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Whole30 Garlic Fries - Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free. These amazing crispy fries can be cooked in the airfyer or oven.

Meet our family’s hands down FAVE crispy fry option that can be done in oven or airfryer. You are going to feel like the extra rinsing/soaking steps aren’t worth it. I get it, I thought so too, but I am *converted* to how important this is to getting a CRISPY fry!

Using garlic olive oil will make a big difference in these being garlic flavored (not just garlic piled on top) and I found most affordable at Trader Joe’s or Costco, but it still tastes great without it.

You are going to want to make these again and again!

Whole30 Garlic Fries

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Air Fryer Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 2.5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup olive oil or garlic olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Cut potatoes into even fry strips. As you are cutting, place cut fries into a large bowl of cold water. Drain the water and rinse the potatoes in a colander.

  2. Fill the large bowl again with cold water and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Feel free to have a dance party while you wait. Or make the rest of dinner.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, if using oven, and line a baking sheet with parchment.

  4. Drain potatoes again, lay flat and dry between two towels. Combine 1/3 cup olive oil and dry potatoes, tossing to coat. Add garlic powder and salt, mixing again.

  5. Place fries flat on the parchment paper or in your airfryer basket.

  6. Cook in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, stir, then at 425 for 30 minutes or until crispy. In the airfryer, cook at 350 for 15 minutes, stir, and then at 400 for 10 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, cook remaining 1/4 cup oil + 1-2 tablespoons minced garlic (we like it heavy on the garlic with 2 tablespoons, but you do you!) in a small saucepan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Don't brown!

  8. Toss finished fries with the olive oil + garlic combo and enjoy! If you want to get fancy, you can garnish with a few tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

We love these with my Whole30 Date Mustard, our favorite dipping sauce (pictured). 


Note: Yes, these homemade fries are Whole30 compliant. BUT, if fries are a food with no brakes for you, these might be SWYPO for you and best saved for after your Whole30. 


  1. I cannot express to you how GOOD these were. I am a single girl eating paleo and trying to spice up my eating habits instead of eating the same thing over and over. These HIT. THE. SPOT. Soaking them in cold water is a must. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil because I ran out and they turned out DIVINE. Thanks for this recipe, Autumn!!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these tonight for my kids with your 5 ingredient nugget recipe and the date mustard sauce. Everything was delicious! The fries and date mustard sauce are no-brakes food for me. I will definitely make them again and again; they loved everything.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these fries with your nugget recipe and the date mustard sauce and HOLY WOW! Will definitely make these again.

    • “Holy wow!” – I love it! I’m so happy you loved those recipes, thank you!

  4. What air fryer do you use for your big family? We have five boys!

    • I love that you are a fellow family of 5 boys! I share what two airfryers I’ve had and what I liked about each of them in this article:


  5. Wow! These are unreal!! Not sure I’ll ever make fries any other way, Fantastic!

    • Thank you! My family feels the same way, they are now on the weekly rotation, ha!

  6. 5 stars
    These were amazing!!! I’m dreaming of making them again.

    • I love it! Food dream worthy – woot!!

  7. 5 stars
    I made these fries for Father’s day and they were a hit! The best homemade fries ever. I made them in the oven. I will definitely be making them again. Homemade fries will be back on the menu at our houses. Dad, kids and mom approved!

    • Hooray!! I agree – these convinced us how good homemade fries could be again. So thrilled these were a slam dunk for your family!

  8. Oh My Word! These fries were amazing! I made them in the air fryer. Thank you for the delicious recipe – it will definitely become a staple whether I’m on whole 30 or not!

    • Thank you! So thrilled you loved these and they will be a regular!


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