Reheated medium cut restaurant French Fries using an air fryer

How to cook frozen French fries using an air fryer

Air fried frozen French fries

Wendy's French Fries

One of the first dishes people turn to with an air fryer is the humble French fry. There's a reason for that of course. The air fryer will cook any frozen french fryer to perfection, here's how:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Frozen French fries of choice


    1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
    2. Cook fries at 400F for best results
    3. Cook for 8-10 minutes (see below)
    4. Serve immediately


Tips and tricks for cooking frozen French fries

Most French fries should cook within 8 minutes or so, provided you preheated your fryer. Thicker fries might need closer to ten minutes. See below for specific brand examples.

Don't overcrowd your fryer. If you want the very crispiest, best frozen fries, you need to ensure there's plenty of room in your air fryer. If you start piling french fry on top of fry - your results will degrade.

Sweet potato fries and regular fries are both fine - and both cook roughly the same.

We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.

Cooking specific french fry brands and products

Reheating fast food fries

If you find yourself with fast food leftovers, throw them in the fridge ASAP. The fryer will reheat your fries perfectly with the minimum of effort. Here are some guides for popular fast food chains:

Homemade fries

And of course, the best air fryer French fries are the ones you make yourself from scracth! Check out our recipe here for the very best air fryer fries you will ever taste.

Please ensure your food is always thoroughly cooked. We recommend investing in a reliable kitchen thermometer. Check out the affordable selection on Amazon - there's something at every price point.

This website and all recipes are presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. Read this info on using our recipes.

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