Sweet potato fries are as crispy as regular fries, but they’re more colorful and flavorful — they’re a bit sweeter, too. There’s no doubt sweet potato fries have gained popularity, and it’s because they’re an excellent alternative to the same-old French fries.
air fryer. There’s another reason you’d want to make sweet potatoes at home. You get to choose how thick they are — you can even choose between making wedges of sticks. Forget about frozen fries and make sweet potato fries with fresh veggies!
To make sweet potato fries, you’ll need a couple of sweet potatoes, and there are several types in the market. Don’t mistake yams for sweet potatoes, as yams are a bit more fibrous.
You’ll also need a few seasonings. In our case, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Although salt and pepper are usually enough to make a tasty batch of sweet potato fries, adding flavor to the colorful appetizer is always a good idea. Experiment with paprika, dried herbs and even turmeric for fun results. And since we are air-frying these beauties, you don’t need loads of oil, only olive oil in spray.
Sweet potato fries can substitute regular fries on every occasion. However, sweet potato fries have more impact and a gourmet feel, so they’re also suitable for fancy dinner parties and more sophisticated menus.
Sweet potato fries go well with ketchup and mayo and garlicky sauces like tzatziki and ranch. Of course, sweet potato fries are good partners for all types of fast food and quick bites, from burgers and hot dogs to wings. And let’s not even mention that sweet potato fries are delicious on their own — serve them along with other appetizers when watching a game or a movie and watch them disappear in minutes!
Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges or canes.
Spray the potatoes with cooking oil and season them with garlic, powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
Place the sweet potato in the air fryer basket and follow the appliance’s instructions for around 10 minutes.
Shake the air fryer basket halfway through.
Remove when golden brown and crispy.
Serve with a creamy garlic dip or ketchup.