Alexia & Ore-Ida Frozen Waffle Fries in Air Fryer

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings0 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes

I love that these air fryer frozen waffle fries go great with burgers, breaded chicken, fish fillets, or beef. This seasoned snack is sure to delight your family and you’ll have a great evening. A little seasoning or even salt will help you make the best waffle-cut fries.

Ingredients

  • bag of frozen waffle cut fries (Alexia or Ore-Ida)
  • olive oil or cooking spray

Extra ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt

If you don’t have parsley and parmesan, serve with ketchup or a chili sauce, or sprinkle with red chili powder.

Equipment

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Instructions

1. Put the frozen waffle fries directly into the air fryer basket/rack without defrosting. Spread out in one layer.

2. Spritz non-stick cooking spray.

3. Fry at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. For extra crispy fries, check when they turn golden. According to the air fryer you have, cooking times may vary.

4. Optional step: You can add parmesan and parsley with 1 minute left, then put them back into the air fryer (or do it after serving).

5. Plate your fries with ketchup or season as desired. Enjoy!

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Can you cook frozen waffle fries in the air fryer?

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This equipment can absolutely be used to fry any form of fries. In fact, making potato waffle fries is healthier than making them any other way. You can enjoy these foods without feeling guilty from now on. Simultaneously, you’ll be surprised at how clean and tidy your kitchen looks after air fry meals.

How to make Alexia & Ore-Ida waffle fries in the air fryer?

The air fryer technology allows us to handle this method so easily and cook so well that you won’t miss using the traditional methods. Simply get your favorite air fryer and place them directly in the basket without thawing them. To ensure even cooking, do not overcrowd the basket. Then, heat the air fryer at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway and checking until golden brown.

Serve with cream, cheese, and sauce, or just enjoy them on their own.

How long to cook frozen waffle fries in the air fryer?

It depends on the power of your appliance and the size of the potato. To be more general, if you set the temperature at 400ºF (204ºC), it may take 10 minutes or even longer (12 minutes). It also depends on how crispy you like your fries.

Where can I get frozen waffle fries?

Pick your favorite brand at Walmart, Target, Sam’s or any other grocery store. Here are some brands of waffle fries that can be prepared in an air fryer:

  • McCain, seasoned waffle fries.
  • McCain, quick cook waffle cut french fried potatoes.
  • Ore-Ida, golden waffle fries, french fried potatoes.
  • Alexia, waffle cut sweet potato seasoned fries.

Alexia seasoned waffle cut fries Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup (84 g)

  • Calories: 160
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 330 mg
  • Potassium: 300 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 21 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Ore-Ida golden waffle fries Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 8 pieces (84 g)

  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 160 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 1 g

How to make fresh waffle fries in the air fryer?

Make your own homemade waffle fries and enjoy them with your family. It may appear difficult to make, but the key is to use a waffle food slicer, so it turns out to be a simple process. Here’s an optional recipe, which can be made with different flavors, such as cheesy, spicy or sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh russet potatoes, but you can use sweet potato or Yukon gold.
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 paprika
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil or spray cooking

Directions:

  1. Wash and rinse the potatoes thoroughly, then peel them.
  2. Slice into waffles using a waffle cutter mandolin. A slice’s size depends on how big the potato is.
  3. Once each cut is made, place them in a bowl filled with water.
  4. After that, combine all spices, onion, garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Remove the potato slices from the water and season them with spices.
  6. Drizzle olive oil on them and place them in the air fryer basket/rack. Make sure they’re spread out in one layer.
  7. Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway. To get crisper fries, fry for a further 2 – 4 minutes. When they turn golden, stop the cooking process.
  8. Plate and enjoy.

Cooking chart

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Instant Pot13 minutes
frozen
press air fryer
360ºF (182ºC)
Nuwave Brio13 minutesPreheat
360ºF (182ºC)
Bagotte XL 5.8 Qt8 minutes
frozen
350ºF (177ºC)
Cosori 5.8 quart10 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Emeril Lagasse Power 360 XL15 minutes
frozen
375ºF (190ºC)
Models, times and temps for frozen waffle cut fries in air fryer.

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Cut Fries [Alexia, Ore-Ida]

Prepare air fryer frozen waffle fries in just few minutes!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, frozen food, potatoes, waffle fries
Servings: 2
Calories: 160kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen waffle cut fries (Ore-Ida and Alexia)
  • cooking spray

Extra

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Put the frozen waffle fries directly into the air fryer basket/rack without defrosting. Spread out in one layer.
  • Spritz non-stick cooking spray.
  • Fry at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. For extra crispy fries, check when they turn golden. According to the air fryer you have, cooking times may vary.
  • Optional step: You can add parmesan and parsley with 1 minute left, then put them back into the air fryer (or do it after serving).
  • Plate your fries with ketchup or season as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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