Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes



Ninja Logo
Ninja® Foodi® 8-qt. | The XL Pressure Cooker that Crisps™ | Air Fryer (OP401)

Viewing recipe for

Ninja® Foodi® 8-qt. | The XL Pressure Cooker that Crisps | Air Fryer Model #: OP401

Not your Ninja®?

Find this recipe for your specific model.

Parts & accessories for your product

Coming Soon




Free S+H*


  • 1 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, sliced in 1/2-inch thick fries
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water, combined
  • 2 cups cheese curds or diced fresh mozzarella

Need help?

Foodi Quick Start Guide



  1. Place fries and water in a large bowl and let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the Cook & Crisp Basket in the pot. Close crisping lid. Preheat the unit by selecting AIR CRISP, setting the temperature to 390°F, and setting the time to 5 minutes.
  3. While unit is preheating, drain fries thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. Toss with oil.
  4. After 5 minutes, open the crisping lid and add fries to the basket. Close lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 30 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
  5. Every 10 minutes, open lid, then lift basket and shake fries. Lower basket back into pot and close lid to resume cooking.
  6. When cooking is complete, remove basket from pot and set aside.
  7. Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MEDIUM-HIGH. Select START/STOP to begin. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes.
  8. After 5 minutes, melt butter in pot, then add flour, stirring continuously for 5 minutes until the mixture turns golden brown. Slowly add beef and chicken stock, whisking quickly until smooth. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce temperature to MEDIUM, and cook for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Stir in cornstarch mixture and simmer until sauce thickens.
  9. When cooking is complete, place fries on a serving platter, then sprinkle with cheese and gravy. Serve immediately.

A tip from the Ninja® Kitchen Team

Save time by using store-bought jarred gravy.

View similar recipes

Other recipe categories