Air fryer French fries are the perfect way to make fries at home , and my family loves these!
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This is my very first Air Fryer recipe…yay! I am starting off super simple, with our favorite use for our Air Fryer so far – French fries! 😍👌🏻
While I was doing my internet research for making Air Fryer French fries, I was surprised to see how many people were soaking them in water first.
With a hefty dose of ignorance and confidence, I charged ahead with making some fries pretty much as soon as my Air Fryer was delivered (thank you, Amazon Prime). This was pre-internet-research, so I was not aware that people were soaking them.
And y’all! I did not even peel my potatoes. 😂 I just sliced them up and made them like I always did in the oven pre-Air Fryer.
And you know what? I don’t think I will ever bother with soaking them. I like them just as they are!
Laziness for the win! 😆👍🏻
Maybe I’ll try soaking them one day, just to see if it actually makes a difference. But I know myself.
I know that I have two needy little kids always vying for my attention, especially at dinner time. Mamas, can I get and amen?! And I am adopting my lazy version for the foreseeable future. 👍🏻
Also on the lines of laziness, I toss mine with the oil and seasonings in the air fryer basket because…less dishes!
You have to be willing to move sort of quickly, because if you wait all that oil will run through/ beneath the basket.
Now for a few notes on seasonings! I seasoned mine up with what Paula Deen calls her “house seasoning” – salt, pepper and garlic powder.
I don’t bother to mix mine together first, but I just apply all three and trust that they will get evenly distributed during tossing.
For even more flavor: These would also be great with a little onion powder and paprika added in.
Or for even more simple, we often do just salt and pepper. So season however you wish!
Last note: if you want to go with even less oil than my recipe calls for, I have made these with a little sprayable coconut oil from Trader Joe’s, and they were great. My family prefers them tossed in the avocado oil, but it is always great to have options, right?!
Tools Used To Make Air Fryer French Fries
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- Air Fryer – I am using the Avalon Bay one, but any air fryer will work!
- Mixing bowl for tossing (or not, if you use the lazy method!)
- Tongs make tossing and serving super convenient, but you could also use a burger flipper
Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
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Air Fryer French Fries
Air fryer French fries are the perfect way to make fries at home, and my family loves these!
- 3 medium potatoes (I am using russet)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder/ granulated garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oil of choice (I love using avocado oil because it has a high smoke point. Coconut also works well.)
Wash your potatoes, and pat them dry. I do not peel mine (#lazy 😆), but feel free to do that.
Slice your potatoes to the size fries you want, and try to be somewhat consistent with the size to allow for even cooking. (Note: larger fries may require slightly more cook time.)
Toss your fries with the oil, garlic, salt and pepper. You can toss them in a bowl, or toss them in your air fryer basket if you are lazy like me! 😆👌🏻
Cook them on 400 in the air fryer for about 20 minutes (more for larger, steak fries), and toss them around a couple times during the cooking to help evenly cook.
Taste to see if you need more salt and pepper.
If you want to make them look fancy, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley on top. Honestly, I just did this for the pictures. We never add parsley in real life. 😉👍🏻
Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.