Perfect Air Fryer French Fries

Perfect Air Fryer French Fries

Perfect Air Fryer French Fries

Indulge in the ultimate movie snack with these homemade air fryer French fries. Whether you opt for classic potatoes or sweet potatoes, this recipe promises crispy perfection every time.

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

20 minutes

Resting Time:

4 hours

Total Time:

4 hours 35 minutes


  • Air fryer (or oven if air fryer is not available)
  • Mandolin slicer
  • Mixing bowl


  • 4-5 potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided, 1 tablespoon per batch)
  • 1 tablespoon spice mix (choose from Chipotle, Moroccan, or customize with dried herbs/garlic to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional, if spice mix is unsalted)


For Air Fryer Potato Fries:

  1. Using a mandolin slicer or knife, cut the potatoes into thin slices or wedges.
  2. Soak the potato slices in water for 3-4 hours.
  3. Drain the water and pat the potato sticks dry with paper towels.
  4. Toss the fries with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (reserve seasoning for later).
  5. Preheat the air fryer and place the fries in a single layer in the tray (cook in batches if necessary).
  6. Cook at 200°C for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Mix the seasoning with the remaining olive oil in a bowl, then toss the partially cooked fries in the seasoning mixture.
  8. Continue cooking at 200°C for an additional 8-10 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved. Serve immediately.

For Oven-Baked Potato Fries:

  1. Follow the same preparation steps as for the air fryer.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan forced).
  3. Arrange the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Upgrade your movie nights with these irresistible homemade French fries, cooked to perfection every time in your air fryer or oven.

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