Air Fryer Seasoned French Fries are crispy, golden brown, and have a fluffy potato center—the perfect side dish for burgers, steaks, sandwiches, or when craving tasty bar food.

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries With French Fry Seasoning

It’s incredibly easy to air-fry frozen french fries! They only take a few minutes and are healthier than when you fry them in oil. These air fryer fries taste awesome and have a great texture, too.

So, forget the fast-food drive-thru line and transform frozen fries into a delicious side just using your Air Fryer!

If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Appetizer & Side Dish Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BAKED BRIE, AIR FRYER FROZEN TAQUITOS, AIR FRYER HARD BOILED EGGS, and AIR FRYER SALAMI BOATS.

Ingredients Needed For Frozen French Fries Seasoned

You can use any air fryer fries you want for this recipe, and today, I used crinkle-cut frozen french fries and my homemade French Fry Seasoning Mix.

My seasoning recipe includes:

  • Onion Salt
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper

How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen French Fries With French Fry Seasoning

frozen fries ready to cook in air fryer

Step 1: Add the frozen fries

Start by placing the frozen fries in the air fryer basket, then shake them in a single layer.

Step 2: Cook

Air fry the fries for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Shake the basket several times during the cooking process for best results. This will prevent them from sticking together.

Step 3: Season and serve

Sprinkle with fry seasoning and serve these air fryer frozen French fries with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

air fryer fries and dipping sauce on a platter

How to season frozen french fries

  • Seasoning Options:
    • Choose your favorite seasonings or a combination of these options:
      • Salt and Pepper: The classic combination for simple and savory fries.
      • Garlic Powder: Adds a mild garlic flavor.
      • Paprika: Gives a smoky, slightly sweet flavor and a nice color.
      • Onion Powder: Adds a subtle onion flavor.
      • Cayenne Pepper: For some heat and a spicy kick.
      • Italian Seasoning: A blend of herbs like oregano, basil, and thyme.
      • Parmesan Cheese: Grated Parmesan cheese adds a salty and cheesy kick.
  • Season the Fries:
    • Sprinkle your chosen seasonings evenly over the oiled fries. Be cautious not to overdo it; you can add more later if needed.
  • Toss to Coat:
    • Toss the fries again to ensure the oil and seasonings are evenly distributed.

Air fryer fries seasoning

Seasoning air fryer fries is the key to transforming a simple side dish into a flavorful and addictive treat. The beauty of air fryer fries lies in their ability to achieve that perfect crispy exterior while maintaining a tender interior. To take them to the next level, seasoning becomes the secret ingredient that elevates your taste buds.

Start with the basics: a drizzle of cooking oil, which promotes the desired crispiness and acts as a carrier for your seasonings. The classic salt and pepper duo forms the foundation, enhancing the natural potato flavor with a harmonious blend of savory and peppery notes. Beyond the basics, the seasoning possibilities are endless. Garlic powder infuses your fries with a subtle hint of garlic goodness, while paprika adds depth and a warm, smoky undertone. For those who crave a spicy kick, cayenne pepper offers a fiery contrast, while herbs like rosemary and thyme bring earthy aromatics into play. And let’s not forget the allure of Parmesan cheese, which adds a cheesy, salty crunch that’s impossible to resist.

In the world of air fryer fries, seasoning isn’t just a mere afterthought; it’s the secret ingredient that turns an ordinary snack into an extraordinary culinary experience. Whether you opt for classic simplicity or embark on a flavor adventure, seasoning your air fryer fries is the passport to a world of delectable possibilities, one crunchy bite at a time.

What Dipping Sauces Go With Air Fryer Fries?

You can use about any dipping sauces you have on hand. Here are a few of our favorite go-to sauces that I think you will like.

  • Ranch dressing
  • Ketchup
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Mayo mixed with Ketchup
  • Honey Mustard
  • Gravy
  • Nacho Cheese Sauce

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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries With French Fry Seasoning

Air Fryer Seasoned French Fries

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Seasoned French Fries are crispy, golden brown, and have a fluffy potato center—the perfect side dish for burgers, steaks, sandwiches, or when craving tasty bar food.

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces Frozen French fries
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil, vegetable, canola, or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Seasonings of your choice, see suggestions below

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven or air fryer according to the package instructions for the frozen French fries. This is typically around 425°F (220°C) for conventional ovens.
  • Arrange the frozen French fries in a single layer on a baking sheet or in the air fryer basket. This ensures even cooking and allows the seasonings to adhere better.
  • Drizzle a small amount of cooking oil (about 1-2 tablespoons) over the fries. Use your hands or a spatula to toss the fries, ensuring they are evenly coated with oil. This will help the seasonings adhere and promote crispiness.
  • Seasoning Options:
  • Choose your favorite seasonings or a combination of these options:
  • Salt and Pepper: The classic combination for simple and savory fries.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a mild garlic flavor.
  • Paprika: Gives a smoky, slightly sweet flavor and a nice color.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a subtle onion flavor.
  • Cayenne Pepper: For some heat and a spicy kick.
  • Italian Seasoning: A blend of herbs like oregano, basil, and thyme.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated Parmesan cheese adds a salty and cheesy kick.
  • Sprinkle your chosen seasonings evenly over the oiled fries. Be cautious not to overdo it; you can always add more later if needed.
  • Toss the fries once more to ensure that the oil and seasonings are evenly distributed.
  • Bake the seasoned frozen fries in the preheated oven or air fryer according to the package instructions. Typically, it takes 15-20 minutes in an air fryer or 20-30 minutes in a conventional oven.
  • Check for Doneness: Keep an eye on the fries as they cook. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Serve Immediately: Remove the fries from the oven or air fryer and serve them immediately while they’re hot and crispy.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 278mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 3gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

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