Get crispy, crunchy fries with much less oil than deep frying requires with these air-fried spuds. For the best texture, keep each fry as evenly sized as possible. Try a mandoline to make quick work of equal fries if your knife work could use some help.

Adam Hickman
Source:, January 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Scrub potatoes well. Cut the unpeeled potatoes lengthwise into 3/8-inch sticks. Place in a large bowl; cover with water and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain well and pat very dry. Return to the dried bowl; add oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cornstarch, pepper, salt and paprika; toss to coat.

  • Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray. Place the potatoes in the basket and coat the potatoes well with cooking spray. Fry at 360 degrees F, stirring every 5 minutes, until very crispy, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 9.5g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; vitamin a iu 97.6IU 2% DV; vitamin c 6.5mg 11% DV; folate 16mcg 4% DV; calcium 17.1mg 2% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 27.2mg 10% DV; potassium 482.5mg 14% DV; sodium 296.8mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.