Frozen Curly Fries in Air Fryer [Crispy]

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Want to make frozen curly fries in the air fryer? You’re not the only one craving some curly fries!

Making air fryer frozen curly fries is definitely an easy way to cook them. You just set them in and let them get crispy.

You can enjoy them as a snack with a dipping sauce or as a potato side dish to a larger meal!

crispy orange curly fries in a bowl with blue towel behind
Look at those crispy, golden frozen curly fries from the air fryer!

Recipe Tips

If you have any questions about making frozen curly fries in the air fryer, have a read through these recipe tips to ensure you get great fries – every time!

  • There is no need to defrost the fries. Simply add them into the air fryer from frozen.
  • You don’t typically need to add any extra oil to frozen curly fries since they already contain oil. However, if you want your fries to be extra crispy, you can place the frozen fries in a bowl and add 1-2 teaspoons of neutral tasting oil with a high smoke point (e.g. avocado oil) before air frying them.
  • We recommend preheating your air fryer. This will allow the fries to get crispy.
  • Some brands already contain seasoning. If your curly fries are unseasoned, you can add salt after they are cooked.
  • Be sure to clean your air fryer after each usage to keep it in top condition!

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you’re interested in seeing the visuals for exactly how we make our air fryer frozen curly fries then have a look below.

Alternatively, you can skip down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the temperatures and cooking times.

frozen curly fries in black air fryer tray on counter
Place the curly fries into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wait until it is hot, then add in the fries. Try to keep them in one even layer so that they can get crispy.

You might have to cook this amount of fries in two batches if your air fryer is very small (overcrowding means they won’t get as crispy).

cooked curly fries in air fryer tray
Cook the fries until they are crispy.

Cook the curly fries for 14-16 minutes depending on your desired level of crispiness.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. Your overall cooking time can vary by brand and the type/size of your air fryer.

crispy curly fries in bowl on counter top
Delicious air fryer curly fries!

Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle seasoning salt on them if the curly fries are not already seasoned (optional).

You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

We recommend not planning for leftovers when making curly fries. They taste best when they’re hot and crispy out of the air fryer.

They tend to get soggy once they get cold and if you try to store them in a container in the fridge they get even moister. So try and make only the amount of curly fries you need.

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries With

As we mentioned, air-fried frozen curly fries make a good snack on their own. You can dip them into your favorite dipping sauce. We like ketchup or chipotle mayo but there are many others.

As a potato side dish, we enjoy curly fries with frozen chicken strips, frozen nuggets, and even popcorn chicken every once in a while. You can also serve them with homemade burgers for a more filling, summertime meal!

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crispy curly fries in bowl on counter top

Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries are so easy to make. Crispy on the outside and perfectly potatoey on the inside, these curly fries make a great snack or side dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen curly fries
  • (seasoning) salt to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wait until it is hot, then add in the fries. Try to keep them in one even layer so that they can get crispy. You might have to cook this amount of fries in two batches if your air fryer is very small (overcrowding means they won't get as crispy).
  3. Cook the curly fries for 14-16 minutes depending on your desired level of crispiness. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. Your overall cooking time can vary by brand and the type/size of your air fryer.
  4. Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle seasoning salt on them if the curly fries are not already seasoned (optional). You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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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