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Crispy Fries made healthier with only 2 Tbsps of Olive Oil!
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  1. Air Fryer French Fries
  2. What is an Air Fryer?
  3. Is cooking with an Air Fryer Healthy?
  4. Ingredients
  5. What type of seasoning can I put on my baked french fries?
  6. How to make Air Fryer French Fries
  7. Why do you need to soak the potatoes in water when making french fries?
  8. More Healthy Recipes Your Family Will Love
  9. Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Healthy french fries are a real thing when you make Air Fryer French Fries! They are crunchy and crispy french fries and are ready in just minutes with only 2 tablespoons of olive oil! Best of all, my family loves them!

French fries baked in an air fryer in a cup

Air Fryer French Fries

French fries are one of my all-time favorite food. I can easily skip dessert, but I cannot leave a single french fry on my plate.

That is why these Air Fryer French Fries are possibly the best invention ever! I can enjoy my french fries guilt-free. What is great is air-fried french fries still provide the great crunch that a deep fryer creates, but with none of the fat! 

Want to spice up your fries a little bit? Try dipping them in our 2-ingredient Buffalo Dipping Sauce! It only takes 2 minutes to make and can be thrown together while you are waiting for your french fries to cook! 

Make these delicious fries with our amazing Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe. This chicken comes out so crispy and juicy, you won’t believe it isn’t deep fried! These are the perfect recipes for your diet or if you are just trying to watch your waistline! 

The Air Fryer may be one of the best inventions ever! You can get that deep-frying taste without the unhealthiness that comes along with it. Don’t know much about the air fryer? Not to worry, I can tell you everything you need to know about an air fryer and more including some other amazing air fryer recipes!

What is an Air Fryer?

potatoes sliced in an air fryer

An air fryer is a countertop kitchen appliance that circulates air around the food using a convection fan at a high speed that cooks, browns, and crisps the food. It gives a “fried” like result but using little to no oil.

Is cooking with an Air Fryer Healthy?

Cooking with an air fryer is a much healthier alternative to deep-frying. You can use a little bit of oil to help get a crispier end result. However, many of the things I make in the air fryer, I don’t even add additional oil.

If I do add oil, I will use a spray oil and lightly coat the food. This will drastically reduce the amount of oil you use keeping the food much healthier!

Ingredients

You don’t need much to make these healthy french fries! 

  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Seasoning (see below for some options)
air fryer french fry ingredients

Peeling the potatoes is optional. Some people like to keep the skins on and that is just fine!

What type of seasoning can I put on my baked french fries?

This recipe calls for salt, pepper, and some dried parsley, but feel free to get creative with your fries. We also love to use a little garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder or paprika too!

One of our favorite seasonings is the Everything But the Bagel seasoning. I have gotten mine from Trader Joe’s, but they have a lot of copycat versions now that you can get just about anywhere!  

French fries dipped in ketchup

How to make Air Fryer French Fries

  1. First, peel and cut your potatoes
  2. Soak them in cold water for 30 minute. Dry with paper towel.
  3. Toss with olive oil
  4. Cook in air fryer on 380 degrees for 15-20 (shake halfway through)

Why do you need to soak the potatoes in water when making french fries?

Well, this is a really important step. This will remove some of the starch from the potatoes to help them cook up crispier in the air fryer. It also helps to prevent the fries from sticking together when they are cooked.

While your fries are cooking, this is a great time to make our Buffalo Dip! It only takes 2 minutes to make and all you need are two simple ingredients! 

Once the french fries are ready, remove from the air fryer and place onto parchment paper and season with salt and pepper! Serve immediately! Enjoy!

Air Fryer French Fries

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4.55 from 22 votes
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Air Fryer French Fries

Serves — 4
Crispy Fries made healthier with only 2 Tbsps of Olive Oil!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soak in Water 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch sticks
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper and Dried Parsley to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel and Cut Russet potatoes and soak in cold water for 30 minutes. (This step is important to help remove the extra starch and will make for a crispier french fry!)
  • Drain and rinse potatoes with cool water then dry with paper towel. Toss until evenly coated with olive oil.
  • Pre-heat air fryer to 380 degrees or select the appropriate setting on your model.
  • Place fries in heated air fryer basket in a single layer (avoid stacking on one another). Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until they are at your crispiness preference! About halfway through the cooking five them a shake or flip to move them around.
  • Once fries are ready remove from fryer onto parchment paper and season with salt and pepper! Serve immediately!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Don’t miss out on literally the Best Easy Air Fryer French Fries Recipe. You won’t believe how delicious, crispy and crunchy  french fries can taste while still being healthy (and your family will love them). 

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Got an air fryer for Xmas and this is the 1st thing I cooked in it. OMGosh! These fries are So SO good! I will be making these a lot.
    Thanks for the recipe! What else ya got for an air fryer? 😉