Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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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. Oh and don’t forget to try them with our delicious Fry Sauce (seen in the pictures here!)

After some experimentation, I found the perfect way to make delicious, sweet potato fries with minimal work and mess. God I love my air fryer!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries on a plate with dipping sauce
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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.

Initially, it’s 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.

air fryer sweet potato fries

Ingredients

Ok folks, here’s what you need to make these bad boys and enjoy a nice plate of delicious sweet potato fries.

  • 2 medium-sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper or seasoning salt (to taste)
Sweet Potatoes on a white background

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

  • 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.
  • Drain the potato sticks and lay them 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 the fries in corn starch and seasoning salt (or salt and pepper if you prefer).
  • Place the fries in the bottom of your air fryer basket in one even layer.
Sweet Potato Fries in air Fryer Basket
Sweet Potato Fries in air Fryer Basket
  • 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!

If you love sweet potato fries. You are sure to love these too! If you are interested in maximizing the use of your Air Fryer, then check out some of our other Air Fryer Recipes:

Enjoy!

Mike

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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 5 votes
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Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
2
Calories
326
Equipment
air fryer
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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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