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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

These healthy sweet potato fries use 1 tablespoon of oil and take only 15 minutes to cook! Learn the secret to making crispy fries in your Air Fryer at home!

gray bowl with sweet potato fries and a container of ketchup

Highlights

  • Regular fries are fine, but sweet potato fries are my jam! Which camp are you in? There’s something about the sweet middle and crunchy salty exterior that makes sweet potato fries the perfect side dish for burgers or really, pretty much anything!
  • Now, there’s no way I’m going to use a deep fryer to make the perfect fries at home.  It’s scary to think about that hot oil in my kitchen.  And honestly, I try to cook a little healthier than that at home anyway.
  • In steps the air fryer! Perfect for making small healthy batches of your favorite food! True, most of the time I’m using it as an easy way to cook up frozen foods without using my oven, but it’s perfect for making those homemade versions too.

cutting board with sweet potatoes for fries

Ingredient Notes

  • I like choosing one large sweet potato rather than 2 smaller ones because I find it easier to cut.
  • To make the fries crispy they need some type of dusting like with cornstarch or tapioca flour.
  • For the oil I suggest using avocado oil because it has a higher smoke point and won’t let the fries burn as quickly.

step by step preparing sweet potato fries from scratch

Preparation Notes

  • Getting crispy fries in your air fryer can be a challenge unless you know a few tricks
  • Make sure to cut your fries as thin as possible, preferably around 1/4 thick, and try to ensure they are all equal size as much as possible
  • Soaking the fries in water will help remove some of the starch and help them to be crispier
  • Make sure to dry the fries and the bowl very well before tossing with flour and seasoning 
  • Leave salt until the end to also help prevent sogginess while cooking
  • Make sure to check and shake the basket every few minutes to ensure fries cook evenly

raw sweet potato fries in air fryer basket

 

Equipment Notes

  • A larger air fryer with a square basket is best, but if you have a smaller one simply work in batches.

air fryer basket filled with sweet potato friesRecipe Notes

  • To double or triple the recipe you will likely need to work in batches
  • You want the fries in as much of a single layer as possible with plenty of room for the air to circulate

gray bowl filled with homemade sweet potato friesHow To Store Leftovers

  • Let cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 

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holding a single sweet potato fry

gray bowl with sweet potato fries and a container of ketchup

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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These healthy sweet potatoes fries use only 1 tablespoon of oil and take only 15 minutes to cook! Learn the secret to making crispy fries in your Air Fryer at home!
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel skin from potatoes and cut off any skinny ends
  • Carefully cut potatoes into 1/4 inch thick pieces lengthwise then into 1/4 inch strips
  • Add cut potatoes to a bowl and cover with water
  • Let soak for at least 10 minutes but preferable up to 30 minutes to help remove starch (the longer the better)
  • Drain and towel dry the bowl and potatoes well
  • Toss with flour and garlic powder
  • Arrange in single layer in air fryer basket
  • Cook at 400 degrees 15 minutes, shaking basket every few minutes until cooked through and crispy
  • Sprinkle hot fries with salt

Notes

  • Work in batches to double or triple the recipe
  • Place in a single layer with room for the air to circulate between
  • Cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9222IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 134kcal

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