Air Fryer Homemade French Fries

So easy to make, satisfying, and a healthy way to enjoy everyone's favorite comfort food – French fries!


  • 2 pounds Idaho® potatoes, such as russet
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

For the Smoky Tomato Aioli:

  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-1½ teaspoons smoked paprika


For the French Fries:

  1. Wash the potatoes, peel if desired (I usually keep the peel on) and cut into ¼˝ slices.

  2. Place in a bowl and cover with cold water – this will help prevent a mushy French fry. Let stand in water for about 10-30 minutes or up to overnight covered in the refrigerator.

  3. Drain, pat dry, and toss lightly in the oil.

  4. Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 360°F for 25-30 minutes, tossing every 5-10 minutes. Cook until golden brown, adding a few minutes if needed to get the desired doneness. Work in batches if needed.
  5. Remove, season with salt, and serve immediately.

For the Smoky Tomato Aioli:

  1. In a food processor, add drained sundried tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic, and smoked paprika.
  2. Blend until smooth. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.


You can use seasonings such as parsley or chives, make them into Truffle Fries, or serve with your favorite condiments or dips, such as the suggested Smoky Tomato Aioli.

To reheat, simply place in the air fryer basket, and heat at 360°F for 5 minutes.

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Yield: 2-4

Stacey Doyle
Food Blogger
Little Figgy Food

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