Wow, these air fryer french fries are so delicious! To satisfy your french fry cravings, try making homemade air fried french fries in the air fryer. They turn out crispy and delicious, without using a ton of oil!
Watch Video of Homemade Air Fried French Fries Recipe
Crispy Air Fried French Fries without all the Greasy Oil
These homemade air fried french fries are so easy to make and wow, they hardly need any oil at all! They aren’t exactly like oil fried potatoes because they’re not drenched in oil. Instead, these air fryer french fries are still crispy and wonderful without all the fat from oil. One pound of potatoes only uses two teaspoons of oil when cooked in the air fryer, that’s it! French fries cooked in the air fryer tastes like a crispy roasted french fry, slightly dry but totally less greasy. The texture is still fantastic and definitely satisfies the craving for fries that’s healthier and lower calorie.
Before and After. Yum! Homemade Crispy French Fries
Healthy French Fries in the Air Fryer
As long as you don’t eat the whole basket and stick to a reasonable serving size, these french fries totally are healthier than oil-fried potatoes. Just think of the comparison here: two teaspoons of oil for a pound of fries vs at least 1 cup of oil need for frying. That’s a huge difference in oil and calories. And if you want even less calories than the 2 teaspoons, try using an organic olive oil cooking spray.
What are the Best Air Fryers?
There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style.
Secura 3.4 qt. Digital Air Fryer – Texture for several dishes came out noticeably better than other brands. This one tends to cook a little hotter and quicker. The best feature about this Secura air fryer is that it automatically beeps at the halfway cooking time. It’s the perfect reminder to shake and toss the basket.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is great for cleaning up.
NuWave Brio 3 qt. Digital Air Fryer – This NuWave Air Fryer is great too and it’s our second favorite. The basket has wire base (which we found sticks a bit more) and it doesn’t have the 1/2 way reminder beep of the Secura, however still cooks great.
This NuWave model has a lower temperature capability, which can give you more cooking options for foods that need lower temperatures. The lower temperature feature might be great for proofing breads!
Tiluxury 5.8 qt. Digital Air Fryer – It’s a good larger air fryer capable of cooking for larger families, especially when you need to cook more food. It’s great for cooking bigger batches (ie 4 salmon fillets instead of 2 or 2 lbs of fries instead of 1).
We like that this Tiluxury 5.8qt has the non-stick basket (non-wire base). Makes for less sticking for delicate meals (ie baked fish fillets). And we like the digital interface (easier cleaning).
Oster Copper-Infused DuraCeramic 3.3 qt. Air Fryer – We love the copper infused ceramic coating on the basket and it good great. The knobs are easy to use and overall functionality is great.
Plus, if you’re familiar with the Oster brand, they’re reliable and not too expensive.
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes:
- Awesome crispy air fried brussels sprouts with little oil. Yum!
- Healthy and Super Easy Air Fried Baked Salmon Recipe
- 1 pound fresh potatoes , cut into 1/4” french fry size
- 2 teaspoons oil
- kosher salt , to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder , optional
- ground black pepper , to taste
- Wash and cut potatoes into french fry sizes. Try to keep them as evenly sized as possible for even cooking.
- Add potatoes to bowl. Drizzle olive oil evenly over the potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper (and/or garlic powder) evenly over potatoes.
- Gently toss the potatoes to evenly coat with oil and seasonings.
- Place the poatoes in air fryer basket and spread them evenly over the basket.
Air fry potatoes at 380°F for about 20 minutes. About halfway through cooking, shake the basket and gently turn the potatoes. Try not to break them. For crisper potatoes, shake them a second time and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.
Don’t crowd the basket. If you want to make a larger batch, make sure to use a larger air fryer, about 5 qt or larger.