Air fryer frozen waffle fries are an incredibly convenient and delicious snack that can be whipped up in no time. You just need 10 minutes to have hot and crispy waffle fries straight from the freezer on your plate.
You may have tried classical French fries or sweet potato fries many times, but today I am here with a new recipe for air-fried waffle fries.
These air fryer frozen waffle fries are so easy and simple to make. All you need are waffle cut fries, a teaspoon of olive oil, and your favorite dipping sauce. The air fryer will take care of the rest.
You can have them as a side dish or pair with any of your favorite meals. They make the perfect side to any meal!
How To Cook Frozen Waffle Fries In Air Fryer
I eat way too many snacks every day, but these waffle fries have won me over. They are quick to prepare, tasty, and a better alternative to deep-frying. With the perfect balance of convenience and flavor, they make a great snack or side dish for any meal.
1 lb. Frozen waffle cut fries
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Step-By-Step Cooking Guide
To prepare frozen waffle fries in the air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 370°F.
Place the waffle fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket and lightly spray them with olive oil.
Step-3: Air Fry
Cook at 400°F for approximately 10 minutes, while shaking the basket halfway through for even cooking.
After 10 minutes, check the fries for your desired level of crispiness; if you prefer to make them more crispier, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Once done, remove the fries from the air fryer, season them with a pinch of salt and black pepper, and enjoy your perfectly crispy waffle fries.
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Tips & Notes
1- This recipe can also be cooked even without the use of any oil.
2- Don’t overfill your air fryer basket but a little overlap is fine.
3- Don’t forget to shake the basket after half-time has passed. But remember to shake the basket gently and after shaking make sure the waffle fries are spread evenly.
4- You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly depending on your air fryer size and performance.
5- I would recommend seasoning them after air frying for better taste.
6- There is no need to thaw frozen waffle fries. Cook them straight from the fridge.
Storing & reheating guide
How to reheat?
Yes, it’s quicker to reheat waffle fries in an air fryer than in the oven.
1- Place the leftover waffle fries in the air fryer basket.
2- Make sure they are spread evenly.
3- Reheat them for 2-3 minutes or until they are warm enough to eat.
How to store?
First, allow them to cool down properly. Then put them in an airtight container and store them in your refrigerator. They have a 3–4 day shelf life.
How to freeze?
You can freeze them in an airtight bag in your freezer and simply reheat them whenever you want to have them again.
Don’t freeze for too long, a month is good enough.
How long to cook frozen waffle fries in the air fryer?
8-10 minutes are good enough to make waffle fries in the air fryer. However, cooking times may vary slightly depending on the brand and thickness of the waffle fries and the specific air fryer model you are using.
So it’s best to observe the cooking time keenly when you are making frozen waffle fries for the first time. The tip is to let them cook for the first 8 minutes, then keep a check after every 2 minutes so they are not overcooked.
How do I prevent my waffle fries from sticking to the air fryer basket?
Normally, they don’t attach to the bottom, but occasionally, it can happen. That’s why I like to spray the fries with olive oil, so they don’t stick to the air fryer basket and turn golden and crispy.
What dipping sauces pair well with air-fried waffle fries?
Although there are many options, my favorite ones are:
Ketchup: A traditional and straightforward option that goes well with waffle fries’ crunchy texture.
Mayonnaise: A creamy option that can be enjoyed plain or mixed with various ingredients like garlic or sriracha for added flavor.
Honey Mustard: A sauce with contrasting flavors of sweetness and tanginess that complements the salty waffle fries.
Ranch Dressing: A creamy, zesty sauce with a subtle herb flavor that pairs well with the potato base.
Chipotle Mayo: A spicy hot and smokey sauce that ups the flavor and gives it a kick.
Sour Cream and Chive: A tangy and refreshing sauce that balances the richness of waffle fries.
- Any Good Model Of Air Fryer
- 1 lb. Frozen waffle cut fries
- Olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- For this recipe, I am using Alexia waffle cut fries.
- Start by preheating your air fryer to 370 F.
- Place the waffle fries in a single layer and spray lightly with olive oil.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes at 400 F shaking halfway through.
- After 10 minutes take the basket out and have a look. If they are not cooked to your desired level of crispiness, cook for additional 1-2 minutes.
- Take the fries out and add a pinch of salt and black pepper.