Air Fryer French Fries

Food Network Kitchen’s Air Fryer French Fries, as seen on Food Network.
Food Network Kitchens Air Fryer French Fries, as seen on Food Network.
Prep Time
9 min
Cook Time
16 min
2 servings

Forget the frozen fries! These homemade French fries come out perfectly golden and crisp and only use 1 teaspoon of oil — just another reason to love your air fryer.



Nonstick cooking spray, for the basket
medium russet potato (about 6 oz), unpeeled
tsp olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper



Special equipment: an air fryer

Step 1

Preheat an air fryer to 380ºF and spray the basket with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Cut the potato in half lengthwise, then into ¼-inch slices. Cut the slices into ¼-inch sticks. Put the fries in a medium bowl and rinse them well with cold water, then drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Toss the fries with the oil in a medium bowl, then sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper. Working in batches if necessary, put the fries in an even layer in the air fryer basket with no overlapping and cook, turning them halfway through, until golden brown and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove and season with salt.

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