Craving a healthier version of French fries? Try these crispy, tasty Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries. These delicious fries are seasoned with sea salt and garlic herb seasoning.
You can serve these crispy fries as a side dish or snack. You can also pair these with your favorite dipping sauce. I love that air frying takes less time and clean up than traditional deep frying.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients At A Glance (full printable recipe card down below!)
- Sweet potatoes
- Avocado oil: You can use your favorite oil for this recipe such as olive oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil. You can also substitute melted, salted butter for a richer flavor.
- Sea salt: If you only have table salt you can use that instead. Season to taste after the fries are cooked.
- Garlic and herb seasoning: The brand I use is Dash and has no salt added. If you use a seasoning that has salt included I recommend that you omit the salt until after the fries have been cooked and then only salt to taste.
Equipment Needed To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air fryer
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Potato peeler
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring tools
- Paper towels
Wash and dry the sweet potatoes before peeling.
While the air fryer is preheating to 400 degrees F, cut the potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices.
After slicing the potatoes, pat them dry with clean paper towels. Place in a bowl and toss with oil until well coated.
Sprinkle with sea salt and garlic/herb seasoning and toss to combine.
Place potato slices in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to do two or more batches. You don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer.
Remove the cooked fries to a paper towel-lined plate. Add the second batch, if necessary.
Troubleshooting Tips When Air Frying Sweet Potato Fries
If you are having trouble getting delicious fries with this recipe, here are some common mistakes and troubleshooting tips for making sweet potato fries in an air fryer:
- Overcrowding the air fryer: Make sure to place the fries in a single layer. Overcrowding can cause steaming instead of frying, resulting in soggy fries.
- Inconsistent thickness: When you are slicing the potatoes, try to keep them the same size so they cook evenly. You don’t want fries to be undercooked or burnt. If you have a variety of sizes, sort them into batches so that they cook with similarly sized slices.
- Not flipping the fries halfway through cooking: It’s important to flip the fries halfway through cooking to ensure they cook evenly and get a full crisp on both sides.
- Not preheating the air fryer: Make sure to preheat the air fryer to the correct temperature before adding the fries, this will ensure that they cook evenly and help them get crispy instead of soggy.
- Using the wrong type of oil: Some oils have a lower smoke point than others, which means they can start to smoke or burn at a lower temperature. Avocado oil and grapeseed oil are good options for air frying because they have a high smoke point. Peanut Oil is also a great oil to use for frying. Olive oil and butter also work but have a lower smoke point.
- Not seasoning well: Season the fries with salt and herbs before cooking for the best flavor. If you need to, you can add additional seasoning after cooking the fries.
If you follow these tips and the recipe, your sweet potato fries should turn out crispy, tender, and well-seasoned.
What dipping sauces go well with Sweet Potato Fries?
There are many dipping sauces that can complement the sweet and savory flavors of sweet potato fries. Some popular options include:
- Ketchup: This is a classic choice that goes well with most types of fries.
- BBQ sauce: A sweet and tangy sauce that pairs well with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes. I have a delicious homemade BBQ sauce recipe.
- Ranch dressing: A creamy, herby dressing that adds a nice balance of flavor.
- Aioli: A garlicky mayonnaise-based sauce that adds a nice depth of flavor.
- Sriracha mayo: A combination of mayo and sriracha sauce gives a nice balance of creamy and spicy. I have the perfect Sriracha Mayo recipe you can try.
- Chipotle mayo: A mayo-based sauce with a smoky and spicy flavor that compliments the sweet potatoes well.
- Honey mustard: A sweet and tangy sauce that pairs well with the sweetness of sweet potatoes.
- Lemon Herb: A sauce made with lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs, that adds a refreshing citrusy flavor to the sweet potatoes.
These are just a few examples, but you can experiment with different flavors and seasonings to find the perfect dipping sauce for your sweet potato fries.
How should I store Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries?
- To store sweet potato fries, place them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To reheat, place the fries in the air fryer for a few minutes at 400º F, or until heated through. You can also reheat them in the oven or toaster oven at 425º F for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.
- You can also freeze leftover sweet potato fries. After they have been cooked and cooled, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour or until they are firm. Then transfer the frozen fries to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as indicated above.
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- 3 medium-large sweet potatoes (1.5 pounds), scrubbed and peeled
- 1 ½ Tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning
- Chopped parsley, optional garnish
- Dipping sauce, optional side
- Preheat the air fryer to 400º F.
- Meanwhile, cut the peeled potatoes into thick fries, about ¼-½ inch thick. Keep them as evenly sized as possible so that they cook evenly.
- Gently pat the potato slices dry with a clean paper towel and then place them into a large bowl and toss with the oil until well coated.
- Sprinkle on the sea salt and garlic and herb seasoning all over the potatoes and toss to combine.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer, in a single layer, and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to do 2 or even 3 batches so that you do not overcrowd your air fryer. An overcrowded fryer may result in soggy fries.
- Remove the cooked fries from the oven onto a plate covered with a clean paper towel and put in another batch, if necessary.
- Serve hot garnished with fresh parsley, optional, alongside the dipping sauces of your preference, optional.
- Make sure to place the fries in a single layer. Overcrowding can cause steaming instead of frying, resulting in soggy fries.
- When you are slicing the potatoes, try to keep them the same size so they cook evenly. If you have a variety of sizes, sort them into batches so that they cook with similarly sized slices.
- It's important to flip the fries halfway through cooking to ensure they cook evenly and get a full crisp on both sides.
- Make sure to preheat the air fryer to the correct temperature before adding the fries, this will ensure that they cook evenly and help them get crispy instead of soggy.
- Some oils have a lower smoke point than others, which means they can start to smoke or burn at a lower temperature. Avocado oil and grapeseed oil are good options for air frying because they have a high smoke point. Peanut Oil is also a great oil to use for frying. Olive oil and butter also work but have a lower smoke point.
- Season the fries with salt and herbs before cooking for the best flavor. If you need to, you can add additional seasoning after cooking the fries.
- After cutting the sweet potatoes, dry them off with a towel, which will help the oil to adhere and make the fries more crispy.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 1mgSodium 800mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 2g