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air fryer frozen waffle fries

Waffle Fries in Air Fryer Recipe with Time and Temp

Summer Yule
How long to cook frozen waffle fries in air fryer? Get air fryer directions for Ore-Ida waffle fries and Alexia sweet potato waffle fries!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 147 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces frozen waffle cut fries (227 grams)
  • dipping sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Spread the fries out on an air fryer tray. It’s ok if the fries overlap a bit; some are likely to be frozen together. Put the tray with the fries in the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven. 
  • Air fry for 6 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Flip the fries over. If the fries on the edges are browning more, move them to the middle of the tray. Air fry an additional 6 minutes. If the fries are not done to your liking, flip once more and air fry 2 more minutes. (12-14 minutes total air frying time)
  • Serve with dipping sauce, if desired.

Notes

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). I am keeping the serving size of this recipe relatively small, so there’s plenty of room for more nutritious options on the plate. That said, I know that realistically many are going to eat this whole batch of yummy fries by themselves. Needless to say, fries are not the best side dish option if you have a weight loss goal.
Homemade waffle fries do have some advantages over waffle fries from the store. For example, you can skip unwanted additives, added sugar, and you can use whatever oil you prefer. Store-bought fries typically contain vegetable or seed oils that are not Paleo and Whole30-diet compatible.
DIY waffle fries may be healthier in some sense, but they are not necessarily any lower in calories than fries from the store. You could make the argument that since homemade fries aren’t ultra-processed foods, you might be less likely to overeat them. IDK about you, but I think I could overeat delicious homemade waffle fries about as easily as bagged waffle fries.
So, what is a low calorie substitute for french fries? There are actually several low carb and keto vegetables that can work for low calorie fries. For example, try cutting jicama into waffle fry shapes and making air fryer jicama fries.
If you want low cal fries, be sure to air fry or bake them, don’t deep fry. You’ll also want to skip breading them in pork panko (or regular bread crumbs), or loading them with bacon, cheese, and sour cream. Stick with lighter dipping sauces, such as salsa.
 
Nutrition information is for Ore-Ida waffle fries without dipping sauce, and will vary depending on the brand you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 213mgFiber: 3gVitamin C: 13% DVIron: 3% DV
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