Aioli Fries

Aioli Fries
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Air Fried Aioli Fries with Thick Cut Fries tossed in Aioli. Garnish with Parsley, Aleppo, or Parmesan. Serve them up with some Aioli Mayo/Garlic Mayo dipping sauce on the side.

This is one of the key benefits in Air Fryer Fries. You can use specialty Oils to add more flavor to Fries and this method of Air Frying ensures you get Golden Crispy Fries.

Thick Cut Fries

For the Air Fryer, store bought Thick Cut Fries work best, about 1 lbs. or a bit less. Take the frozen Fries out of the freezer and place 1 lb. of Fries into a large steel bowl. Leave them there for about 30 minutes with nothing added. No Oil or Salt.

Frozen Fries
Frozen Fries


This recipe uses Jar Aioli as the Oil to get Crispy Air Fryer Fries. With some of it added to Mayonnaise to make Aioli Mayo/Garlic Mayo as a dipping sauce.

The Jar Aioli doesn’t emulsify the same as when done in a food processor. But that is perfectly fine since we are using it more as an Oil for Air Frying and as an ingredient for a dipping sauce.

Jar Aioli

Jar Aioli

  1. Place one head of Peeled Garlic Cloves into the Jar
  2. Add and purée
    1. 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt
    2. 1 tsp of Lemon Juice
  3. Then add the 1 Cup of Sunflower Oil and purée

How to make Aioli Fries

Place the Thick Cut Fries into a Stainless Steel Bowl and let them sit for 30 minutes to thaw.

Transfer them into the Basket and Air Fry at 400 F for 30 minutes. Let them cook for the first 15 minutes. Then empty them in the steel bowl with 1/4 C of Aioli and 1/2 tsp Sea Salt. Mix very well and place back into the air fryer.

Repeat, emptying the Fries with the Aioli back into the steel bowl and mixing at 10 minutes & 5 Minutes.

Do this first at 15 minutes, then 10, 5, and 3 minutes. During the last few minutes it is give or take. I’ve had Fries that did not need the final few minutes of cooking and others that did. If the Fries look Golden and Crisp, you’re good to go. If not, cook them for the full 30 minutes.

Aioli Fries with Parsley and Aleppo
Aioli Fries with Parsley and Aleppo

Aioli Fries Dipping Sauce

Make Aioli Mayo as a dipping sauce for your Fries. Use more or less Aioli depending on taste. This Aioli Mayo Sauce is used for the Garlic Burger too and really good.

Aioli Mayo

Aioli Mayo

  • 1/2 C Hellmann’s Mayo
  • 2 Tbl Aioli

Overcooked Aioli Fries

I originally made these by placing the Fries into the steel bowl with the Aioli and Salt at the start, like I do with all my Air Fryer Fries. This did not turn out so well. The tiny Garlic bits get cooked up for too long making them, dark and bitter with loss of flavor pictured below. See how the Garlic bits are burnt.

Overcooked Aioli Fries
Overcooked Aioli Fries

To counter this, I added the Aioli and Salt to the Fries halfway through the cooking. This was far better, producing more flavor in the Fries, and I still got the Crispiness I was looking for.

During the last few minutes, watch for the colorization of the tiny garlic bits. You don’t want them burnt.

I always add the Aioli halfway through the air frying but suspect anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes of remaining cook time is ideal to achieve both a good crisp and flavor from the Aioli.

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Aioli Fries

Aioli Fries uses Jar Aioli to toss the Fries with Sea Salt halfway through Air Frying. This maintains the Flavor and Crisp up the Fries. Serve it with Aioli Mayo Sauce on the side for dipping.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian, Lebanese
Keyword: Aioli Air Fries, Aioli Fries, Garlic Air Fries, Garlic Fries
Servings: 1 lbs
Author: JAH


  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 Stainless Steel Bowl
  • 1 Glass Jar
  • 1 Stick Blender


  • 1 lbs Thick Cut Fries
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 C Aioli

Jar Aioli

  • 1 Head Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 C Sunflower Oil


  • Weight out 1 lbs. of Thick Cut Fries and place into a Steel Bowl to set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Make the Jar Aioli by breaking apart 1 head of Garlic and placing them into the Jar. Place lid on and shake really hard. Empty the Garlic Cloves out and clean the jar out.
    Place the Peeled Garlic Back into the Jar with 1 tsp Lemon Juice,1/4 tsp Sea Salt, and 1 Cup of Sunflower Oil and Purée. Set this aside until ready to use and shake before using.
  • Place the Fries into the Air Fryer and cook at 400 F for 30 minutes. After 15 minutes, empty the Fries back into the Steel bowl. Add 1/4 C of Aioli and 1/2 tsp Sea Salt.
    Toss the Fries well and place back into the Air Fryer with the Aioli. Repeat, emptying the Fries along with any excess Aioli back into the steel bowl and tossing the Fries at the 10 minute and 5 minute mark.
  • The last few minutes are give or take. If the fries look crisp enough, then further cooking is not needed, else continue to mix at 3 minutes and 2 minutes.
  • Empty the Fries back into the bowl and toss. Plate and Garnish with Parsley, Aleppo or Parmesan.
    Serve with a side of Aioli Mayo.


Aioli Mayo Dipping Sauce

Combine 1/2 C of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise with 2 Tbl of Jar Aioli. Mix well and serve with the Aioli Fries.
Any leftover Aioli can be placed into ice cube trays and frozen to use in other recipes. 
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