Air fryer sweet potato fries are delicious, healthy, crispy from the outside, and tender from the inside. These are super easy to make and a perfect way to satisfy your random craving. It is a perfect snack or a side dish to your main course. Serve it with your favorite dip, and I bet you and the kids will love it!

Why should you make sweet potato fries In the Air fryer?

If you are a lover of fries, you will know how satisfying and tasteful they are. Most people love potato fries, but sweet potato fries are also amazingly delicious. There are so many reasons you should make sweet potatoes in an air fryer. Also, See My Best Air Fryer Vegan Recipes.

Here are a few reasons:

  • Sweet potato fries taste amazing. They have a slight hint of sweetness to them which goes so well with the savory dips. So, if you want something different from the regular fries, try sweet potato fries! You will love them!
  • Sweet potatoes are super healthy. In fact, when compared to potatoes, this rank higher. So, for someone who is looking for a healthier option, I prefer you start adding sweet potatoes to your daily diet.
  • Now, you will find several different ways of making sweet potato fries. The most common way of making fries require deep-frying them in a lot of oil. Of course, it is a big no for a health enthusiast. A healthier option is baking the sweet potato fries in an oven. It is healthy but takes some time. Another amazing way of making sweet potato fries in a healthy and quick way is through an air fryer! An air fryer is a great kitchen appliance that cooks food quickly and without using oil. And the result is perfectly cooked crispy sweet potato fries for you to enjoy!

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Benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are known for their several benefits. Here are a few to name:

  • Sweet potatoes are high in fiber. As a result, they help in regulating your digestive health. Because of the fibre, they promote regular bowel movement and also reduce the chances of constipation.
  • Sweet potatoes contain a special ground of naturally occurring antioxidants called anthocyanins. These antioxidants are known to reduce the chances of several types of cancers. They do that by slowing down the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
  • They are also rich in antioxidants called beta-carotene. This antioxidant is known for improving your vision.
  • Sweet potatoes are also known to improve your brain function. They contain several compounds that improve memory and also lower the chances of dementia.
  • It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. As a result, it improves the immunity level of the body.
  • Lastly, it is also rich in manganese, copper, and potassium.

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How to cut sweet potatoes for fries?

If you don’t have a fry cutter, you might find the process of cutting fries using a knife tedious. Well, I won’t lie; it is quite a laborsome task. However, with the right set of skills and a few shortcuts, you can easily cut perfectly even fries. Here are a few steps you have to follow:

  • Before you start, make sure the knife you are using is very sharp.
  • Start by peeling the sweet potatoes.
  • Once they are peeled, start cutting them in ¼ inch thick slices lengthwise.
  • Next, stack them up and cut them so that you cut them like matchsticks. Again, make sure they are ¼ inch thick.
  • Now you have achieved the perfectly cut sweet potato fries. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

There are so many different ways you can add flavors to sweet potato fries. This recipe especially uses simple ingredients that are readily available in every kitchen pantry. Here is a detailed breakdown of everything you need for this delicious snack.

  • Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes are not just delicious but are jam-packed with health benefits and nutrition. Although these come in different sizes, to get the most flavor and less starch, choose the ones that are medium in size. Furthermore, always choose sweet potatoes that are firm and are free from cracks and bruises. Lastly, make sure the sweet potatoes are even in tone and have a firm skin.
  • Avocado oil: Avocado oil is known for its many benefits. However, if you don’t have avocado oil, you can use olive oil instead.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic powder brings in a garlicky and savory flavor to the fries.
  • Paprika: Paprika is known for its slightly sweet, distinct chili-like flavor and bright red color. It adds so much flavor to the fries.
  • Cayenne pepper: If you are looking for a fiery and hot flavor, cayenne pepper is a perfect choice. It makes the fries tasteful.
  • Salt: A little salt is perfect for seasoning the fries.

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How to make Sweet Potato Fries In The Air fryer?

Making sweet potatoes in an air fryer is super easy. All you have to do is cut them like matchsticks, season them with the seasonings and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Let them cook for about 370-degree F for about 12 minutes. Flip them halfway into the cook and once they are done, enjoy!

Tips and tricks for making perfect sweet potato fries

Although making sweet potatoes fries in an air fryer is super easy, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to achieve the perfect results. These are:

  • When cutting the sweet potatoes for fries, make sure they are cut evenly. Uneven fries won’t cook properly. So, for even cooking, they need to be cut evenly.
  • When placing the fries in an air fryer basket, don’t overcrowd them. Place them in a single layer. This way, they will cook evenly and get even heat.
  • Always flip the sweet potato fries halfway into the cook. This way, all sides will get even heat and will cook properly.
  • You can adjust the cooking time of the fries according to their thickness. Thin-cut fries take less time to cook as compared to thick-cut fries. So, keep this in mind.
  • You can also use olive oil in place of avocado oil.

Serving ideas

There are so many things you can add to fries. Whether you eat them alone or with dips or sauces, they always taste divine and are among the most loved comfort foods ever. If you are wondering how to serve Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, we have a few fantastic ideas for you to try. these are:

  • Loaded fries: Everyone love loaded fries. These are delicious and a perfect way to turn fries into a complete meal. You can turn sweet potato fries into loaded fries by adding amazing ingredients like chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, vegan cheese sauce, etc., to the fries. They taste so comforting.
  • Mayo-chup: Mayo-chup is a delicious dip made with two of the most widely loved ingredients, mayonnaise and ketchup. Mix these, and I bet you will love the new dip.
  • BBQ sauce: BBQ sauce is rich, tangy, and smoky. It tastes so good with sweet potato fries.
  • Vegan ranch dressing: Ranch dressing is creamy, slightly sour, herbaceous, and savory. It is tasteful and adds so much flavor to the sweet potato fries.
  • Garlic mayo: Garlic mayo is another widely loved dip. The savory and garlicky flavor goes so well with the sweet potato fries.
  • Cheese dip: Vegan cheese dip is rich, delicious, creamy, and healthy. Drench your sweet potato fries in vegan cheese dip, and I bet you will love it!

How to store Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries?

Once the cooked sweet potato fries are cool and reach room temperature, place them in an air-tight container, and store them in the refrigerator. The fries will stay good for up to 3 days. When you want to eat these, simply give them some time in the air fryer and reheat them.

You can also freeze the air fryer sweet potatoes. Place them in a plastic Ziplock bag after portioning them, and they will last for up to 6 months. You can reheat them in an air fryer for about 20 minutes at 400-degree F.

How To Prepare Sweet Potato Fries In The Air Fryer?

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes, scrub them to get rid of the dirt and peel them.
  2. Cut them into matchsticks with ¼ inch thickness. Place the cut pieces in a bowl.
  3. Add avocado oil, garlic powder, cayenne powder, paprika powder, and salt, and mix well so that the seasonings cover the fries equally.
  4. Place the sweet potato fries in an air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for about 12 minutes at 370-degree F.
  5. Flip the fries halfway into the cook for even cooking.
  6. Once they are done, take them out of a plate and serve alongside your favorite dip.

How To Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In The Air Fryer?

Cooking frozen sweet potatoes in the air fryer takes on average about 12 minutes, it all depends on the size of your potatoes. You can add about 3 more minutes to the time if your fries aren’t crispy enough.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air fryer sweet potato fries are delicious, healthy, crispy from the outside, and tender from the inside. These are super easy to make!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer sweet potato fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 130kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Wash the sweet potatoes, scrub them to get rid of the dirt, and peel them.
  • Cut them into matchsticks with ¼ inch thickness. Place the cut pieces in a bowl.
  • Add avocado oil, garlic powder, cayenne powder, paprika powder, and salt, and mix well so that the seasonings cover the fries equally.
  • Place the sweet potato fries in a single layer in an air fryer basket and cook for about 12 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  • Flip the fries halfway into the cook to even cook.
  • Once they are done, take them out of a plate and serve alongside your favorite dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16206IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg