If you’re cooking frozen French fries, you must try them in an air fryer! Perfectly crisp, delicious, and effortless! You’ll never cook them any other way!
Have you jumped into the Air Fryer craze? Well, first it was the Instant Pot. I was skeptical of it at first, but once I dove in…I now own two Instant Pot’s and am obsessed. Then, it was the air fryer. Again, I was skeptical at first, but just got mine a few days ago and already LOVE it!
I had been hearing a lot of people talk about their love for the air fryer. Making things like chicken tenders, French fries, veggies, wings, and more! I was intrigued, but still not sold.
Well, then Costco did me in. You’re probably wondering….how did COSTCO sway me?? Well, I made the mistake of browsing the middle area of Costco. Do you know how dangerous that is?? There are all sorts of good stuff in that area. If you’ve ever been, you know where I am talking about! The seasonal items, the clothes, toys, books, COOKBOOKS, and more!
I typically can show great restraint in that store (well, kind of), and I try to avoid the middle section. Well, this time I didn’t. I had my hubby with me (also dangerous) and before I knew it, we finished shopping for groceries and ended up browsing for pool toys. That quickly led to buying swimsuits for the kids, and then somehow I was looking through cookbooks. The one that grabbed my attention was the air fryer book. I think it was because I was hungry and there were donuts on the cover. Smart publisher they are! I bought the book immediately, only problem, I didn’t own an air fryer. Definitely frivolous, right?!
Once we got home and unpacked our groceries, I sat down to browse the cookbook. I immediately tagged the ones I liked and realized the whole dang book was tagged! After showing my hubby, he too found several to try and jumped on board the air fryer train.
We ordered ours off Amazon after reading through tons of reviews. Ours is a beast, 6.3 quart, because we have a family of 5. When I first unboxed it, I immediately thought it was too big, no where I was going to be able to store it, and already was thinking it would end up returned.
The first night, I tried chicken tenders. I breaded the chicken tenders I had bought previously, laid them in the baking tray, set the timer and about 12 minutes, later, crispy chicken tenders came out that used no oil! Amazing!
The second night, I tossed an entire bag of frozen French fries into the pan and set the timer once more. 15 minutes later, out came the most perfectly cooked fries ever. My kids said they were even better than McDonald’s. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. It cut my cook time down from 30 minutes in oven, to 15! Way crispier too!
Since the chicken tenders I made were from the recipe book that came with it, I can’t call it my own! See picture below for recipe! As for the fries, not quite a recipe, but more like a method. Nonetheless, I have included it below because its perfection at its finest!
You’re going to want to try it if you get an air fryer! Heck, even if you just buy an air fryer for the fries….you won’t regret it! My next test will be bacon! I’ve heard its amazing and much healthier, so I will keep you posted!
Already have an air fryer?? Please, please, please share your recipes with me! If I try them, I will give you full credit because I am loving this new appliance and wanting to see what its capable of!
Ready to try the BEST air fryer French fries ever?? Scroll below and prepare to be addicted!!
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These fries are GREAT with my Southern Comeback Sauce: https://thecookinchicks.com/southern-comeback-sauce/
- 1 lb frozen French fries *we love Checker's frozen fries
- Salt/Pepper (to taste) *or buy the already seasoned fries
Place frozen French fries in air fryer basket.
Spread evenly over basket.
Air fry French fries at 400 degrees for 16 minutes.
About halfway through, shake basket around and toss fries to help them evenly cook. At this point, you can add a few minutes or deduct depending on desired crispness.
Remove basket and serve warm!