Pommes frites on a plate with ketchup on the side.

Crispy Air Fryer Pommes Frites

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Air Fryer
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Thinly sliced and ultra crispy, these homemade pommes frites with parmesan and fresh parsley are the perfect French comfort food.



  • 1 large russet potatoes
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Using a mandoline or your knife, slice the potatoes into 3/4″ flat strips. Now slice into to 1/4″-1/2″ long fry strips.
  2. Next, add your fries to a large bowl and cover with cold water. You want them completely submerged. Allow fries to sit in water for 1 hour. (this removes the starches from the potatoes and helps the fries to crisp up in the air fryer)
  3. Drain the water from the bowl. Pat fries dry with paper towel. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss fries to coat.
  4. Heat air fryer to 380°F.
  5. Place seasoned fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 12-15 minutes, tossing halfway through. Remove from basket and set aside on a plate. Repeat the process until all potatoes are cooked.
  6. Once all the potatoes are cooked. Add of the fries back into the basket and cook another 1-2 minutes to warm and crisp everything back up.
  7. Remove from the basket. Immediately season with a little bit of salt, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan and chopped parsley.

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