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Crispy Air fryer French Fries

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Created by Mariam E.
Super easy to make and oh so crispy, these Air Fryer French Fries are absolutely the best! Thanks to the air fryer, these fries are perfectly golden without having to use a ton of oil or a deep fryer. You'll love making these from scratch!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 medium russet potatoes washed well, skin on
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika just to add color
  • olive oil spray


  • Preheat air fryer to 375 F.
  • Slice the potatoes into thick French fries shape that are about ¼ inch thick.
  • Place them in ice cold water for 5 minutes then drain and pat them dry with paper towel.
  • Place them in a bowl and toss them with the salt, onion powder and paprika. Be sure to coat evenly.
  • Line them in the air fryer in a single layer leaving some space between the pieces. Do not over crowd. Work in batches if needed.
  • Spray with olive oil and air fry them for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Remove from the air fryer and garnish with some fresh parsley or even sprinkle some dry BBQ seasoning on them and enjoy!


  • Since we are leaving the skin on these french fries, be sure to give them a good scrub before you cook them. Just be sure to pat them dry before coating with seasoning. If you don't pat them dry, they will become soggy when you air fry them instead of crisping up.
  • Time may vary with different models of air fryers so I suggest you take a peak around the 12 minute mark.
  • If you can't find russet potatoes, Yukon potatoes are a great alternative.
  • Remember, do not crowd your air fryer. You want there to be enough space that the hot air can circulate and touch all of your fries so they can all crisp up. If overcrowded, some of your fries might not crisp up.
  • We love serving this with ketchup but you can also try bbq sauce, ranch, garlic sauce, spicy mayo, or whatever is in your fridge! French fries go with everything!


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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