I got an air fryer around Christmas this past year and I am obsessed! I love that you can use very little oil/fat to make super crispy and delicious french fries at home.
It’s way, way more healthy than deep fried french fries and I tend use even less oil than when I bake french fries in the oven, so that’s pretty great, too
This recipe makes two (maybe even three) servings and only uses two teaspoons of oil/fat. And you get crispy french fries! I’m sorry for type yelling but it’s just pretty awesome!
Looking for more air fryer inspiration? Check out these recipes!
- Crispy Air Fried Chickpeas
- Air Fried Okra
- Air Fried Baked Potatoes
- Air Fried Pickles
- Crispy Air Fried Brussels Sprouts
- Crispy Air Fried Wings
My favorite fat to use is ghee, also known as clarified butter. But another option that works just as well is coconut oil. I have a feeling you could use a number of oils, but these are the two options I’ve tested so far and feel good recommending to you.
Just like oven baked french fries, you’ll want to peel, cut, and then soak the potato pieces for about 10 minutes. After that you just oil them up, season, and in about 15-20 minutes you’ll be eating crispy fries. It’s pretty quick!
You can cut your own fries or you can go with a fry cutter, like this. Of course the perfect pairing to me is with a veggie burger or an Italian beef sandwich (love these little cups for your dipping sauces, too), but honestly any burger or sandwich is great.
Whatever you serve these with, if you have an air fryer, make these this weekend (and check out my favorite things to air fry) because you will not be disappointed.
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- 2 russet poatoes (about 500 grams once peeled)
- 2 tsp ghee (or coconut oil)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- Air Fryer
- Peel and cut the potatoes into fries (thin but not 'shoestring'). Soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with the melted ghee or oil, as well as the seasoning so that everything gets coated well.
- Cook in the air fryer at 356°F for 16-20 minutes. After the first 8-10 minutes, toss the fries in the basket (be careful as it's hot) so all pieces get nice and crispy.
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These were delicious. Spot on. I used veggie oil instead of the butter but it was amazing still. Just turn them once in the first 5 minutes of the 18 minutes of cooking time. Tysm.
I took this recipe and made enough for a whole salt shaker . This will be my go to air Fryer seasoning .
Thank you .
Love this recipe with the spices! We typically go a bit hotter (380/390) as we like our fries nice and crunchy!
I made these today and they were delicious! My whole family loved the spice as it was flavorful but not overpowering. Yum!
I love my air fryer. What I use instead of oil or butter is virgin olive oil from a spray can. Has extra the advantage of being non-stick.
I will try your recipe today. Will let you know how was it! My air fryer is a “PowerAirFryer Oven”, the basket is different. So let’s see how is go. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Simple but looks really delicious 🙂
I don’t own an Air fryer, but I would love to have one.
I love making French fries from scratch and your recipe sounds delicious and is easy to follow. I’ll definitely give them a try.
E // https://www.ohlalatkes.com
Thank you for sharing. I just want to let you know that I really like your blog. I like your deep fryer, since you do not need to use a lot of oil. This is very bad for my stomach.
They look sooo delicious! I really could use one of those air fryers, if only I had enough space to store it!
I’m in love with airfrying! My VonShef is perfect ????. Thanks so much for the tips I’ve never thought about I using ghee before x
Thanks for sharing your brand!
YUM. These sound and look absolutely amazing! Definitely want to give these a go! xx
These look AMAZING! So cool to use clarified butter – I’ve never tried any recipe that uses it!
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Do you have to use oil? I know it’s a tiny amount anyways, but wondering if anyone has just not used oil?
I haven’t tried it with no oil or fat at all yet so I am not sure. The inside of mine seems similar to a non-stick pan so I think it could work? My main concern would be if they all stick to the inside of the pan/basket.
I make french fries in the air fryer all the time using extra-virgin olive oil spray rather than actual oil. They turn out perfect every time.
I really love air fryers! I’m currently secretly trying to subtly rearrange my tiny kitchen to show my husband, “See? We could fit one in here all along!”
I know you tend to not eat a lot of meat, so have you ever tried seitan? It’s tricky to make your first time around, and many people bake it in a “loaf,” but there are also many great ways to make seitan “bites” using an air-fryer!
Yes, I love seitan when I’m eating out (we serve it at our bar) but I rarely make it at home. Thanks for the tip!
Those look delicious!
Yup, I’m one of those people with small kitchens and already too many appliances that never get to be used 🙁
We have just moved into an apartment from a very large home. I have a very small kitchen now and never like clutter with lots of appliances. I must say after 40 years cooking and baking the air fryer was the best thing we ever bought. I use it constantly. Very good seasoning for fries. Add a little chili powder for a little kick!
Wishing I had an air fryer so badly! I’ve been wanting one for so long, but they’re just too big for my 300 sq ft apartment. 🙁 Perhaps one day in the future! 🙂
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