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Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer

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These Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are so easy to make, come out perfectly crispy each time, and are ready in less than 10 minutes!

They are one of my favorite quick and easy side dishes to cook in an air fryer, along with Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries and Easy Asparagus in Air Fryer.

air fried frozen French fries served with ketchup

I love French fries! They pair perfectly with many dishes, like Juicy Air Fryer Burgers, Meatloaf in Air Fryer, and Air Fryer Steak Bites and Mushrooms.

They are also fantastic as a snack, paired with your favorite sauce, whether it’s homemade Tartar Sauce with Capers or ketchup!

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Ingredients You’ll Need

a bag of frozen French fries

All you need is a bag of your favorite frozen French fries. I personally prefer McCain French Fries since they already come with some oil, so there’s no need to spray them with extra oil.

Other than that, you’ll need your favorite seasonings, like sea salt, paprika, and freshly ground black pepper.

How to Cook Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer?

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Cooking these crispy and delicious frozen French Fries in an Air Fryer is a straightforward process. 

However, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results:

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Place the frozen French fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd them. You don’t need to spray your fries with oil.

Quick Tip!

You don’t have to defrost frozen French fries before cooking; you can cook them straight from the freezer!

frozen fries spread out in air fryer basket

Cook the fries for about 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. 

Once the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer. Season with your favorite seasonings, such as salt and pepper, before serving.

air fried frozen fries served with ketchup and mayonnaise

How Long to Cook Frozen Fries in an Air Fryer?

Cooking frozen fries in an air fryer varies based on how crispy you like them and the type of air fryer. I usually set the timer for 7 minutes at 400 degrees (200°C).

For extra crispiness, you can add a few more minutes.

Also, frozen fries come in different sizes, and levels of pre-cooking, so it’s best to start with the recommended time and temperature and adjust as needed.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is very quick and so simple to make, the perfect side dish for busy weekdays or when you’re short on time.
  • The air fryer ensures that the fries cook evenly, giving you extra crispy fries each time.
  • You can enjoy crispy fries with less oil compared to traditional frying methods.
  • These air-fried French fries are sure to please a crowd—both kids and adults alike will love them!
  • You can adjust the cooking time and temperature to get the perfect level of crispiness.

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • Preheat your air fryer for a few minutes before adding the fries.
  • Arrange the fries in a single layer in the basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook them in batches if necessary.
  • Give the basket a shake halfway through cooking to help the fries crisp up evenly.
  • Keep an eye on the fries towards the end of cooking to prevent them from getting too brown.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Frozen French Fries?

You can serve these crispy air-fried French fries as a snack along with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, ranch, aioli, or spicy mayo.

One of my favorite ways to serve them is by creating a classic fish and chips combo. Pair these crispy fries with Air Fryer Fish Sticks and don’t forget to serve alongside homemade Tartar Sauce with Capers and lemon wedges.

They are also a great side dish to serve along with Juicy Air Fryer Burgers, Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Chicken Tenders in Air Fryer, Whole Chicken in Air Fryer with Crispy Skin, or Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Legs.

Recipe FAQs

Can you reheat leftover air fryer frozen French fries?

Yes, simply place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they are heated through and crispy again.

Are air fryer frozen French fries healthier than deep-fried fries?

Yes, air fryer frozen French fries are usually healthier than deep-fried fries since they need less oil. They still get crispy without as much oil and calories as deep frying.

How do you store leftover air fryer frozen French fries?

To store the leftovers, let them cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out! Please give us a five-star rating and leave a comment below.

I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these crispy Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Frozen French Fries in Air Fryer

Ayla Clulee
These Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are so easy to make, come out perfectly crispy each time, and are ready in just 10 minutes!
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 600 g frozen french fries (pre-cooked)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the frozen French fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd them. You don't need to spray your fries with oil.
  • Cook the fries for about 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Once the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer.
  • Season with your favorite seasonings, such as salt and pepper, before serving.
Keyword potato side dish, quick and easy, snack, vegetarian, weeknight meal

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