Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

A yummy crinkle cut fries recipe, it’s something I’ve wanted to make for a while now and I’m so glad I did! I got a crinkle knife for Christmas and since then (1 month) I’ve used it three times! It’s fun and makes the crinkly cut fries a little bit tastier!

I would just like to point out that these are homemade air fryer crinkle cut fries and not air fryer frozen crinkle cut fries. I see loads of recipes for the frozen type however if I was going to use frozen I’d probably just throw them in the oven and leave them. These are made from scratch with potatoes.

Everyone has a favourite type of chip or fries that’s for sure. I like these crinkle cut fries the best although my other half loves curly fries, something I’m yet to make but keep your eyes peeled! That being said this Moroccan Air-Fried Chips Recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my blog so take a look at that!

Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

How To Make The Best Crinkle Cut Fries?

Now I would say good quality potatoes are needed but really you can use any potatoes that you want as long as they aren’t falling apart. You will need a pretty decent Crinkle knife if you’re going to make this crinkle cup chips recipe.

I know some people freeze their chips after they’ve made them, hence why there are a lot of air fryer frozen crinkle cut fries recipes around however I didn’t freeze mine. I just put them straight into the air fryer and cook them and I find their shape still holds well as you can see.

An alternative would be that you could just go to the shop, buy some crinkle cut fries already made up and just put them in the air fryer although personally, I don’t like that option because I have no idea what’s been done to the fries beforehand which is why I like my homemade Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe.

Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe
Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

Homemade Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe Tips

If you’re making these air fryer Homemade Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe there’s a few things I’d recommend doing just to make them a little tastier. You can add any spices or herbs that you want although personally I just like good old fashioned salt and pepper on mine.

When it comes to How long do you air fry crinkle cut fries? It all depends on thickness. With mine that you can see in the picture, they took 25-30 minutes which was perfect because it gave the burgers enough time to cook, however, if yours are thinner they may need less time.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer to cook french fries? Good question. Personally, I don’t do this, I find it doesn’t really add to the overall performance of my crinkle cut fries, however swear down that you MUST do this so it’s all personal preference.

Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

Other Air Fryer Recipes

I love making air fryer recipes in my Tefal actifry. I believe that everyone needs to try one and if you don’t have much cooker room in your kitchen, you NEED to get one for sure! Of course, you can do more in your air fryer than just this Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe and I’ve got a few favourites below.

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I’d love to know if you liked this recipe as much as I did. It’s super easy to make and takes hardly any time at all which is always a bonus. Let me know in the comments if you did something different with your fries. Do you prefer to freeze them beforehand?

I hear some people soak them in cold water before they put them in the actifry and they salt and pepper the water, I’ve not tried this but if someone has please do let me know! Now check below for the Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe and enjoy!

Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

Actifry Air Fryer Crinkle Cut Fries Recipe

Homemade Crinkle Chips, perfect for fakeaways and delicious comfort meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, British, Dinner, Fakeaway
Calories 159 kcal


  • Potato Crinkle Cutter Knife
  • ActiFry / Air Fryer


  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Vegtable Oil or Sunflower Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Peel the potatoes and put them in a bowl of water.
  • Cut the potatoes into chips using the Crinkle Cutter Knife and then place back in the water.
  • Drain chips from the water, then place them in the Actifry / Air Fryer.
  • Add the oil all over the chips, add some salt and pepper.
  • Cook in the Actifry / Air Fryer for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy with your favourite main.


*Prices correct as of March 2021
*This is SYN FREE. 
Potatoes 500 g 510 kcal £0.24
Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp 126 kcal £0.02
Salt and Pepper 1 tbsp  0 kcal £0.01
TOTAL   636 kcal £0.27
PER SERVING   159 kcal £0.07
Keyword ActiFry, Air Fry, Chips, Dinner, Potato, Side, Slimming World, Vegan, vegetable, Vegetarian

Again please do let me know if you liked this recipe in the comments. Don’t forget to add it to Pinterest so that others can see it and maybe share it with friends and family if they have an air fryer and are stuck on what to do with it.

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