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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries with Poutine Gravy

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Have you ever made poutine french fries? Poutine fries are so popular and insanely addictive. Crispy air fried fries, paired with cheese curds, and brown gravy. Make air fryer frozen French Fries or make your own from scratch.

Grab a fork and dive into this Canadian poutine recipe, that you can make in your air fryer.

French fries with gravy are always a treat in our home. Add in the cheese curds and it makes it almost too good to be true.

You can use fresh or frozen French fries for this poutine recipe. The recipe gives instructions to make freshly cut French fries, but you can easily swap those out for frozen.

poutine french fries on plate

Why You Will Enjoy This Air Fryer Poutine Fry Recipe...

  • I made with fresh homemade fries, but you can use frozen
  • Homemade brown gravy
  • White cheddar cheese curd
  • Great side dish or even dinner
  • Homemade french fries in air fryer - are legit heaven
  • Crispy fries without deep frying

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Poutine Fries

  • Potatoes (or use frozen french fries!)
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Flour
  • Pepper
  • Broth
  • White Cheddar Cheese Curds
gravy fries ingredients

How to Make Poutine Fries

Cut your potatoes into fries. Spray with oil and place in an even layer in your air fryer basket. For best results, try not to overlap the potatoes if you have room.

french fries in air fryer basket

Cook as directed in the recipe card. If you need to, you can batch cook the potatoes.

While the potatoes are cooking, add the butter and broth to a saucepan on the stove.

Once the broth is at a slow boil, add in pepper, and whisk. Stir in the cornstarch and flour to thicken the mixture.

gravy in saucepan

When the fries are done, remove, top with gravy and cheese curds.

Variations To Recipe

  • Cut a corner and air fry frozen french fries instead of making fresh potatoes if you would like.
  • Skip homemade gravy and reach for your favorite packet of brown gravy.
  • Season with salt, pepper, or even Cajun seasoning on fries for a twist of flavor.
air fryer fries with gravy on plate

Storage Of Air Fried Fries

You will find that these fries are best when served fresh and warm. If you don't eat all of it right away, you can store the leftovers.

Place any leftover fries in the fridge, and keep the gravy and curds separate. That will make all the ingredients store best.

Then you can reheat each item and assemble the fries as you would day one.

Recipe FAQs

How to know when homemade french fries are cooked?

French fries are done when you go to break them and they easily break showcasing fluffy potato on the inside. If you find they are still hard, they need to cook longer.

What cheese to use for poutine?

For making poutine you will want to reach for a cheese curd. You can use white or yellow cheese curds. Depending on where you live or what you have on hand, you can use either.

Can I substitute cheese curds in poutine?

If you don't have or want to use cheese curds you can use diced-up mozzarella cheese cubes. Just make them into cubes or reach for fresh mozzarella pearls.

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries with Poutine Gravy

poutine gravy and fries on white plate

This Poutine French Fries recipe is a great appetizer or starter recipe but also works nicely for an easy dinner recipe. It is cheesy and delicious, and pairs nicely with a healthy side salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


    1. Cut potatoes into fries and place in an air fryer basket. Spray with oil and cook on 370 for 15 minutes. May need to cook two batches.
    2. In a saucepan on medium-high, melt the butter and add the beef broth.
    3. Once the broth is at a low boil, add the pepper and stir it in. Add the cornstarch and flour one tablespoon at a time whisking it until desired gravy thickness is achieved.
    4. Remove fries from the air fryer and top with cheese curds and gravy.


Suggestions for the best Air Fryer French Fries Recipe:

  • Another method of making the gravy is to melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the flour and cornstarch to make a roux. Then, slowly add the broth while stirring.


  • Can dogs have French Fries with Poutine Gravy? Yes, you can snack your dog some French fries with poutine, but if your dog is lactose intolerant, we don't recommend giving him cheddar curds. And please, do not forget that like you, you must feed him with varied dishes and preferably with meat.
  • Can cats have French Fries with Poutine Gravy? Yes, you can give a little bite of these healthy Air Fryer French Fries to your cat, just be sure it is not lactose intolerant, or else avoid giving the Cheddar Curds.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 479Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 80mgSodium 643mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 17g

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