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The BEST Air Fryer Frozen Steak Fries

These are the only directions you’ll need to make air fryer frozen steak fries that are truly the best you’ve ever had! This simple cooking process is the easiest way to make air fryer French fries with a delightful crispy texture.

Plate of delicious and crispy air fryer frozen steak fries fully cooked with some ketchup in a white cup for dipping

Tip for Different Frozen French Fries – Temperature and Cooking Times

I’ll share with you how to adapt and adjust the cook time and different temperatures of this air fryer steak fries recipe for ALL types of fries including: curly fries, crinkle fries, crinkle cut fries, waffle fries (waffle cut fries), shoe string fries (thinner fries), tater tots, and sweet potato fries. If I forgot any type of frozen fries, let me know!

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If you’ve ever had Red Robin steak fries and love them, these air fryer frozen French fries are seriously just as good and cost a lot less to make than a trip to a restaurant, take less time, and other than an air fryer, you don’t need anything special to make them.

Recipe Ingredients for Air Fryer Frozen Steak Fries:

Frozen Steak Fries – that’s it! As far as a specific recommendation, I was looking for my favorite brand, Ore Ida Steak Fries, but I couldn’t find them and so I opted for the store brand, and they turned out great! They are the perfect easy side dish for almost any meal.

Product/Tool Recommendations:

A good air fryer!

As far as a specific make or model of air fryer, there are so many different brands of air fryers and I am not familiar with them all but I have a PowerXL and it works great.

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I do find cleaning the air fryer tray isn’t very easy and can be especially time consuming after making something that leaves a mess such as marinated chicken or air fryer pizza rolls. Other than that, I have no complaints regarding how well it air fries food and cleanup on a regular basis is a breeze.

Overhead view of air fryer basket

The PowerXL is a basket style air fryer (as I think most are). The air frying process involves hot air moving around the food with no actual hot oil frying, so that tends to make it a healthier and much less messy option.

How to Make – Frozen French Fries Air Fryer Recipe

Step One

This step is optional but I like to do it. Spray or brush a little oil onto the air fryer tray. You can use a purchased cooking spray, an oil sprayer filled with olive oil or your favorite cooking oil, or you can brush some oil onto the tray with a cooking brush.

Single layer of frozen steak fries in air fryer basket - overhead view

After prepping the tray with oil (optional) place the French fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. I was limited in my choice regarding different types – choices – of frozen fries and the ones I used were already seasoned but if they were plain, at this point I would have sprinkled some garlic powder and parmesan cheese on top of the fries before starting the cooking process for some added flavor but you can absolutely choose to leave the potatoes as they are.

Step Two

Put the basket into the air fryer. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Next, remove basket, flip fries, and cook for another 8 minutes at 400 degrees.

Step Three

Metal diner style wire cone basket with red and white checked liner filled with air fryer frozen steak fries crisped to perfection!

Remove the fresh air fryer fries from the basket using tongs or a tool of your choice and serve! Enjoy crispy fries with no extra oil and no guilt!

Serve with ketchup or any of your favorite fry sauces.

Here are More Tasty Dipping Options below in case you want to try something a little different!

  • Malt Vinegar (anyone else remember having fries with malt vinegar at Long John Silver’s?)
  • Barbecue Sauce – our current fave is a sweet BBQ sauce
  • Wahlburgers Wahl Sauce (If you haven’t had this, it is delicious! The flavors are a combination of ketchup, mayonnaise, sriracha, sautéed onions and parsley.)
  • Ranch dressing

The Secret to Converting Oven Recipes to Easy Air Fryer Recipes.

Check the label for Oven Directions. Whatever the oven temperature is, decrease it by 25 degrees. If the recommended temperature is 425 degrees, reduce that to 400 degrees. Now, for how much time to cook the food in question. Simply take the recommended time and decrease it by 20%. If the total time is 20 minutes, the new time will be 16 minutes. I like to divide that time in half and flip whatever I am making halfway through the total cooking time.

Other Air Fryer Recipes You May Like:

Air Fryer Strawberry Shortcake

Moist and Tender Air Fryer Pork Chops

Plate of delicious and crispy air fryer frozen steak fries fully cooked with some ketchup in a white cup for dipping

How to Make The BEST Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Mary Beth
Super simple tips to making the very best air fryer frozen steak fries and other types of French fries (waffle fries, shoestring fries, potato wedges, tater tots, sweet potato fries, and more) using frozen French Fries.
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Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag Frozen Steak Fries *can use seasoned fries, potato wedges, etc.
  • Cooking Spray to coat the air fryer tray

Instructions
 

  • This step is optional but I like to do it. Spray or brush a little oil onto the air fryer tray. You can use a purchased cooking spray, an oil sprayer filled with olive oil or your favorite cooking oil, or you can brush some oil onto the tray with a cooking brush.
    Overhead view of air fryer basket
  • After prepping the tray with oil (optional) place the French fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. I was limited in my choice regarding different types – choices – of frozen fries and the ones I used were already seasoned but if they were plain, at this point I would have sprinkled some garlic powder and parmesan cheese on top of the fries before starting the cooking process for some added flavor but you can absolutely choose to leave the potatoes as they are.
    Single layer of frozen steak fries in air fryer basket - overhead view
  • Put the basket into the air fryer. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Next, remove basket, flip fries, and cook for another 8 minutes at 400 degrees.
    front view of Power XL Air Fryer set to 400 degrees
  • Remove the fresh air fryer fries from the basket using tongs or a tool of your choice and serve! Enjoy crispy fries with no extra oil and no guilt!
    Metal diner style wire cone basket with red and white checked liner filled with air fryer frozen steak fries crisped to perfection!
  • Serve with ketchup or any of your favorite fry sauces.
    Plate of delicious and crispy air fryer frozen steak fries fully cooked with some ketchup in a white cup for dipping
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Hand holding an air fryer frozen steak fry dipped in ketchup and ready to eat
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