Crispy Air-Fryer French Fries

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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
3 servings


  • 2 (6 ounce) russet baking potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • Cooking spray


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

185 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Serving Size 12 fries
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 98IU 2%
Vitamin C 7mg 7%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 483mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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