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French fries are one of those things that I crave at least once a month. They’re crunchy, crispy, and make a great at-home movie snack or be enjoyed as a side with cheeseburgers on summer grilling days or oven-baked crispy chicken in cooler months. This recipe uses the air fryer, which is a healthier, but also arguably tastier, alternative to the deep-frying method of traditional fries.



Fries can be served with dips such as ranch, ketchup, or any dip of preference, and alongside other dishes (such chicken wings, cheeseburger, pizza, sandwich varieties, and more)!

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Air Fryer French Fry Recipe

Anna Grigoryev
Crispy and seasoned to preference, these French fries will satisfy your fry cravings without the guilt of deep-fry oils. Perfect for to be enjoyed as snack or side.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lbs russet potatoes (around 3 medium potatoes)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp gochugaru optional
  • garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese optional


  • Scrub to clean the skin of the potatoes.
  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into even 1/4 inch strips. Rinse strips in cold water and pat dry thoroughly.
  • Add the fries into a large bowl and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Toss to evenly coat.
  • Set air fryer to 380F and transfer the fries into the air fryer basket. Cook for 20 minutes, or until golden. Toss halfway through to prevent sticking.
  • Garnish if desired. Serve warm.


If you have a smaller capacity air fryer, cook in smaller batches. Once all batches are cooked, return all fries to the air fryer for a couple of minutes to re-warm since the first batch would be cool by the time the second batch is cooked.
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