Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

A quick and easy way to make delicious air fryer sweet potato fries, nice and crispy!

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While I’m personally more of a fan of standard French fries, my wife and son prefer sweet potato so I decided to embark on a quest to figure out the best way to make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries just as I did with my standard Air Fryer French Fries and Air Fryer Steak!

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe

  • One of the best things about an air fryer is how easy they are to clean and this recipe is no exception, simply give the basket a quick wipe and you are good to go!
  • The air fryer makes these crisp up far better than they would in the oven and it’s far easier to keep an eye on things and ensure they don’t burn.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

The main thing you have to watch for when making sweet potato fries in the air fryer, is that they have a tendency to burn rather quickly when compared with normal French fries. Where standard potatoes can often endure quite a bit of heat for a longer time, sweet potato ones, due to their high sugar content, burn much quicker.

Did you know?

The first stage of cooking sweet potato fries is actually not burning but caramelizing and as long as you keep an eye on the fries periodically, you should be able to catch them before they pass that stage and start to burn.

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Make sure to use good quality sweet potatoes. If they are soft, they won’t make for good fries.

  1. Slice the sweet potatoes into fry size then soak, drain and blot them dry.
  2. Toss with olive oil, corn starch and seasoning salt, then place in the air fryer.
  3. Cook and serve!
air fryer sweet potato fries

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

A quick and easy way to make delicious air fryer sweet potato fries, nice and crispy!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
air fryer
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes washed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • seasoning salt or salt and pepper, if preferred


  • Using a knife or a French fry slicer, slice the sweet potatoes into evenly sized potatoes stick for fries. It works the best when they are all close in size to each other.
  • Line a basket or plate with parchment paper.
  • Place the sweet potato sticks into a bowl of cold water and completely cover with water. Soak in the water for 15 minutes.
  • If needed, preheat your air fryer to 375° (not all models require preheating)
  • Drain the potato sticks and lay out on paper towels. Blot them dry with more paper towels.
  • Place in a medium-sized bowl and toss with olive oil.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, toss in corn starch and seasoning salt until thoroughly coated.
  • Place the fries in the bottom of your air fryer basket in one even layer.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes at 375° until the fries are crispy and golden brown – start checking at the 10-minute mark then watch them closely until they are cooked to your preference.
  • Remove and shake the fries into the parchment lined dish. (parchment helps keep them crispy, nothing absorbs the oil or makes the fries soggy like paper towels do)
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 125mg, Potassium: 762mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 32063IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 68mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Deborah says

    I loved this recipe so much I had to try it on the massive amount of carrot sticks I canned last year. The results were yummy! Thanks for this recipe!5 stars

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