Airfryer French Fries Recipe | How to Make Homemade French Fries

by Rachna
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French fries are a sinful treat and loved by both adults and children alike. We often wonder how the French fries stay so crispy when we get them outside but not when made at home. That is actually not true. If you use these tricks you can make the perfectly cooked and crunchy French fries at home.

french fries recipe

My favourite and non-guilty way of making French fries is in airfryer. The fries come out looking perfectly fried and crispy. You will not be able to tell that they are not deep fried. I also love making peri peri French fries using my favourite peri peri seasoning that I use quite often at home. Peri peri sauce and seasoning are my favourite cooking condiments these days.

Here’s how to make French fries or potato wedges at home:

Prep Time 10 minutes 

Cook Time 20 minutes 

Soaking time 15 minutes 

Servings4 people 

Calories 188 kcal 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak cut fries for about 15 minutes in cold water. This helps to remove the starch from the fries which helps in keeping the fries separate.
  2. Now strain the water and pat dry the fries with a dry cloth. Your potato fries are now ready to be cooked.

Making French fries in an Airfryer:

  1. Take 2-3 tbsp. oil with 2 tbsp. peri peri mix and sprinkle all over the fries so that all the fries are coated with oil and spice.
  2. Brush the airfryer basket with some oil as well. Now pile up the fries in the airfryer basket.
  3. Pre-heat at 180 deg C for 6 minutes. Put the airfryer basket inside and cook for 10 minutes at 180 deg C. This helps the fries to cook. Now hike the temperature to 200 deg C and further cook the fries for about 10 minutes.
  4. Make sure that you turn the fries once every 5 minutes in each cycle. This helps them to cook evenly. This cooking at higher temperature makes the fries super crispy.
  5. Take them out. Your Airfried French fries are ready to serve. I can bet that you won’t be able to tell that they are not deep-fried.

Deep Frying French fries:

  1. Heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry fries. Heat the oil and bring it to medium heat. Now put in the soaked and dried fries and fry on a medium till they are half fried. The fries will not be golden brown but will look slightly done. Take them out and drain on a kitchen towel.
  2. Now increase the heat of the oil and once again fry the half-fried fries. They should have cooled down by now. Just like the airfryer, this second frying at higher temperature is to give a crispy golden-brown shell to the French fries. Drain on an absorbent paper tower and sprinkle with peri peri seasoning. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Cut the fries in even shapes so that they cook uniformly.
  2. You can also cut them thicker as wedges and cook. Make sure to adjust the cooking time as the wedges are thicker than fries.
  3. Doing the process of soaking in water and drying fries before airfrying or deep frying really lets you have crunchy fries that do not stick.
  4. You can also use other seasoning like oregano, chaat masala, chilli flakes and salt.
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How to Make French Fries | French Fries Recipe

This is an exhaustive post which details Airfryer french fries recipe that gives you restaurant-style french fries at home. Try it airfried or deep fried and use my tips to get perfect fries every time.

Course Accompaniment | Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Airfryer french fries, french fries, french fries recipe, how to make french fries
recipe Airfryer fries, french fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 188 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak cut fries for about 30 minutes in cold water. This helps to remove the starch from the fries which helps in keeping the fries separate.
  2. Now strain the water and pat dry the fries with a dry cloth. Your potato fries are now ready to be cooked.

Making French fries in an Airfryer:

  1. Take 2-3 tbsp. oil with peri peri seasoning and apply all over the fries so that they are coated with oil and spice mix.

  2. Brush the airfryer basket with some oil as well. Now pile up the fries in the airfryer basket.
  3. Pre-heat at 180 deg C for 6 minutes. Put the airfryer basket inside and cook for 10 minutes at 180 deg C. This helps the fries to cook. Now hike the temperature to 200 deg C and further cook the fries for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you turn the fries once every 5 minutes in each cycle. This helps them to cook evenly. This cooking at higher temperature makes the fries super crispy.

  4. Your Airfryer French fries are ready to serve. I can bet that you won’t be able to tell that they are not deep-fried.

Deep Frying French fries:

  1. Heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry fries. Heat the oil and bring it to medium heat. Now put in the soaked and dried fries and fry on a medium till they are half fried. The fries will not be golden brown but will look slightly done. Take them out and drain on a kitchen towel.
  2. Now increase the heat of the oil and once again fry the half-fried fries. They should have cooled down by now. Just like the airfryer, this second frying at higher temperature is to give a crispy golden-brown shell to the French fries. Drain on an absorbent paper tower and sprinkle with peri peri seasoning. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Cut the fries in even shapes so that they cook uniformly.
  2. You can also cut them thicker as wedges and cook. Make sure to adjust the cooking time as the wedges are thicker than fries.
  3. Doing the process of soaking in water and drying fries before airfrying or deep frying really lets you have crunchy fries that do not stick.
  4. You can also use other seasoning like oregano, chaat masala, chilli flakes and salt.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make French Fries | French Fries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 880mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Airfried French fries is my favourite way of making restaurant-style French fries at home. You can try the Airfryer I use at home. I hope you liked the recipes and will try them out. As you can tell, kids absolutely love these Peri peri French fries. You can use any other seasoning that you like as well.

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how to make french fries

Cut potatoes into even-sized french fries and soak in cold water for 30 minutes.

french fries recipe

Strain and pat dry with a dry cloth.

how to make french fries at home

Add 2-3 tbsp oil along with peri peri seasoning and toss the French fries in it. Also brush some oil in the Airfryer basket. Pre-heat airfryer to 160 deg C for 6 minutes.

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Cook on 180 deg C for 10 minutes.

french fries recipe

Now cook for 8-10 minutes at 200 deg C. Your french fries made at home are ready.

homemade french fries

You can use any other seasoning of choice too. Your peri peri Airfryer french fries are ready to serve.

how to make french fries at home

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Sonia Chatterjee April 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm

5 stars
I wish I could give it 100 stars. Both the kid and I love French fries. I usually wash the fries, pat dry and store it in the deep fridge for an hour before frying them in oil. The boy loves it with chat masala while u love peri peri fries.

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Reema Dsouza April 18, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Fries with peri peri seasoning are my favourite! I have never tried making them. But with your recipe I’ll try it.

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Shalini R April 18, 2019 - 8:26 pm

Wow, look at those perfectly cooked crunchy french fries. I want to grab them all and gobble it up 🙂

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Shilpa Garg April 18, 2019 - 8:55 pm

5 stars
The french fries look so crispy and so perfect. Feel like having them now. I love peri-peri seasoning, it truly adds some zing to the fries.

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Vidya Sury April 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm

French fries! Just the name has me drooling! I made this regularly at home when Vidur visits. Other times–usually with sweet potatoes. I’ve tried baking them and they turned out pretty well, too, Rachna. Must get an air fryer.

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