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The Best Homemade Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate homemade air fryer French fries. Golden, flavorful, and guilt-free, these fries are crispy perfection in every bite!

Homemade Air Fryer Fries

I admit it, I love, love, love my air fryer! From the first time I used it, there was no going back to deep frying. It really has been a game changer for me.

The cooking process is incredibly simple and allows me to make so many different recipes in a fraction of the time it would take to make them in the oven.

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Today’s homemade French fries only need a couple of simple ingredients to make it and they are ready in no time. You are never in danger of having soggy fries either.

Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

Air Fryer Fries

Serve these delicious crispy fries with your favorite dipping sauces for the perfect alternative to fast food. We love this garlic aioli and white sauce for dipping all the things!

You can add them to any meal or enjoy them as a delicious snack. There is no wrong time or place for this French fry recipe!

Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

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Supplies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

Air Fryer Fries Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Large potatoes
  • Avocado oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
Air Fryer Fries Process

Instructions

1. Preheat your air fryer to 360°F for about 5 minutes.

2. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut potatoes into evenly sized fries, about 1/4 inch thick.

3. Place the potato fries in a large mixing bowl and cover them with cold water. Allow them to soak for 30 minutes to remove excess starch.

Air Fryer Fries Process

4. After soaking, drain the fries and pat them dry using a kitchen towel or paper towels.

Air Fryer Fries Process

5. Place the dried fries back into the bowl and drizzle with avocado oil. Toss well to ensure all the fries are coated.

6. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the oiled fries and toss again to evenly distribute the spices.

Air Fryer Fries Process

7. Carefully transfer the seasoned fries to the preheated air fryer basket. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer without overcrowding. You may need to cook them in batches.

Air Fryer Fries Process

8. Cook the fries in the air fryer for 20-25 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. The fries should turn golden brown and crispy.

9. Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Air Fryer Fries

10. Serve the homemade air fryer fries hot with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish to your main meal.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the fries and the type of air fryer you have. Adjust accordingly.

Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

Tips and Tricks

  • Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness and desired crispness of your fries.  Thicker fries may take longer, while thinner fries will be cooked more quickly.
  • For best results, choose starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold.
  • Make sure to cut the potatoes into evenly sized pieces for even cooking.
  • These fries are best enjoyed immediately after cooking for optimal crispiness.
  • Feel free to customize the seasoning or spices according to your taste preferences. Add other spices like garlic powder, onion powder, or chili powder for extra flavor. Try them with your favorite seasoning blend.
  • If you don’t yet have an air fryer, you can get similar results from this easy recipe by baking these healthy fries on a baking sheet in the oven. Adjust the baking time accordingly.
  • Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.
Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

How to Get the Best Results from Your Air Fryer

  • It’s important to preheat the air fryer to ensure even and consistent cooking.
  • Make sure your food is in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd the basket, as this may lead to uneven cooking. Cook in batches if needed to allow for adequate circulation of hot air.
  • Save on cleanup by lining your air fryer basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Clean your air fryer! I recommend washing by hand, but check your manual.
Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

FAQ

  • Everyone is talking about air frying. How exactly does an air fryer work? An air fryer cooks food quickly by radiating heat into the chamber that is then circulated through convection. This allows for food to be fried without the use of oils.
  • Could I use frozen fries in this recipe instead of making them from scratch? Yes, however cook temperature and time will vary.

This air fryer recipe is a great starting point. Once you know how to make these homemade fries, try switching it up to make other kinds of veggie fries, like these asparagus fries or sweet potato fries.

Adjust the seasonings. There are so many options for you to explore.

Homemade Air Fryer Fries Recipe

More Tasty Air Fryer Recipes

Now that you have experienced just how simple an air fryer is to use, I have tons of other easy air fryer recipes for you.

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Homemade Air Fryer Fries

Homemade Air Fryer Fries

Indulge in the ultimate homemade air fryer French fries. Golden, flavorful, and guilt-free, these fries are crispy perfection in every bite!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Heather Painchaud
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Ingredients
 

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F for about 5 minutes.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut potatoes into evenly sized fries, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the potato fries in a large mixing bowl and cover them with cold water. Allow them to soak for 30 minutes to remove excess starch.
  • After soaking, drain the fries and pat them dry using a kitchen towel or paper towels.
  • Place the dried fries back into the bowl and drizzle with avocado oil. Toss well to ensure all the fries are coated.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the oiled fries and toss again to evenly distribute the spices.
  • Carefully transfer the seasoned fries to the preheated air fryer basket. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer without overcrowding. You may need to cook them in batches.
  • Cook the fries in the air fryer for 20-25 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. The fries should turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the homemade air fryer fries hot with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish to your main meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 611mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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