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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.
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.
Potato Croquette Air Fryer Ingredients
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?
- 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.
More Air Fryer Frozen Potato Recipes
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Smiley Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Potato Wedges
Air Fryer Frozen Potato Croquettes
- 908 g Frozen Potato Croquettes
- Burger Sauce
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Place your frozen potato croquettes in your air fryer basket.
- Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Spray with extra virgin olive oil and then cook for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f to crisp them up.
- Then they are ready to serve