This is a guide on how to reheat fries in air fryer so you can enjoy your leftover French fries from McDonald’s or other fast food restaurants like it was fresh out of the oil. The air fryer does a good job at reheating leftovers. Have you tried reheating pizza in the air fryer? It’s epic!
Reheating leftovers in an air fryer
If you haven’t tried reheating leftovers in an air fryer then you are missing out on the potentials of your gadget. McDonald’s or Burger Kings fries and others reheat well in it
Are you making that mistake? Your air fryer can do much more than you know.
Why reheat fries in the Air fryer?
The air fryer is the best place to reheat foods that you want to stay crispy and taste like the fresh. That’s why it comes to mind when I think of reheating fries, tater tots and pizza.
It doesn’t take time and the fries won’t get soggy like it does when reheated in the microwave.
Related: Air fryer Frozen Fries
How to reheat Fries in the air fryer. (McDonalds and other leftover fries)
Put your left over French fries or sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket. No need to preheat the air fryer and no need to spritz with oil.
Air fryer at 400°F / 204°C for 3 - 4 mins that’s it! Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce
- Do not overcrowd the basket if reheating a large batch in order for the fries to warm up evenly.
- Shake the basket half way through cooking time.
- Remember the fries are already cooked. Keep an eye on it while reheating so you don’t get too crispy or burnt.
How long to reheat French fries in an air fryer?
My average timing is usually 3 - 4 mins and this also depends on the quantity of the fries. If the fries are not a lot, like half a cup to one cup, I start checking at 2 minutes.
Can you reheat McDonald’s fries in an air fryer.
Yes you can. You can also reheat McDonald’s chicken nuggets as well.
More foods to reheat in an air fryer
Pizza: Say good bye to soggy pizza in the microwave. The air fryer reheats pizza so nicely it tastes just like the first time you ate it.
Tortilla Chips: Want warm yet crispy tortillas chips? The air fryer is your friend. It reheats restaurant tortilla chips and makes it taste like new. 350°F / 176°C for a minute.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: There is no better place to reheat your grilled cheese to get it gooey again than in the air fryer. It melts the cheese and keeps the bread toasty and nice. 350°F / 176°C for a minute should work.
Steak: Leftover steak reheats perfectly in the air fryer.
Chicken nuggets or tenders: These get crispy on the outside and nice on the inside after reheating. 400°F / 204°C for 3 - 5 minutes depending on the quantity. However It takes up to 12 mins to reheat from frozen
Now go ahead and enjoy your cheeseburger now that your french fries are nice and warm!
My average timing is usually 3 - 4 mins and this also depends on the quantity of the fries.
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How to reheat Fries in Air fryer
- 2 cups leftover fries
- ¼ Cup Dipping sauce
- Put Leftover French fries in the basket of the air fryer.
- Set temperature to 400°F / 204°C and time to 3 mins and air fry.
- Shake at 2 mins to ensure even heating. When cooking time is up check if it’s warmed through. Air fryer for one more minute if needed.
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