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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Air fried frozen french fries

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Who doesn’t love the convenience of frozen french fries? You open the bag and in 20 minutes, you have a fast, easy side dish. But what if frozen french fries could taste better, finish with an improved texture and be even healthier? Well, now they can. Just use your air fryer to cook frozen french fries and save yourself the time, aggravation and calories of baking or deep frying.

Note: If you are looking for homemade fries in an air fryer, look no further – we have great recipes for homemade air fryer french fries and homemade air fryer sweet potato fries. If you’re looking to air fry from frozen, keep reading.

The problem with frozen french fries is in the preparation. When cooked in a deep fryer, they taste great, but they’ve been soaked in unhealthy oil, adding fat and calories that will add inches to your waistline. Preparing frozen fries in the oven isn’t efficient. By the time you’ve pre-heated the oven to 400 degrees, cooked the fries for ten minutes, flipped them, and cooked for ten more minutes, you’ve wasted nearly an hour of your life preparing fries that are probably still soggy in the middle.

Air fried frozen french fries

However, when you cook frozen french fries in the air fryer, you get the same great taste and texture of deep-fried french fries without the unhealthy additional oil. Plus, with rapid air technology, air frying makes for fast, even cook times.

Best Way for Air Frying Frozen French Fries

5 from 2 votes
Air fried frozen french fries
Frozen French Fries

Cook frozen french fries quickly and easily in air fryer. So good and crispy!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Frozen French Fries, Air Fryer Frozen French Fries, Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer, vegetable
Servings: 2
Calories: 300 kcal
  1. Spray the basket of your air fryer with oil.

  2. Pour 1/2 to 1 pound of frozen french fries into your air fryer, depending on its capacity.

  3. Cook at 400° F / 200° C for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Final cook time will depend on your air fryer's capacity and the thickness and quantity of your fries. A good rule of thumb is to cook for 10 minutes, shake and check at 15 minutes to see if your fries need more time or are ready.

  4. Plate and enjoy!

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    200 degrees C for 20 mins and my fries came out a little burned.

    Would recommend checking after 15 to see how they’re going…or turn it down to 180.


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      Chuck, a lot of variables could have come into play, especially the amount of fries you cooked and the capacity of your air fryer. If you have a big air fryer and only cooked a handful of fries, the time and/or temp might have been too much. Next time, try a shorter cooking time and check/shake them every five minutes so they don’t overcook.

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    Followed your directions. Worked really well. First time use has a bit of a “new” smell, even after the “first use” steps. But your recipe was great! Thanks

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    Perfect! Made this for the first time today in my power air fryer 360, used krinkle cut Oreida fries straight from frezer to basket. Used spray canola oil, sprinkled salt, set air fryer for 30 mins at 400°. Fries turned out rated perfect by kids, teens and adults.

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    Glad I went to shake them after 7 minutes…they were perfect…..but gave me a starting point and temp. Thanks for posting!+

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    Spray basket pour in fries air fry at 400 for 12 minutes shake basket cook for another 10 broil for 5 transfer to plate add sea salt…..yummy!!!! Thank you!

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      Hi, Susan – you can! We don’t have a vortex, but I would recommend not crowding your food together and making sure the basket isn’t too full. It’s ideal to cook in one layer, especially for the nuggets since they’re likely thicker than the fries. If you do that, as long as the fries aren’t too thin (like curly fries), they should all air fryer together.

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    This is the 3rd item I’ve made in my air fryer since it arrived 7 days ago. And boy were they delicious….my husand is still commenting on how great they were. I forgot to shake the basket 1/2 way through the 15 minutes and they were just perfect. There is not a restaurant arond that can top these fries! Thank you so much.

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