Waffle Fries Air Fryer Recipe

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The air fryer is one of those appliances you’re never sure if you need or not. It’s not that they’re massively expensive or anything, but you’ve done all right with your regular pots and pans so far, so do you need an air frier?

The answer is yes but bear with me in this one. Air fryers are convenient for many reasons. First, they’re fast. Second, they’re practically mess-free, so no more washing greasy skillets. Third, because you can cook your favorite fried food with very little oil, and that’s good for your health.

Once you get your air frier, the next step is using it! As frequently as you can, so don’t leave it in its box, and start frying with this magical appliance.

Today I’m showing you how you can cook even the most straightforward fried foods with the air fryer and that they end up tastier than regular ones. We’re frying some good old waffle fries because who doesn’t love these crispy treats?

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What You'll Need

You’ll need a one-pound bag of frozen waffle-cut potatoes. I guess you could cut yours if you have yet another fancy cutting appliance, but the safest bet is buying the fries ready to cook.

Then we have the seasonings, just salt and pepper. Here’s what’s so cool about the air fryer. You’ll only need to mist your air fryer basket and potatoes with spraying oil a few times, meaning you’ll use a tablespoon of cooking oil tops.

Here are some ideas to take your waffle fries to the next level. Once you’ve removed your fries from the air fryer, toss them with the salt and pepper, yes, but also add a pinch of paprika, garlic powder, lemon pepper seasoning or Italian herbs.

Make the waffle fries yours and be inventive! The simplest dishes are all about creativity. Here’s what I do, I drizzle them with a little fancy truffle oil, and they end up delicious — restaurant quality right here.

If I convinced you to start using that air frier more often, then my job here is done. Let’s make ourselves a batch of crispy and golden waffle fries!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy222 cal


  • 1 lb. Frozen waffle-cut fries



Cover the entire air fryer basket with avocado oil spray.


Spray a little avocado oil over the fries evenly.


Add the fries into the air fryer without overcrowding.


Set the air fryer to 360ºF and cook for 10-15 minutes.


Remove the fries and throw them in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Be careful; they’re hot!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories222
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat9.9 g78 g12.69%
  • Saturated Fat2.8 g20 g14%
  • Sodium1027 mg2300 mg44.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate30.2 g275 g10.98%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g28 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars1.4 g
  • Protein2.8 g50 g5.6%
  • Calcium3 mg1300 mg0.23%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium666 mg4700 mg14.17%

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