Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries -Cooking fries is a classic weekend pastime, but it can be surprisingly tricky to get them just right. Now, with the help of an air fryer, you can make perfect shoestring fries at home with hardly any effort at all! Air frying involves circulating hot air around the food, which results in perfectly crispy fries without any extra oil. So give this easy recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious homemade french fries can be. Enjoy!
The best Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries are amazing, delicious, crispy, and a perfect copycat that you would get at any fast food restaurant. Best of all, they are not cooked in oil, so this makes an excellent side dish for any meal.
These are my foolproof instructions for the perfect Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries, but all of the other types will work, including steak fries, crinkle, and the other hundred ones available in the grocer’s freezer aisle.
This recipe will also work on any Air Fryer, Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Lid, and even a regular air fryer.
In confession, my kids love French Fries, and while I wouldn’t say I like going to the drive-thru, these are a perfect substitution. I always serve them with a healthy sandwich or steak dish.
Shoestring Fries Air Fryer
If you’re like me, then you love French fries. But sometimes, you don’t want to eat a ton of calories. That’s where air fryers come in! You can make shoestring French fries in your air fryer that are delicious and much healthier than traditional frying. Keep reading for the recipe.
There is nothing better than Shoestring Fries Air Fryer!
Why Cook Them in The Air Fryer?
- Easy To Make
- Easy to Clean Up (This is a big one at my house)
Ingredients For Making Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries
- Shoestring Potatoes Frozen French Fries (keep them frozen)
- Olive Oil
How To Make Frozen French Fries
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the olive oil and Frozen French Fries, and season with salt.
- Fill your basket in a single layer with the frozen French fries, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Shake the basket several times during the cooking process.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
What Is An Air Fryer?
This is such a common question that I receive and get asked. It is an effortless way to make many foods without placing your food into the microwave or regular oven.
Air Fryer cooks your food by circulating the hot air around it, allowing it to cook perfectly.
This is perfect for French Fries since you will never get a soggy French Fry again!
What Kind Of Air Fryer Will Work For Frozen French Fries?
I have a lot of Air Fryers, and this recipe will work for: (affiliate links)
- Ninja Foodie
- Instant Pot Lid
- Philips XL Air Fryer
- Instant Pot Vortex
- Any air fryer that you own. The time might be a few minutes different, but this recipe will work in any air fryer!
Tips For The Perfect Crispy French Fries
The most important tip that I can give you about making Frozen French Fries is to lightly coat them with olive oil. Frozen shoestring potatoes work the best!
When you coat them with olive oil, they give great crispiness to the air fryer.
And cook them from FROZEN if you try to defrost them, they will never crisp up. They will become soggy.
The Most Important Rule For Cooking Food In An Air Fryer
The most important rule for an air fryer is not to crowd your basket. There are a few reasons why this is not a good idea. And once you master it, you will have perfectly cooked (air fried food)
Cooking your food in a single layer allows the hot air to circulate the food. This allows all of your food sides to get the same amount of hot air, allowing the food to crisp up.
When food in the air fryer basket is touching other food, you will often end up with a few soggy French Fries.
How Long Do You Cook Frozen French Fries in The Air Fryer?
Here is an excellent rule of thumb that will help you with all of your Frozen French Fries, making them in the air fryer:
- Steak Fries- 10 to 12 minutes.
- Sweet Potato French Fries 12-15 minutes.
- Crinkle French Fries: 10-12 minutes
- Shoestring French Fries 10-15 minutes
- Waffle French Fries: 12-15 minutes.
How To Reheating Leftover Fries
The air fryer is the perfect place for you to reheat your leftover French Fries, as they will not get soggy.
To reheat, place back into the air fryer and air at 360 degrees F for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove when heated through. Serve with a dash of salt.
What Are Some Great Things To Serve Alongside a Plate of Air Fryer French Fries?
I usually serve these with a great sandwich; they make a quick lunch for the kids. Some of my favorites:
Air Fryer Rueben: This is a perfect side dish, as it air fries so quickly.
Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: One of my kid’s favorites, made in the air fryer, it’s perfectly grilled, and the peanut butter and jelly are oozing. It’s amazing.
Air Fryer Classic BLT: Is there anything like a homemade BLT with a side of fries? Excellent lunch or dinner for any day of the week.
Some Great Dipping Sauces for Your Perfectly Cooked Air Fryer French Fries-
My kids love dipping anything they eat, here are some of their absolute favorites,
- Raising Cane’s Sauce: The perfect balance of sweet and savory all in one bite. This is amazing on French Fries.
- Honey Mustard Sauce: Again, a simple and delicious dipping sauce for the entire family to enjoy and only takes minutes to prepare.
What Are The Best Frozen Shoestring Fries Air Fryer?
- Some of the best brands that you can purchase are:
- Alexia Fries (I love the Alexia House Cut Fries Air Fryer)
- Ore-Ida Golden Shorestrings Air Fryer even Ore Idea Shoestring Fries Air Fryer
- Kroger Shoestring Fries Air Fryer
How To Make Shoestring French Fries in The Oven
Don’t have an air fryer, this is an easy recipe to make in your oven. Place the frozen french fries on a baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Who doesn't love French fries? But the problem is, they're usually not very good for you. That's where the air fryer comes in. It allows you to make perfectly cooked, crispy French fries without all the unhealthy oil. Plus, it's really easy to use! Read on to learn how to make delicious Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries.
- 1 package Frozen Shoestring French Fries
- olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix the olive oil and Frozen French Fries, season with salt.
Fill your basket in a single layer with the frozen French fries, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 8 to 10 minutes.
Shake the basket several times during the cooking process.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!