air fryer french fries with ketchup

Crispy Air Fryer French Fries

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Air Fryer French Fries
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

Here's how to make crispy Air Fryer French Fries, using little to no oil, in just 15 minutes!



  • 2-3 yukon gold potatoes , scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic powder, paprika, and any other seasonings you like


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360ºF, then slice the potatoes into french fry shapes, about 1/2-inch thick. Place the raw potato slices in a bowl of warm water and let them rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil, then season generously with salt, pepper, and other seasonings you like, such as garlic powder, paprika, or chili powder. Toss well to coat the potatoes.

  3. Arrange the seasoned potato slices on the bottom of your air fryer basket, in a single layer, if possible. The more separated the potatoes, the crispier they will be. If the potatoes overlap, I recommend flipping the fries half-way through the cooking time for more even baking.

  4. Cook the fries at 360ºF for 15 minutes. Use a spatula to remove the crisp fries from the air fryer, then serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

  5. Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, but they will get soggy with storage. I'd recommend re-heating them in the air fryer again before serving, until they are crisp again.