Air-Fryer French Fries

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + soaking Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients I have on hand. The fries are so crispy, you won't miss the deep fryer! —Dawn Parker, Surrey, British Columbia


  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Add potatoes to a large bowl; add enough ice water to cover. Soak for 15 minutes. Drain; place potatoes on towels and pat dry.
  2. Combine potatoes, oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in second large bowl; toss to coat. In batches, place potatoes in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until crisp and golden brown, 15-17 minutes, stirring and turning every 5-7 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Air-Fryer French Fries Tips

How long should you air-fry french fries?

For this recipe, you should air-fry your homemade french fries for about 15 to 17 minutes at 400 degrees. The same goes for air-frying frozen french fries. (Find more frozen foods you can air-fry!)

Do air fryers make good french fries?

We think air fryers make great french fries! However, it's totally a personal preference.

Are air fryers healthy?

Air-fryer recipes are healthy-ish. The main difference between using an air fryer vs. a deep fryer is the amount of oil you need. Air fryers use little to no oil because the unit heats up hot enough to crisp the food. So in that sense, air-fryer recipes are a bit healthier than deep-fried ones.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 7g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.