Air-Fryer Cottage Fries Recipe

Air-Fryer Cottage Fries Recipe 

These Air Fryer Cottage Fries are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

You can cook just about anything in the air fryer in under fifteen minutes. And classic cottage fries are one of those things. If you didn’t know, potato slices cut into thick discs are called cottage fries.

Cottage fries are one of the easiest types of fries to make because they’re so quick to cut. You don’t need any special tools, just a sharp knife and a few seconds to cut slices.

Helpful Tips

Many potato recipes, like french fries and hash browns, suggest soaking or rinsing the potatoes in water before baking, to reduce the amount of starch. If you’re using very starchy potatoes, like russets, it does help a bit.

We tried it both ways and found that the potatoes were pretty crispy either way. If you’re in a hurry, skip it and go directly to the frying.

You can cut the potatoes into any thickness for this recipe but keep in mind that the times will change. If you cut the potato thicker, the cook time will increase to 18 minutes total.

When spraying the potatoes make sure to use pure oil such as olive, avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray.

You might have to air fry them in batches so they aren’t overlapping. That’s how to ensure they get crispy.

Prep Time: 5minutes 

Cook Time: 12minutes 

Total Time: 17minutes 

 Servings: 2 servings 

Ingredients For Air-Fryer Cottage Fries Recipe 

⭐3 medium russet potatoes sliced

⭐1 teaspoon olive oil

⭐Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions For Air-Fryer Cottage Fries Recipe 

⭐Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), for 5 minutes.

⭐Clean and dry the potatoes. Slice them about 1/4″ thick. Put the slices into cold water for about 3 minutes to wash off the starch.

⭐Drain the water and pat the potatoes dry. Toss them with the olive oil and salt.

⭐Add the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 1332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg

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