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Air fryer french fries (fresh or frozen)

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Lovely homemade air fryer french fries, that you can make from fresh or frozen potatoes! Crunchy, easy and healthy! Totally kid friendly side dish and great for a group of friends or a party! Weight watchers 7 points.

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Who doesn’t like french fries?

We don’t eat in fast food places, but still want to get those crispy yummy fries sometimes, without grease, extra oil and all those nasty things that they put in there.

Air fryer to the rescue! Make perfect homemade crispy potato fries or wedges at your home in less then 30 minutes!

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How do you cook frozen french fries in the air fryer?

Step1. The cooking method is pretty much the same as for non frozen fries. Get a bag of frozen french fries

Step2. Dump then in to a preheated to 400F and sprayed with olive oil spray air fryer basket.

Step3. Cook for about 20 minutes, shaking through the process couple times

How to make homemade frozen french fries for air fryer or oven.

If you prefer everything to be homemade and from scratch, like me, just peel a bunch of potatoes, cut them the way you like and freeze.

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Freeze fries in layers, so they don’t stick together. Once all frozen, you can dump them all in one bag.

I like to make my own frozen fries and then keep them in a big ziplock bag in my garage chest freezer.

Make sure to close it well to prevent it from soaking freezer smell.

Well, let me tell you, air fryer is so good for making french fries! Almost mess free and when i cook it with my kids, it entertains them a lot and i am not scared that they can get a burn, like it happens with the oven.

Best potatoes for air fryer french fries

  1. Yukon gold
  2. Idaho Russet
  3. Fingerling potatoes
  4. Red bliss potatoes

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4.75 from 8 votes

Crunchy air fryer french fires ( fresh or frozen)

Lovely homemade air fryer french fries, that you can make from fresh or frozen potatoes! Crunchy, easy and healthy!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 russet potatoes gold potatoes will work as well
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/4 tspn salt


  • Cut potatoes in wedges or as french fries.  Preheat air fryer to 400F
  • Put potatoes into the bowl, add oil and salt. add desired spices if you want. Mix well.
  • Add potatoes to the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. Shake few times during cooking.


Air fryer french fries from frozen instructions:
1.Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil
2. Pour about 1/2 lb of your favorite frozen fries into your Air fryer basket, salt to taste
3. Cook at 400F for 20 minutes, shake a few times
weight watchers 7 points

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 26th of December 2020

Sounds good - do you soak the cut potato in water first? Also you may want to update the Recipe Title - fires to fries Crunchy air fryer french fires ( fresh or frozen)


Thursday 31st of January 2019

I used Lawrey's seasoned salt and flavor was good, but I made the mistake of spraying the fries with my olive oil mister. It wasn't enough oil I suppose, and they weren't crispy. I'll try this again, but follow the directions next time?


Sunday 23rd of December 2018

I am debating to buy air fryer, thinking that it will take my kitchen counter space. But your french fries,is making me change that opinion. Delicious french fries, homemade is always best.

Jenni LeBaron

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

I have not used an air fryer yet, but these totally look tasty. Perfectly crunchy without the extra grease!

Marisa Franca

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

I'm dying to get an air fryer. We've been abstaining from French Fries just because of the high fat content. We love our fries. Using an air fryer would certainly get us that delicious crunchy texture and great taste.