Monday, November 1, 2021

Air Fry Homemade French Fries


Air Fry Homemade French Fries

There is nothing like French Fries made from real potatoes. Oh, sure you can buy frozen French Fries, but I like fresh homemade the best. These real fries are so easy to make in your air fryer. They are crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside. My review will show you just how easy they are to make.

The way these French Fries turn out brings back some fond childhood memories for me. Growing up in New Castle a small town in Western Pennsylvania we lived near a small amusement park called Cascade Park.

The Park officially opened in May of 1897 and was a huge attraction. People would come from all over Pennsylvania and Ohio to visit Cascade Park. The park is still in existence today as a nature park.

As you walked through the midway of the park there were several food vendors. I had two favorites, one was the pizza vendor, and the other was the French Fries.

We would get a cup full of fresh real potato French Fries with vinegar and salt, oh my goodness, this was heaven when I was a kid. Now I enjoy that same goodness with my Air Fry homemade French Fries.

How to make the best Air Fryer French Fries:

3 to 4 medium potatoes (washed and peeled)

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

One-gallon plastic storage or freezer bag

Apple Cider Vinegar



  1. Wash and peel the potatoes
  2. Cut to size (I have a French fry cutter for this you’ll see it below)
  3. Place the cut potatoes in the plastic bag, add the oil and shake
  4. Set your air fryer to 390 degrees
  5. Air Fry for 18 to 19 minutes
  6. When they are finished transfer to a dish or bowl, splash on the vinegar and add the salt while the fries are hot.
French Fry Cutter

This is a photo of our French fry cutter that we have had for years. I must tell you the story about this cutter.

When Fran and I were dating back in high school, yes, that was a long time ago. Fran's father knew how much I loved French fries. So, he went out and bought this French fry cutter just for me. We still use it today.

Just peel your potato, cut a flat spot on the bottom of the potato so the potato stands up. Set the cutter on top and push, Ha!! it's that easy.

We use our Ninja Foodi Grill and Air Fryer to make our French Fries. You can read my review of our Ninja here.

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Get your very own French Fry Cutter, and may it last you as long as ours has.

Home Basics Stainless Steel French Fry Cutter, One Size, SilverHome Basics Stainless Steel French Fry Cutter, One Size, SilverHome Basics Stainless Steel French Fry Cutter, One Size, Silver


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  1. Huh. I remember the French fry cutter from my past. My that does take me back. And now you've gone and made me hungry for homemade French fries. Thanks for your recipe and Air Fryer cooking instructions, Sam.

    1. PS: Childhood amusement park memories are great. Mine was Roseland on the lake in Canandaigua, New York!

  2. I love my new air fryer and I'm always looking for recommendations for new recipes. Thanks Sam.

  3. I used to love going to Coney Island as a kid - Ski-Ball was my favorite Boardwalk activity! The fries were a must-have (we always ate ours with ketchup back then). Homemade steak fries are awesome! Since I switched to a low carb lifestyle, I’ve been substituting radishes and turnips for potatoes. I have been roasting them with olive oil and salt in my tabletop oven, but now I think I need to try making them in our air fryer!

  4. You will laugh to hear that I still cut up potatoes for french fries with a knife. I do believe I need to tell my Santa that I would like a french fry cutter in my stocking. Like you, I prefer fries made from potatoes and not from the freezer. Of course, you air fry french fries look and sound delicious!

  5. Sam those look so darn good - I've been craving french fries lately and this post has me considering making some homemade fries for dinner today

  6. I now realize that I used to have one of those French fry cutters but have no idea where it now is. We love to make our own French fries and bake them but don't have an air fryer. Yours look delicious! I think I remember seeing an exit on I-29 for New Castle many years ago while making trips from Erie to Charleston, WV, and Pittsburgh.

  7. I have to confess I have never had this treat delight... homemade french fries. I am not living my best life! I plan to make up for that. Thanks for enticing me to get with it, Sam. You are my cooking role model. I still think you need your own cooking show. Seriously!

  8. These homemade french fries look and sound great!! We don't have french fries very often but when we do we like them to be delicious and your recipe sounds wonderful! The french fry cutter looks very useful and would save a lot of time. Thank you!

  9. Sam, you are making everyone hungry. Home made french fries are the best every time. We have used frozen, but they never ever compare to fresh. Thanks, now I'm off to buy a few spuds to make some for myself and my other half.


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