National Julienne Fries Day!

— Written By and last updated by Nancie Mandeville

Julienne fries on plate

August 12, 2020, is National Julienne Fries Day! Julienne fries differ from waffle, curly, and crinkle-cut fries because their shape is long, thin strips. The word Julienne comes from the French. Some folks call it “Frenching”, thus the term “French Fries”. While the French perfected the process of deep fat frying, the Belgians more than likely perfected fried potatoes. If you are ever in Belgium, check out the Friet Museum, (Frietmuseum), in Bruges in the northwestern part of the country. It is dedicated to fries.

Try this recipe for Air Fryer fries by Chuck Underwood:

  • 4 med Russet Potatoes(scrubbed and rinsed)
  • 1 Tbs Soy Sauce(low sodium)
  • 1 Tbs Flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp onion Powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Scrub and wash the potatoes.
  2. Slice potatoes into 1/2″ french fry strips. I used a Mandoline Slicer with the julienne blade.
  3. Place fries into a large zip lock baggie and add soy sauce. Shake to distribute.
  4. Add flour and seasoning to bag and shake to distribute.
  5. Place fries into Air Fryer basket, set temp to 390 degrees, and time for 25 minutes. Press start.
  6. Remove the air fryer basket occasionally to shake and redistribute fries.