Looking for the perfect sweet potato fry recipe without a hassle of baking in the oven? The air fryer makes perfect, crispy sweet potato fries in a fraction of the time.
Sweet potato fries are definitely one of my favorite things. Any time we eat somewhere that I can substitute sweet potato for regular fries, I do. There’s something so delicious about soft, yet crunchy, sweet potato fries. They rank right up there with crispy roast potatoes and air fryer wedge potatoes.
For as much as I love them, you’d think I’d make them at home more often, but I only ventured to make sweet potato fries at home twice before getting an air fryer.
Deep fried were good, but our house smelled like a grease for days afterwards! In the oven, they were a complete flop. You know what I mean if you’ve ever tried it before. The fries turn out limp and just not right.
That’s why I love this recipe. It’s simple, easy, and so tasty. The fries turn out perfect every time. Dipped in honey mustard dressing, they’re perfection!
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
To start, peel the skin, since the skin of sweet potatoes can be quite tough after cooking. Then wash the sweet potatoes and pat them dry.
Cut them into thin matchsticks. You can make them as thin or chunky as you like, but the thinner they are the crispier the end product will be.
Below is the size I make them, about a 1/4″ thick.
Spray the potatoes with oil, and also spray the bottom of the air fryer basket to help prevent sticking. (Remember, don’t use a non-stick cooking spray! A reusable oil sprayer is the way to go!)
Place the potatoes in the basket, making sure not to crowd them so that they crisp on all sides. Air fry at 400°F for 8 minutes, flipping them half way through.
Add your desired seasoning after removing them from the basket. And you’re finished. Simple and delicious sweet potato fries in the air fryer!
Seasonings to Try
You can season these fries any way you like. I use seasoning salt, or a blend of seasoning and garlic salt. Just plain salt and pepper is also good.
If you like them as the sweeter side, wait until after they’re cooked, then sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar. They’re so good that way.
Here are a few seasonings you could try:
- Homemade Dry Rub
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Garlic Powder & Paprika
- Salt & Cayenne
Tips For Making Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
When cutting your sweet potatoes, you can cut them thicker if you like your fries with a soft middle and less crispiness.
But keep in mind that cutting the fries thicker will change the cook time. It might take 10 minutes total to cook thicker fries. You can determine how much additional time is needed to trying one after the 8 minutes is up.
When spraying the potatoes and basket, make sure to use pure oil such as avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray, as it has other additives that can disrupt the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- oil, for spraying the basket and sweet potatoes
- desired seasoning
- Wash and peel 2 medium sweet potatoes.
- Cut into like size slices.
- Spray air fryer basket lightly with oil and fill with sweet potato slices spraying them lightly with oil as well. Making sure to leave room between for air to circulate.
- Cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes, flipping half way through. Once removed from the basket sprinkle them with desired seasoning.
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Hi! I’m Angela and I joined the team in 2020. I love to try new foods and recipes and look forward to passing them along to you. I live in a small town in Oregon with my two adult children who enjoy experimenting with food as well.