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How to Make French Fries With an Air Fryer (With Photo Guide)

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Crispy and delicious French fries

Crispy and delicious French fries


  • 3 potatoes, peeled and sliced into strips
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • water (enough to soak the fries)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 3/8-inch-thick strips.
  2. Soak the cut fries in salted water for 30 minutes.
  3. Spray the fries with olive oil (I used a repurposed I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sprayer).
  4. Air-fry for a few minutes at 300 degrees; then crank up the temperature to 400 and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  5. Continue cooking until you have achieved the desired color and crispiness.