Learn how to make the BEST super crispy air fryer french fries in under 20 minutes! Air fryer french fries are so delicious and simple to make. Plus, they taste better than take-out and are much healthier than deep-frying!
If you haven’t ventured out and started using an air fryer yet, now is the time! Being able to make better than restaurant quality french fries at home is a total game-changer. The way they taste is incredibly irresistible and that crunch you get is out of this world. So it’s time to start using this hot kitchen gadget and it will quickly become one of your favorite appliances in no time.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
I love the simplicity of the ingredients for these air fryer french fries. They are perfectly crispy and frugal too. Here is a breakdown of what you will need to make a batch:
Potatoes: Making french fries for sure requires some easy to work with potatoes. I prefer russet or Yukon potatoes because they fry up well and are the right texture.
Olive oil: When you cook food in the air fryer you will find that you just need a small amount of oil. Foods end up being much healthier and delicious.
Cajun seasoning: I love the flavor of Cajun seasoning with my french fries. It makes the homemade fries taste fabulous. If you aren’t a fan of Cajun seasoning, don’t worry you can skip it or go with your favorite seasonings.
Salt and Pepper: You just need to add as much salt and pepper as you like. It doesn’t take a lot, just a dash or two and they will be perfection.
HOW TO MAKE CRISPY FRIES IN THE AIR FRYER
To make amazing crispy fries in the air fryer you just need to start by scrubbing the potatoes. Then cut them into even pieces that are 1/4″.
Place the french fries in a large bowl with the olive oil and your seasonings. Toss well so all the fries are coated well.
Add the french fries to the air fryer and cook for 12-15 minutes. For best results, shake them halfway through so they cook evenly. Once they are as crispy as you want they are ready to serve.
I can’t get enough of this spicy mayo for dipping the crispy fries in. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to make.
BEST AIR FRYER TO USE?
There are several air fryers out there to choose from. Whichever model you use, it’s best to buy a 5-6 qt so it’s large enough. Here are some of my favorite models:
Instant Vortex 4 in 1 Air Fryer: This is the one that I have and I can’t tell you how much I love it! It’s perfect for making french fries, fried chicken, and more!
Cosori Air Fryer: Here is another fantastic option for you. It’s 5.8 qt. and has a digital touchscreen for easy usage.
GoWISE Air Fryer: You will love this model too. It also has a digital screen and comes with a recipe book too.
FRENCH FRY SEASONING IDEAS?
You can season these french fries with pretty much anything you love. Here are a few suggestions to try when you are looking for some variety:
- Chili Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Ranch Seasoning
- Italian Seasoning
- Dried Basil
- Sweet or Smoked Paprika
HOW TO STORE AND RE-HEAT
If you’ve tried to reheat fries in the past and felt like they were soggy, you aren’t alone! If done correctly you can enjoy reheated fries that taste almost as great as the did the day you made them.
To start, you can store the fries in the fridge up to 5 days or up to 60 days in the freezer. Either way, remove the fries from the fridge or freezer and let them defrost until they are close to room temperature.
Then you can reheat them in the oven at 425 degrees for up to 5 minutes. They don’t take long to reheat, so keep an eye on them. Another option would be to put them in the air fryer and heat them for around 5 minutes or until they are the texture and temperature you want. Enjoy!
Air fryer French Fries (Super Crispy in 15 Minutes!)
- 2-3 medium Russet potatoes (or Yukon)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (optional)
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
Pre-heat air fryer to 37F. Wash potatoes and cut into 1/4” fries.
In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, olive oil, and seasoning.
Transfer into the pre-heated air fryer and air fry for 12-15 minutes, shaking halfway through, until desired crispiness is achieved.
Serve immediately with Spicy Mayo or your favorite dipping sauce.