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How To Cook Frozen French Fries In an Air Fryer

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Making frozen French fries in an air fryer is easy and a great way to enjoy crunchy, delicious fries without all the extra fat. There are just a few simple steps you need to follow for perfect Air Fryer frozen French fries. Let us show you how to cook frozen French fries in an air fryer.

Platter of French fries and a bowl of ketchup.

Air fryer fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried french fries. Air fryers use hot air to cook food, which means that they require less oil than deep-frying. This makes them a great option for those looking to cut back on their fat intake.

Enjoy your delicious air fryer french fries! They are a great way to enjoy the classic taste of French fries without all the extra fat and calories. Plus, they are quick and easy to make, so you can have them ready in no time.

Make the perfect fries every time with this Air Fryer Frozen French Fries recipe! All the best tips to ensure you get crispy and not mushy fries. Add some seasoning to jazz them up!

Let’s look at how to cook French fries in an air fryer, shall we?

Ingredients

  • ½ Pound Frozen French Fries
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
Frozen French fries in a bowl.

Directions

  1. Add the fries to your air fryer basket.
Frozen French fries in an air fryer basket.

2. Cook the fries at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, toss the fries a couple of times, and cook them for another 5 minutes.

3. Remove from air fryer, season to taste, and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

French fries and a small bowl of ketchup.

Recipe Notes

  • I used a 4-quart air fryer using Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries, so depending on the size and shape of your air fryer basket, you may need to adjust the fry amount. You’ll want to fill the basket of your air fryer about half full no matter the size.
  • This recipe was tested using standard frozen French fries. If you use shoestring French fries or steak fries, the time will probably be adjusted. (The cook time should be shorter for shoe string and longer for steak fries. If you are cooking thick-cut fries, add an additional 1-2 minutes and then re-check.)
  • Checking your fries during the cooking process is essential since air fryers vary in their performance.
  • If you’re cooking a smaller portion of fries, you’ll want to adjust the cooking time down. Never fill your basket over halfway with this recipe as they just won’t cook evenly.
  • It’s very important to pause halfway through the cooking time and shake the fries for the best and most even cooking outcome.
  • Everyone has a different fry preference. Check your fries as they go through the second stage of cooking to ensure you reach the type of fry you’re looking for. I enjoy mine extra crispy, but not everyone does, so adjust the time to get the fry you prefer.
  • This recipe does not require oil. Use a bit of nonstick cooking spray if you’re worried about your fries sticking to the basket.
  • You can season with salt and pepper or make a batch of French fry seasoning.

Air Fryer Tips

Air fryers are a great way to make delicious and healthy French fries without all the extra fat. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your air fryer:

1. Do not thaw the French fries. You will be cooking them from a frozen state.

2. Preheat your air fryer before adding the frozen fries. This will ensure that they cook evenly and get nice and crispy.

3. For extra crispy fries, make sure to spread the fries in a single layer in the basket. This will help them cook evenly and get nice and crispy.

4. Shake the basket or stir the fries halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.

5. Check your fries often during the cooking process as air fryers vary in their performance.

French fry dipped in ketchup.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long do I cook the fries for?

The cooking time will depend on the size and type of fries you’re using. Generally, frozen fries will take about 10 minutes to cook in an air fryer.

Can I use oil when cooking fries in an air fryer?

No, you don’t need to use oil when cooking fries in an air fryer. However, if you’re worried about the fries sticking to the basket, you can spray a bit of nonstick cooking spray on them before adding them to the basket.

Can I cook other vegetables in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook other vegetables in an air fryer. Just make sure to cut them into even pieces so they cook evenly. The cooking time will vary depending on the type of vegetable you’re cooking, so keep an eye on them and adjust the time as needed.

Can I cook frozen foods in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen foods in an air fryer. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly. When using frozen food purchased at a store, be sure to read the packaging directions for the recommended cooking time.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Love using an air fryer? Be sure to check out our recipes for Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos and Air Fryer Pork Chops.

Platter of French fries and a bowl of ketchup.

Air Fryer French Fries

Make perfect French fries in your air fryer using no oil. It's so much easier than frying or baking them in the oven.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ Pound Frozen French Fries
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the fries to your air fryer basket.
  • Cook the fries at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, toss the fries a couple of times, and cook them for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from air fryer, season to taste, and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

1. Do not thaw the French fries. You will be cooking them from a frozen state.
2. Preheat your air fryer before adding the frozen fries. This will ensure that they cook evenly and get nice and crispy.
3. For extra crispy fries, make sure to spread the fries in a single layer in the basket. This will help them cook evenly and get nice and crispy.
4. Shake the basket or stir the fries halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
5. Check your fries often during the cooking process as air fryers vary in their performance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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