Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

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Make these easy and super crispy Air Fryer Frozen French Fries in just 25 minutes. No deep-frying makes this version of french fries much healthier and great to snack on, and they taste just like the fried ones.

You can also try my Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls and Spicy Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli to try something similar with your air fryer.

Air fryer frozen french fries served on a plate.
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Why Make French Fries In An Air Fryer

  1. Cooking frozen fries in an air fryer is easy, simple, and fuss-free. Add the frozen fries to the fryer, spray some oil, and they will be ready.
  2. Air fryer frozen french fries are healthier as you need very little oil than frying them in oil.
  3. The fries turn out perfectly crispy, just like those in a restaurant.
  4. French fries cooked in an air fryer take much less time (25 minutes from start to finish) than deep-fried ones. It also doesn’t need a constant watch, as it has almost no chance of getting burnt.
  5. This method cooks the french fries evenly.
  6. It is more economical than ordering them out.

Ingredients

Air fryer frozen french fries ingredients.

Frozen French Fries – Get a bag of your favorite French fries. Classic, crinkle cut, waffle cut, shoestring, or flavored, they all work great.

Oil – Use a cooking spray for this recipe. If you do not have cooking spray, apply olive or canola oil with a brush on the fries.

Seasoning You can select any seasoning to flavor these french fries. I have given some options in the post below.

Pro Tips By Neha

For the best result, air fry them in batches so they cook evenly and come out nice and crispy. You can stir them midway for even cooking.

Toaster oven-style air fryers usually take longer to cook. Increase the time by 4-5 minutes if you use one.

Spray a little oil on the french fries to make them extra crispy. If you don’t have a spray, apply a little oil on the fries with a brush.

Using a larger air fryer, you can fry a bigger batch simultaneously.

Do not overcook the fries; otherwise, they will turn hard.

How To Make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Transfer 1 lb (500 g) of frozen french fries to the air fryer basket.

Frozen fries in the basket of the air fryer.

Spray lightly with oil. I used a 4-quart fryer. Using a larger air fryer, you can fry more fries in one batch.

Fries sprayed with oil.

Close the basket and set the temperature to 400°F (200°C). Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Once the timer goes off, pull out the basket and season the fries. Toss the fries very well using 2 large spoons or forks to coat them evenly with the seasoning.

Fries sprinkled with salt .

Put the basket back and set the timer to another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Ready air fryer frozen French fries.

Seasoning Options

Taco Seasoning – I used my homemade Old El Paso Copycat Taco Seasoning to season the fries.

Black Pepper – Season the fries with a little salt and black pepper to keep it simple.

Indian Masala – Spice them with basic Indian spice powders such as turmeric powder, red chili powder, chaat masala, and salt. Want more tanginess? Squeeze a little lemon juice on top.

Peri Peri – This is a famous seasoning used by many fast-food restaurants. You can buy a peri peri seasoning from stores or make one at home.

Homemade Peri Peri Seasoning is a mixture of oregano, red pepper flakes, red chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, ginger powder, sugar, and salt.

Garlic and Herbs – Season the fries with garlic powder and other seasonings such as red chili flakes, oregano, dried thyme, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook fries in an air fryer?

Cooking time needs to be adjusted depending on how crispy you want the fries and how thick they are cut. It also depends on the brand of the air fryer. I air fry them for 20-25 minutes at 400°F (200°C) in my Philips air fryer.
It’s best to make the fries once and find your best time.

Are air fryer french fries healthy?

French fries cooked in an air fryer are healthier than the deep-fried ones or the ones you get at restaurants. I suggest eating them in small portions and occasionally.

Do I need to defrost the fries before air frying?

You don’t have to defrost the fries before adding them to the air fryer. Just open the bag and dump the fries.

Do I need to add oil to my fries before air frying?

No, adding oil to the fries is not compulsory before air frying. You can air fry them without oil, too. However, they turn out extra crispy with a little spray of oil.

How to reheat the french fries?

Transfer the fries to the air fryer basket and air fry at 360°F for 3-4 minutes.

How to make frozen fries in an air fryer with a rotating basket?

Some air fryers, like Power Air Fryer Pro Plus, have a rotating basket. Add the fries to the rotating basket and put the basket in the air fryer. Set the temperature and press the rotisserie button. Cook the fries for 20-25 minutes until crispy. There is no need to take out the basket and toss the fries mid-way.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these air-fried french fries with ketchup, mayonnaise, or a creamy dipping sauce such as Yum Yum Sauce, Peri Peri Sauce, Boom Boom Sauce, Bang Bang Sauce, Garlic Parmesan Sauce, or any other sauce you fancy.

They taste great on the side, along with burgers, sandwiches, wraps, Kathi rolls, hot dogs, etc. You can also serve it along with your grilled or roasted meat meals.

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Make these easy and super crispy Air Fryer Frozen French Fries in just 25 minutes. No deep-frying makes this version of french fries much healthier and great to snack on, and they taste just like the fried ones.
5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries Recipe

Make these easy and super crispy Air Fryer Frozen French Fries in just 25 minutes. No deep-frying makes this version of french fries much healthier and great to snack on, and they taste just like the fried ones.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound frozen french fries (500 g)
  • cooking oil spray
  • seasoning (as required)
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Instructions 

  • Transfer frozen french fries to the basket of the fryer and spray lightly with oil.
  • Close the basket and set the temperature to 400℉ (200℃). Set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, pull out the basket and sprinkle the seasoning over the fries.
  • Toss the fries very well using 2 large spoons. Put the basket back and set the timer to another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

For the best result, air fry them in batches so they cook evenly and come out nice and crispy. You can stir them midway for even cooking.
Toaster oven-style air fryers usually take longer to cook. Increase the time by 4-5 minutes if you use one.
Spray a little oil on the french fries to make them extra crispy. If you don’t have a spray, apply a little oil on the fries with a brush.
Using a larger air fryer, you can fry a bigger batch simultaneously.
Do not overcook the fries; otherwise, they will turn hard.
Seasoning Options
Taco Seasoning – I used my homemade taco seasoning to season the fries.
Black Pepper – Season the fries with a little salt and black pepper to keep it simple.
Indian Masala – Spice them with basic Indian spice powders such as turmeric powder, red chili powder, chaat masala, and salt. Want more tanginess? Squeeze a little lemon juice on top.
Peri Peri – This is a famous seasoning used by many fast-food restaurants. You can buy a peri peri seasoning from stores or make one at home.
Homemade Peri Peri mix is a mixture of oregano, red chili flakes, red chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, ginger powder, sugar, and salt.
Garlic and Herbs – Season the fries with garlic powder and other seasonings such as red chili flakes, oregano, dried thyme, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 556mg, Potassium: 488mg, Fiber: 5g, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg
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