Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

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Craving a crispy potato dish? Frozen waffle fries in the air fryer would definitely be a good option!

These tasty fries are easy to prepare and make a great snack or side dish to other classic finger foods. Don’t forget your dipping sauce!

crispy waffle fries in bowl with ketchup in dish
Air fryer frozen waffle fries with their distinct lattice!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make air fryer frozen waffle fries, have a quick read through these recipe tips:

  • You can choose to add extra oil to your fries to enhance crispiness. This is an optional step. Since each brand of waffle fry is going to be different, you may not need to add any. We often don’t and the waffle fries turn out great!
  • If your waffle fries aren’t already flavored yet, you can add salt or seasoning salt at the end. If you add oil to the fries, you could also add some salt before cooking them. However, don’t add salt before cooking if you don’t also add oil – you don’t want the salt to fly around in the air fryer and get in contact with the heating elements.
  • Be sure not to overcrowd the air fryer. We cooked this amount of frozen waffle fries in one batch but if you have a smaller air fryer (smaller than our 6 quart) consider cooking in two batches. Waffles fries need room to crisp up properly!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to see the recipe visuals for frozen waffle fries, you can stay in this section.

To see the recipe card to get the times and cooking temperature, you can skip to the bottom of this post!

frozen waffle fries in air fryer tray
Place the waffle fries into the air fryer.

Turn on the air fryer and preheat it to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you want your waffle fries a little extra crispy, you can place them in a mixing bowl and add one teaspoon of oil. Toss the fries in the oil until they are coated evenly. This step is optional, however.

Once your air fryer is heated, add the frozen waffle fries in one even layer. A little bit of overlap is fine, but the fries shouldn’t overlap too much so that they have room to cook and crisp up.

cooked waffle fries in black air fryer tray
Cook the fries.

Cook the waffle fries for a total of 13-15 minutes or until they have reached your desired level of crispiness.

Shake them every 5 minutes during cooking so that they cook evenly. Since every air fryer is slightly different, your cook time may vary.

crispy waffle fries in bowl with ketchup behind
Frozen waffle fries in the air fryer – and now ready to be enjoyed!

Once cooked, remove the waffle fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl.

If the waffle fries aren’t already flavored, shake on your favorite seasoning salt or normal table salt until evenly coated.

Serve the waffle fries with a dipping sauce such as ketchup or chipotle mayo!

Storage Tips

When you air fry frozen waffle fries, it’s best to not plan for leftovers since they are best hot and crispy out of the fryer.

They’ll get less crispy as they cool and aren’t the same if you try to reheat them.

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries With

Frozen waffle fries are the perfect snack when you want something fast and filling. Of course, you can top them with a seasoning you like or dip them in ketchup or a creamy chipotle mayo.

As a side dish, waffle fries are a classic finger food that go great with pub-style favorites like chicken nuggets or fully-loaded air fryer hamburgers!

Frozen waffle fries can also be the base potato ingredient for a classic pub dish known as Irish nachos!

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crispy waffle fries in bowl with ketchup behind

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries are easy to make in just minutes. Waffle fries from frozen are the perfect snack and make a great potato side to burgers! Don't forget the dip!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen waffle fries
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (optional)
  • (seasoning) salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Turn on the air fryer and preheat it to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. If you want your waffle fries a little extra crispy, you can place them in a mixing bowl and add one teaspoon of oil. Toss the fries in the oil until they are coated evenly. This step is optional, however.
  3. Once your air fryer is heated, add the frozen waffle fries in one even layer. The fries shouldn't overlap too much so that they have room to cook and crisp up.
  4. Cook the waffle fries for a total of 13-15 minutes or until they have reached your desired level of crispiness. Shake them every 5 minutes during cooking so that they cook evenly. Since every air fryer is different, your cook time may vary.
  5. Once cooked, remove the waffle fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl. If the waffle fries aren't already flavored, shake on your favorite seasoning salt or normal table salt until evenly coated.
  6. Serve the waffle fries with a dipping sauce such as ketchup or chipotle mayo!

Notes

  • If your air fryer is smaller, you may have to cook this amount of frozen waffle fries in two batches. This way you keep the fries from overcrowding the air fryer and allow them to get crispy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 871mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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