Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries. Let me show you how to make sweet potato fries in air fryer. These homemade sweet potato fries are crispy, delicious, use hardly any oil and are ideal for a quick side dish for lunch or dinner.
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Originally shared in 2016, this is our updated version of our air fryer sweet potato fries and includes lots of fantastic tips and extras.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
You probably want to know what the story is behind these air fryer sweet potato fries. After all, us Milner’s have been air frying for a decade and you probably want to know when we started air frying sweet potato fries!
Well, it was when we first discovered the Paleo diet back in 2015. Before then we had never tried sweet potatoes. We realised that if we wanted our air fryer fries and follow paleo, then we would have to adapt and try some sweet potatoes.
Never eaten sweet potatoes until this moment and I fell in love with how delicious sweet potato fries are when cooked in the air fryer. Plus, I love how little oil they require to taste good. Even though we loosely follow the Paleo diet now, I still eat more air fryer sweet potato fries than the traditional white air fryer fries.
Now when Dominic comes home from grocery shopping, I am excited to see how many sweet potatoes he has bought, and which ones are suitable for the air fryer to make fries with. Though when it is out of season, we will have air fryer frozen sweet potato fries instead.
Can You Air Fry Sweet Potatoes?
Yes you can! Air fryer sweet potatoes are delicious and just like the humble white potato, you can use them in a variety of recipes.
Think of a way you cook white potatoes in the air fryer, and you can replace white with sweet in those recipes.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
If you are not from the US, then chances are you are going to be calling them air fryer sweet potato chips instead of air fryer sweet potato fries.
If that is you, then note that this same recipe can be used regardless of whether you call them chips or fries.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries No Oil
I often have this debate with those that follow a low fat diet such as Slimming World or Weight Watchers. That is whether or not you can go totally oil free and make air fryer sweet potato fries without oil.
The simple answer is YES you can go no oil. But when you do you end up with fries that are dry and like baked fried in the oven that are not crispy.
However, go almost oil free and you have delicious air fryer fries. I will often use 2tsp of extra virgin olive and that would be between 4 of us. Making your air fryer fries just ½ tsp of oil per person. Add to this that some oil goes into the bottom of your air fryer and you have almost oil free sweet potato fries.
How To Cook Sweet Potato Fries In An Air Fryer?
Cooking sweet potato fries in air fryer is one of the EASIEST EVER air fryer recipes.
- Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into fries.
- Toss in a bowl with your air fryer seasoning and oil.
- Air fry + shake + cook some more.
- Serve warm.
There is a little bit more to air fryer sweet potato fries, but that is the basics.
What Temp To Cook Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer?
I recommend a dual temperature when cooking sweet potato fries in air fryer. If you are new to Recipe This, you have probably not heard of this before.
In a nutshell it means you cook at two different temperatures:
- You use 160c/320f to cook your sweet potato fries
- You use 200c/400f to make your sweet potato fries crispy
Then you can use the time when you adjust the temperature to shake your fries.
How Long Do You Air Fry Sweet Potato Fries?
This depends on how many sweet potato fries you have in your air fryer basket and how thick your sweet potato fries are.
The general rule is 12 minutes at a medium temperature and 5 minutes at a high temperature. But what I do is after the 12 minutes check to make sure they are cooked by placing one on a fork. If its cooked, then its ready for the temperature to go up.
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More Simple Air Fryer Recipes
But beyond those, here are a few other Milner family favourites:
- Air Fryer Rutabaga Fries
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries
- Air Fryer Veggie Fries
- Air Fryer Carrot Fries
How To Make Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer
- Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into fries. Load your sweet potato fries into a bowl with your seasonings and extra virgin olive oil and use your hands to thoroughly mix them.
- Load the sweet potato fries into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes at 160c/320f. Shake the air fryer basket and cook for a further 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
- Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.