Cooking frozen steak fries in the air fryer gets them crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. And you can make them in less time than it takes to bake them in the oven or deep-fry them. You can use a traditional air fryer or an Instant Pot air fryer.
One of the best things an air fryer does is heat frozen foods. I’ve already shown you how to cook frozen french fries, popcorn chicken, fun nuggets, tater tots, potato skins, and tater tots.
I like to heat frozen steak fries in the air fryer rather than the oven because they turn out better. If I’m making more than three batches, then I use the oven.
Here are some more Air Fryer Recipes you might enjoy:
– Air Fryer Pork Chops
– Air Fryer Chicken Wings
– Air Fryer Almond Cake
Tips for Success
Preheat the air fryer if the air fryer doesn’t have a built-in preheat functionality. Some air fryers preheat before starting to count down. e.g. the Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Cosori.
Don’t thaw the frozen steak fries before air frying them.
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make this recipe, monitor the steak fries and check on them 2 minutes before the cooking time is up. Adjust the recipe as needed.
Shake the basket or turn the fries halfway through the cooking time.
You shouldn’t need to use oil in this recipe. I haven’t had any issues with sticking.
Cook them for about 13 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking the basket halfway through.
Yes, you can use the same timing and temperature to make these steak fries using the Instant Pot air fryer lid, Duo Crisp or Pro Crisp.
I used Red Robin brand steak fries. You don’t need to use Red Robin – you can use Ore Ida or any other brand. You might need to adjust the cooking time. Just keep an eye on them while they’re cooking.
This recipe was tested using Cosori and Duo Crisp brands of air fryer.
Air fry them for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Yes, the fries can be reheated by air frying them for 2 to 3 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
It depends on the capacity of your air fryer. You just need to make sure that they’re not packed too tight, which can prevent air circulation. If you need to air fry double the quantity, you can do it in two batches. The second batch may take less time to cook because the air fryer is hot.
How to make air fryer frozen steak fries
- Keep fries frozen until ready to use
- Preheat air fryer
- Place frozen steak fries in air fryer basket
- Air fry steak fries
- Transfer steak fries to serving platter
- Season (optional)
See recipe details below
Frozen Steak Fries in Air Fryer
- 1 bag frozen steak fries (22 oz.) *
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes.
- Add half a bag of frozen steak fries to the air fryer basket and make sure they're evenly spread out.
- Close the air fryer and air fry for 13 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- At the halfway mark, open the lid and use tongs or shake the basket so the fries are tossed well. Close the lid and continue cooking.
- When the cooking time is up, open the lid and check to make sure the fries are cooked to your liking. Toss the fries again and air fry for another 2 minutes, if desired.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread fries in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 to 34 minutes or until the steak fries are golden in color.
- * Red Robin brand of steak fries was used in this recipe.
- Every air fryer is different. Check on the fries 2 minutes before time is up.
- See the blog post for more detailed recipe tips.
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I have an air fryer in my oven . Do I air fry the same time as a pot air fry?
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Donna, I think you can use the same temperature but you might need to adjust the time (most likely, more time).
What size air fryer do you use? Mine is a really big one, Power XL 6-qt. Could I do a whole bag of those fries at a time?
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Gail, I think you could. I would shake them up a few times, though.