How to Make Delicious Air Fryer Frozen French Fries in 2023
Discerning the Best Frozen French Fries
When you’re shopping for frozen French fries to make in your air fryer, it’s important to choose the right type. Not all frozen French fries are created equal. You want to find a brand that is thick enough to crisp up in the air fryer, yet thin enough to cook through. Look for a brand that is partially made with potato starch, which will help the fries become crispy on the outside, while remaining fluffy on the inside.
Preparing the Fries
Once you’ve found the right brand of frozen French fries, it’s time to prepare them for cooking. Start by preheating your air fryer to 400°F. Then, spread a single layer of French fries in the basket. Do not overcrowd the basket, as this will lead to soggy fries. If necessary, cook the fries in batches.
Cooking the Fries
Once your air fryer is preheated and the fries are loaded into the basket, cook the fries for between 15–20 minutes. You may need to adjust the cooking time to make sure the fries are cooked through, but not burnt. Halfway through the cooking time, shake the basket to make sure the fries are evenly cooked.
Seasoning the Fries
Once the fries are cooked, season them with your favorite seasoning blend. We recommend a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and a pinch of salt. This blend is simple and delicious, and it will make your fries taste amazing. If you like, you can also add some Parmesan cheese, black pepper, or red pepper flakes.
Enjoying Your Fries
Once the fries are cooked and seasoned, it’s time to enjoy them. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, ranch dressing, or BBQ sauce. For an extra kick, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top. You can also add a dollop of sour cream for an even creamier experience.