Air fryer sweet potato fries are great served as a snack or as a side to a main dish. They also work well with a delicious garlic dip or BBQ sauce to dunk them in!
The best kind of sweet potato fries are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
Read on to learn how easy it is to make sweet potato fries in an air fryer.
How To Make Sweet Potato Fries In An Air Fryer
Whether you are making them in an oven or an air fryer, the preparation is the same.
What You Need
I used 1 large sweet potato (it weighed 350g), which was enough for 2 small portions.
How many sweet potato fries you can cook will depend on the size of your air fryer. I’ve used various different air fryer models to make these; if you can’t fit enough in the air fryer basket at once, you’ll need to do a second batch to avoid overcrowding.
Slice the sweet potatoes up; the thinner you cut them, the quicker they’ll cook. You can leave the skin on sweet potatoes, as there’s plenty of goodness to be found in there.
I drizzled 1 tbsp. of olive oil over them and tossed them about to try and coat them all as much as I could. You can use another oil if you wish.
I then sprinkled a season-all spice mix over them, about 2 tsp. The mix was paprika and pepper. Cayenne is another spice that would taste great on sweet potato fries, as would a little garlic powder.
Preheat the air fryer to 180 °C (360°F) for a few minutes before adding the prepared sweet potato fries to the air fryer basket.
You can put them straight in the air fryer basket or lay them on an air fryer liner or baking paper.
I cooked them for 12 minutes, giving them a shake halfway through.
At the end of the cooking time check, they should be cooked in the middle and lovely and crispy on the outside. If they’re not, air fry them for a bit longer.
Optionally, season with salt if required.
What If My Sweet Potato Fries Are Soggy?
If your sweet potato fries have not turned out crispy enough, it is likely that they were too crowded in the air fryer basket or on the baking tray in the oven. Take some out and spread them out some more before returning them to the air fryer. You can also spray them with a little more oil to help them crisp up.
Do you like sweet potato fries? Have you made them in an air fryer yet? Let me know in the comments if you make this recipe or if you have any questions!
More Air Fryer Recipes
Are you looking for more air fryer snacks? Check out some of these:
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Potato Peels
- Air Fryer Halloumi
- Air Fryer Chickpeas