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Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer French Fries

You’re going to love these Garlic Parmesan French Fries! Another easy air fryer recipe to have ready to make when the kids are hungry and you want to skip the take-out line!

These air fryer frenches fries are fun and quick to make. Say goodbye to soggy fries – these ones are nice and crispy!


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We love air fryer fries and air fryer sweet potato fries for easy sides that everyone loves.

Making them in the air fryer takes the guesswork out of making sure they’re perfectly crispy.

The garlic and parmesan flavor, along with some parika, salt and pepper blend together to turn into the best french fries ever!

They’re made with very little oil which makes them delicious restaurant-style fries, only healthier! Try them with my garlic aioli sauce or with your favorite side for fries.

Homemade air fryer french fries in bowl with fork.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Restaurant-quality fries in just 30 minutes!
  • versatile – you can also make this recipe in the toaster oven or conventional oven as well!
  • the perfect side dish for so many meals! Try them as a side to my hot honey chicken sandwiches or these easy air fryer brats for a tasty meal.
  • healthier than deep frying and use much less oil

Ingredients for Homemade French Fries in the Air Fryer

This easy recipe uses simple ingredients that you can always find in the grocery store.

Labelled ingredients for homemade air fryer french fries.

Russet potatoes – have a low water content and are the best for crispy french fries. They will resemble the flavor of restaurant fries the most.

Fresh garlic vs garlic powder – definitely recommend fresh here!

Avocado oil – or you can substitute olive oil.

Kosher salt

Black pepper

Paprika

Grated parmesan cheese – you can use grated or finely shredded parmesan cheese. Fresh or bottled will work.

Fresh parsley

Do I need to soak the potatoes in water?

While you ‘can’ soak the potatoes in water for 30 minutes to remove some of the starch, you do not have to in this recipe. Soaking can result in extra-crispy garlic fries.

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Fries in the Air Fryer

To help with the recipe, I like to include detailed tips and tricks in every recipe post. If you just want the recipe, you can use the “jump to recipe” button located at the top of every post to skip directly to the recipe.

Sliced russet potatoes on wodden board with knife.

Let’s make this garlic fries recipe!

STEP ONE – Wash and cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick fries.

Sliced potatoes in bowl with garlic and spices.

STEP TWO – Add the garlic, 2 Tablespoons of the oil, salt, pepper and paprika to the bowl and toss until fully mixed.

Sliced potatoes with spices, ready to go into the air fryer basket.

Potatoes should be well-coated.

Potoes in air fryer basket.

STEP THREE – Layer the air fryer basket with the fries. Cook in 400°F for 10 minutes.

The fries do not have to be in a single layer, but I would limit to a few rows. You will have to make a few batches.

Crispy french fries in bottom of air fryer basket.

STEP FOUR – Toss the fries and air fry for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy.

Air fryer french fries being sprinkled with vinegar.

STEP FIVE – Transfer cooked fries to bowl and repeat until all the fries have been cooked.

STEP SIX – Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of oil over the fries and toss to fully coat.

Fnished dish of garlic parmesan french fries in white bowl.

STEP SEVEN – Add the parmesan cheese and toss until fully coated. Sprinkle with torn parsley leaves on top.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Forkful of garlic parmesan air fryer fries.

How do I store leftover french fries?

Store leftovers in the fridge in airtight container for up to 3 days. The fries will get soggy, but you can place them back in the air fryer at 400°F for 10 minutes, or until crispy.

What are the best potatoes for crispy homemade french fries?

Russet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes are the best since they are higher in starch, which will help with that crispy exterior.

Why are my air fryer french fries not crispy?

Over-filling the basket is the common issue with fries that are not crispy enough. Only place a few layers at a time into the basket, being careful not to crowd the fries too much.

What to serve with Air Fryer French Fries

Crispy Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich

Air Fryer Brats

Favorite dipping sauces like my garlic aioli

Burgers or veggie burgers

Other easy air fryer recipes

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Air fryer french fries on wooden board.

Air Fryer French Fries


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

These air fryer frenches fries are so easy to make and homemade french fries are fun to make. Say goodbye to soggy fries – these ones are nice and crispy!


Ingredients

2 russet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch-thick size french fries

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon parsley, torn


Instructions

  1. Wash and cut your potatoes into ¼-inch thick fries. Add the potatoes to a large bowl.
  2. Add the garlic, 2 tablespoons avocado oil, coarse kosher salt, ground black pepper, and paprika to the bowl. Toss until fully combined.
  3. Layer the air fryer tray with the fries.
  4. Cook the fries at 400° F for 10 minutes. 
  5. Toss the fries and air fry for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Transfer cooked fries to bowl and repeat until all the fries have been cooked. 

  7. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of oil over the fries and toss to fully coat. 
  8. Add the parmesan cheese and toss until fully coated. Sprinkle with torn parsley leaves on top. 

    Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Storage & Reheating: Store leftovers in the fridge in airtight container for up to 3 days. The fries will get soggy, but you can place them back in the air fryer at 400°F for 10 minutes, or until crispy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 244.7 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg

Keywords: air fryer french fries, garlic parmesan french fries

One Comment

  1. Love this recipe! I never knew you could make fresh fries in the air fryer, and these are so crispy and tasty.

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