These easy Air Fryer French Fries are a super healthy way to enjoy this popular potato side dish! Use fresh russet potatoes or frozen french fries depending on what you have on hand, both will turn out wonderfully crisp and tasty!!
Soaking Time (optional)15mins
Course: Air Fryer, Appetizers, Potato Dishes, Side Dish
Keyword: Air Fryer French Fries, air fryer recipes, french fries, Instant Pot Vortex Plus, potato side dishes
Wash and cut potatoes into lengthwise strips (fries) approximately 1/4 - 1/2 inch in width. To prevent my fries from browning, I place my cut fries into a bowl of cold water. For best results, fries should be soaked for about 15 minutes, then rinsed, transferred to paper towels and dried.
If desired, return the fries to a dry bowl. Add oil, salt and pepper, and toss the fries to coat evenly before cooking.
Heat your air fryer to 400 degrees (205 degrees C), coat trays or basket with non-stick cooking spray or oil, and place half the fries in the air fryer basket or on the tray(s) of your air fryer. *If using a rotisserie basket, the fries should not fill the basket more than 3/4 full. They need to have some space to move around in the basket. Fries placed on a tray or in a basket air fryer should have some space between them so they can crisp up evenly.
Set the timer for 10 minutes, at this point check the fries in the rotisserie basket and determine if they will need another 5 or 10 minutes until crispy. With fries that are placed on a tray or in a basket air fryer, the fries should be flipped or turned at the 10 minute mark to cook evenly. Continue air frying for 10 more minutes. Add a few more minutes if needed, to get extra crispy fries.
Cook additional batches, as necessary.
You may need to cook your fries in batches, depending on your desired servings.Add 5 - 10 minutes for cooking frozen French fries.