Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries


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.