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Steak Fries in the Air Fryer

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Need a quick and easy side everyone will love? Just throw some frozen steak fries in the air fryer and have crispy, golden, delicious fries ready in 15 minutes or less!

Golden and crispy air fryer steak fries on plate with dipping sauce

Not sure if you’re craving fries or simply want a delicious way to deliver sauce to your mouth? Just throw some steak fries in the air fryer and get the best of both worlds!

I personally love these wider and flatter versions of traditional french fries. Their shape makes them great for scooping up ketchup, barbeque sauce, honey mustard, or whatever sauce you like! Oh, and did I mention how easy air fryer frozen steak fries are to make?

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make crispy and delicious air fryer steak fries
  • How long to cook your frozen steak fries
  • The best brand of frozen steak fries to air fry
  • What to serve with this tasty side dish

Fries are always a guaranteed hit in my household. And when they can go from freezer to table in about 15 minutes, that’s a win-win in my book. When you need a quick, crowd-pleasing side dish, you can’t go wrong with good ole fried potatoes!

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

prepared ingredients for steak fries in air fryer

How to Make Steak Fries in the Air Fryer

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Place a single layer of fries in the basket with as little overlap as possible.

place frozen steak fries in single layer in air fryer

STEP THREE: Cook for 7 minutes. Shake the basket, then cook for an additional 3 to 8 minutes, checking periodically. 

shake basket and check periodically to cook fries evenly

How Long to Cook Steak Fries in the Air Fryer

Every air fryer is different, so you always want to do a little experimenting to find the perfect time. Plus, the number of fries in your basket will determine how long it takes to cook the fries to your desired crispiness. 

Once you shake the basket, keep checking on the fries every few minutes. They might be done quickly, or they could take a little longer. Just keep an eye on them!

Can You Make Homemade Steak Fries in the Air Fryer?

Absolutely! Just keep in mind that when you make fries from scratch, the cooking time is going to be a little different than pre-cooked and frozen fries. I recommend checking out my air fryer french fries recipe to see how to make homemade fries.

plateful of steak fries cooked in air fryer with dipping sauce

What are the Best Frozen Steak Fries to Air Fry?

  • Ore-Ida Golden Steak Fries
  • Red Robin Steak Fries
  • Great Value Steak Fries
  • Kroger Steak Fries
  • Lamb Weston Super Crispy Steak Cut Fries

How Do You Reheat Steak Fries in the Air Fryer?

Have some leftover fries? Lucky you! Whether you made extra of your frozen steak fries or you brought some home from a restaurant, just follow these easy steps to reheat them to perfection. I love using this method for leftover Red Robin fries!

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  2. Add the leftover steak fries to the basket.
  3. Cook for about 3 minutes or until heated through and crispy.
air fryer steak fries with dipping sauce on the side

What Can You Serve with Air Fryer Steak Fries?

You can also check out my air fryer dinner recipes for more ideas!

Why Didn’t the Fries Get Crispy in the Air Fryer?

The most important part of making frozen steak fries in the air fryer is making sure they’re in a single layer and, ideally, not touching. If there’s too much overlap, the hot air won’t be able to circulate around each fry.

Next, always let the air fryer preheat before adding the fries. We want the hot air to cook them as fast as possible and evaporate any moisture. If the temperature isn’t high enough, the moisture from the frozen fries could make them soggy as they cook.

Finally, be sure to shake the basket after 7 minutes. This will help the fries cook evenly and reach their maximum crispy potential!

white plate with air fryer steak fries and dipping sauce on side

Do You Need Oil When Cooking Frozen Steak Fries in the Air Fryer?

No, you do not need to add any extra oil. In fact, this could make the fries turn out soggy! 

Frozen foods already have oil on them. If you notice them getting dry, you could always give them a spritz, but I’ve never needed to do this.

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Yield: 7 to 9 servings

Steak Fries in the Air Fryer

Golden and crispy air fryer steak fries on plate with dipping sauce

It only takes 15 minutes to make crispy, delicious steak fries in the air fryer! Use your favorite frozen brand for a perfect side.

Preheat Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen steak fries
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place a single layer of fries in the basket with as little overlap as possible
  3. Cook for 7 minutes and then shake the basket. Cook for an additional 3 to 8 minutes (10 to 15 minutes total), checking periodically. Every air fryer is different and the number of fries in your basket will determine the time to your desired crispiness.

Notes

HOW TO REHEAT STEAK FRIES IN AIR FRYER

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  2. Add the leftover steak fries to the basket.
  3. Cook for about 3 minutes or until heated through and crispy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: .5gSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 14gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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