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.
Why Make French Fries In An Air Fryer
- 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.
- Air fryer frozen french fries are healthier as you need very little oil than frying them in oil.
- The fries turns out perfectly crispy, just like those in a restaurant.
- 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.
- This method cooks the french fries evenly.
- It is more economical than ordering them out.
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 cooking spray for this recipe. If you do not have cooking spray, apply a little olive or vegetable 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 get cooked 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.
If you are 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.
Spray lightly with oil. I used a 4-quart fryer. If you are using a larger air fryer, you can fry more fries in one batch.
Close the basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees 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.
Put the basket back and set the timer to another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cooking time needs to be adjusted depending on how crispy you want the fries and how thick they are. It also depends on the brand of the air fryer. I air fry them for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F in my Philips air fryer.
It’s best to make the fries once and find your best time.
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.
You don’t have to defrost the fries before adding them to the air fryer. Just open the bag and dump the fries.
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.
Transfer the fries to the air fryer basket and air fry at 350 degrees F for 3-4 minutes.
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.
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, Creamy 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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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries Recipe
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound frozen french fries (500 g)
- cooking oil spray
- seasoning (as required)
- Transfer frozen french fries to the basket of the fryer and spray lightly with oil.
- Close the basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 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.