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Air Fryer French Fries

Tasty air fryer french fries seasoned with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and sprinkled with Parmesan and freshly cut parsley.

Air Fryer French Fries

I love elevating something as simple as french fries. Add in some spices, sprinkle with Parmesan and chopped parsley and it looks like it came from a restaurant!

The best part is making these french fries with very little oil and they are still golden and crispy!

Ingredients for Air Fryer French Fries

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Freshly Chopped Parsley
Air Fryer French Fries

Cooking French Fries in the Air Fryer

I love my air fryer. There’s no preheating required and a LOT less oil than a deep fryer so food does not come out nearly as saturated with grease.

Avoid using aerosol sprays (like Pam) in the air fryer basket. They can ruin the nonstick finish.

It’s best to use a spray bottle of olive oil (or your choice of oil) or rub coconut oil directly into the basket.

Air Fryer French Fries Time and Temperature

Basket of uncooked fries

Cook the french fries at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway. Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the thickness of the french fry.

I tested out cooking them in a single layer vs. filling the basket with all of the fries from the recipe at once.

They cooked in a thin layer (about 1/4 of the basket high) and still turned out nice and crispy!

French Fry Sauce

There are many great french fry sauces I recommend with this recipe! Some of my favorites are this healthy homemade ranch and spicy Cajun remoulade.

Air Fryer French Fries
I made steak to go with the fries from my Cast-Iron Skillet Flank Steak recipe.

What goes with french fries?


Air Fryer French Fries

Air Fryer French Fries

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tasty air fryer french fries seasoned with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and sprinkled with Parmesan and freshly cut parsley.


  • 2-3 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan, for topping
  • Freshly Chopped Parsley, for topping


  1. Rinse potatoes thoroughly in water and pat dry. Peel potatoes if you prefer the skin removed. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4" thick pieces.
  2. Place fries in a medium-sized bowl and toss with olive oil. Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Place fries in air fryer basket, set to 380 degrees, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Once they are done sprinkle with grated parmesan and parsley.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 1mgSodium 623mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 4g

Nutrition is not always accurate.

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