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Air Fryer French Fries

These crispy, flavorful fries are just like your fave fast food, but without all the grease!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthier snacks, vegan, whole30
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 115 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 pound russet potatoes peeled
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cayenne pinch
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices about 3/8" thick. Slice each section into sticks of the same thickness. Place sticks in large bowl.

  2. Cover potato sticks with water. Let soak 5 minutes.

  3. Drain and cover potatoes with boiling water, a few inches above potatoes. Let sit 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer to paper towels. Blot off excess water and let cool, at least 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat.

  4. Preheat air fryer 380º F. Add potato sticks to air fryer basket in single layer. Cook until tips are light golden brown, between 12-16 minutes. Shake basket midway through cook time, then check and shake every 2-3 minutes until fries are done.

  5. Add fries to large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, cayenne, and pepper to taste. Cook rest of fries in batches.

Recipe Notes


Wine pairings
(Remember – no wine on Whole30!)
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
Obviously, if these are for the kids, don't give them wine. (I mean...) But for an adult snack, the saltiness of these fries goes so well with a light white or even a deeper red. I like:
- Sparkling white wine (in cans!), like 14K Bubbly White Wine
- Sauvignon Blanc, like 2019 Adelante Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
- Cabernet Sauvignon, like 2017 Fieldhouse Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County, California

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer French Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.