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A platter of crinkle cut french fries with a bowl of ketchup

Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen French Fries (with an Air Fryer Lid)

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen French Fries. Crispy, golden french fries with my Instant Pot and its Air Fryer Lid.


  • 13 to 16 ounces of frozen French fries (Half of a regular-sized bag)


  1. Preheat to 400°F: Preheat the Air Fryer Lid for an Instant pot to 400°F.
  2. Make a loose pile of fries: Sprinkle the frozen fries into the fryer basket in a loose pile. (This keeps the fries loose enough, so they all crisp up. Pack them in tight, and you'll get soggy fries.)
  3. Air fry for 20 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes: Air Fry, shaking the basket every 5 minutes until the fries are crispy and a light golden color, about 20 minutes. (Thin fries, like shoestring fries, take less, about 15 minutes. Thick fries, like steak fries, take about 25 minutes.) Serve and enjoy!


If you cook fewer fries and can lay them out in a single layer, they'll finish in 10 minutes.

If you cook more fries (like the whole bag), they'll take 25-30 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen French Fries