Golden crispy french fries with a perfect crust belong in your home too!  We don’t have to depend on the restaurant any more! I’ll show you how to cook frozen fries (so that they taste good!).  

Crunchy, crispy and with a golden tasty edge and soft pillowy center.  Isn’t that how you LOVE your fries? Me too! Today we will cover all the ways to get that perfect fry and I’ll show you in the video my own favorite way to prepare fries!

How to Cook Frozen Fries

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

MANY WAYS TO COOK A FRENCH FRY

I fully recommend cooking french fries…

But I do not recommend trying to cook frozen fries in the microwave.  They turn out mushy every single time (unless you have the ones that come in a special package and are specifically formulated for cooking in the microwave.

TO COOK FROZEN FRIES IN A SKILLET

First heat oil at a depth of ¼ inch in the bottom of your skillet over medium high heat.  

When the oil is glistening hot and when a drop of water spatters loudly

Add a large handful of frozen fries to the oil

Dip from the oil with a slotted spoon or spatula and drain on a paper towel

Apply salt and pepper while draining.

If you prefer less oil, you may wish to follow the instructions in the recipe card below.

TO COOK FROZEN FRIES IN AN AIR FRYER

Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray

CAN I COOK MY FRENCH FRIES ON ALUMINUM FOIL

Yes, I recommend lining your baking sheet with aluminum foil (shiny side up) to help with browning and for easy clean up!

CAN I COOK MY FRENCH FRIES WITHOUT ANY OIL AT ALL?

Yes, actually you CAN cook your french fries without any oil at all, however, the crunchy exterior will not be as pleasing to your taste buds.

You can give your fries a burst of flavor by spraying them with cooking spray.

If oil is not your thing, you might try an airfryer!  

DO FROZEN FRENCH FRIES EXPIRE?

Yes, they do.  Check the label on your package to find the expiration date for your french fries.

HOW LONG ARE MY FRIES GOOD FOR?

Once you cook a frozen fry, it will be good for about 5 days if you cover and put in the fridge.  That said, it will only taste good for a few hours. Follow the steps for reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT FRIES

To reheat your fries, use 2 Tbs vegetable oil.  Toss the fries to coat in oil. Bake in the oven at 400 for about 5-8 minutes till heated through.

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH MY FRIES?

LETS SEE HOW THIS IS DONE…

Place frozen fries on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, pour on oil and seasoning salt, arrange so that the fries have plenty of space on the pan.

how to cook frozen fries

Bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees (refer to your package of fries for proper cooking time and temp). 

how to cook frozen fries

Serve hot!  

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THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK FROZEN FRIES

Golden crunchy perfect restaurant quality fries made right at home in the oven using less oil and more flavor!  You can’t go wrong!

Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil (Optional step but it does make clean up easier)

Spread the fries out across the baking sheet

pour oil and season all salt onto the baking sheet with the fries

Using your hands, mix the oil, seasoning and salt well.  Spread the french fries out so that they are not touching as much as possible. 

Sprinkle with a small bit of additional salt and pepper according to taste.

Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes (refer to the package instructions for time and temp for your particular french fries)

Remove from the oven and serve hot

Recipe Notes

Make sure to refer to your own package of french fries for time and temp baking settings, as this will differ with different brands.

If you like your fries more crispy, allow to bake longer.

It’s important to mix by hand so that the oil is evenly distributed.  Keep a towel close by to wipe your hands on afterward! 

Change up the season all salt with garlic or onion powder and cayenne pepper for a slight change. 

Nutrition Facts
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Source

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