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Air Fryer Fries Made From Scratch

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These air fryer fries are made from scratch and cuts back on calories since they are cooked in the air fryer. Same great taste and crispness, and a healthy alternative to deep frying.

air fryer fries with ketchup on a white plate

These fries made in the air fryer are a great alternative to eating them more often with less guilt.

Like the Instant Pot, when air fryers hit the market, they picked up in popularity quickly. They are such an awesome way to cook foods that taste amazing deep fried, in a way that you can still enjoy them just as much. 

Are potatoes healthy?

When cooked the right way, without heaps of butter, cheese or cream, they can be good for you. A medium potato contains only about 110 calories. They are a good source of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Makes a great side dish or snack
  • Cooked to perfection in the air fryer
  • Made from scratch, not frozen
air fryer fries with ketchup on a white plate

Ingredients 

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

How to make this recipe

 1- Once the potatoes are cut into fries, start by blanching potatoes in water until tender.

Do do this, bring a pot of water to a boil, add potatoes to the water for about 3 minutes. Enough to soften them a bit, but not too much. Remove from water and lay flat to cool.

2 – Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

3 – Place the potatoes into the air fryer carful not to overcrowd. These will need to cook in batches.

4 – Turn air fryer on to 400° and cook for 18 minutes. Halfway through cooking, toss the fries and shake periodically. Repeat until all the fries are cooked. 

How do I store my homemade fries?

Properly stored in an ai tight container, cooked fries will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze my homemade fries?

Yes! Place the fries in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until the fries are solid, about 6 hours. Transfer the frozen fries to a gallon safe freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Please Note

Different air fryer brands may cook at different rates, so be sure to keep on eye on your food so it doesn’t burn.

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Calories per serving (1 potato): 171

Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Fries Made From Scratch

air fryer fries with ketchup on a white plate

These air fryer fries are made from scratch and cuts back on calories since they are cooked in the air fryer. Same great taste and crispness, and a healthy alternative to deep frying.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes, cut into fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Blanch potatoes in water until tender. Do do this, bring a pot of water to a boil, add potatoes to the water for about 3 minutes. Enough to soften them a bit, but not too much.
  2. Remove from water. Let cool.
  3. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the potatoes into the air fryer. Do not overcrowd air fryer. You will want to cook these in batches. Turn air fryer on to 400° and cook for 18 minutes.
  5. Halfway through cooking, toss the fries. Shake periodically.

Notes

  • Different air fryer brands may cook at different rates, so be sure to keep on eye on food.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2640mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Cookilicious

Sunday 12th of April 2020

I really get an Air fryer! This looks so good

simplylowcal

Monday 13th of April 2020

Thanks! I hope you are able to try them soon. :)

Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Okay, so this is the reason I need an air fryer!! It is on my to-buy list, because I need to be able to make this ASAP!!

simplylowcal

Monday 13th of April 2020

I hope you enjoy them once you get an air fryer. :)

Biana

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Love fries!! And not deep fried? Definitely making them!

simplylowcal

Monday 13th of April 2020

Thanks Biana! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Anita

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Frying fries at home used to be such a chore, but with an air fryer, we can have fries pretty much all the time now. :)

simplylowcal

Sunday 12th of April 2020

The air fryer is such a great invention. :)

Cristie

Sunday 12th of April 2020

I'm a huge fan of fries, Im so tempted to buy an air fryer so I can eat them more often!

simplylowcal

Sunday 12th of April 2020

The air fryer is awesome. :)

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