Instant Pot French Fries

Try these quick and easy french fries recipe you can do with your Instant Pot: it takes only 25 minutes to taste these crispy but tender fries with your family and friends on every occasion!

These pressure cooker french fries are perfect for parties, weeknight dinners, appetizers and every time you feel like having a flavorful snack. They are also much healthier than the fried ones.

You can change the suggesting spices and use whatever spices and seasoning you like the most!

Please note – In this recipe, I’m using CrispLid. It’s an accessory that fits on top of your pressure cooker and turn it into an air-fryer.

I don’t have CrispLid and I still want to make healthy french fries. What can I do?
Well, you have 5 options:

1. Use this recipe – Instant Pot French Fries Without CrispLid
2. Make this crispy french fries recipe using the oven:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and put it all in the oven in a single layer with a little olive oil. Set to 375°F and bake for 25 minutes.
3. Get the Mealthy CrispLid (Check price | Read my review)
4. Get the Instant Pot Duo Crisp (Check price | Read my review)
5. Get the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid (Check price | Read my review )

Instant Pot French Fries Recipe
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: French, international
Keyword: French Fries, Potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 3 tbsp canola or olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into ¼-inch thick fries
  • Put the potatoes and the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and mix well
  • Place the potatoes in the CrispLid basket
  • Place the trivet and the basket inside the inner steel pot
  • Place the Crisplid lid on the top of the inner steel pot and plug in.
    (The Instant Pot should stay unplugged)
  • Set to 375°F and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the fries and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Take it all out and enjoy 🙂
Cooking time may change depending on the fries size.
I don't recommend making more than 2 potatoes at once. If you need more, cook the fries in batches.
Instant Pot should be unplugged.

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22 thoughts on “Instant Pot French Fries

  1. I guess you have the ALL-IN-ONE Instant Pot, where the air fryer is already in the lid. If so, than you are right and since it’s only 1 appliance it need to be plugged in.

    I have the regular Instant Pot Duo and an external lid for air-frying.

    Hope it makes sense now :]

    1. I have the Instant Pot Duo Plus and just purchased the Air Fryer lid. Do I need to plug the Instant Pot in or just the Air Fryer lid?

  2. Made these and it worked out perfectly. The only thing I’d change is not to use Canola oil, never use any type of seed oil. They are chemically processed and extremely bad for you. Cold pressed oils only. I used olive oil but avocado would work as well.

  3. Thank you for the recipe! First time I’ve used the Air Fryer lid for Instant Pot. Great results from your recipe. Thank you!

  4. Okay, these were so good. I just got my Instant Pot air fryer lid today. The first batch, I followed the exact recipe. The second batch, I subbed garlic powder for the paprika. Both were crispy and flavorful; Son 1 (12) and I preferred the paprika, and Son 2 (10) and my husband preferred the garlic. So, so good. Btw, I wasn’t sure if I could stack them somewhat (basically to get one potato in at a time), but I figured I’d try. They were still crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Yay, thanks!

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