrange on a clean dish towel. Pat dry with a second kitchen towel until the surface of the fries is dried.
  • Add to a bowl the fries, olive oil, and salt. Toss until thoroughly coated.
  • Heat air fryer to 390°F/200°C. Arrange fries in the air fryer in a single layer so that they are not touching.
  • Basket style air fryer- cook for a total of 13 minutes or until golden and crispy, flipping half way through. Work in batches to cook all fries; you can keep cooked fries warm by placing on a wire rack over a baking sheet and storing in the oven at 200°F.
  • Oven style air fryer- cook for a total time of 20 minutes or until golden and crispy, rotating the trays halfway through. All air fryers cook differently so keep an eye on them!
  • Add additional salt to taste, and serve immediately.



Fries may be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. 
Heat the air fryer to 390°F/200°C. Arrange fries in the basket and heat for 3-5 minutes, shaking occasionally, until fries are warmed through. You may wish to add additional salt to taste.
  • add ½ teaspoon onion or garlic powder
  • add ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika for color and smoky flavor
  • sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve


Serving: 0.25lb | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg