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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

If you’re looking for an easy air fryer sweet potato fries recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s the perfect beginner air fryer recipe, just like my Air Fryer Potatoes or my Air Fryer Chickpeas. These potato fries are healthy, delicious and really easy to make!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Why You’ll Love My Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes Fries

  • Healthy and delicious: My air fryer sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried fries. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a sweet and savory flavor that will satisfy your cravings.
  • Easy to make: You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make my air fryer sweet potato fries. All you need is an air fryer, sweet potatoes, and a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
  • Quick and convenient: My recipe takes only 20 minutes to make, from start to finish. You can make them as a quick snack or a delicious side dish.
  • Customizable: You can customize my air fryer sweet potato fries recipe to your liking by adding your favorite spices, herbs, or dipping sauces.
Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper

You will find the exact quantities below in the recipe card.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Step 1

Start by peeling the sweet potatoes and slicing them into even ¼ inch thick sticks.

Step 2

Place the sweet potato sticks in a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt, paprika powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Toss the sweet potatoes until they are evenly coated with the seasoning.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Step 2

Step 3

Place the sweet potato sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the sweet potatoes in 2 batches to avoid overcrowding.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Step 3

Step 4

Air Fry the sweet potato fries at 380 °F for about 12 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The sweet potato fries should be crispy and golden brown when they are done.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Step 4

Recipe Tips

  • Cut the fries evenly: Cut the sweet potatoes into even-size fries so they cook evenly. Aim for fries that are about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Soak the fries: Soaking the sweet potato fries in cold water for 30 minutes before air frying removes excess starch and helps them become crispy.
  • Pat the fries dry: After soaking the fries, pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket: Cook the fries in batches if necessary, and make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. This ensures they cook evenly and become crispy instead of soggy.
  • Shake the basket: Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to ensure the fries cook evenly.
  • Serve immediately: Serve the sweet potato fries immediately after cooking for the best texture and flavor.
Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer Crispy

FAQ

How can I make my sweet potato fries crispy when using an air fryer?

Soak the sweet potato fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch. After soaking, pat the fries dry with paper towels. Toss the fries with a small amount of oil and spices of your choice. Then air fry until crispy.

What’s the ideal cooking time for sweet potato fries in an air fryer?

The ideal cooking time in an air fryer depends on the thickness of the fries and the temperature of the air fryer. Generally, sweet potato fries take between 12 and 15 minutes to cook in an air fryer at 380°F.

How do I cook frozen sweet potato chips in the air fryer?

To cook frozen sweet potato chips in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Place the frozen sweet potato chips in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air Fry for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 8 votes
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries offer a healthier option to traditional deep-fried sweet potato sides, with fewer calories, less fat, and a cooking time of under 15 minutes.
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potato fries
  • 2 tsp olive oil*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder*
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Peel the sweet potatoes, then slice each potato into even ¼ inch thick sticks.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl, and drizzle with olive oil, salt, paprika powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Air Fry at 380°F for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cook in 2 batches, depend on the size of your air fryer basket to avoid overcrowding.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 4g
Course: Air Fryer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Tried this recipe?Let me know in the comments how it was!
Recipe Rating




Gianne

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

They were perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I love how quick and easy it was to make a healthier version of one of my favorite snacks. I'll definitely be making these again!

Felix

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

Thank you so much!

Sky

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

Made as directed and my sweet potato fries came out perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Felix

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

So happy to hear!

Kate

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

I have been obsessed with my air fryer lately and these didn't disappoint! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Felix

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

Hey Kate, nice to hear that :) I hope you continue to have lots of fun with your air fryer!

Julia

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

Perfectly crispy sweet potato fries! I soaked them in water as you recommended and they came out crispy!

Felix

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

Hey Julia,

I'm glad to hear that they turned out really nice and crispy. Enjoy!

Michelle

Thursday 1st of February 2024

These sweet potato fries turned out great. They were perfectly crispy and perfectly spiced. Great recipe, thanks for sharing it.

Felix

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

Hi Michelle, thanks for your feedback! :) enjoy your sweet potato fries!