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Air Fryer French Fries

Extra crispy on the outside, and perfectly tender on the inside - these Air Fryer French Fries are the absolute BEST you've ever had!  Say goodbye to deep-frying or oven-roasting, because these homemade fries are made with less oil, are so much healthier, and an absolute breeze to make.  Learn a few simple tricks to get super crisp edges every single time. 

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Recipe Video

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.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer French Fries
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.