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Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

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If you’re looking for a healthier way to enjoy homemade fries, try making sweet potato fries in an air fryer! Sliced sweet potatoes tossed with bit oil and spices, cooked in the air fryer until crispy. They’re a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional fries!

Sweet potato fries on a white plate with fry sauce.

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Why You’ll Love this Easy Recipe

Deep frying regular fries and sweet potato fries can be time-consuming and messy. Cooking them in an air fryer takes less time and creates a lot less mess! It is now my favorite way to cook fries.

If you don’t own an air fryer yet, get yourself one ASAP! They are so versatile! You can cook all kinds of things in them like chicken, fish, veggies, and of course, fries!

Ingredients to make sweet potato fries.

Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Sweet Potatoes: You will need 2 large sweet potatoes or about 4 small potatoes.

Oil: Use a neutral-tasting oil like vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil. Olive oil is also a great choice.

Spices: Garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. Feel free to customize to your preference.

How to Prepare the Sweet Potatoes

First, you will need to peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes.

Peeled sweet potato fries on a green cutting board.

Second, on a cutting board, use a sharp knife cut the potatoes in half length-wise, repeating until you have fry-sized potato pieces. You can also cut thicker fries to create sweet potato wedges.

Sweet potatoes cut into fries on a cutting board.

How to Make Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer

[1] In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.

A bowl of spices for air fryer sweet potato fries.

[2] Add the sweet potato slices to a large bowl and drizzle with the oil.

Sweet potato fries in a glass bowl with oil.

[3] Sprinkle the seasonings over the sweet potato fries and toss to coat.

Sweet potato fries in a glass bowl with spices.

[4] Add the fries to the air fryer in a single layer and air fry at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Sweet potato fries in an air fryer basket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these without an air fryer?

Yes! You can bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

What is the best way to cut sweet potatoes for fries?

I like to cut them into thick, even slices so they all cook evenly. You can also cut them into wedges or thin strips.

What is the best way to season sweet potato fries?

I like to use a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper, but you can really use any spices you like. Get creative!

Sweet potato fries in a glass bowl with spices.

Dipping Sauces for Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries on a white plate with fry sauce.

Can You Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen sweet potato fries in an air fryer! Just be sure to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.

How to Keep Sweet Potato Fries From Getting Soggy

The key to crisp, delicious sweet potato fries is to make sure they’re not crowded in the air fryer basket.

If you have too many fries in the basket, they’ll steam instead of fry and you’ll end up with soggy sweet potato fries.

So, make sure to cook them in batches if necessary.

Another tip is to let the fries cool for a few minutes before serving. This will help them to crisp up even more. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Sweet potato fries on a white plate with fry sauce.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover sweet potato fries can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in the oven at 400 degrees until heated through. Enjoy!

What to Serve With Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potato fries on a white plate with fry sauce.

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Sweet potato fries on a white plate with fry sauce.

Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you're looking for a healthier way to enjoy homemade fries, try making sweet potato fries in an air fryer! Sliced sweet potatoes tossed with bit oil and spices, cooked in the air fryer until crispy. They're a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional fries!

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, cut into fries
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 - 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the sweet potato slices to a large bowl and drizzle with the oil.
  3. Sprinkle the seasonings over the sweet potato fries and toss to coat.
  4. Add the fries to the air fryer in a single layer and air fry at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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