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Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Lean how to cook waffle fries in the air fryer for a quick and easy weeknight side dish or appetizer. Simple ingredients and fuss free!
Potato waffle fried in a bowl garnished with fresh parsley.

Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by Betty Davies

Perfect to serve as part of a quick meal, or a tasty appetizer with your favorite dips, it’s easy to cook the perfect frozen waffle fries in the air fryer. Perfectly crispy and soft and fluffy in the middle, this method is fool proof and so quick and convenient.

A bowl of air fryer frozen waffle fries next to a BBQ sauce dip.

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When you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, frozen fries and waffles are a go to for most people when it comes to potato sides. But next time, skip the oven baking method and use your air fryer and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

These frozen waffle fries come out so perfectly every time, Perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle and they take minutes to prep and are always a crowd pleaser.

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes and Air Fryer Baby Potatoes too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: Just toss the waffle fries in a little oil and seasonings and let the air fryer do the hard work. Ready to serve in 15 minutes.
  • Convenient: I always have a bag of waffle fries in my freezer. They make for a great last minute side dish that the whole family love and air frying is much quicker than oven baking.
  • Free up your oven: I often use my air fryer for side dishes in the weeknights. It cooks quickly and frees up the oven for your main course.
  • Dietary info: These air fryer frozen waffle fries are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Air fryer waffle fries in a white serving bowl.

Ingredients

  • Waffle Fries: Use your favorite brand of frozen waffle fries for this recipe.
  • Oil: The oil helps to get the waffles nice and crispy and browned all over. Use a neutral high heat oil like canola, sunflower or vegetable.
  • Salt: To get them extra tasty. If your waffle fries are already seasoned, you can skip the added salt.

How to make frozen waffle fries in the air fryer

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Toss the frozen waffle fries in the oil and salt (photo 1).
  • Cook in the air fryer til golden brown and crispy (photo 2).
Two step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

You can easily mix up the seasonings you add to your frozen waffle fries. Try adding some black pepper, paprika or even some cayenne for a spicy kick. A little onion or garlic powder works great too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to defrost the frozen waffle fries?

No. For best results, take the waffles straight out of the freezer, mix with the oil and salt and cook in your air fryer. If they defrost first they won’t get as crispy.

Can you use this recipe to cook frozen fries?

Yes! You can easily swap the waffle fries for frozen French fries or wedges. The timings may alter slightly, so just check them after 10 minutes and shake the basket regularly.

Can you make them ahead of time and reheat?

These waffles only take a few minutes to cook in the air fryer, but leftovers will reheat well within the next couple of days. Place them into a preheated air fryer basket at 400F and cook for 3 to 4 minutes and they’ll get nice and crispy again.

Can you cook them without oil?

The oil helps to brown and crisp up the fries really nicely, but they do come out well without it if you prefer.

Close up of air fryer frozen waffles with herb garnish.

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer waffles are great to serve as an easy appetizer with your favorite dips like BBQ, ketchup and ranch. They are the perfect accompaniment to any weeknight meal like:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the waffle fries. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, just let it run for 5 minutes at 400F.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently, so start checking for doneness around 12 minutes.
  • Toss the waffle fries halfway through cooking and then move the around every couple of minutes. This will help them cook evenly.
  • You can double the recipe, but be sure to move the fries around a little more often and they may take an extra couple of minutes.
A waffle fry being dipped into BBQ sauce.

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Potato waffle fried in a bowl garnished with fresh parsley.

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Lean how to cook waffle fries in the air fryer for a quick and easy weeknight side dish or appetizer. Simple ingredients and fuss free!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces frozen waffle fries
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola, vegetable, sunflower etc)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F / 200c.
  • Place the frozen waffle fried in a bowl.
  • Add the oil and salt and toss well so that the waffle fries are coated.
  • Place in the air fryer and set for 15 minutes.
  • Toss the fries at 8 minutes. Check at 10 minutes and toss again. The fries will be ready in 13-15 minutes.

Notes

  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the waffle fries. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, just let it run for 5 minutes at 400F.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently, so start checking for doneness around 12 minutes.
  • Toss the waffle fries halfway through cooking and then move the around every couple of minutes. This will help them cook evenly.
  • You can double the recipe, but be sure to move the fries around a little more often and they may take an extra couple of minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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