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Simply Delicious Fries – Using an Air Fryer

Simple French Fries made with very little oil using an Air Fryer. A healthier alternative to deep fried french fries.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 5


  • Air Fryer


  • 4-6 Large Red Skin Potatoes any potato will do
  • 4-6 tbsp olive oil canola oil or coconut oil are alternatives
  • Sea Salt to taste


  • Cut potatoes into short, thin strips, leaving skin on.
  • Toss potatoes with olive oil to lightly coat on all sides, approximately 2 tbsp.
  • Place is basket of Air Fryer. Set temperature to 350°F for 10 minutes. At the 5 minute mark, take the basket out and shake/toss the contents. This will help the fries to cook more evenly.
  • Set temperature to 375°F for 10 minutes. Remove the basket and toss 2-3 times during the 10 minute period.
  • Remove fries from air fryer and place on cookie sheet.
  • Toss half of the fries in olive oil to coat (approx. 1-2 tbsp). Return to Air Fryer basket.
  • Set temperature to 400°F and cook for 5-10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes, toss the fries and check for doneness.
  • Remove from fryer. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with Sea Salt to your taste.
  • Repeat steps 6-8 with the second half of fries.


For more flavorful fries, toss with granulated garlic or seasoning salt before cooking.
Keyword air fryer, french fries, potatoes, side dish