Easy Air Fryer Homemade Crispy French Fries is a quick and easy, fresh recipe that resembles potato wedges. The skin is left on the fries and salted to perfection! Serve these crunchy fries alongside all of your favorite main dishes or dipping sauce.
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Calories: 162 Fat: 2G Net Carbs: 32G Protein: 4G
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I have made fries in the air fryer quite a few times prior to this. Be sure to check out my Truffle Oil Fries and Sweet Potato Fries recipes.
I have 3 air fryers now. Can you tell that I am obsessed? I recently received the Oster Dura Ceramic Air Fryer . Click the link here to learn more about it. This air fryer is different from the most common models that have a tray and basket. With this model, you load your food into the air fryer, and it has the ability to tilt and circulate the food. It is pretty cool to watch.
It also has a dual heating option. I used that for these French fries because I wanted to cook them as quickly as possible.
I still ended up cooking the fries for about 20 minutes. This is the same timing that I have used with my Power Air Fryer XL. The advantage with the Oster model is, I did not have to open and shake the air fryer basket.
This recipe will work well with any air fryer brand.
French fries have been one of my favorites since I was a child. I like them salted, but not too salty. Be mindful of the amount of salt you add to the fries. Start with a small amount and taste. You can always add more, but it’s almost impossible to go back if you have added too much.
Be sure to take into account the weight of the potatoes used in this recipe. I used 2 large russet potatoes that weighed about 1/2 pound each, for a total of one pound. The potatoes were long in length and perfect for slicing and creating fries. These 2 potatoes made enough fries for 4 servings.
I sliced the potatoes lengthwise in half first. From there, I repeated this (my potatoes were pretty thick). This results in 8 pieces of sliced potato (4 from each potato). Slice lengthwise to create ½ – ¾ inch fries.
These fries will pair wonderfully with Air Fryer Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer Quesadillas, Air Fryer Ribs, Air Fryer Cheeseburgers, Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, Air Fryer Parmesan Breaded Chicken Wings or Air Fryer Panko Breaded Bang Bang Shrimp. Be sure to check out these recipes.
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Easy Air Fryer Homemade Crispy French Fries
- 2 1/2 pound each, 1 pound total large russet potatoes peeled and cut lengthwise See recipe notes below.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- seasoning salt to taste optional
- Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl with cold water.
- Allow the potatoes to soak in the water for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour.
- Drain the water from the bowl. Dry the fries completely with paper towels.
- Coat the fries with olive oil. You can toss them in a large bowl or spread the fries onto a flat surface and coat them. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and optional seasoning salt.
- Add half of the fries to the Air Fryer basket. Adjust the temperature to 380 degrees and cook for 15-20 minutes. Set a timer for 10 minutes and stop and shake the basket at the 10-minute mark (once).
- Use your judgment. If the fries need to be crisper, allow to cook for additional time. If the fries look crisp prior to 15 minutes, remove them. I cooked both of my batches for almost 20 minutes. Also, use your judgment to determine if the fries will need to be cooked in batches. This will vary based on the size of your air fryer. You do not want to overfill the basket.
- When the first half finishes, cook the remaining half (if necessary).
- Cool before serving.
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