Bacon Ranch Air Fryer French Fries
Air fryer french fries are the bee’s knees, cats pajamas, and everything in between. They’re crispy, crunchy, and virtually fat free. With normal fries the fat that’s used to fry the potatoes leaves you with a high calorie side all on its own. Add ketchup and you’ve got yourself an absolute calorie bomb. Delicious, no doubt, but difficult to squeeze into a healthy diet.
The beauty of air fryer french fries is that you have a ton of room to play with when it comes to toppings and condiments. Plain ol’ french fries and ketchup is a force to be reckoned with. But when we’re talking about loading french fries up with bacon, cheddar cheese, and lathering all that in ranch, that’s next level.
These bacon ranch air fryer french fries are big enough that they should probably be shared with a friend. Let’s say you’re a growing boy or girl like myself, however, and decide to eat the entire thing on your own. They’ll only cost you 378 calories and provide 23 grams of protein in the process. For the sake of comparison, a medium Waffle fries from Chick Fil A has 360 calories and only 5 grams of protein.
Good luck replicating their customer service though.
How to Make Air Fryer French Fries
For this recipe, I used the 5.2L XL Air Fryer from Simple Living Products which they were kind enough to send me. If you’re using a different air fryer for the recipes below, know that times may vary slightly.
Like I mentioned in my initial air fryer recipes roundup, there can be a bit of trial and error involved with air frying. But once you have a recipe pinned down, you’re good to go.
Beyond the air fryer, you really won’t need much else. There are only three primary ingredients for the fries—potatoes, bacon, and cheese. For the optional ranch dipping sauce, you’ll only need Greek yogurt and ranch dip seasoning. So, five ingredients total.
I don’t have many ingredient notes for you that I haven’t included in the actual recipe notes section below. Though if you’re curious about how to cut potatoes for french fries, you might find the video below helpful.
How to Cut a Potato for French Fries
There are probably a million ways to do this, but the video below demonstrates how I like to do it. The video also goes through the entire recipe in case you have any questions about a step in the recipe.
That’s about all ya need to know for these air fryer french fries. It’s a simple recipe, and I’ve probably said too much already in true food blog fashion.
Ranch Dipping Sauce
Nutrition Information: Yield: 2 Servings Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 11g