Golden crispy french fries with a perfect crust belong in your home too! We don’t have to depend on the restaurant any more! I’ll show you how to cook frozen fries (so that they taste good!).
Crunchy, crispy and with a golden tasty edge and soft pillowy center. Isn’t that how you LOVE your fries? Me too! Today we will cover all the ways to get that perfect fry and I’ll show you in the video my own favorite way to prepare fries!
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- It uses only a little oil
- Adds the perfect seasoning to the fries
- Puts a prefect crunch on the edge of the fries!
Air Fryer to Oven: The Best Ways to Cook Frozen Fries
The Many Ways To Cook a French Fry…
I fully recommend cooking french fries…
- In the oven
- Using a frying pan on the stove top
- In an air fryer
But I do not recommend trying to cook frozen fries in the microwave. They turn out mushy every single time (unless you have the ones that come in a special package and are specifically formulated for cooking in the microwave.
TO COOK FROZEN FRIES IN A SKILLET
- First heat oil at a depth of ¼ inch in the bottom of your skillet over medium high heat.
- When the oil is glistening hot and when a drop of water spatters loudly
- Add a large handful of frozen fries to the oil
- Cook until the amount of crispiness that you prefer
- Dip from the oil with a slotted spoon or spatula and drain on a paper towel
- Apply salt and pepper while draining.
- If you prefer less oil, you may wish to follow the instructions in the recipe card below.
TO COOK FROZEN FRIES IN AN AIR FRYER
Air Fryer recipes:
- Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray
- Put in the fryer frozen french fries in the amount that your fryer basket will allow (handful) in a single layer
- Cook the Fries at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. 15 minutes should be about perfect!
- Shake the basket well during cooking at least once.
- Cooked Fries turn out golden and delicious!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I COOK MY FRENCH FRIES ON ALUMINUM FOIL
Yes, I recommend lining your baking sheet with aluminum foil (shiny side up) to help with browning and for easy clean up!
CAN I COOK MY FRENCH FRIES WITHOUT ANY OIL AT ALL?
- Yes, actually you CAN cook your french fries without any oil at all, however, the crunchy exterior will not be as pleasing to your taste buds.
- You can give your fries a burst of flavor by spraying them with cooking spray.
- If oil is not your thing, you might try an airfryer!
DO FROZEN FRENCH FRIES EXPIRE?
Yes, they do. Check the label on your package to find the expiration date for your french fries.
HOW LONG ARE MY FRIES GOOD FOR?
Once you cook a frozen fry, it will be good for about 5 days if you cover and put in the fridge. That said, it will only taste good for a few hours. Follow the steps for reheating.
HOW TO REHEAT FRIES
To reheat the fries, use 2 Tbs vegetable oil. Toss the fries to coat in oil. Bake in the oven at 400 for about 5-8 minutes till heated through.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH MY FRIES?
LETS SEE HOW THIS IS DONE…
Place frozen fries on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, pour on oil and seasoning salt, toss with your hands so that all of the fries are covered with oil and seasonings and then arrange so that the fries have plenty of space on the pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees (refer to your package of fries for proper cooking time and temp).
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HOW TO COOK FROZEN FRIES
- 1 lb frozen french fries
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 Tbs Season All salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil (Optional step but it does make clean up easier)
- Spread the fries out across the baking sheet
- pour oil and season all salt onto the baking sheet with the fries
- Using your hands, mix the oil, seasoning and salt well. Spread the french fries out so that they are not touching as much as possible.
- Sprinkle with a small bit of additional salt and pepper according to taste.
- Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes (refer to the package instructions for time and temp for your particular french fries)
- Remove from the oven and serve hot
- Make sure to refer to your own package of french fries for time and temp baking settings, as this will differ with different brands.
- If you like your fries more crispy, allow to bake longer.
- It's important to mix by hand so that the oil is evenly distributed. Keep a towel close by to wipe your hands on afterward!
- Change up the season all salt with garlic or onion powder and cayenne pepper for a slight change.
***This post first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes in January 2019 and has been updated with new information, equipment, protips, updated recipe instructions and alt tags for images***
A VERSE TO SHARE
Have you ever gotten lost while driving to a new place and felt absolutely panicked? Boy, I have! It happens less and less now because of my trusty GPS, but I can recall that panicked feeling easily if I just think about it for a second.
Did you ever consider how many stories in the Bible there are about people who are “lost”? Think about that for a second.
Paul, Moses and Noah certainly felt lost.
Seriously, it is a major theme.
When I put the two together, my feeling of panic when I’m lost with all the stories of those who are lost in the Bible I think God is trying to me something.
God is the answer for LOST PEOPLE!
Thank goodness, He is after all, the Good Shepherd!
Luke 15: 3-7
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent