Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie

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Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie


French fries are a weakness of mine and I could eat them every day given the chance. I don’t consider myself to be too much a fry snob either, I just want them to be warm and fresh. These air fryer fries 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. I’m not surprised though. The air fryer is such an awesome way to cook foods that taste amazing deep fried, in a way that you can still enjoy them just as much. Before trying fries in the air fryer, I wasn’t sure if it could mimic the same French fry experience, but they taste great.


air fryer fries with ketchup on a white plate


It does take a bit more time to cook the same number of fries in an air fryer versus hot oil. However, it is worth the wait. It takes about 18 minutes for my air fryer to cook the fries to their desired crispiness. Depending on the size of your air fryer it may take several batches to cook them all.


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Calories per serving (1 potato): 171

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Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie

Air fryer fries cuts back on calories when cooked in the air fryer. Same great taste and crispness, and a healthy alternative to deep frying.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: air fried fries, air fryer fries, low calorie food option
Servings: 2
Calories: 171kcal
Author: simplylowcal


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


  • 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.
  • Remove from water. Let cool.
  • Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Halfway through cooking, toss the fries. Shake periodically.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2640mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 37.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 2640mg110%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 37.1mg45%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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