Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries. Delicious crunchy not soggy crinkle cut fries cooked from frozen in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle cut fries is an update of my air fryer frozen crinkle cut chips recipe that I originally published in the September of 2017. Back then we used a spiralizer and they were homemade. But we feel that with how good the air fryer is for air fryer frozen food it is better updated to use frozen crinkle cut fries rather than a spiralizer.
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries
A quick and easy crinkle cut fries recipe that is perfect for if you want fries but don’t want the calories that would normally come with deep frying them.
The inspiration for our air fryer frozen crinkle cut fries came about after a bad restaurant experience back in 2017. In a nutshell not only was the service and food awful but it reminded me of how disgusting deep fried food can be compared to air fryer frozen French fries.
It made me realise that rather than eating out, I would rather save my calories and money by doing air fryer frozen crinkle cut fries instead.
In case you wanted the full back story here is what happened when we ate out on a hot evening in the summer of 2017:
I am a huge fan of eating out in the Algarve in southern Portugal. There are some amazing places to eat out and we have lots of favourites. We love places that are great for families and love to go out in a gang together.
Well on the evening in question:
- Our reserved table was in the middle of about 10 tables of heavy smokers
- Out of 3 of us eating they only provided cutlery for 2
- No proper menus
- Overpriced meal
- Unfriendly staff
- Most greasy fish and chips I have ever tried
It was an English place and we always find that whenever we eat out at English places In Portugal that the experience is always awful. It is like they just wake up one day and think “lets open a restaurant abroad” and don’t have the natural ability.
This place in the Algarve has a lot of hype for its Fish & Chips and is less than 10 minutes from our front door. We were sceptical to try it from the outset, but because of all the positive reviews we thought we would give it a go.
But what we remember the most, even 2 years on, is how awfully greasy the chips were. We assumed it was because we are used to air fryer chips. But when we went to England last year for fish and chips, they were not this bad.
The takeaway from this is that fries, even when cooked from frozen can be amazing in the air fryer and are a great plan B for lazy days when you would normally head to a restaurant. So, bring on air fryer frozen crinkle cut chips!
Why Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries?
For me crinkle cut fries taste so good and go well as the ultimate side dish. But when they are cooked in the oven and oven baked, they tend to be rather boring and lack the crunch that you always get from a deep fat fryer.
Introduce your air fryer to frozen crinkle cut fries and you’re onto a winner.
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries Are:
- Low Calorie
Also depending on the size of your air fryer, you could pair them up with some of your other favourite frozen food in the air fryer such as:
- Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
- Air Fryer Frozen Mini Pizzas
- Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen KFC Chicken
- How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- Air Fryer Frozen Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
Though if I am going back to childhood it will always be the fish sticks, or as we call them in Europe, fish fingers!
Or what about date night or games day and having them in a cute little fries holder?
Crinkle Cut Fries Vs Regular Fries
If you were to compare crinkle cut fries just taste better and are more fun. If I had the choice even as an adult, I would choose crinkle cut fries.
In the 90s people had crinkle cut fries because they tasted better when they were oven baked and you didn’t need to deep fry them. However, both crinkle cut fries and regular fries cook well in the air fryer, so it is literally down to personal choice.
How Long To Air Fry Crinkle Cut French Fries?
The great news is that air fryer crinkle cut French fries take just 12 minutes to cook. You don’t need to shake your air fryer halfway through the cooking process. You can just throw it all in and come back 12 minutes later to perfectly crispy air fryer crinkle cut French fries.
Isn’t that fantastic?
How To Air Fry Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries?
Cooking frozen crinkle cut fries in the air fryer is of course a dump and go air fryer frozen foods recipe. All you need to do is place your frozen crinkle cut fries into the air fryer basket and that is it.
All you must worry about is what sauce you’re going to dip in with your crinkle cut fries or if you want to add extra salt and pepper.
Though for me, I just love tomato ketchup with my crinkle cut fries!
More Air Fryer Frozen Fries
We love air fryer frozen food. We even have a guide showing you how to cook frozen food in the air fryer, but if like me you love your frozen fries then check out these other air fryer frozen fries:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen McCain Oven Chips
- Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries
- 800 g Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries
- Preheat the air fryer to 180c/360f. Place your crinkle cut fries into the air fryer basket.
- Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f and serve.