Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

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Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries. How to cook waffle fries in air fryer. Cook or reheat your favourite waffle fries in the air fryer, load them up with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries
Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Waffle Fries In Air Fryer

We love sharing with our readers different ways to enjoy air fryer frozen French fries, so when out on late night shopping recently, I was delighted to see some frozen waffle fries for sale.

I have never had frozen waffle fries before and on a cold Sunday lunch time the five of us shared a bag of frozen waffle fries in the air fryer to test them out for you.

It amazes me, even in a country like Portugal that is dedicated to healthy Mediterranean food, that there is such a big choice when it comes to frozen French fries.

Every time we have done air fryer frozen fries it has been from bags we have purchased locally and in case you are a first-time visitor here is a recap on some of our favourites:

Though like with all the other air fryer frozen fries we have already featured waffle fries in the air fryer can be loaded up with toppings, served as they are, or even reheated using the air fryer.

It is just up to you how you would like your air fryer waffle fries!

What Are Waffle Fries?

Firstly, you might not have heard of waffle fries yet, or like us you might also know them as criss cross French fries.

In a nutshell waffle fries are a cross between potato wedges and French fries.

They taste like potato wedges thanks to the seasoning added to them and use a potato cutter to make them look like waffles.

Why Are Waffle Fries So Good?

This is because they are much crispier than other types of frozen potato fries.

This is because of the holes in them and in my opinion have the best crunch on them compared to other frozen fries’ types.

No extra oil is required when you cook frozen waffle fries in the air fryer saving you a LOT of calories compared to deep fried waffle fries.

You can use any type of waffle fries in the air fryer including the following favourites:

  • Pizza Hut Waffle Fries
  • Walmart Waffle Fries
  • McDonalds Waffle Fries
  • McCain Waffle Fries
  • Trader Joe’s Waffle Fries
  • Costco Waffle Fries

You can also use any type of air fryer to cook them in too. Whether this is using the Ninja Foodi for your waffle fries or the Philips Air Fryer like we are using.

Are Waffle Fries French Fries?

Yes they are. Waffle fries are a type of French fries. Instead of making your sliced potato into French fries it is put into a waffle fries maker and made into waffle fries instead.

Waffle Fries Vs Curly Fries

I find that waffle fries taste very much like curly fries and also like potato wedges.

The only difference between waffle fries and curly fries is a different type of cutting machine.

Though the crispy crunch on waffle fries is slightly better than curly fries.

So, if you love curly fries then you would love waffle fries.

Loaded Waffle Fries

Want to create your own loaded waffle fries recipe? Then the air fryer makes this so easy. Follow our recipe below for regular air fryer waffle fries and for the last 5 minutes of cooking add in your favourite extras.

  • Waffle Fries With Cheese – Add a layer of grated cheese on top and let the air fryer melt it.
  • Waffle Fries With Cheese & Bacon – Add a layer of grated cheese and lots of bacon bits. The bacon will even come out crispy once cooked.

How To Reheat Waffle Fries?

If you would like to reheat your waffle fries in the air fryer then you can! Set the temperature to 160c/320f and the time to 4 minutes.

They will be piping hot again, but without you recooking them.

Waffle Fries In Air Fryer Time

Air fryer frozen waffle fries take JUST 10 minutes at 180c/360f from frozen. This is ideal because they are quick thick and chunky, so the usual 8 minutes for frozen food in the air fryer will not be long enough.

How To Cook Waffle Fries In Air Fryer?

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries step by step

Cooking frozen waffle fries in the air fryer is so simple:

  1. Remove the frozen waffle fries from the packaging and place in your air fryer basket.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes on a medium temperature of 180c/360f until they are thoroughly cooked and crispy.
  3. Serve!
Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

What To Eat With Waffle Fries?

Here at Recipe This we love to pair our favourite air fryer recipes together to make a delicious meal. Here are a few ideas of what to eat with your waffle fries.

We also have a lot more air fryer recipes for you to check out and find some new ideas for planning your meals.

As well as this we have our air fryer frozen food ecookbook, which is full to bursting with all our air fryer frozen recipes in one big PDF ebook. You can order it on this link or click on the banner below.

Air Fryer Frozen Food For Beginners Ebook Page
Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries
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Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries. How to cook waffle fries in air fryer. Cook or reheat your favourite waffle fries in the air fryer, load them up with your favourite toppings and enjoy!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 259kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Waffle Fries Ingredients:

  • 600 g Bag Frozen Waffle Fries


  • Remove your frozen waffle fries from the packaging and place in the air fryer. Make sure they are not overcrowded and there is room for them to cook.
  • Set the temperature to 180c/360f and the time for 10 minutes.
  • Serve while hot and crispy.


There is no need to add any oil as there is oil already on frozen waffle fries.
The brand of waffle fries I used had a lot of crumbs and broken waffle fries at the bottom. Therefore, be careful when loading your waffle fries into your air fryer basket as you don’t want mess in your air fryer.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.7g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 11.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 4.4g
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries”

  1. 5 stars
    I have got to comment and say your timings on your frozen food are spot on. I do not have a Philips air fryer but a generic one and everything i cooked, mostly frozen i have not got the confidence for much more yet but with your help and your fabulous course for beginners i am going to try something more difficult 🙂


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