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Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Homemade Air Fryer French Fries are easy to make extra crispy with this simple recipe! Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for a healthier snack or side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 122 kcal


  • 1 lb. russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • ½ - ¾ tsp. salt to taste


  1. Heat air fryer to 375°F for at least 3 minutes.

  2. Cut potatoes into long strips (4-6 inches in length) that are ½” wide by ¼” thick.
  3. Place cut fries in a large bowl of cool water and let soak for 20-30 minutes. This step helps to remove the starchy outer coating so they crisp up perfectly.
  4. Drain the cut potatoes and thoroughly dry off with a dish towel.
  5. Add fries to a large bowl. Drizzle oil and sprinkle in salt. Toss fries until completely coated.
  6. Place fries into the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they do not touch on any of the sides. If using a 6-quart model, you will need to cook the fries in 2 batches in order to do this.
  7. Cook fries for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  8. For extra crispy or larger fries: Shake the basket and return the fries to the fryer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  9. Serve air fryer French fries with ketchup, mayonnaise, Sriracha Mayo, or homemade Remoulade Sauce. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • If you're cooking fries in batches, heat your oven to 250°F.  Add the first batch of fries to a baking sheet and pop them in the oven to keep them warm while the second batch is cooking.
  • To Store: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.