Enjoy amazing air fryer frozen crinkle fries that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside in less than 12 minutes.
Golden and delicious Ore Ida frozen crinkle fries in the air fryer are the best frozen french fries you will ever have. They cook quickly and are kid friendly! Pair them with all of your favorite meals.
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Quick and easy is what I look for when I am planning our meals for the week.
Choosing the main dish is usually simple, it’s the sides that often throw me for a loop.
I want something fairly healthy, something my kids will love and something that is not difficult to make.
French fries are always a winner, especially with the kids.
However, frozen crinkle fries baked in the oven can be hit or miss. It can be difficult to get the texture just right, and timing them with the main dish is always a chore.
Especially if I needed the oven for something else!
Enter the air fryer!
Air fryer Ore-Ida crinkle fries turn out far better than fries cooked in the oven. They may just be the best frozen french fries you’ve ever had.
These air fryer frozen crinkle fries easily rival the crinkle fries from your favorite restaurant.
Serve them with your favorite main dish, a few dipping sauce and your kids will be all smiles.
Perfect Main Dish Options to Serve with Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries:
- Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- Homemade Sloppy Joes
- Air Fryer Shake and Bake Chicken
- Instant Pot Hamburgers
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
FAQs About Making Air Fryer Crinkle Fries
If this is your first time air frying frozen crinkle fries, we’re sharing some tips for best results:
How long to cook frozen crinkle fries in the air fryer?
We recommend that you cook frozen crinkle fries for 10-12 minutes, however, you will want to adjust this time slightly depending on your crunchiness preference.
You can increase the time for crunchier, crispier fries or shorten the time if you prefer them a bit softer.
What brand of frozen crinkle fries is the best?
I love the Ore-Ida Crinkle Fries but you can use any brand of frozen fries. The size and thickness of the fries can vary from brand to brand so you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Do I need to use oil to make air fryer frozen crinkle fries?
No! The air fryer will make these fries incredible crispy with no extra oil needed.
How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Fries
It’s really easy to make Ore-Ida crinkle fries in the air fryer.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Frozen Crinkle Fries (such as Ore-Ida)
How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries:
(Full printable recipe is available below)
Load the air fryer. First, you’ll preheat the air fryer to 400F. Add the frozen fries to the basket, keeping them in a single layer as much as possible.
It’s okay if they overlap a little (see below), but be sure not to overcrowd-the amount you can fit in your basket will depend on the size of your air fryer.
Cook the fries. Next, you’ll cook for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
The cook time will depend on the level of crispness you prefer (more crispy fries can take closer to 12 minutes).
Cool and serve. Last, you’ll remove the basket from the air fryer and let cool slightly before serving as desired.
Notes and Adaptations:
- There’s no need to spritz with oil! Most frozen crinkle-cut fries already have some oil on them for optimum crispness.
- If you want to add salt or seasonings, you can do that when you shake the basket at the halfway point of cooking.
- Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Toast Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Crispy Crowns
- Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Wings
- Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
- Air Fryer Frozen Asian-Style Dumplings