Extra crispy fries cooked to perfection with hot sauce, melted cheese, and then blue cheese chunks, scallions, and fresh chives sprinkled over the top. You are going to love our super easy air fryer buffalo fries, the perfect comfort food.
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Why you’ll love this easy recipe
Whenever we make buffalo fries in the air fryer, we have to batch cook them, they go REALLY quickly, and everyone loves them!
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
What do I serve buffalo fries with?
Our air fried buffalo fries are a good standalone comfort meal.
But they’re even better when served with a veggie burger or a vegan chicken burger, both are delicious recipes.
They are great alongside air fryer frozen onion rings or air fryer Mexican street corn.
What are buffalo fries?
Buffalo fries are French fries covered with buffalo sauce, melted cheese, ranch dressing, scallions, and chives.
There are different variations, some are made with chicken breasts or bacon, but naturally, as this is a vegetarian website, we don’t use these ingredients!
Buffalo potatoes are also delicious, you just need to remember to cut them into bite sized pieces.
Which is the best air fryer to use?
This is a difficult question to answer.
Obviously, there is no way that we can test every model of air fryer, that’d be impossible.
What we can do though, is tell you the air fryer we’re loving at the moment.
This is the model below, we like it because it’s quiet, you can see the progress of the cooking, and it cooks well.
Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer 5.7L
Our favorite air fryer is the Instant pot Vortex and we like this for its intuitive display, the filter stops lasting food smells, and you can see your food cooking through the glass panel and light function.
Can I use frozen fries?
Of course you can!
Sometimes you just want an easy recipe.
There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a bag of frozen fries from the freezer and using them instead of making homemade fries.
How do I store air fryer buffalo fries?
You can store your buffalo fries covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make air fryer buffalo fries with step by step instructions
Making our air fried buffalo fries is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
For air frying frozen French fries
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/205°C.
Place your frozen fries in your air fryer basket and lightly spray with olive oil, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat evenly.
Cook for approximately 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
Check the fries and continue cooking if needed.
For air frying homemade French fries
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/205°C.
Place your fries in your air fryer basket, and lightly spray with olive oil, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat evenly.
Air fry for approximately 25 minutes, flipping halfway.
Keep an eye on the fries as they may need either a shorter or longer cook time.
Building the buffalo fries
While your fries are cooking, add the buffalo wing hot sauce to a small pan over medium heat and heat until the sauce bubbles, then remove from the heat.
When your fries are cooked, remove them from the air fryer basket and transfer them to an ovenproof dish.
Pour the buffalo sauce over the fries, scatter blue cheese, cheddar cheese, kosher salt, and pepper.
Place the ovenproof dish in your air fryer basket and cook until the cheese has melted.
Remove them from the air fryer and drizzle ranch dressing over the top, scatter green onions and fresh chives.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer buffalo fries and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Air fryer buffalo fries
- 3 lbs Frozen fries
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- 4 oz Cheddar cheese grated
- 4 oz Blue cheese crumbled
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp Ranch dressing
- 2 Green onions finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Chives chopped
- Preheat your air fryer according to the packet instructions
- Place your frozen fries in your air fryer basket drizzle olive oil, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat evenly. Cook according to the packet instructions3 lbs Frozen fries, 3 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- While the fries are cooking add the buffalo wing sauce to a small pan over medium low heat, reducing the heat when you see the sauce bubbling1 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- When the fries have cooked remove them from the air fryer and add them to an ovenproof dish, pour the sauce evenly over the fries, scatter cheddar and blue cheese, kosher salt, and black pepper, and broil until the cheese has melted4 oz Cheddar cheese, 4 oz Blue cheese, Kosher salt and black pepper
- Drizzle with ranch dressing, add green onions and chives, serve immediately and enjoy!3 tbsp Ranch dressing, 2 Green onions, 1 tbsp Chives
Choose the level of hot sauce that you are comfortable eating
Sprinkle a little garlic powder onto the fries along with the cayenne pepper
Make your own ranch dressing, it’s so easy!
Keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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