Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes

Hand-Cut Fries

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 5

TIP: Shaking the fries is key for getting them crisp and golden brown, so shake or toss with silicone-tipped tongs frequently.


Cooking mode

Step-by-step instruction without your screen going to sleep

  • 1 pound russet or Idaho potatoes, cut in thin 2-inch strips
  • 1/2–3 tablespoons canola oil


  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    Soak cut potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes to remove excess starch. Drain well, then pat with a paper towel until very dry. 

  • Step 2

    Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl; toss to combine. Use at least 1/2 tablespoon oil. For crispier results, use up to 3 tablespoons oil. 

  • Step 3

    Insert crisper plate in basket and basket in unit. Preheat unit by selecting AIR FRY, setting the temperature to 390°F, and setting the time to 3 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin. 

  • Step 4

    After 3 minutes, place fries on the crisper plate; reinsert basket. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 25 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin. 

  • Step 5

    After 10 minutes, select START/PAUSE to pause cooking. Remove basket from unit and shake fries or toss them with silicone-tipped tongs. Reinsert basket and select START/PAUSE to resume cooking. 

  • Step 6

    Check fries after 20 minutes. For crispier fries, continue cooking for up to 25 minutes. 

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.