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Air Fryer French Fries in a basket with 3 dipping sauces

Crispy Air Fryer French Fries

Air Fryer French Fries give you the crisp texture of deep fried french fries with a fraction of the oil. The perfect quick and easy side dish or appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, American
Keyword Air Fryer, French Fries
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 173kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Air Fryer



  • Peel and wash the potatoes.
    3 potatoes on a cutting board
  • Cut the potatoes into French fries by cutting long thick strips.
    Potatoes cut into French Fries
  • Soak the fries in cold water for 30 minutes to remove the starch (this will help them crisp up better).
    Cut Potatoes soaking in water to make fries.
  • Preheat the air fryer by cooking empty for 2 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove fries from water and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Fries being patted dry with paper towel
  • Toss fries in a large ziploc bag with oil and paprika.
    Tossing fries in oil and seasoning in a bag
  • Add fries to air fryer, leave a little space beween each fry and alternate driection of fries for each layer to allow maximum air flow.
    Fries arranged in air fryer
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Shake the basket at 10 and 15 minutes into the cooking process. Be sure to shake it hard enough that any fries sticking come loose. Salt to taste when cooking is complete.
    Cooked Fries in air fryer


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg