Frozen French Fries Any store brand will do, so long as they’re relatively the same size. The air inside the air fryer needs to circulate in order to cook evenly, and you don’t want to end up with some fries with burnt ends and some that are soggy and undercooked.
The max you can fit will depend on your model, but as a rule of thumb just try to leave a little room between most of the fries. Regular Frozen French Fries : 15 minutes at 400 degrees F, tossing or shaking once halfway through.
You don’t need to thaw frozen french fries before cooking. Frozen French Fries come already par cooked, which means they’ve been partially cooked and just need to be finished by you.
They normally already contain oil and seasonings, and will cook faster than fresh cut potatoes. Note: The recipe needs to be adjusted if you want to cook your own homemade French fries (check out this post for a fun homemade fries recipe to make).
Drop a star rating below or tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom ! Once preheated, add the french fries directly to the air fryer basket (no oil needed).
Crispy French fries are delicious, but they can take several steps to make from scratch, and they can be fairly high in calories when twice fried in oil. An air fryer enables you to make homemade or frozen fries with fewer steps and hardly any oil.
The first step is to be sure that you preheat the air fryer for 3 to 5 minutes prior to placing the fries in the basket or on the crisper plate. Stick to 1/2 to 1 pound of frozen fries, depending on the size of your air fryer.
Have a large bowl of cold water with the juice of 1/4 of a fresh lemon added. This adulated water keeps the potatoes from turning brown in the presence of oxygen.
If you want to save yourself some time, you can get a french fry cutting tool. Larger ones, such as crinkle cut and steak fries, often take 18 to 20 minutes.
What you are looking for is a golden brown and crisp exterior and a fully cooked, soft interior. Don’t be shy about taste testing a fry at around 12 minutes for the appropriate texture and oneness.
But, how do you get your fries to that perfect crunchy exterior and creamy potato interior? The air fryer needs to be hot when the fries hit the basket or crisper plate.
While not 100% necessary, giving the fries a light spritz of vegetable or olive oil will help with the crunch factor. Salt has a tendency to draw moisture to the surface of whatever it is on, especially frozen food.
Season the fries with salt after they have finished cooking and are still hot and crispy. Place the potatoes in one layer if possible so that the hot air can circulate and hit all surfaces of the frozen fries.
To help this along, shake the bucket once or twice during the cooking to expose all sides to the heat. If you are making French fries from scratch, Idaho or Russet potatoes are the preferred choices for frying.
They are dryer than the creamier fleshed Yukon Gold or Red Bliss potatoes. For instance, fries that have additives or are coated in wheat flour don’t always cook as well in an air fryer as they do in a vat of screaming hot oil.
Place as many as will fit in a single layer in the basket or on the crisper plate. Cook for an additional 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the size and cut of the fries.
AirFryerfrenchfries are perfectly crispy and so fast to make. They make an easy side dish that everyone loves, and they go with nearly anything.
But making them in the oven often results in limp, uneven cooked fries, that take forever to bake. The Hairdryer is perfect for making a big batch and the fries get super crispy all around, and they cook so much faster than in the oven.
Same crispiness and taste as deep-fried french fries but healthier Fries get crispier and cook more evenly than in the oven Done in less than 15 minutes No additional oil needed Detailed measurements and instructions can be found at the bottom of the page on the printable recipe card.
Some models like the Philips Air Fryer don’t need to be preheated. Frozenfrenchfries come already par-cooked (partially cooked), seasoned, and coated in oil, so technically you don’t have to season them but I prefer to add some extra flavor after cooking.
Reheat the french fries for about 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Place the frozen fries in the Air Fryer basket and give them a shake, so they are distributed evenly.
Add more time depending on your desired crispiness. Transfer fries to a bowl, sprinkle with salt or your favorite seasoning, and toss.
One of the first things you’ll probably want to make in your air fryer is AirFryerFrenchFries, that’s because they turn out so nice and crisp, but you want to find the perfect time for your french fries. It also works the best to mix them or shake them up about halfway through the cooking time.
There are a few things you want to keep in mind when making these, the first is that all air fryers heat differently, even the same brand. I have found that the perfect time for us is 400 degrees for 20 minutes, it gives them the crisp taste I want in a french fry.
Place the fries in the air fryer, add a dash of garlic salt. Cook these for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, if preferred after 10 minutes, carefully open the air fryer, mix or shake up the french fries, coat with more spray and garlic salt.