Amazing Air Fryer French Fries

Finally, I bought an air fryer and made my first recipe. These skinny fries are incredible! Instead of deep-frying in a ton of oil, these are toss in only 2 teaspoons of oil and baked, quickly in an air fryer for about 15 minutes. Each serving has 125 calories, 3 grams of fat and 4 Blue Freestyle SmartPoints, and 4 Green.  If you don’t have an air fryer, try my yummy baked skinny fries.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for Fries:

2 medium russet potatoes or 1 large russet potato (~12-13 ounces)

2 teaspoons olive oil

½- ¾ teaspoon seasoning salt such as Lawry’s 

A little salt, to taste

Ingredients for Dipping: optional

Skinny Ranch Dressing



1. Scrub potatoes and then slice into strips. Keep the skin on or remove, if desired.

2. Optional step: Soak potatoes in a bowl of fresh water for 30 minutes. Drain water and pat dry. If desired. I didn’t do this and they still tasted amazing!

3. Add cut potatoes to a bowl. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Toss to coat all potatoes. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and a little salt. Toss to coat.

4. Place potatoes into Air Fryer Basket. Air Fry at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Be sure to shake the basket halfway through.

5. To reheat leftover fries. Place back in your air fryer for about 5 minutes. Or, place on a cookie sheet and heat in a 400-degree oven for about 5 minutes.

Makes 3 cups total. Serves 3-1 cup serving.

Food Facts
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer.

Prep Tip

If desired, soak potatoes in a bowl of fresh water for 30 minutes. Drain water and pat dry. This removes the starch. I actually didn’t do this step and they were still wonderful!

Shopping Tips
The air fryer I bought is called Nu Wave Brio Air Fryer. It’s a 3-quart size and they do make them larger if desired. I love it! It’s very simple to use. You can buy it on Amazon

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4-Blue
WW SmartPoints

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup serving
125 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g prot, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 373mg sod, 1g sugar


  1. These were delicious, thank you so much! Having french fries on WW is now a doable thanks to this recipe! <3

  2. Thanks so much for your feedback, Linda! I’m such a french fry fan, I make these all the time. My husband and I like to dip them in my skinny ranch dressing. So yummy!
    All the best,

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