Fries come in different cuts for a reason. They are good with different things. There is a reason we call them steak fries. I don’t want to push the analogy too far. Obviously, waffle fries aren’t meant to go with waffles (but they could!). We won’t talk about shoestring fries… The point is that there is more than one way to slice a potato and I enjoy nearly every kind of fry. It’s hard to choose an ultimate fry. Most people have their preferences, but I would point to the unsung hero of the fry community, one that gets relatively little attention for bringing so much joy. This Arby’s frozen seasoned curly fries in air fryer recipe makes a wonderful side dish for virtually any protein, especially burgers, hot dogs, and chicken.
Curly Fries in Air Fryer
Seasoned curly fries taste great and they have a uniquely satisfying mouthfeel. They even make it hard for grown-ups not to play with their food. As a grown-up myself, I love seasoned curly fries, but I love them even more from an air fryer because it is a healthier and less greasy alternative.
Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries
Frozen fries are easy to make in an air fryer and they are convenient because they’ll wait for you. When it’s time to cook them up, you just put them in frozen. No thawing is necessary. It’s also easy to portion out just the right amount of seasoned curly fries in air fryer baskets. I always prefer to have one or two frozen things ready to go just in case, and frozen seasoned curly fries are great to have because they go with just about anything.
Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Curly Fries Recipe
- Air fryer recipes are typically pretty simple, but this one is really simple. You virtually don’t have to do anything except pour what you want out of the bag. They are already cut and pre seasoned to perfection!
- Have you ever had curly fries in air fryer products? Air fryers of all kinds are specially designed to get that crispy crunchy quality we adore in our fried foods. These curly fries have it all and they are so much better for you than the version bathed in hot cooking oil!
- Let’s be honest, I know you’ll love this curly fries in air fryer recipe because everybody loves curly fries.
Favorite Dipping Sauce for French Fries
The thing I like most about seasoned curly fries is that I can enjoy them with or without sauce. I find more than with other fries that I just eat these straight. However, I agree that the right dipping sauce makes seasoned curly fries taste even better. It also makes them go a lot faster. There is no right or wrong answer for the best sauce but ordinary ketchup is high in the running. Especially if it’s made fresh. Ranch and bleu cheese dressings also make very good dipping sauces for the fries.
Tips and Suggestions for Making Perfect Frozen Curly Fries
This curly fries in air fryer recipe is so easy and quick to make. However, I do have a few tips to help you make the absolute best seasoned curly fries there are.
Make sure to cook from frozen so they don’t get soggy
You may think you need to leave them out of the freezer for a while in order for seasoned curly fries to cook properly. Don’t do that! Plop ’em straight in for the crispiest results. otherwise they will turn out soggy.
Add seasoning right after they have finished cooking
They are already seasoned, but you may want to add your desired amount of salt and pepper to the fires. If you do this, make sure you do it right away while the fries are still at their peak temperature. This allows better permeation of the flavors.
Cook in batches if needed. Don’t overcrowd the basket
The best way to cook these if you want to use the whole bag is to break it down into batches and cook in a single layer. If you overcrowd the air fryer basket the fries will not come out crispy or cooked enough.
Frequently Asked Questions
A get a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common ones I’ve seen.
What Are Curly Fries?
Curly fries are fries that curl up into the shape of a coil or spring. They are a popular side dish at Arby’s.
How long do I air Fry Arby’s curly fries?
It only takes 12 minutes to cook seasoned curly fries in air fryer products that I’m familiar with. The temperature determines the time though.
What temperature do you cook fries in an air fryer?
These curly fries in particular should be air-fried at a temperature of 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do I need to defrost frozen Arby’s curly fries before frying?
No, you sure don’t. Put them in frozen or they will lose their springiness and crispness!
Are Arby’s frozen curly fries vegan?
Basically, yes! There are no animal products in the ingredients. However, Arby’s is careful to say that there is the possibility of cross-contamination with animal products.
What to serve with fries?
Fries are a versatile side that go with almost anything. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken tenders go especially well with fries, but you can serve these up with any main dish at all.
How to Store Air Fried Curly Fries
Really I recommend only frying up what you plan to eat. They aren’t as good when you store them and reheat them after having made them once. However, you still can store leftovers just about the same way as anything. If you freeze them again, you might be able to get them to bounce back in the air fryer a second time.
Ingredients to Make Air Fryer Curly Fries
22 ounce bag Arby’s® seasoned curly fries
How to Make Curly Fries in the Air Fryer
Lightly spray the air fryer basket with a cooking oil spray like olive oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable oil or avocado oil.
Place ½ the bag of curly fries into the basket and shake basket to spread out evenly.
Cook at 390° for 12 minutes, turning halfway through. Repeat with the remaining fries.
Remove with tongs, season with salt and pepper if desired, and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
Try These Delicious Air Fryer Curly Fries Today
This is so easy to do and tasty and useful. Make sure you have some of these seasoned curly fries in your freezer and make sure you get an extra bag so you can make a batch today with whatever you planned to make for dinner. Don’t forget your favorite dipping sauce!
Here are More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries in Air Fryer – Super crispy, delicious, and quick waffle fries that are made right in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket – Hot, crispy, cheesy, and delicious pigs in a blanket that are easily made right in the air fryer.
Steak Fingers – These frozen steak fingers are made quickly and easily in the air fryer, giving these steak fingers the perfect crunchy outside.
Also, try this super easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. It’s a simple recipe that only takes a few minutes to make. It’s the perfect side dish recipe to whip up for barbecue season.
Curly Fries in Air Fryer
- 22 ounce bag Arby’s® seasoned curly fries
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with a cooking spray like grapeseed oil, vegetable oil or avocado oil.
- Place ½ the bag of curly fries into the basket and spread out evenly.
- Cook at 390° for 12 minutes, turning halfway through. Repeat with the remaining fries.
- Season with salt and pepper if desired, and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
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