Reheat Fries In Air Fryer. Let me show you how to reheat your leftover fries in the air fryer. Whether this is traditional French fries or sweet potato fries, I will show you the best way to reheat fries without them being soggy or boring.
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Best Way To Reheat Fries
I always remember having the same takeout with my parents when I was in my teens. It was not that frequent as we would normally go out for a meal rather than order in.
But when we did order takeout it would be doner kebab and fries for me and my mum and southern fried chicken for my dad.
My mum always pointed out that by the time the takeaway arrived at our door it was cold and needed warming up in the microwave.
Before the delivery guy arrived, she would have warmed up dinner plates in the microwave.
Then when the food got here into the microwave went the French fries. They were always so soggy, even if they were piping hot. It put me right off reheating French fries.
But fast forward a couple of decades and here I am today showing you the best way to reheat French fries and best of all, it doesn’t involve microwave style soggy French fries.
Instead, we are talking the amazing magical powers of the air fryer.
Can You Reheat French Fries?
I often get asked can you reheat French fries, or more specifically can you reheat French fries in the air fryer.
Well, it’s a big fat YES. The air fryer is fantastic for reheating fries and out of the different ways you could reheat fries it is the best.
You can do this with any fries, regardless of how they were first cooked.
How To Bring French Fries Back To Life?
Shall I let you in on a culinary French fries secret? French fries taste best when they have been cooked twice.
At one temperature first and then at another. The reason why our air fryer cajun fries are so good and how places like Five Guys make their amazing fries.
That is why reheating French fries in the air fryer is such a genius move.
You see they are already cooked and have gone cold, but you are using the air fryer to give them their second cook and make them crispy again.
How To Make Fries Crispy Again?
You know it is all about the extra virgin olive oil. The olive oil helps add moisture back to the fries and also give your fries that amazing crisp.
But the good news is that you do not need a lot.
Simply spray the top of your fries with extra virgin olive oil and then air fry.
How To Reheat Fries In Air Fryer?
If you want to reheat fries in the air fryer then this is how it’s done:
- Load leftover fries into the air fryer basket.
- Spray with extra virgin olive oil.
- Cook on a medium heat in the air fryer.
You can also make our air fryer frozen French fries and then reheat the leftovers using this guide.
However if you have McDonalds fries then check out our guide for reheating McDonalds French Fries.
How Long To Reheat Fries In Air Fryer?
The air fryer cook time to reheat French fries is much faster than you would think. In fact, our French fries took JUST 10 minutes. You could do it in less if you just want to reheat fries and don’t want them crispy.
But I am all about crispy French fries in the air fryer.
What To Do With Leftover French Fries?
I watched this leftovers cookery show on Netflix. It was a bit boring, so I only made it to the second episode. But it was amusing watching them do lots of gourmet things with leftover French fries.
But what I love to do with leftover French fries is to turn them into cheesy fries. After adding the extra virgin olive oil add a layer of grated cheese and air fry for the last couple of minutes with the cheese on top.
Reheated cheesy fries are amazing.
You can also add a few other ingredients and turn them into loaded fries.
Reheat Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer
Do you have sweet potato fries that you want to reheat in the air fryer instead? Well, we have done those too and have found they require a little more olive oil but come out just as crispy as when you first started eating them.
So, if you are reheating sweet potato fries, then I recommend you add a little more extra virgin olive oil and then check to see if they are crispy enough when the air fryer beeps. If not, add a couple more minutes cook time to get the crisp spot on.
Reheat In Air Fryer
As well as our reheat fries in the air fryer we have a full series of recipes showing you how to reheat in the air fryer. You can follow the rest of the series below:
- How To Reheat A Burger In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Onion Rings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Fish In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Rice In Air Fryer
- Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Chicken In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Chicken Nuggets In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Fries In Air Fryer
Reheat Fries In Air Fryer
- Leftover French Fries
- Sea Salt
- Place your leftover French fries into the air fryer basket. Season well with sea salt.
- Spray with extra virgin olive oil. Air fry for 6 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Shake the air fryer fries, add a little extra oil, and cook for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f. When it beeps check to make sure the fries are piping hot and crispy before serving.