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Air Fryer Homemade French Fries

Crispy, golden brown French fries made in the Air Fryer using whole potatoes. Much healthier than the deep-fried version!


  • 2 large russet potatoes washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a mandoline, slice the potatoes into fries. If you don’t have a mandolin slice the potato into ¼ inch sections.
  • Next, place the fries in a large bowl and cover with water.
  • Let the cut potatoes sit in the water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and repeat the soaking process with new water for an additional 30 minutes.
  • After the full hour of soaking, drain the water, and pat fries dry with a paper towel.
  • Toss with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 375°F if required based on the air fryer model that you have.
  • Add fries to bottom of air fryer basket, making sure they are in a single layer, with a little room between each one.
  • Cook for 7 minutes, then shake the basket or flip the fries. Continue to cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.


Repeat process as necessary until all fries have been cooked.
If you are working in batches place cooked fries in a 200°F preheated oven on a cooking rack placed over a baking sheet.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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