Air Fryer French Fries

If you follow me on Facebook, you likely know that I recently bought an air fryer. ? (I’ve been posting a lot of food pictures.) And if you were The Mister, you would also recall my rant from a couple of years ago at the thought of “frying” fries in air. Seriously…I just didn’t get it. I had no idea an air fryer was basically a mini convection over, and I couldn’t possibly understand fries coming out crispy by being “fried” in air. All that said, I’ve now proven myself wrong. I made some fries a couple of nights ago that were amazing! Therefore, I’m sharing my technique with you. This comes from a couple of different posts I found online and combined, and then my secret ingredient that I added.



Wash and scrub potatoes (don’t peel) then slice fries to 1/4″ or less width. I prefer using baking potatoes just so the fries are longer, but any will do. Also, I haven’t tried with any other type but russet yet, but I suspect other potatoes would also be just as tasty.

Soak fries in hot water for 10 minutes. (This removes some of the starch and also helps them crisp up more.) While soaking, preheat air fryer to 325 degrees.

Drain and dry fries them mix with small amount of avocado oil. Dump in AF basket and spread out, cook for 12-13 minutes, shaking half-way through.

Spread fries out onto paper towels (they will not be done at this point!!) and allow to rest for 30-60 minutes. This allows water to evaporate from the fries so when air fried a second time they’ll crisp up nicely. NOTE: I only let them rest for about 20 minutes but the post where I found this info said to let them rest for an hour. I didn’t have an hour to wait!

Preheat the air fryer to 360 before it’s time to put the fries back in.

When it’s time to return the fries to the basket, add a bit more oil if desired (I did, but I don’t know it was really necessary), along with salt, pepper, and my secret ingredient . . . Truffle, Parmesan, Black Garlic seasoning! (You don’t have to include the secret ingredient, of course, but yum yum yum!!!)

TIP: I put more fries in the initial batch than I normally would, then I cooked the second round in batches to insure air properly circulated around all the fries.

Here’s the seasoning I used. I found it at my local grocery store. Enjoy!!