Cook frozen fries in the air fryer for a guilty pleasure that you don’t have to feel guilty about. They turn out crispy without all of the extra grease and it works for frozen straight-cut, curly, and crinkle fries.
French fries are one of those foods that you can’t stop eating once you start. They are dangerously delicious but unfortunately when you deep fry them they are not good for your heart. That is why I pull out my air fryer whenever I want to munch on some fries.
How to Cook Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer
French fry producers have caught on to heart health which is why many brands also sell frozen fries that can be cooked in the oven. I still prefer the air fryer, though.
Air fryers have better air circulation and require even less oil to get those crispy fries. The best air fryer frozen french fries time and temp is 10 minutes at 360° Fahrenheit with a flip of the fries halfway.
If you have read my other frozen foods in air fryer blog posts, you know that the golden rule is not the overcrowd the basket. Good news, that is much less of an issue with french fries.
Although you still shouldn’t pile it up high, you will still get just the right crunch on your fries when some of it overlaps. I try to keep it under a quarter way up the side of the basket for the best results.
What Frozen Fries to Use
This method works with most frozen oven fries that you can buy in the supermarket. Personally, though, I just make an extra-large batch of my homemade air fryer french fries to keep in the freezer.
If you’re worried about the crunch, try frozen crinkle fries in the air fryer. Curly fries work just as well. The extra surface area helps to give it a better bite.
Sometimes I also leave some unseasoned and add this delicious french fry seasoning later. Serve with copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce or this mouthwatering fry sauce and they’ll be gone in minutes.
Recipes for French Fries
I’m happy to eat french fries all on their own, especially loaded fries. But if you are planning a meal to share with others, you might want to put a bit more on the table.
For a sharing plate, french fries are a great replacement for nachos. This buffalo chicken fries recipe and this nacho fries recipe proves it.
When you want something truly indulgent, I recommend these Philly cheesesteak fries. I love the real thing but this is a great way to satisfy your cravings.
Leftover fries are also an excellent ingredient for breakfast, I kid you not. This breakfast poutine and these 3-cheese bacon fries recipes are amazing cures for a hangover.
Please try and cook frozen fries in the air fryer. There isn’t much this little kitchen machine can’t cook with the same satisfying crunch as the deep fryer or oven.
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Try these other frozen air fryer recipes!
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- ½ Bag of Frozen French Fries, curly, crinkle, or straight-cut
- Cooking Oil Spray
- Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
- Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil and add french fries. Does not need to be a single layer, but do not fill more than a ¼ of the basket at a time for best results. If cooking more, it is best to cook in batches. Close tray/lid.
- Cook at 360 degrees Fahrenheit and set the timer for 5 minutes, stir, then cook an additional 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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