garlic parmesan fries
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries are perfectly crispy homemade fries, ready in under 30 minutes. The garlic parmesan flavor is to die for and pairs great as a side to so many dishes.
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  1. Easy Loaded Air Fryer Homemade Fries
  2. Why We Love These Homemade Fries in a Air Fryer
  3. Ingredients Air Fryer Fries / Shopping List
  4. How To Air Fry French Fries
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. FAQs Air Fryer Fries Recipe
  7. Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes
  8. Air Fryer Fries Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

These are the best Air Fryer French Fries ever! They are super crispy and crunchy homemade fries and use very little oil, which makes them way healthier than traditional fries! They are loaded with garlic and parmesan and ready in under 30 minutes.

air fryer garlic parmesan fries in the bowl

Easy Loaded Air Fryer Homemade Fries

This recipe was totally inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in our town. They serve garlic parmesan fries as a side option with their sandwiches. I get them as a side every time we go there because they are so darn good. I knew I had to try to make my own homemade version. I’m happy to report that these air fryer fries are just as good as the restaurant fries and way less fattening!

I already had my trusty Air Fryer French Fries recipe, so it was just a matter of perfecting the garlic parmesan topping. The fries turn out perfect crispy every time and the garlic parmesan mixture is seriously to die for! Time to switch up your classic French fries with this recipe, and once you do, you’ll never go back!

Why We Love These Homemade Fries in a Air Fryer

  • No need for the oven to cook
  • Quick and easy to make
  • A quick weeknight dinner side
  • Ready in under 30 minutes (way less time to cook than in the oven)
  • Crispy and crunchy French fries
  • An easy Air Fryer recipe for beginners
  • Easy to make year-round 
  • A healthier french fry alternative
garlic parmesan fries inside the air fryer

Ingredients Air Fryer Fries / Shopping List

  • Potato
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan cheese

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How To Air Fry French Fries

Air fryers make cooking homemade fries so simple! These will come together in 4 easy steps and just under 20 minutes.

  • Peel and cut the potato into fries

PRO-TIP: Consider investing in a mandoline. They make cutting potatoes for french fries so much easier! We also use it for so many other vegetables too!

potato cut into fries
  • Mix fries with oil, salt and pepper
Mix fries with oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 17 minutes at 370. (all air fryers cook a bit differently, cook until you achieve your desired crunchiness!)

Pro-tip: Don’t overfill your air fryer. This is a common mistake and it will keep the fries from cooking evenly and getting nice and crispy! I recommend tossing the fries mid-way through cooking. Just pull the bowl of the air fryer out and give them a toss with a spatula! This helps them cook more evenly.

uncooked fries placed in the air fryer basket
  • Top cooked fries with garlic and parmesan cheese.

Pro tip: If you are having trouble coating the fries with the garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese, lightly spritz the fries with a little cooking spray or oil so that they will stick to the fries.

cooked fries in the air fryer basket

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • DIPPING SAUCE: I love serving these fries with dipping sauce. I’m a total Ranch girl when it comes to dipping my fries. But, these garlic parmesan fries are especially delicious served with aioli!
  • GARLIC: You can use minced garlic or garlic salt to achieve the garlic flavor in your fries! You can leave garlic off some of the fries if you have people who aren’t fans.
  • PARMESAN: Grated or shredded parmesan cheese will work for this recipe. This is really more of a preference thing.

FAQs Air Fryer Fries Recipe

How to store leftover air fryer fries

Store leftover fries in a sealed container in the fridge. When reheating, simply pop the fries back in the air fryer for a few minutes, until they are heated through. This will keep them nice and crispy!

How do I use an air fryer?

If you are new to the Air Fryer world, I’ve got you covered. I answer all the questions, like how to use an Air Fryer, what you can cook in an Air Fryer, and even the best Air Fryers on the market. Make sure to check out my post How to Use An Air Fryer and Great Air Fryer Recipes for all the details.

What to serve with air fryer fries

These fries are a great side with anything off the grill. It saves you from turning on the oven, making for the perfect combo during the hot summer months! I especially like to serve air fryer garlic parmesan fries with burgers, grilled salmon, steak, or grilled chicken.

Why are my air fryer fries soggy?

If your air fryer french fries are soggy, it is likely due to excess moisture. First, make sure you are not overcrowding them (consider cooking them in two batches). If you are rinsing or soaking your potatoes before frying them, make sure you have completely patted them dry.

Should you soak potatoes in water before air frying? 

Some swear by soaking potatoes to create a crisper french fry. Personally, I don’t find it necessary when air frying french fries.

What is the best variety of potatoes to use for air fry french fries?

The best type of potatoes for air frying french fries are russet (aka Idaho potatoes) and Yukon gold potatoes. Russet will give you that more traditional restaurant-style tasting french fry. While Yukon has a deeper and richer flavor.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries

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garlic parmesan fries

Air Fryer Fries Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan

Serves — 6
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries are perfectly crispy homemade fries, ready in under 30 minutes. The garlic parmesan flavor is to die for and pairs great as a side to so many dishes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large potato
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp parsley
  • cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut potato into desired size fries.
  • Place fries in mixing bowl and pour oil over (start with 2 tablespoons and add a third if needed). Add salt and pepper and mix until fries coated thoroughly.
  • Place fries in air fryer basket and cook for 17-20 minutes at 370 degrees. Shake fries halfway.
  • Remove fries. Top with garlic and parmesan cheese and serve garnished with parsley.

Jenn’s Notes

TIPS
  • Don’t overfill your air fryer. This is a common mistake and it will keep the fries from cooking evenly and getting nice and crispy!
  • Layer the cut potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer (not stacked), and work in batches if using multiple potatoes.
  • I recommend tossing the fries mid-way through cooking. Just pull the bowl of the air fryer out and give them a toss with a spatula! This helps them cook more evenly.
  • If you are having trouble coating the fries with the garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese, lightly spritz the fries with a little cooking spray or oil so that they will stick to the fries.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
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. You can use the oil of your choice – I used olive oil. For the parsley – dried is fine (but fresh is always better)