Making beautifully crisp fries at home can be tricky, but with an air fryer, it becomes a cinch. Air fryer French fries are absurdly simple to make and yield perfectly golden brown crispy fries that make a phenomenal side dish to your favorite meals. What's more, you only need 3 ingredients to make these simple air fryer fries – potatoes, oil, and salt. You can easily mix things up and add other seasonings to give your fries more flavor, and these homemade fries are far healthier than classic French fries you'd order from a restaurant. Make these air fryer fries the next time you grill up some burgers or tuck into a sandwich. You won't regret it!
Making air fryer French fries is easier than you think. Start by soaking the potatoes in water and let them sit for up to 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat your air fryer, dry the potato sticks and season them. Arrange the fries in a single layer in the air fryer and cook them for 12 to 13 minutes, untile golden brown and crisp. Drain excess oil and serve them up.
Any type of floury potato will do. Russets, Burbank Russets, Maris Piper, and King Edward are all excellent choices.
Keep things simple and season your air fryer French fries with salt or tailor them to your tastes by garnishing them with your favorite flavorings. Toss them with fresh herbs like rosemary, spice things up with a little chili powder, or mix them with seasoning mixes like Old Bay, Creole, taco seasoning, or curry powder. Drizzle them with flavored oils (try truffle oil for a luxurious side) and serve with your go-to dips.
To avoid soggy fries, dry the potatoes after soaking them, and cook the fries in a single layer.
Air fryer fries are a simple, great-tasting side that goes with all sorts of dishes. Serve them with homemade sandwiches, burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and dips.
– Soaking the potatoes before frying them is essential for making super crispy French fries. You can skip this step, but it's well worth the extra effort.
– Toss the fries together once you've finished frying all the batches.