How To Fry French Fries In An Air Fryer

How To Fry French Fries In An Air Fryer? Basics Of Frying French Fries!

I recently bought an air fryer and thought I’d share my thoughts with you. To be honest, I was quite hesitant to do this, but I was very curious about the air fryer and figured you might be, too. Well, every little review helps, right? If you want to know whether you can actually make delicious without deep-frying anything, then read on.

How To Fry French Fries In An Air Fryer?

Frying French fries in an air fryer is a healthier alternative to traditional deep frying. Not only does it cut down on the amount of oil used, but it also reduces the number of calories in your fries. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to fry French fries in an air fryer.


  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Oil (optional)


  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into thin, evenly-sized fries.
  2. Soak the fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove some of the starch. This will result in crispier fries.
  3. Pat the fries dry with paper towels.
  4. If desired, toss the fries in a small amount of oil to help them crisp up.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  6. Place the fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket.
  7. Fry the fries for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Flip the fries halfway through cooking.
  8. Season the fries with salt immediately after removing them from the air fryer.

Enjoy your crispy and healthier French fries! Experiment with different seasonings and spices to find your perfect combination. You can also try using sweet potatoes or other root vegetables in the same way for a delicious twist on this classic dish.

The Steps To Cook The Perfect French Fries

To create the perfect French fries in an air fryer, start by looking for Yukon Gold potatoes. Any yellow-fresh potatoes will do, though. White potatoes aren’t too bad, either. You can also use russets, but they tend to take longer to cook and the results are usually a little more limp than usual.

Then, cut up the fries and soak them in cold water for half an hour. Dry them well afterward and then add a tablespoon of oil onto the fries before placing them in your air fryer. Then, make sure you toss them well to coat and sprinkle some salt onto them to flavor them as they cook.

Even while cooking, make sure you toss your fries several times to make sure they brown in an even manner. Make sure you don’t place too many fries in your air fryer, either. Over-filling the basket won’t do your fries any good in the end.

My Final Thoughts

In conclusion, air-frying French fries is a quick and easy way to enjoy a healthier version of this beloved food. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy crispy and delicious fries without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

Aside from that, I think everybody wants appliances that can be used for a variety of dishes. I know I do. As such, I can’t wait to try and cook other things in my air fryer. In fact, my plan for the following month is to keep trying to perfect new dishes in my air fryer. Sweet potato fries, chicken wings, and vegetables are currently on my air fryer bucket list and I’m sure I’ll find more recipes online to try and perfect, as well. I am definitely looking forward to the journey ahead.

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