Air Fryer French Fries
These golden Air Fryer French fries are perfection itself. They are not deep-fried but they turn out all crispy and delicious in an air fryer with a minimal quantity of oil. If you want an even healthier, no-oil option, I've got you covered as well.
- 4 medium russet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
- 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil (like avocado oil or peanut oil)
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste (you can also use any French fry seasoning you love)
Wash the potatoes and cut lengthwise into ½-cm-thick sticks.
Immerse the potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water. Toss them lightly to release as much of the starch as possible, then wash and repeat in two more changes of water. Alternatively you can put the fries in a strainer and wash them until the water runs clear.
Place the washed fries on paper towels or a kitchen napkin and dry as thoroughly as you can. Don't fret if a tiny bit of moisture escapes you, it's fine.
Throw out any water remaining in the bowl. Dry it thoroughly and place the fries in it. Toss with the oil, then add salt and ground black pepper. Don't go overboard because you want to add some seasoning after they have air-fried. For an oil-free version, skip the oil and simply season the fries.
Air fry the fries in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. I do this in four batches for two pounds of potatoes, so approximately 1 potato goes into the fryer at a time. Every five minutes, so twice during cooking, remove the basket and toss the fries with a fork or spoon to ensure they cook evenly on all sides. The oil-free version might take a minute or two longer.
Once the fries are air fried, remove to a bowl and toss with more salt and ground black pepper or your favorite herbs or seasoning mix.
- If you make these without oil, they'll come in at just 84 calories per serving.
Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg