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A white serving bowl filled with french fries made in an air fryer and a little serving bowl of ketchup.

Air Fryer French Fries (Naturally Gluten-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make crispy homemade french fries with this easy recipe for air fryer french fries.



2 medium-sized russet potatoes
1 teaspoon salt (for soaking)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste


Peel potatoes and then cut them into in slices lengthwise about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick.

Next, cut each slice into strips and again around 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide.

Put the cut fries into a medium-size bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon salt and cover with water. Let soak in the salt water for 30 minutes. Pour fries into a colander and rinse off then place the fries on a clean towel and pat dry.

Preheat air fryer to 400° for 4 minutes.

Pour fries into a colander and rinse off then place the fries on a clean towel and pat dry.

Rinse and dry the bowl that the fries were soaking in and then add the fries back to the bowl and pour 1 tablespoon olive oil over the fries and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir them around so they are all coated with the oil and seasoning.

Place fries in the preheated air fryer and spread out to an even layer with some space between the fries. Cook at 400° for 10 minutes. And here is where you get to decide if you want them any crisper. If you do shake them around and cook for 1-2 more minutes. If you don’t want them any crisper go ahead and serve them.


Serving size will vary depending on the size of your potatoes. This recipe uses two medium-sized russet potatoes to make 2 servings and cooked in a 5.8 qt air fryer so if you have a smaller size air fryer you may need to cook one potato at a time.

If you’re doing batches to keep your fries warm you can place cooked fries on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet in the oven at 250°.

Serve french fries with the all-time favorite ketchup or try my homemade Chick-fil-A sauce.

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