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air fryer french fries with ketchup

Air Fryer French Fries - Instant Pot French Fries

These ridiculously delicious and easy homemade french fries are quickly made in the air fryer.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword air fryer french fries
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 94kcal


  • 2 medium potatoes russet or Yukon gold
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • optional seasonings as preferred
  • additional optional topping: herbs & grated parmesan


  • Without peeling, wash and cut the potatoes into about between 1/4 - 1/2 inch fries (or larger if you prefer).
  • Add fries into a mixing bowl of cold water and let sit for 45 mins to remove the excess starch.
  • Drain the french fries and dry them with towels.
  • Add the dried fries to a mixing bowl and mix in oil and salt (and other seasonings if you want to use them).
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350F /180C.
  • Spread out fries in a single layer, cook in two batches if needed.
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp, turning halfway through cooking.
  • Garnish and serve.

Pressure Cooker French Fries

  • Make sure your Instant Pot is unplugged.
  • Add the french fries in the cooking basket, place the basket over the trivet inside the Instant Pot stainless steel insert. 
  • Place the crisp lid over the instant pot and lower the handle.
  • Plug in the Crisplid and set the temperature to 375F / 190C.
  • Cook for 9 minutes, open and shake the fries then cook for another 8-10 minutes.
  • Open the lid, remove the fries and serve warm.
  • Note- you would need to cook your fries in 2 batches.



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Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg