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How to Make French Fries in Air Fryer

How To Make French Fries In Air Fryer – Just as simple to make as homemade potato french fries but with almost no oil! Crispy and crunchy french fries are quick and easy to make in the air fryer using only 3 ingredients.

How to Make French Fries in Air Fryer

Have you ever wondered how to make french fries at home? Well, I’m going to show you how to do it in the easiest way possible: in the air fryer! Say goodbye to frying french fries in an insane amount of oil.

In this recipe, you’ll learn How To Make French Fries In Air Fryer using potatoes, salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of oil. That’s it! Using my tips and tricks, this will become your new go-to method for cooking the crispiest, most delicious french fries ever.

Dip these low-oil french fries in my homemade spicy mayo for a cravings-crushing snack. While you’re at it, make a batch of my Bang Bang Shrimp and Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers. It would be an epic trio to serve at parties, potlucks, and get-togethers.

Ingredients YOU Need to Make Homemade French Fries

This easy french fries recipe only requires 3 basic ingredients. This is just a starting point, so feel free to play around by using different seasonings or types of potatoes. Here’s what you need:



While the fries are cooking, make a batch of spicy mayo for dipping! All you need is mayonnaise, ketchup, and sriracha sauce.

Potato cut into French fries from using vegetable cutter.

How to Make Homemade French Fries in Air Fryer

Step 1: Cut the potatoes into semi-thin strips. Rinse them under cold water or let them soak in a bowl of cold water for 20 to 30 minutes.

Potato slices watched in water.
Potato slices are pat dry with paper towel.
French fries season with oil, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Pat the potatoes dry using a paper towel. Transfer them to a large bowl and toss with the oil, salt, and pepper.

Making sriracha mayo.

Step 4: Make the spicy mayo dipping sauce by mixing the mayonnaise, ketchup, and sriracha together in a bowl. Top the fries with parmesan cheese and parsley before serving with the dip.

How long to cook French Fries in Air Fryer?

The thinner you cut the potatoes, the faster the fries will cook in the air fryer. French fries should cook for 10 minutes in the air fryer before being flipped and stirred, then cooked for another 10 or 15 minutes. They’re done when they begin to turn golden brown and crispy.

Air Fryer French Fries served with sriracha mayo, parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Storing and Reheating Leftover Fries

To store – Store leftover french fries in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 or 2 days. 


To reheat – Place the fries inside the air fryer basket and cook at 400ºF for 5 to 10 minutes or until crispy and heated through.

More Air Fryer Snacks

Make these healthy snacks without much oil for movie night or bring them to your next party:

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How to Make French Fries in Air Fryer

How to Make French Fries in Air Fryer

Love Keil
How to Make French Fries in Air Fryer with spicy mayo and Parmesan cheese.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 940 kcal



Air Fryer Fries

  • 1 lb russet, golden or red potatoes washed & scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or any oil of your choice
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Shiracha Mayo – 100% Optional

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon shiracha sauce 100% optional – more or less, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese 100% optional – finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped


  • Preheat the AIR FRYER to 400F. Cut about 5-7 golden potatoes into semi-thin strips. I like to use Vegetable Cutter for cutting potatoes.
  • Rinse potato strips in cold water. Then pat dry potatoes with paper towel. After toss fries with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, salt and pepper to taste, then add them to the air fryer and cook for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, stir the fries with a wooden spoon then air fry for another 10-15 minutes, or until desired crispy texture.
  • While french fries are cooking, lets make the spicy mayo sauce – combine 1/2 cup of mayo with 2 tablespoon of ketchup and 1 teaspoon shiracha sauce, set aside (Feel free to adjust the sauce ingredients to your taste, or simply serve it with ketchup).
  • Garnish with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve with spicy mayo or ketchup. Enjoy!


  • Store left over French fries in airtight container inside the fridge, to reheat place French fries inside the air fryer and cook at 350F for 5-10 minutes, or until crispy and heated thru.
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Serving: 1gCalories: 940kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 99gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1066mgPotassium: 95mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 564IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I used the larger square setting on my produce chopper that’s similar to the one pictured. I also did two batches in my air fryer cause its smaller and they came out perfect!! They are similar to five guys or wings too fries! Love it!!! Definitely making them again

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