- Potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold are good choices)
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Salt and other seasonings (such as paprika, garlic powder, or rosemary) to taste
- Wash and peel the potatoes (if desired). You can also leave the skin on for a rustic texture.
- Cut the potatoes into thin strips, similar to the size and shape of traditional French fries. Ensure they are relatively uniform in size to ensure even cooking.
- Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl of cold water and let them soak for about 30 minutes. This will help remove excess starch and result in crispier fries.
- After soaking, drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Preheat your air fryer to around 360-380°F (180-190°C), depending on your air fryer model.
- In a clean bowl, toss the dried potato strips with a small amount of olive oil or use a cooking spray to lightly coat them. You want just enough oil to help them become crispy, but don’t overdo it.
- Season the fries with salt and any other desired seasonings. Some people like to add paprika, garlic powder, or rosemary for extra flavor.
- Place the seasoned potato strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Don’t overcrowd the basket; you may need to cook the fries in batches for the best results.
- Cook the fries in the preheated air fryer for about 15-20 minutes, pausing halfway to shake or toss them for even cooking. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fries and the specific air fryer model, so keep an eye on them.
- When the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and serve immediately. You can add more salt or seasonings if needed.