Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are super crispy and makes an easy side dish or a great appetizer! It’s way better than deep frying and takes less time than baking in the oven!
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
Frozen French fries are the first thing I cooked in my new Air fryer. I didn’t know what to expect. I was already making plans to cook frozen fries in the oven. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Air-fried French fries tasted so much better. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with just a few sprays of oil. Yes, frozen fries are already cooked in oil but it’s better than deep-fried french fries.
1 pound frozen french fries (16 oz)
olive oil spray
salt to taste
black pepper, paprika (optional)
Preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. Brush the air fryer with oil or lightly spray with an oil mister.
Remove the fries from the bag and spread them on a baking sheet. This is totally optional but makes it easier to coat the fries with oil and season them properly.
Spray the frozen fries with olive oil or your preferred oil lightly. Season with salt, black pepper and paprika.
Place french fries in the Air fryer basket. Make sure you don’t completely fill the air fryer basket if you’re doing a big batch. Fill up to half the basket.
Air fry at 400F for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until crispy shaking the basket halfway through. You can cook for an additional 1 or 2 minutes or until you like them.
Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish.
Store – leftover french fries in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
Reheat – in the Air fryer at 400F for 2 to 3 minutes.
Season – salt, black pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese
Cooking times :
Regular cut – 12 to 15 minutes.
Crinkle cut, Waffle fries, thick-cut – 14 to 16 minutes
Shoestring fries or thin varieties – 10 to 12 minutes.
Best Tips For Air Fryer French Fries
Preheat the Air fryer. This ensures the fries will cook fast and is crispy. If you skip preheating, add an additional 3 to 4 minutes to your cooking time.
Oil and season the fries before placing them in Air fryer. I use an Olive oil cooking spray and since aerosol spray can chip the nonstick coating, I spray my frozen french fries lightly and season on a baking sheet before placing them in the Air fryer basket.
Don’t overfill the basket. If you’re cooking a large batch, make sure you stack them up to half of the basket.
Shake the basket. This is to ensure that all the fries cook and crisp up evenly. You’ll want to move the bottom fries to the top and vice versa. Simply toss the basket or if you have a tray, move the fries around with tongs.