Crispy and delicious Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries. Easy to make in your air fryer. Gluten-free, Paleo,
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Using an air fryer is so easy and I have decided it is a must have item in my kitchen. It allows me to have crispy fried treats like these sweet potato fries without using all the oil that you normally would need to use to get them crisp.
There are so many air fryers to pick from on Amazon so I decided to go with the top rated one that was within my budget. This one is an Avalon Bay Air Fryer. It’s super easy to use and the clean up is a breeze. The outside doesn’t get hot to the touch either. There is a vent on the back side that blows out hot air, but it isn’t enough to heat your kitchen up like an oven does.
You need to use an oil sprayer. I originally used my Spectrum coconut oil spray, but I wanted to be able to use avocado or olive oil for the flavor so I ordered a set of these Evo Oil Sprayers. I had a refillable oil mister several years ago, but I wasn’t impressed with how it worked, but these sprayers work great.
Tips on getting your sweet potato fries crispy!
- Soaking the fries in ice water and then patting them dry are important steps. Soaking in ice water removes some of the starch and then patting them dry keeps the fries from steaming, both of these steps helps the fries become crisp.
- Don’t overcrowd your food in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of the basket you may need to do more than one batch.
- Be sure to put a light sprinkling of pepper on your food when you need to turn it over half way through cooking. When it’s time to turn the pepper on your food will help you be able to see which ones still need turning.
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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
- Prep Time: 65 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving
1 medium sweet potato
avocado or olive oil
salt & pepper
Peel sweet potato and slice into thick slices and then cut those in half lengthwise. You can cut these thinner if you prefer, but I found a little thicker slice ended up with a nice crunch on the outside and tender on the inside.
Soak fries in a large bowl of ice water for 1 hour. Remove and pat dry with a towel or several paper towels.
Place fries in air fryer basket. Spread out in single layer. Spritz with avocado or olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper.
Cook in air fryer at 350° for 10 minutes.
Turn fries and spritz again with oil and more salt & pepper.
Cook for 7-8 minutes.
Spritz again with oil. Cook for 5-8 minutes more, but begin checking them every couple of minutes for doneness.
Soaking the fries in ice water and then patting them dry are important steps. Soaking in ice water removes some of the starch and then patting them dry keeps the fries from steaming, both of these steps helps the fries become crisp.
Try not to overcrowd. Depending on the size of the basket you may need to do more than one batch.
When you are turning your fries over the light sprinkling of pepper will help you know which fry has been turned over.
- Serving Size: 1 medium sweet potato
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