Air Fryer Fries

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Enjoy the crispiest Air Fryer Fries, robustly seasoned and delivering the best crunchy texture. You’ll hardly believe these are made with minimal oil and aren’t deep fried!

Big plate of Air Fryer Fries ready to be enjoyed!

Air Fryer Fries Are…

  1. More nutritious: Far less oil than deep-frying.
  2. Simple: Easy for any cooking level.
  3. Tasty: The best seasoning blend!
  4. Quick: Fast prep and cook time.
  5. Budget-friendly: Uses basic ingredients.

Ingredients prepped out for easy preparation.

Air Fryer Fries Ingredients

  • Russet potatoes: We want a high-starch potato for maximum crispiness.
  • Olive oil: Important for crisping.
  • Garlic powder and onion powder: Add flavor with no chopping required!
  • Paprika: Use sweet for a milder flavor, smoked for more depth.
  • Dried oregano and dried parsley: These dried herbs offer a more complex flavor.
  • Fine sea salt: The smaller grains adhere better.
  • Black pepper: We love table grind on these.

The potatoes being sliced for these Air Fryer Fries.

How To Make Air Fryer Fries

  • Prepare: Clean and slice potatoes; rinse and thoroughly dry.
  • Season: Mix potatoes with oil and seasonings.
  • Arrange: Single layer in air fryer, cook in batches.
  • Cook: 10 minutes, toss, then 6-10 more minutes.
  • Serve: Adjust seasoning if needed, and enjoy.

QUICK TIP

If you’re prepping potatoes in advance, store them in cold water. That’ll prevent browning if they sit for a while. Be sure to dry well before cooking.

The potatoes being cooked to crispy perfection.

Serve Alongside

  1. Burgers: Beef, chicken, veggie.
  2. Grilled meats: Steak, chicken.
  3. Fish: Grilled, baked, or fried.
  4. Sandwiches: Club, Turkey Bacon Avocado.
  5. Salads: Caesar, Italian, garden.

Dip In

  1. Ketchup: Classic favorite.
  2. Chick-Fil-A Sauce: Sweet and tangy.
  3. Ranch: Cool and herby.
  4. BBQ sauce: Sweet and smoky.
  5. Aioli: Garlic-flavored mayo.
  6. Vinegar: Sharp and tangy.

The Air Fryer Potatoes fresh out of the air fryer.

STORAGE

Leftover Air Fryer Fries?

These fries are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, here’s what to do:

  1. Cool completely: Let fries cool to room temperature.
  2. Airtight container: Place in an airtight container or resealable bag.
  3. Refrigerate: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  4. Reheat: Reheat in the air fryer for the best texture.

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Air Fryer Fries

5 from 1 vote
Enjoy the crispiest Air Fryer Fries, robustly seasoned and delivering the best crunchy texture. You'll hardly believe these are made with minimal oil and aren't deep fried!
The Air Fryer Potatoes fresh out of the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Fries

The Air Fryer Potatoes fresh out of the air fryer.
5 from 1 vote
Enjoy the crispiest Air Fryer Fries, robustly seasoned and delivering the best crunchy texture. You'll hardly believe these are made with minimal oil and aren't deep fried!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword air fryer fries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4 servings, as a side
Chelsea Lords
Calories 121kcal
Cost $3.12

Equipment

  • 6-quart Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb russet potatoes, peeled & sliced 1/4-in thick (3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon each: onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika
  • teaspoon each: dried oregano, dried parsley, and pepper
  • Optional: Dipping Sauce! Ketchup, fry sauce, aioli, etc.

Instructions

  • PREP: Scrub potatoes and peel them. Slice the potatoes into even ¼-inch thick strips. If any strips are longer than 3 inches, cut them in half. Rinse the potato strips under cold water, then dry them completely.
    (Note: Damp potatoes won't crisp up well.)
  • SEASON: In a separate bowl (not the air fryer basket), combine the potato strips, olive oil, and all seasonings. Toss everything together until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • ADD TO AIR FRYER: Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F. If your model doesn't have a preheat function, run it empty for 3 minutes at 400°F. Place HALF of the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they do not overlap.
    (Cook in two batches for optimal crispiness.)
  • AIR FRY: Air fry for 10 minutes, then toss them. Spread them back into an even layer and continue air frying for an additional 6-10 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy.
  • CHECK DONENESS: Since air fryer models vary, check the fries periodically. If they aren't as crispy as you like, continue air frying and check every 1-2 minutes.
  • SERVE: Taste and, if needed, add a bit more salt.Serve immediately and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Oil: Do not reduce the amount of oil, as it is crucial for achieving crispy potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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