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Air Fryer Home Fries

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Air Fryer Home Fries are crunchy with tender insides, flavorful, and incredibly simple to make. They come together quickly and taste so much better than frozen fries.

bowl with air fryer home fries and dipping sauce
Air Fryer French Fries go well with any of your favorite dipping sauces.

This Air fryer home fries recipe makes a great side dish for any occasion. They are a great option for parties and entertaining too!

It’s crazy how much better homemade french fries taste than bagged frozen fries. Just me? Well, I can’t seem to get enough of them.

Served alongside my Blackstone Smash BurgerBlackstone BLTPhilly Cheesesteak, or my Air Fryer Reuben Sandwich, you just can’t go wrong!

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Home Fries

  • Fast & easy!
  • Kid friendly
  • Require less oil than deep frying
  • Easy cleanup
  • Delicious
  • Crispy air fryer fries every time
  • Quick cook time
  • Basic ingredients

How To Make Home Fries

Below you will find a printable recipe card.

Step 1: Cut the fries

Clean your russet potatoes and dry. Then begin cutting the home fries into thin slices. Be sure to cut the strips so they are very similar in size. They will cook much more evenly.

Note: Some people prefer to soak cut potatoes in a bowl of cold water for best results. Soak for 10-15 minutes to help pull out the starch.

Step 2: Season

Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite seasoning. 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pour the mixture over the fries and toss to coat them evenly.

Step 3: Air Fry French Fries

Place the home fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer so the hot air can circulate properly. Cook at 375 for 12 minutes. Shake the basket and turn the fries. Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until they reach the desired crispiness. Place on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Serve and enjoy the crispy home fries!

Pro Tip: You may need to work in batches. After cooking the first batch, place them in the oven at 150 degrees to keep them warm until you are ready to serve.

steps for making air fryer french fries
Easy steps for air fryer home fries!


What kinds of sauce go with home fries?

Pretty much anything you like will go with these air fryer french fries! Sprinkle them with some Italian seasonings, garlic powder, onion powder, cajun seasonings, or sprinkle with some fresh herbs and cheese.

What makes a good dipping sauce for air fryer home fries?

We love to mix half ketchup and half mayonnaise, a little bit of pickle juice and sprinkle with crushed black pepper! It’s downright heavenly.

You could also use barbecue sauce, gravy, sweet and sour sauce, ranch dressing, or any other dipping sauce you enjoy. Play around with the sauces until you find your favorites.

Can I use red potatoes?

Yes, you can make these crispy potatoes with red potatoes. They will cook the same as russets and will have a nice pop of color. You can also follow the same recipe using sweet potatoes. They will take a little longer to cook when making sweet potatoes, so add cooking time as needed.

What kind of oil can I use to get the perfect crispy texture?

It’s my personal preference to use olive oil, but you can also use coconut oil and avocado oil. They have a higher smoke point so they work well in the air fryer. Additionally, you could use vegetable oil as well.

Can I make loaded air fryer french fries?

Yep! Top them with some seasoning salt, crispy air fryer bacon, green peppers, green onions, cheese and some sour cream! Then you will have the best loaded crispy air fryer home fries ever!


Store leftover home fries in an airtight container. They will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep in mind they are best when served fresh, but can be reheated.

To reheat, place back in the air fryer and heat for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees. I have found this is my favorite way to reheat them.

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Air Fryer Home Fries

Air Fryer Home Fries are crunchy with tender insides, flavorful, and incredibly simple to make. They come together quickly and taste so much better than frozen fries.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer french fries, air fryer home fries, french fries in air fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 120kcal


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp seasoning any flavor you like
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Slice potatoes into french fries.
  • Mix olive oil, salt, pepper, and seasoingins in a small bowl. Drizzle over fries and toss to coat evenly.
  • Cook at 375 for 12 minutes, shake the basket and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until they reach desired doneness. Serve and enjoy!


  • Cut fries into evenly sized strips. They will cook evenly and taste better. 
  • Use your favorite seasonings and dipping sauces. 


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg