Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air fryer – a delicious and healthy way to make your own homemade sweet potato fries!

Sweet potato french fries cooked in the air fryer

If you like sweet potato fries, you are going to LOVE making sweet potato fries in the air fryer. I’m sharing one of the easiest air fryer recipes ever and one of the reasons we purchased our air fryer. Pair these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries with an easy honey chipotle dip for a delicious appetizer and side dish.

Want to know the best thing about these delicious homemade fries? No grease is required to make these french fries and you still end up with crispy fries in every batch.

Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato French Fries

Tools Needed to Make Fries in the Air Fryer

  • A sharp knife and cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs
  • Sheet pan
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries step-by-step pictures

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

The first step in making sweet potato fries is peeling and cutting the sweet potatoes. The thinner you cut them, them crispier they will be. We recommend keeping them close to 1/4 inch thick.

Next, place the fries into a bowl of ice water while you cut the remaining potatoes. This will help make crispier fries and draws out the starch, making them less likely to stick together.

Remove the fries from the water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Spray the potatoes lightly with olive oil spray and place about half of the fries in the air fryer. At the halfway point, remove basket from air fryer and shake fries around to make sure they cook evenly.

Transfer cooked fries to a sheet pan and keep them warm in a preheated oven while you cook the remaining fries. Once all the fries have cooked, toss them with seasoning and set aside until ready to serve.

Sweet Potato French Fries in basket

Tips for making Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

  • Cut Evenly: The first step in making the perfect sweet potato fries is cutting them evenly.
  • Soak
  • Do Not Overcrowd: It’s extremely important not to crowd the sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket or you’ll end up with soggy fries.
  • Flip: Once the fries have cooked for about 7 minutes, shake air fryer basket to flip the fries.
  • Wait to Season: Do not worry about seasoning fries while they cook in the air fryer. Wait until you transfer them to the sheet pan to cool.

Air Fryer Seasoning Combinations

There are so many ways to season your air fryer sweet potato fries. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • salt and pepper
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • garlic and sea salt
  • garlic and Parmesan cheese
  • Chipotle chili powder and garlic powder
Air Fryer Sweet Potato French Fries

Honey Chipotle Dip

We’re serving these sweet potato fries with our homemade Honey Chipotle Dip. The sweetness in the fries pairs perfecting with this delicious homemade dip. And, this dip is super easy to mix together. All you need is Greek yogurt, honey, chipotle powder, and cinnamon. Add ingredients to small bowl and you’re ready to dip your fries.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air fryer – a delicious and healthy way to make your own homemade sweet potato fries!

  • Author: Kara
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: air fryer

Ingredients

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Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil spray
  • Seasonings for toppings: brown sugar and cinnamon, salt and pepper, garlic powder and paprika, and or Parmesan cheese.

Honey-Chipotle Dip

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

For the Sweet Potato Fries:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ¼” matchsticks.
  2. Place the fries into a bowl of ice water while you cut the remaining potatoes. Remove the fries from the water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Spray the potatoes lightly with olive oil spray. Place about half of the fries in the air fryer and cook them at 365F for 12-15 minutes, stirring them half way through cooking. Transfer the fries to a sheet pan and keep them warm in a 225F oven while you cook the remaining fries.
  4. Once the fries have cooked, toss them with seasoning and set aside until ready to serve.

For the Honey-Chipotle Dip

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

  • Its extremely important not to crowd the sweet potato fries or youll end up with soggy fries.
  • For extra crispy fries, turn the air fryer up to 385F and cook the fries for 1-2 minutes, or until your desired crispness.

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