These Whole30 French Fries are golden crispy and so delicious! They are an easy and healthy version of classic fries. These are the best homemade fries. Great with chicken, steak, burgers, or by themselves!

Whole30 French fries in bowl

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Crispy French fries! Need I say more?
  • They can be made in an air fryer or in the oven.
  • These fries are made with only 4 ingredients total.
  • They are a blank canvas and can be enjoyed in many different ways.
  • These Whole30 French fries are great with ketchup, Ranch, BBQ sauce, mustard and mayo!
  • This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, Vegan, and sugar free.
  • Check out these Whole30 Sweet Potato Fries and Japanese Sweet Potato Fries too!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Russet potatoes are the best for homemade French fries. These potatoes are high in starch. In addition, they are dense and have very little moisture in them naturally. I highly recommend using Russet potatoes for this recipe.

Avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee can be used instead of olive oil.

A high quality sea salt makes all the difference in this recipe. I use Maldon sea salt which is flaky and delicious! A little ground pepper adds flavor too.

Feel free to add in a pinch of garlic powder, paprika or onion powder for even more flavor.

Crispy homemade French fries

Homemade Versus Restaurant Fries

Many restaurant fries are coated in flour, baking powder, or another flour before frying. Thus, restaurant fries are usually out of the question for Whole30.

These homemade Whole30 compliant fries are made with only potatoes, oil, sea salt and pepper. They are a great side dish for any meal!

How to Make – Air Fryer Method

Step 1

First, preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray air fryer pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Slice potatoes into long thin fries that are about ¼ inch thick. Add fries to a large bowl.

Step 3

Toss fries with olive oil, sea salt and pepper until fully coated.

Sliced potatoes in bowl

Step 4

Arrange fries in a single layer on pan. Work in 2 batches if needed.

Air fryer potatoes

Step 5

Air fry for 18 to 20 minutes or until fries are crispy and fork tender.

Air fryer fries

Step 6

Finally, serve with desired sauces.

Oven Method

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2

Slice potatoes into long thin fries that are about ¼ inch thick. Add fries to a large bowl.

Step 3

Toss fries with olive oil, sea salt and pepper until fully coated.

Homemade fries in bowl

Step 4

Arrange fries in a single layer on pan.

Oven baked fries on pan

Step 5

Cook for 20 minutes. Flip fries and cook for another 20 minutes or until crispy outside and fork tender.

Baked fries on pan

Step 6

Finally, serve with desired sauces.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use Russet potatoes for the best results.

Slice potatoes into equally sized fries for even cooking.

Toss fries until completely coated in oil and salt and pepper.

Arrange fries in one even layer. Do not overlap fries. If needed, air fry or bake in 2 batches.

Check to make sure fries are fork tender in the middle before serving. They will appear golden crispy on the outside, but check to make sure they are soft on the inside.

Sauces for Dipping

French fries are delicious by themselves, but they are a great vessel for sauces. Here are some ideas for Whole30 sauces. As always, double check labels and ingredients for Whole30 compliance.

Whole30 French fry with ketchup

How to Serve & Store

Serve Whole30 French fries hot from the oven or air fryer! They are best served as soon as possible.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, add fries back to the air fryer or oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are French fries Whole30 approved?

If fries are homemade, then they are allowed on Whole30. Restaurant style fries are not compliant.

Can you eat French fries on Whole30?

If they are homemade with compliant ingredients, then yes!

Which potatoes are the best for fries?

Russet potatoes are the best for fries since they are high in starch and low in moisture.

Are potatoes allowed on Whole30?

Yes, potatoes are allowed on Whole30.

Paleo fries with dipping sauces

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Whole30 French fries in bowl

Get the Recipe: Whole30 French Fries (Oven or Air Fryer)

These Whole30 French Fries are so crispy and delicious! They can be made in the oven or air fryer. They are easy, healthy and a great side dish for any meal!
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

Air Fryer Method

  • First, preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray air fryer pan with nonstick spray.
  • Slice Russet potatoes into long thin fries, about ¼ inch thickness. Add fries to a large bowl.
  • Add in olive oil, sea salt and pepper to bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Arrange fries in one even layer on pan. Do not overlap fries. Work in 2 batches if needed.
  • Air fry for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Finally, remove from air fryer and serve with desired sauces.

Oven Method

  • First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Slice Russet potatoes into long thin fries, about ¼ inch thickness. Add fries to a large bowl.
  • Add in olive oil, sea salt and pepper to bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Arrange fries in one even layer on pan. Do not overlap fries.
  • Cook for 20 minutes. Then flip fries and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Finally, remove from oven and serve with desired sauces.

Notes

  • Slice potatoes into evenly sized fries.  This helps with even cooking.
  • Keep fries approximately ¼ inch thick.  If they are thicker, they will need to be cooked longer.
  • Avocado oil or refined coconut oil can replace olive oil.
  • Feel free to add a pinch of garlic powder, paprika or onion powder if desired.
  • Check to make sure fries are fork tender before serving.  They will be crispy on the outside but double check they are soft inside.
  • Store fries in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, air fry or bake until warm.
Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 592mg, Potassium: 895mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 2mg

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