Delicious Air Fryer Boardwalk Fries (Learn How to Make Them)

Author: Natalie P. Williams
February 10, 2023

Boardwalk Fries are a delicious treat that's perfect for summertime. These fries are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and full of flavors. They come from a restaurant called Boardwalk Pizza & Wings in New Jersey. This recipe was inspired by the way they cook them.

If you want to enjoy healthier fries without compromising taste, then Air Fryer Boardwalk chips and fries recipes are perfect. Using low-temperature cooking methods, you can prepare delicious and nutritious meals that won't harm your body.

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Recipe 1


You'll need the following:

  • One large Russet potato or two smaller Russet potatoes (if using the first option, your fries will be thinner and more like steak fries. If using the second, they will be thicker, like curly fries.)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • One tablespoon cornstarch
  • Two teaspoons kosher salt (to taste)

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika (smoked paprika for added flavor)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)


Step one

One large Russet potato, or two smaller Russet potatoes, thoroughly washed and dried.
Russet potatoes are the best for frying. They have a high starch content that helps them crisp up in the oil without becoming greasy and can hold their shape well when cooked.Russets are also great for baking, mashing, roasting, boiling, and even salads.

Step two

Measure out an amount of olive oil using a measuring cup, then pour it into the air fryer. You can also use a tablespoon to measure how much you need. It's best to use an all-purpose extra virgin olive oil for this recipe (the higher quality, the better) because it will give a richer flavor and make your fries taste even more delicious.

Step three

Cornstarch is a common ingredient in many recipes. It thickens sauces, coats fried foods, and even coats vegetables. Cornstarch is also used to coat chicken and fish.
In this Air Fryer Boardwalk Fries recipe, we will use cornstarch to coat our fries!

Step four

2 tsp. Kosher salt, plus more for topping (if desired)
Kosher salt is a salt that's coarsely ground, so it sticks to food and doesn't dissolve in water as quickly as table salt does. As a result, it's ideal for seasoning dishes because it doesn't completely melt away like table salt when you add it to your fries or French fries.

You can find kosher salt at almost any grocery store or online. If you're worried about the price difference between regular table salt and kosher salt (a little more expensive), remember that you'll use less of this type of seasoning than you would with plain old iodized stuff from your pantry.

Step five

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Step six

Scrub and rinse the potatoes, then cut off their tops and bottoms so you can stand them upright on your cutting board (although it's okay if they tip over).

Step seven

Slice the potato lengthwise into quarters, then slice each quarter in half lengthwise again for eight pieces total (if you don't have an electric knife or sharpened chef's knife handy, you can use a paring knife).

Step eight

Air fry them for 25 minutes until golden brown, and serve immediately.

Recipe 2


  • 5-ish medium or 2-ish large Russet potatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, two tablespoons
  • To taste salt


-Clean the potatoes.

-Please leave the skins on. Fries should be around a half inch or less in thickness.

-Fries should be soaked in water and placed in a large bowl. Try to soak for at least half an hour. (This step removes the excess starch, which leads to crispier fries.)

-Drain and wash them.

-Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to dry. Use more paper towels to blot up the remaining moisture.

-Get the air fryer ready at 400 degrees.

-Toss the fries with the olive oil in a bowl until they are evenly covered.

-Put the fries in the air fryer in a single layer. Avoid piling in and overloading the basket. Preparation should be done in stages.

-For a total of 20 minutes in the oven, mix the fries with tongs every 5 minutes.

-Fry until crisp, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can use as much or as little salt as you choose.

-Fry up the rest of the fries. Start serving right away.

Recipe 3


  • Russet potatoes
  • Peanut oil
  • Iodized salt
  • Malt vinegar


-Wash potatoes and slice them into French fry shapes.

-Heat peanut oil to 325 degrees Drop potatoes in for 3 to 5 minutes.

-Fries should be soft when squeezed.

-Heat oil up to 365 degrees and drop fries back in for another 3 to 5 or until golden brown.

-Add salt while still hot.

How to make air fryer string beans FAQs

1. How many minutes should I air fry fries?

Air frying is a great way to cook french fries quickly at home. The key to perfect fried potatoes is cooking them for the right amount of time. If they're too long, they'll be tough and chewy. 

Otherwise, they'll turn out soggy. Start checking them after about 4 minutes, then check again after another minute. They're ready when the edges start turning golden brown.

2. How long do you air Fry cross-cut fries?

Air fryers work by heating oil at high temperatures until they reach a crisp state. The best way to know how long you need to cook them is to use a thermometer. If the temperature reaches 350 degrees F, you are ready to eat them.

3. What temperature do you cook fries in an air fryer?

The best way to cook fries in an air fryer is at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7 minutes. This should be sufficient to cook them through. However, if they start burning too quickly, turn down the heat.

4. Why do you Soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Potatoes must be soaked for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch. This allows the oil to penetrate the potato better, resulting in crispier fries.

5. How do you get the seasoning to stick to frozen fries?

The key to getting seasoning to stick to frozen french fries is to use a high-quality oil such as extra virgin olive oil. To get the best results, heat the oil in a pan until it starts bubbling, then add 1/4 cup of salt to the oil.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl, then pour in 1/2 cup of water. Mix well, and let sit for 10 minutes. Next, add the fries to the mix, and stir them. If they still don't seem to be sticking, repeat the process.

6. Can you cook 5-minute fries in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook 5-minute fries in a convection oven. However, I would recommend using a convection oven for anything longer than 10 minutes. The convection oven cooks food faster, which means less energy consumption.


We hope you enjoyed our article on how to make air fryer boardwalk fries. These are great snacks when you want a tasty and crunchy treat but don't want to make something high in calories. We know these fries taste great, and we hope you enjoy making them for yourself when you're craving something crunchy and salty.

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