Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! An easy sweet potato recipe you’re going to love!

Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.
Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Making sweet potato fries in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.

Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.

Since buying my air-fryer (affiliate link), I’ve been keeping it on my counter and using it everyday. You may have seen my air fryer french frie recipe a few weeks ago, well so many of you have asked for sweet potato fries so I finally got around to it. I tested them out a few different temperatures to see which gave me perfect, crispy fries and here’s what I found. You can also bake them in the oven, see my oven baked sweet potatoes recipe.

Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.

How to make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer:

  • Start by making sure you cut them all the same size. This way, everything cooks at the same time, without burning, overcooking or under-cooking some.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket. One small sweet potato will fit perfect but if it’s slightly larger, do them in batches. To make sure they are all hot at the same time, you can add the batches that are cooked back in the air fryer and heat them up 1 minute so everything is hot.
  • Don’t forget to turn them halfway. This is a must, the heat on the bottom is stronger than the top so turning is a must.
  • Open to test for doneness. Don’t be afraid to open the air fryer to check to see if they are done. If your fries are cut a little thicker, they will take longer to cook.
  • Bake at 400F. I found this gave me the crispest fry.

Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around food at high speed, which produces crispy food in a fraction of the time it would take in a conventional oven.

Is using an air fryer healthy?

  • Yes, it’s healthier that deep frying because you use less oil.
  • An air fryer is an excellent way to reduce a massive amount of fat and calories without sacrificing taste.
  • Since air fryers use air to cook food, it doesn’t require the extra calories that submerging food in oil would add.

A few more dishes I’ve made with the air fryer that I loved: Air Fryer Empanadas, Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan and Air Fryer Crispy Breaded Pork Chops. More recipes coming soon!

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

221 Cals 3 Protein 42 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Side Dish, Snack
CUISINE: American
Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium peeled sweet potatoes, 12 oz total
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F 8 minutes.
  • Lightly spray the fryer basket with oil.
  • Slice each potato into even 1/4 inch thick fries.
  • Toss with oil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and paprika.
  • Cook in 2 or 3 batches, without overcrowding the pan 8 minutes, turning half way.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sweet potato, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 302mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 3
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92 comments

  1. Limp not crispy. I followed all the tips for crispy sweet potato fries and they never did crisp up. Cooked them 5 minutes longer and all they did was start to burn on he outside.  I have been using my air fryer for two years and this the first thing that failed.  I may try again by cooking at a lower temp then turning up to crisp. If that doesn’t work I give up. 

  2. I followed the recipe…exactly…mine never got crispy… finally started to burn. Don’t know what to do about it. 

  3. I used this recipe to test out my air fryer that I just bought today — I am a complete newbie to this.  They came out wonderful!  I followed all the helpful pointers in the recipe, which I am very thankful for as I suspect they were a game-changer.  The fries were not soggy, nor crunchy, but a firm to slightly crispy outer portion of the fry while the inside was soft, yet thoroughly cooked.   

  4. Make sure you preheat the air fryer for 8 minutes it makes all the difference

  5. I couldnt get mine crispy!  They had a nice flavor. Not crispy

  6. I don’t know if it is because these folks are hungry or what- but man- some of you are grouchy.  These are amazing free recipes. You can tell a lot of work went into them. The fries are great and so are most things Skinny Taste.  Thanks Gina! 

  7. These fries are crispy and delish! The tip of not overcrowding the pan is a game-changer for me. My air fryer fries were always limp and soggy until this recipe.
    Thanks, Gina!

  8. This made a nice quick side dish for dinner. Thanks!

  9. There’s no way to print this recipe without printing 50 pages of comments or all of the photos above.

  10. WE do not use OIL

  11. how do y’all cut the sweet potatoes, they are so hard to cut.

    • Same here I was exhausted from cutting one…😊

      • New Star Foodservice 42306 Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter with Suction Feet, 3/8″, Green https://a.co/d/azeOvnI

        It’s a little pricey but you will never need another. I love french fries and use it all the time. It is sturdy and easy to use. I can cut 5 potatoes in less than two minutes (this is an estimate as I have never actually timed myself)

    • I used a huge chef’s knife. Serrated knives don’t work well 

  12. This was great and the hubby liked them, too! I accidentally used two TABLEspoons and luckily, only needed one sweet potato as we had great big salmon steaks to go with them. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  13. Delicious!  The crispiest, best tasting sweet potato fries I’ve ever made!  I made them in my Ninja 
    Foodi.  If yours come out soggy or limp, as mine always do when I put them in the oven, I think these are the two keys: first, cut them in small sticks, not too thick and most importantly- leave space between each fry in the basket.  I used 2 medium potatoes and it took about 5 batches, then I popped them all in together for a minute to heat up before serving.  They were great!  

  14. Are you going to code the color codes for WW people. See you have the blue code but not the other colors with points.

  15.  I used my 7 in one- Power Air Fryer oven . I sprayed basket lightly with Pam Spray. I dunked a basting brush into less than a teaspoon of lite olive oil and lightly brushed the cut sweet potatoes. I applied sea salt /garlic to half and cinnamon to the other half. Put them in and tapped the preset  ‘French fry’ button. Crispy and delicious. I don’t know which one I liked better. Both were yummy! Crisp too. I am delighted.

  16. Do I need to soak the potato, once sliced, before putting into the air fryer? Thanks!

  17. i TRIED MAKING THE SWEET POTATOES ONCE, THEY WERE SO GOOD NOW I MAKE THEM OFTEN. EASY AND VERY TASTY

  18. Like most reviewers said, these did not come out crispy at all. The only thing I changed were the spices. I used apple spice for a sweet treat.. but that shouldn’t have affected the overall crispiness. 

    • Mine didn’t come out crispy at all.. Wondering what I did wrong? I used the Vremi air fryer and they really were just like roasted 

      • If they are not crispy, cook them longer. Until they are cooked to your liking.  Do not overcrowd the pam