Learn how make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries and then make them extra delicious by turning them into Garlic Parmesan French Fries.
If you’re going to make something basic like frozen french fries at home, you might as well turn them into something special. You’d think making french fries in the air fryer would be as simple as following package directions. Trust me, it is not. If you put frozen french fries into your air fryer for as long as you do your oven, you’re going to get rock hard fries that aren’t even edible. Both temperature and time need to be adjusted for air fryer frozen french fries. And because I’m missing going out to eat at the moment, I turned these into drool-worthy Garlic Parmesan French Fries.
How to Cook Frozen French Fries
My package of french fries said to bake them at 450 degrees. So as a general rule, I’d lower the air fryer temperature by 50 degrees for cooking french fries. With my brand of air fryer, these fries were done (crispy on the outside, still soft on the inside) in about 14 minutes. Check them at about 12 minutes and go from there to make sure you don’t over-fry your fries.
What you Need for Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Garlic Cloves
- Parmesan Cheese (green can)
- Fresh Lemon
- Black Pepper
- Fresh Parsley
- This is the brand of air fryer I use to test all of my recipes
- Click here for more information on dry toasting garlic cloves
- I like this brand of garlic press the best
- If you’d like to enjoy these french fries as/is, here’s a great recipe for fry sauce
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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer
- 1/2 bag frozen french fries
- 2 cloves garlic unpeeled
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter melted
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a small skillet over medium heat, dry toast the garlic cloves until starting to brown. Allow to cool a bit and then press them through a garlic press.
- Place the french fries into the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees F. Toss the fries about halfway through cooking time. Cook until the fries are crispy on the outside and still soft on the inside, about 12 - 14 minutes.
- While the fries are cooking, stir together the melted butter, garlic, Parmesan, lemon juice, black pepper and parsley.
- Add the cooked fries to a large bowl. Toss them with the butter mixture. Serve.
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