Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes

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Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes. A delicious quick air fryer frozen foods recipe, potato croquettes are truly crispy when cooked from frozen in the air fryer.

Among our favourite frozen foods, you can cook in the air fryer, air fryer croquettes are fantastic for a quick midweek dinner side dish.

These air fryer croquettes are an updated post and was the original croquettes air fryer recipe back in 2019.

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Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes Recipe

Air Fryer Croquettes

I always remember potato croquettes from childhood. That favourite food that was served at school in your school dinners, or back at home in the oven to be served with some baked beans.

Clearly, I was a 90’s kid!

But what I love about croquettes in the air fryer is that it feels like magic compared to other alternatives.

When you cook them in the oven, they can end up soggy and not have a truly crispy texture. Or in the deep fat fryer they can be very high in calories. However, cook frozen potato croquettes in the air fryer and they are perfect.

All you need to worry about is what dipping sauce you’re going to serve with your frozen potato croquettes!

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Can You Cook Potato Croquettes From Frozen?

Yes, you can. You can cook any type of frozen croquettes without the need to defrost them first.

Though McCain croquettes are our personal favourite.

Can You Put Croquettes In The Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. Though the secret to air fried croquettes is to make sure you don’t overcrowd the air fryer and that you spray with extra virgin olive oil to make them crispy.

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes True Story!

Earlier this year we went travelling to Spain and back and it was the first time Kyle was solo at home alone. He has just turned 18 and I did him a meal plan and sorted him out with lots of food and drink.

We have 2 freezers. One big one that I use for recipe ingredients and another small one for day to day use. I gave him strict instructions not to touch recipe ingredients and I come home, and he had enjoyed air fryer frozen potato croquettes without me.

But Kyle did say how nice they were!

So, Kyle bought us some more frozen potato croquettes and they are now on the blog ready for you to try too.

Healthy Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes?

The bargain hunter in me will buy the fresh potato croquettes when they are on clearance, freeze them and then cook potato croquettes from frozen later.

You could make your own potato croquettes and then freeze them for another time.

My favourite shopping day of the year is 26th December. While everyone else is enjoying the Christmas sales and spending it on electric devices or clothes, I am there grabbing the clearance groceries.

Last year there was a lot of hype in England because supermarkets had so many potatoes that they were selling huge bags if them for 5p a bag.

If I had lived in England, I would have bulk bought and made my own homemade potato croquettes and then frozen them for later.

You could then make them as healthy or unhealthy as you wanted.

Frozen Croquettes Air Fryer Alternatives

An important thing to consider with our air fryer frozen potato croquettes recipe is that you can use our potato croquettes recipe as a simple guide for our options.

You could apply the same temperature and timing in the air fryer for similar frozen foods.

For example, I LOVE cod croquettes that are sold in Portugal. They are just like potato croquettes, but they also have shredded salt cod in them too. Think of them a bit like a fishcake.

The same could apply for salmon ones or even frozen broccoli tots.

Though, if you live in the US I recommend you check out our frozen tater tots in the air fryer instead.

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Potato Croquette Air Fryer Ingredients

Potato Croquette Air Fryer

Croquettes – Croquettes in the air fryer, will start with a bag of frozen potato croquettes. Note, you don’t need a lot as you don’t want to overfill the air fryer basket.

Spray – I recommend using up an old bottle and refilling it with extra virgin olive oil and then you can use it as your air fryer spray bottle. Then spraying some over your croquettes to crisp them up.

Sauce – Then croquettes in the air fryer would not be the same without some sauce to dip in. My favourite that is always in my fridge is burger sauce. Or you can go back to the 90’s and serve them with some baked beans.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this air fryer croquettes recipe, it has just been our Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes and perfect for quickly cooking frozen food.

How To Cook Frozen Croquettes In Air Fryer?

air fryer frozen potato croquettes step by step
  • Load. Start by adding your potato croquettes to the air fryer and spreading them out. Don’t overfill the air fryer, otherwise your croquettes will not be crispy.
  • Cook. Air fry for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Spray. Next you need to shake the air fryer basket to prevent any sticking together and to the basket and then spray with your olive oil spray.
  • Cook. Air fry for a final 4 minutes at 200c/400f before serving.

How Long To Air Fry Potato Croquettes?

The total cook time for croquettes in the air fryer is 16 minutes. This includes 12 minutes to cook them through and 4 minutes to make them nice and crispy.

If you don’t want crispy ones, then simply serve after 12 minutes.

How To Reheat Croquettes?

Its even easier and quicker to reheat your croquettes. Simply load into the air fryer, spray with extra virgin olive oil and cook for 4 minutes at 160c/320f.

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Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes. A delicious quick air fryer frozen foods recipe, potato croquettes are truly crispy when cooked from frozen in the air fryer.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 183kcal


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Recipe Ingredients:


  • Place your frozen potato croquettes in your air fryer basket.
    Can You Put Croquettes In The Air Fryer?
  • Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Can You Put Croquettes In The Air Fryer?
  • Spray with extra virgin olive oil and then cook for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f to crisp them up.
    Can You Put Croquettes In The Air Fryer?
  • Then they are ready to serve
    Can You Put Croquettes In The Air Fryer?


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Overcrowding. We cooked a quarter of a bag of frozen potato croquettes in the air fryer. There were no overcrowding issues, and they did not stick together.
Baked. If you would like your croquettes like oven baked, then skip the extra 4 minutes and spray.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen potato croquettes recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more frozen ideas, I recommend you check out our air fryer frozen chicken breast recipe next.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 2.7g
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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes”

  1. 4 stars
    Frozen croquettes are so under appreciated. These were a fave as a child and my children love them now even when they are now grown up. The timings were perfect in my Tower air fryer.

  2. 5 stars
    Just got my air fryer and starting off easy, these were fantastic, i cannot believe how good they come out, no fat not greasy at all , will be going through your whole frozen recipes and then maybe have enough confidence to tackle some baking!


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