Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are perfectly crispy, and a great healthy swap for traditional french fries. If you are looking for a crispy side dish to go with your meal this is the recipe for you!
If you love easy air fryer side dishes then this is the recipe for you. Not only are these crispy sweet potato fries healthy but they are also quick to make.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes make a great swap for regular potatoes because not only are they great-tasting, but they are also packed with nutrients for our bodies. Potatoes are full of fiber and antioxidants so they can help improve your gut health.
Why I Love This Recipe
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are crispy and sweet and make for a healthy side dish in place of deep-fried french fries.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Perfect for picky eaters
- Fills the house with a delicious aroma
If you love easy air fryer side dish recipes you may also enjoy this air fryer hashbrowns recipe.
Are you ready to make these easy air fryer sweet potato fries? All you need is three basic ingredients to make this tasty and simple dish.
- sweet potatoes
- course sea salt
- olive oil
Table Salt: Don’t have coarse sea salt on hand? Use table salt in it’s place.
Oil: Out of olive oil? Use canola or vegetable oil instead of olive oil.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need three basic kitchen tools to help you make this easy recipe.
- Knife and cutting board
- air fryer
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Are you ready to make air fryer sweet potato fries? Just follow these five easy steps and you will have delicious and crispy fries in no time at all.
Step 1: Wash your sweet potatoes
Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes.
Step 2: Slice your sweet potatoes
Peel and slice sweet potatoes into the desired size of fries.
Step 3: Oil the sweet potatoes
Toss fries in oil fully coating each fry.
Step 4: Air Fry your sweet potatoes
Spray air fryer basket with oil and place fries in the basket. They can overlap but leave space for the air to flow. Air fryer on 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake basket at the 5-minute mark. If your fries are not crispy at 10 minutes then return them to the air fryer for a few more minutes.
Step 5: Salt and Serve
Remove fries and salt to taste immediately.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Want to make the recipes your own? Here are my best suggestions for spicing up this recipe.
Wedges: Want to make sweet potato wedges instead of fries? Slice your sweet potatoes slightly thicker and then cook for an additional five minutes.
Garlic Parmesan: Add in 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to your olive oil and then toss sweet potatoes in 1/2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese when they are finished cooking.
Spicy: Want to give your sweet potato fries a little kick? Sprinkle on Cajun seasoning when you remove them from the air fryer.
Are you wondering what to dip your sweet potato fries in? Here are my favorite dipping sauces.
- honey mustard
- jalapeno ranch
Want to make sure that your fries come out crispy? Follow these tips to get the best results.
- Don’t overcrowd your air fryer. Overcrowding will leave your fries soggy.
- Be sure to coat the fries well so that they cook evenly.
Do you have questions about sweet potato fries? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store leftover sweet potato fries in the fridge for up to three days.
Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for three to five minutes or until crispy and warm again.
Yes! You certainly can double this recipe. But you will need to cook in a couple of batches.
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you like air fryer recipes, give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Naan
- Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash Fries
- Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
- Air Fryer Animal Fries Recipe
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer
- 2-3 orange sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Peel and slice sweet potatoes into desired size of fries.
- Toss fries in oil fully coating each fry.
- Spray air fryer basket with oil and place fries in the basket. They can overlap but leave space for the air to flow.
- Cook on 400 for 10 minutes. Shake fries at the 5-minute mark. Cook for longer as needed.
- Remove fries and salt to taste immediately.
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