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Air Fryer French Fries

Air Fryer French Fries

Once you start making this best air fryer french fries recipe, there’s no going back. They’re crispy and crunchy, and so gosh darn addictive. The only difference is that these air fryer french fries are a bit healthier than sitting in a vat of grease.

Get ready, because in about 15 minutes, you will have perfect crispy, golden, and delicious french fries from your air fryer!

Air Fryer French Fries No Oil

Yes, it is possible to get crispy french fries without all the oil. You can use russet or Yukon gold potatoes for these fries. If you want, leave the skins on. But, if you prefer your french fries without the skin, then simply peel the skin off. Of course, make sure you scrub and remove any bruises first. 

Make Perfectly Cut French Fries

If you have a mandoline, you can use it to make your french fries into sticks, which makes them crisp up so well. 

It’s also important to soak your french fries for about an hour in cold water, changing the water every 20 to 30 minutes for freshwater. This will help remove the starch, making them crisp up way better.  

Just make sure you dry the fries all the way, like very dry. You can do this by patting down your fries with a paper towel or a clean dish towel so that there’s little moisture left. Otherwise, they’ll be soggy as a bowl of cornflakes soaking in milk. 

Also, make sure your fries are cooking in a single layer in your air fryer basket or in the air fryer pan. Overcrowding will result in uneven browning, which is a no-no. Do the single layer, and you’ll get them even crispier.

How to Make Air Fryer French Fries

Making the best air fryer french fries does not require much work. First, scrub then cut your fries, slicing with a very sharp knife or with a mandoline. Choose whichever fry size you prefer. 

Then, you’ll put your fries in a cold water bath for about an hour. Remember to change the cold water every 20-30 minutes.

Pat the fries with a paper towel or clean dishcloth, then toss in some olive oil, salt, and pepper or your favorite seasoning mix

Layer your fries on the bottom of the air fryer basket on one even level. 

Cook for 13 minutes on 375 or until golden brown and crispy. 

Once out of the air fryer, line the fries on a baking sheet covered in paper towels and a cooling rack. Serve hot with your favorite burger, sandwich, or alone!

Best French Fry Seasoning

Here are some ideas for french fry seasoning:

What’s the Best Air Fryer to Use?

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  • 3 large russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste



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