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Air Fryer French Fries

These fast food style french fries are made in the air fryer for perfectly crispy but tender french fries! Salty and addictive, they're made with just a small amount of oil, so the whole family can have healthy fries anytime.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthier snacks, vegan, whole30
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 115kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 1 pound russet potatoes peeled
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cayenne pinch
  • black pepper to taste


  • Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices about ⅜" thick. Slice each section into sticks of the same thickness. Place sticks in large bowl.
  • Cover potato sticks with water. Let soak 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add fries to large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, cayenne, and pepper to taste. Cook rest of fries in batches.


Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines, and reflect information for one serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific types and brands of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 19g