So, you want to know how to cook air fryer frozen French fries in your fantastic air fryer? Well it’s simple…follow the method below for yummy French fries.
How do I cook frozen French fries in an air fryer? This is how…
- Preheat your air fryer
- Spray the basket with cooking spray or tip a tablespoon of cooking oil into the base
- Pour your French fries into the basket
- Cook at 400F for approximately 20 minutes – making sure you shake the basket half way through
If you follow the air fryer frozen French fries’ method, your fries will come out perfectly cooked with a crispy coating and soft center.
How i cook air fryer French fries
Choose your favorite brand of frozen french fries. Obviously the better the quality of the fries, the better the end result. Most brands tend to be similar sizes so the cooking time should remain the same. If you are air frying french fries that are thicker, you may need to adjust the cooking time. This is also the case with air fryer frozen crinkle French fries.
Only 20 minutes away to some delicious French fries….i hope you remembered to preheat your air fryer. The end result is better when you preheat them, much like cooking in a conventional oven.
As you can also see here, i have not overfilled the basket. Remember, you need to leave room for the air to circulate.
Set the temperature to 400F and wait 20 minutes, remember to shake the basket after 10 minutes to ensure they are cooked evenly.
There we have it… delicious french fries cooked from frozen.
I love French fries…more than I would admit to most people. There is something exquisite about the humble French fry that few foods can match…the crunch of the outer layer and the smoothness of the inner potato…absolutely divine.
They are perfect for a quick snack or an accompaniment to your meal. You don’t need me to tell you when to eat fries!
Some things that you might want to consider if you are not getting the perfect French fry;
What to do if your frozen French fries are not crispy
There are a couple of issues that might be the problem. Firstly, you may have packed the basket too tightly with too many frozen French fries. This means that the hot air is not circulating the food. Secondly, make sure that you have set the temperature correctly. If you have set the temperature correctly, put them back in and cook for a few minutes longer.
How long do you cook frozen French fries in air fryer for them to be crispy
Most french fries take 20 minutes or so. However, air fryers can cook at different rates so it is worth checking if they are to your liking after 20 minutes. If they are not, put them in for a further minute and keep repeating until you are happy.
Should I preheat my air fryer before I cook frozen French fries in my air fryer?
You should preheat your air fryer…in fact some actually have this function built in. Think about it as if you were using a conventional oven…you don’t put your food in a cold oven, right? Preheat your air fryer, your frozen French fries will cook much better. You’ll thank me for this.
What about air fryer Steak fries?
As you will know, steak fries are cut much thicker. Therefore, they will normally take slightly longer to cook. If you are expecting them to be crunchy, you may be disappointed. As they have the highest interior to surface ratio, they do not get as crisp as a normal French fry regardless of how you cook them.
Straight cut or crinkle cut frozen French fries? Do they cook any differently?
Yes, they do cook differently. The crinkle cut chit has more ridges therefore they are much crunchier when air fried properly. They may also take slightly longer to cook so it is worth checking as you cook.
Do all air fryers cook the same and take the same time?
If you switch between different brands of air fryers, you will notice that some cook quicker and some slower…all at the same temperature. Therefore, get to know your machine. You’ll soon be able to judge what works best.
How long to air fry frozen french fries?
They take approximately 20 minutes to cook. Make sure you shake the basket half way through so that they cook evenly. Depending on the thickness, you may have to decrease or increase the cooking time accordingly.
Can i reheat french fries in air fryer
Yes! Absolutely you can. You reheat the French fries at the same temperature you cook them… 400F. The only difference is that you heat them for 3 or 4 minutes. As always, check they have heated through. If not, put them in for another minute or so. Keep checking until they are done.
How to make better French fries in an Air fryer
I love them…but you can make them a little more exciting. Consider pre seasoning them before you put them in your air fryer…it seems strange, but they do come out better. Have you considered spicing them. I love nothing better than a crispy French fry sprinkled with a little paprika. The added spice gives them a little kick.
Hopefully this should be enough information to get you cooking the best frozen French fries in your Air fryer.
Let me know what you think…is there anything you do that makes your French fries different? How do you cook the perfect French fry in your air fryer?
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