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Air fryer French fries piled on a plate with a ramekin of special sauce.
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Air Fryer French Fries

The BEST crispy air fryer french fries! Easy to make, absolutely delicious, and use just 1 tablespoon of oil to get restaurant-style homemade french fries! So much better for you than your typical deep-fried versions - you'll never make them another way again.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer french fries, air fryer french fry recipe, best air fryer french fries, french fries in air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 187kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut your potatoes. Rinse and dry potatoes and them into 1/2 inches fries/matchsticks (see the section above on how to cut the perfect fry).
  • Coat the potatoes. Add them to a large bowl along with the oil, salt, and pepper and mix well to combine, making sure to coat each fry. Add all your fries to your air fryer basket, making sure to spread out evenly and allow for even airflow. It's okay that they are on top of each other. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you might have to cook them in two batches. The less you have in there, the crispy they will get. With my Philips XXL, I find one batch is enough for this amount of fries.
  • Cook fries. Close drawer and set at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take the basket and shake it up some to move the fries around. I like to do this over the sink for easy cleanup. Briefly arrange the fries again to make sure air can evenly flow through them. Cook for another 10-15 minutes. Check to see how they look and cook for an additional 1-3 minutes if needed. Make sure to open the drawer of the air fryer once done or they can steam in there.
  • Enjoy! Once done, immediately sprinkle with some sea salt before serving (I love using flakey sea salt). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.



Serving: 1/4 of recipe (123 grams cooked) | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.7g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 2.6g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg