Seasoned Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

These are the simplest, easiest, best air fryer French fries you can make. They are quick and delicious, and everyone will want a batch all to themselves.

I love a good French fry. There is something so satisfying about them, especially when you have something yummy to dip them in. This seasoned air fryer fries recipe will quickly become your go-to recipe. These homemade fries are absolute perfection.

Fries stuffed into a bowl of ketchup.

Why Make Fries In An Air Fryer?

Air fryer fries are so much healthier this way! They aren’t deep fried in a deep fryer with all that fat. You simply add a light coating of oil and let the air fryer do the rest.

Best Air Fryer French Fries

The best air fryer French fries you can make are the ones you actually like! Seriously, fries are fries. You have to season them the way you like to actually enjoy them. These fries are one of my favorite versions. But I’ll give you a few more options here in case you don’t like these particular seasonings:

5 More Ways To Make Seasoned Fries In An Air Fryer

  1. Garlic Parmesan Fries
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • Pinch of black pepper
  2. Cajun Spice Fries
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spiciness)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • Pinch of salt
  3. Italian Herb Fries
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  4. Lemon Herb Fries
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • Pinch of salt
  5. Smoky BBQ Fries
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon Sucanat or coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • Pinch of salt
Air Fryer French Fries laying on a piece of newspaper with a bowl of ketchup, a bowl of pepper and a small container of salt.

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

If you are pinched for time, you can certainly use frozen French fries. But I caution you to read the ingredient lists because many of them have unwanted ingredients added. Look for the most natural ingredient list. you can find and feel good about eating.

To use them in this recipe, you can use them frozen, straight from the freezer. You might need slightly more oil the coat the fries and get the spices to stick, but it will work.

Air Fryer French Fries Time

Please note that while these times are true for my air fryer, yours may need a different length of cooking time.

For this reason, you’ll want to check on your fries frequently both for stirring and for checking doneness the first time you make these.

Once you know how long they cook in your air fryer, you can make a note of that and cook them for the same length of time every time you make them thereafter. This is common practice for just about anything you make in an air fryer. It’s good to keep a small list of cooking times on your fridge so that you can refer back to it as needed.

Raw Fries – 15-20 minutes with frequent tossing or stirring.

Frozen Fries – 20-25 minutes with frequent tossing or stirring.

A few Air Fryer French Fries sitting in a white bowl of ketchup on a piece of news paper with other fries laying on the paper behind the bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Not sure what to serve these with? If you want more than just a snack, make these as a delicious side dish for:

  • Burgers
  • Grilled chicken
  • Veggie burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Grilled fish
  • Chicken tenders
  • Steak
  • Salad
  • Soup
  • Chili
  • Tacos
  • Quesadillas
  • Nachos
  • Fried shrimp

About The Ingredients

Potatoes – You can use any type of potato you prefer. Good choices are Yukon gold potatoes or Russet potatoes.

Extra virgin olive oil – You can use any type of oil you prefer or usually cook with. Avocado oil or coconut oil also work great here and hold up well in the heat of the air fryer.

Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt, but you can use any type you normally use in the kitchen.

Ground black pepper

Paprika – I used regular paprika, but smoked paprika is also tasty here.

How To Make French Fries In An Air Fryer

Prep

Air Fryer French Fries recipe ingredients on a white marble surface.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Gather and measure the rest of your ingredients.

Cut

Cutting fries on a white cutting board.

Peel and cut the potatoes into evenly sized fries, about ¼ inch thick.

Mix

Sprinkling seasoning over fries in a mixing bowl.
Seasoned and oiled fries in a mixing bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the potato fries, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss well to ensure all the fries are evenly coated with the seasoning.

Cook

Raw, seasoned fries in an air fryer basket.

Carefully place a single layer of seasoned potato fries into the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding the basket to ensure even cooking and crispy results. Cook the fries in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes. Stir about every 10 minutes.

Cool

Just cooked Air Fryer French Fries laying on a piece of newspaper.

Once the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving dish. They can be very hot, so let them cool for a few minutes.

Serve

Air Fryer French Fries stuffed into a white bowl of ketchup on a piece of newpaper.

Serve the crispy seasoned air fryer potato fries immediately as a delicious side dish or snack. They pair perfectly with ketchup, mayonnaise, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Storing Leftover Air Fryer French Fries

Store leftover fries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Freezing

Freezing is not recommended for this recipe.

Reheating Air Fryer French Fries

Reheat fries in an air fryer for about 5 minutes at 350F. You can also reheat in the oven on a sheet pan at the same temperature until they are warmed through. A microwave will also work, but the fries will be soggy and limp.

Dip Ideas For French Fries

  1. Ketchup
  2. Mustard
  3. Mayonnaise
  4. Barbecue sauce
  5. Ranch dressing
  6. Honey mustard
  7. Garlic or chipotle aioli
  8. Cheese sauce
  9. Sweet chili sauce
  10. Buffalo sauce

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Air Fryer French Fries laying on a piece of newspaper with a bowl of ketchup, a bowl of pepper and a small container of salt.

Seasoned Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Delicious, simple, easy, fries the whole family will love.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Gather and measure the rest of your ingredients.
    Air Fryer French Fries recipe ingredients on a white marble surface.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into evenly sized fries, about ¼ inch thick.
    Cutting fries on a white cutting board.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potato fries, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss well to ensure all the fries are evenly coated with the seasoning.
    Seasoned and oiled fries in a mixing bowl.
  • Carefully place a single layer of seasoned potato fries into the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding the basket to ensure even cooking and crispy results. Cook the fries in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes. Stir about every 10 minutes.
    Raw, seasoned fries in an air fryer basket.
  • Once the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving dish. They can be very hot, so let them cool for a few minutes.
    Just cooked Air Fryer French Fries laying on a piece of newspaper.
  • Serve the crispy seasoned air fryer potato fries immediately as a delicious side dish or snack. They pair perfectly with ketchup, mayonnaise, or your favorite dipping sauce.
    Air Fryer French Fries stuffed into a white bowl of ketchup on a piece of newpaper.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1184mg | Potassium: 1461mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

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