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How to make Frozen French Fries In Air Fryer [Recipe]

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How to make Frozen French Fries In Air Fryer [Recipe]

Crispy and crunchy French fries made in an air fryer. With just a few steps, you can have French fries ready in just a few minutes without the mess and grease of the oil-fried ones. You’ll enjoy them dipping in ketchup or any of your favorite dips.

The air fryer is the fastest and one of the healthiest ways of satisfying a craving. We love it for making different snacks like frozen potato cubes in for fryer, potato wedges, and, of course, French fries.

The first recipe I tried to master in my air fryer was frozen French fries. One of the main reasons was that I love potatoes. I mean, who doesn’t? Maybe it is the fact that at my home we eat potatoes in every curry. These air fryer French fries are my favorite art my home and are perfect for an afternoon snack.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Crispy: You will get the crispiest frozen fries in the air fryer.
  • Easy And Healthy: The air fryer method of making French fries is not only easier but much more healthier than frying in oil.
  • Easy to Season: Both the prep and cooking for making the fries are very simple. Some frozen fries sprinkled with salt and garlic powder or any seasoning and a very little oil and cooked until crispy and crunchy.

Important Ingredients For Frozen Fries In Air Fryer

Although you only need the bag of frozen fries, additional 2 or 3 simple ingredients make the fries a thousand times better.

  • Frozen French Fries: you can use any kind or type of fries, whether curly or crinkle: or even sweet potato fries and many more.
  • Salt: as I love salted fries, I have sprinkled some salt on top. But if you guys love the OG way, then this is optional.
  • Oil: to make the fries more crispy, I have brushed some oil as well; you can also use cooking spray if you have it. You can even use olive oil or canola oil if you don’t want to use vegetable oil.
  • Garlic Powder: I LOVE garlic powder in French fries. You can also replace this with any other seasoning, like peri powder or lemon salt.

How To Make Frozen French Fries In Air Fryer

Making frozen fries in an air fryer is as simple as boiling water. And the plus point is that it cooks faster than an oven and is a lot crispier.

Preparation: Preheat the air fry to 200C for 5 minutes.

Put Fries In Air Fryer: Place the frozen fries in the air fryer basket. It’s okay if they are on top of each other a bit. But don’t fill it till the top, and ensure it’s not more than 1/2 full.

Oil and Season: Brush with a little amount of oil. Use a pastry brush if you want. Now sprinkle salt and garlic powder or any seasoning of your choice. You can skip this part.

Bake: cook the fries at 200C for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take out the basket and shake it a little. Bake again for 5-6 minutes or until you get the desired crispness that you want. Serve with your favorite ketchup or sauce.

Chef’s Tips For Making Frozen Fries In Air Fryer

Tip For Even Baking

Shake the basket to get evenly cooked fries. Don’t overfill the basket, as this might lead to uneven cooking. Just fill it till it’s half full.

Tip For Crispy Fries

Use oil to get crisper fries. Also, cooking time may vary slightly from air fryer to air fryer and the thickness of your fries. So it is better to look at the fries and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Season Fries Just Before Cooking

Add salt and seasoning just before starting the air fryer. Because if you add salt and seasoning early, it will draw out moisture, leading to uneven cooking of the fries. 

Serving Ideas

Bring out all the sauce that you have stored in your pantry.

Ketchup: Ketchup and mayo sauce: just mix both of them together. I like to add in some red chili powder and some coarsely chopped coriander.

Rancho dressing, Chipotle mayo or any cheese sauce; they all go well as dips.

More Easy Recipes

I love using the air fryer as much as possible. It makes the dishes a lot healthier. And it is done in no time. Here are some other air fry recipes that you guys can try. I know you are going to love these recipes as much as I did while making them.

Potato cubes in the air fryer

Potato wedges in the air fryer

Zucchini Fries in air fryer

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to use more oil on frozen fries to cook them?

No, you don’t need to use more oil to cook the fries. Just a little bit, like 5-6g, brushed on them will give you golden and crispier fries.

Do I need to defrost the frozen fries before cooking them?

No, you don’t have to defrost the fries before cooking; place them in the basket directly after taking them out of the freezer. Without the plastic, of course

Do you preheat an air fryer?

Well, it’s not a crucial step, but preheating will give you extra crispy fries if the fryer that you’re using doesn’t have preheating option. Then you can simply just run it for 5 minutes without anything in the basket to warm up the basket.

Can we reheat the french fries in the air fryer?

Yes, we can reheat our French fries; just place the fries back in the basket and cook until it’s warm and crisp again. It can take about 4-5 minutes.Can we reheat the french fr


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Frozen French Fries In Air Fryer

With just a few steps, you can have French fries ready in just a few minutes without the mess and grease of the oil-fried ones.

  • Total Time: 20 to 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • Frozen French Fries
  • Salt and Garlic Powder For Seasoning
  • Oil For Brushing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fry to 200C for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the frozen fries in the air fryer basket. It’s okay if they are on top of each other a bit. But don’t fill it till the top, and ensure it’s not more than 1/2 full.
  3. Brush with a little amount of oil. Use a pastry brush if you want.
  4. Now sprinkle salt and garlic powder or any seasoning of your choice. You can skip this part.
  5. Air fry at 200C for 10 minutes. So, After 10 minutes, take out the basket and shake it a little.
  6. Bake again for 5-6 minutes or until you get the desired crispness that you want.
  7. Serve with your favorite ketchup or sauce.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 to16 minutes

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