Thursday 6 October 2022

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes





I can still remember the first time I tasted Sweet Potato Fries. It was in the Rooftop Restaurant on the top of the Joseph Smith Building in Salt Lake City, and I fell in love.


I have always loved sweet potatoes, but I had never heard of Sweet Potato fries before. I really enjoyed French fries so why not Sweet Potato fries.  I was keen to try them. (I also tried deep fried pickles, something else I fell in love with!)


Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 
 



Of course, Sweet Potato fries are very common now. You can find them on most restaurant menus and also in the frozen section of most grocery shops. All are delicious. I particularly like the crinkle cut ones.

This Air Fryer version is a much lighter alternative to the deep fried, or even the frozen versions, containing less calories and less fat.  They turn out just as crispy and delicious and in a fraction of the time. No fuss, no muss.




Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 



The ones I enjoyed in Salt Lake City were served with a Ranch type of dressing, but today I created a Sriracha Mayo to serve with mine. Creamy, garlicky and spicy it was the perfect dip to go with them!


But in all truth, I don't really need a dip to enjoy my sweet potato fries. I think they taste plenty delicious all on their own with the perfect mix of seasonings and spices!



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 





WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO FRIES

It looks like a lot but it is basically just sweet potatoes, a bit of oil and some seasonings.


For the fries:
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (not salt)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder (not salt)
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
For the Sriracha Mayo:
  • 1/4 cup (55g) mayonnaise (full fat or low fat)
  • Sriracha chili garlic sauce to taste

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 




Make sure you use the onion and garlic powders, not the salts. Using salts would make these far too salty. I have recommended 1/2 tsp of salt but in reality, I don't use this much.  I hardly use salt at all in my cooking if I can help it.

For the Sriracha mayo you can use either full fat or low-fat mayo. It makes no difference. I tend to use full fat myself.  They tend to add more sugar in the lower fat versions of things, and I also try to watch my sugar intake as much as possible.


If I am wanting really spicy ones, I will often add 1/2 tsp of chili powder to these. I quite like the little bit of heat it gives.



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 




HOW TO CUT AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO FRIES


You want to begin with two medium sized sweet potatoes, more squat-shaped than long. You can leave the skins on if you wish, but I tend to take them off myself.


Remove both rounded ends from the peeled potato, then cut them in half lengthwise. That way you can place them onto the cutting board, cut sides down and they won't roll around. Much safer. 


The thinner you cut them the crispier they will be.  I cut the halves into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and then I cut the slices into 1/4-inch-thick strips. 

I also like to pat them dry with some paper kitchen toweling. This helps to make them even crispier.



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries





I have a Kuraidori Air Fryer. This is the brand of air fryer sold by Home Hardware here in Canada. It comes with a nice deep basket and two smaller baskets, as well as a rotisserie.  I love it.


I was so impressed with it after I got it that I bought one for my sister as a gift for her to use as well. She loves hers also.  I highly recommend this model.


Everything I have cooked in it has come out perfect. I had a larger Cuisineart one which is also a toaster oven and I nicknamed that one the Cremator as it literally burnt everything.  Seriously. It now lives in my garage on a shelf.



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 





HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO FRIES

These are really easy to make. I doubt that I will ever use frozen ones again.  These are so quick and easy to make and turned out beautiful.


Peel the sweet potatoes and then cut each sweet potato into 1/4-inch-thick sticks. (see above) Place them into a bowl.


Toss them together with the olive oil, salt, garlic and onion powders, paprika and black pepper, coating them evenly.


Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries 




Cook until crispy in 2 or 3 batches, depending on the size of your basket. Do not overcrowd the basket. I recommend 12 minutes, turning or shaking them halfway through the cook time. This may vary based on your air fryer.


While they are cooking, whisk the mayonnaise together with the Sriracha sauce to taste. Serve the sweet potato fries immediately along with the sriracha mayonnaise for dipping, if desired. Or any other kind of dip that you enjoy. Ranch is nice.


Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
 



I was very impressed with how crispy these turned out without being burnt.  I have cooked sweet potato fries from scratch in the oven before and they have turned out a bit soggy.  Patting them dry before coating and cooking helped a lot.  Also not crowding the basket and cooking them in batches.



These were really delicious. I will be making them again and again. I think you are sure to enjoy them as well!  I love sweet potatoes anyways and being able to enjoy them this way is a bonus, especially with them being lower in fat and my being able to control the salt and seasonings on them. 



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries





I believe in making my appliances pay for themselves and so use them as much as possible. Some other delicious air fryer recipes I have shared are:


AIR FRYER TUNA MELTS - Grilled sandwiches always come out nice and crisp and never soggy in the air fryer. This is now my favorite Tuna Melt sandwich to make!  Crisp and buttery on the outside with a delicious tuna salad and cheese filling.


AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS - Beautifully seasoned with a lovely crisp skin, these are my favorite chicken wings. You can of course coat the finished wings with your favorite sauce if you wish, but these are plenty delicious all on their own!



Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 2
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 17 Min
A delicious, lighter alternative to deep fried sweet potato fries. Quick and simple to make you can be enjoying these in about 15 minutes. I have included instructions to make a delicious Sriracha mayo which is great for dipping. You can use low fat mayo if you are watching your fat and calories.

Ingredients

For the fries:
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (not salt)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder (not salt)
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
For the Sriracha Mayo:
  • 1/4 cup (55g) mayonnaise (full fat or low fat)
  • Sriracha chili garlic sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and then cut each sweet potato into 1/4-inch-thick sticks. Place them into a bowl.
  2. Toss them together with the olive oil, salt, garlic and onion powders, paprika and black pepper, coating them evenly.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
  4. Cook until crispy in 2 or 3 batches, depending on the size of your basket. Do not overcrowd the basket. I recommend 12 minutes, turning or shaking them halfway through the cook time. This may vary based on your air fryer.
  5. While they are cooking, whisk the mayonnaise together with the Sriracha sauce to taste.
  6. Serve the sweet potato fries immediately along with the sriracha mayonnaise for dipping, if desired.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries






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