These Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor. Ditch the deep-fryer and get the same addictive taste, sans the guilt.
You know the saying, “Once you go air fryer, you never go back?” Well, if you haven’t experienced this culinary game-changer, now’s the time.
Today, we’re diving into the simple yet unforgettable world of Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges. Imagine taking that humble sweet potato and transforming it into wedges that boast a crispy exterior and a tender, almost creamy center.
All of this without submerging them in a vat of oil, by the way. Stick around, and I’ll guide you through the how-tos and the pro tips to nail this dish every single time.
Looking for a few other air fryer recipes to try? These jalapeno poppers are quick and easy and these pork belly bites are one of our favorite things! And for something a little different try these pizza rolls.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Sweet Potatoes – You can use sweet potatoes or yams for this recipe. Try and choose ones that are about the same size.
- Cooking oil – Use any cooking oil you like. I use this Evo Oil sprayer bottle. It works really well for coating the food with a fine layer.
- Salt and ground black pepper – Seasoning to taste.
- Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
- Kitchen tongs: It’s very easy to remove food from your air fryer with kitchen tongs. I use these kitchen tongs that are silicon coated so they don’t scratch the interior.
- Olive oil or cooking oil spray bottle – I use this Evo oil sprayer bottle that is refillable. It sprays a nice mist over the food.
- 2 independent XL air fryer baskets
- Integrated Foodi® Smart Thermometer
- Cook 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time
How To Cut Potato Wedges
Cutting potato wedges is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.
To prepare potato wedges, start by slicing the potato in half lengthwise. Then, place the cut side of the potato down on the cutting board and slice it into thirds. Repeat the process with the other half of the potato.
You should end up with 6 wedges. If you want thinner wedges cut each potato into quarters and then cut those quarters in half giving you 8 wedges.
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
Scrub the sweet potatoes well to remove any dirt and grit. Cut them into wedges (see above).
Spray evenly with olive oil and season. If you don’t have an olive oil mister, place the wedges in a bowl and toss with the olive oil and season.
Season with just salt & pepper, or use a seasoning salt. To really kick it up a notch, we like to use our homemade dry rub.
Pour the wedges into the air fryer basket. Make sure not to crowd the basket. Leave room for the air to circulate around each sweet potato. Cook on 380°F for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. If your air fryer tends to run hot, check the wedges after 10 minutes so as not to overcook them.
Cooking time could vary depending on the size of your potato wedges. If they aren’t crisp enough at the end of the 12 minutes add 5 more minutes and check again.
Seasonings To Try
While we are just seasoning these wedges with salt & pepper you can kick them up a notch with one of these great seasoning choices.
Tips For Making Sweet Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer
- Many potato recipes, like french fries and hash browns, suggest soaking or rinsing the potatoes in water before baking, to reduce the amount of starch. We tried it both ways and found that the potatoes were just as crispy either way. Save yourself the extra step and skip right to air frying.
- You can cut the potatoes into any thickness of wedge for this recipe but keep in mind that the times will change. If you cut the potato into quarters instead of 6th, the cook time will increase to 18 minutes total.
- Likewise, if you cut the potatoes into cubes, which make a perfect popper size, they’ll cook in 10-12 minutes.
- When spraying the sweet potatoes make sure to use pure oil such as olive, avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray.
- You can peel or leave the peel on to the potato. It won’t affect it either way.
How To Store, Freeze, and Reheat
Once the sweet potato wedges have cooled, transfer the leftover to an airtight container or a ziplock bag. Store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, you can reheat them in the air fryer at 400° F for 5-8 minutes.
To freeze place the wedges in an airtight freezer bag, removing any excess air before sealing it. Don’t forget to label the bag with the date of freezing. The potato wedges can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. The best part is that you don’t need to thaw the frozen wedges before reheating them. Just add them to the air fryer and cook at 400° F for 15-18 minutes.
What to Serve with This Dish
There are so many options for main dishes to serve with this dish. You can make these all in the air fryer or in the oven, if you wish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need to soak sweet potatoes before air frying?
We tried cooking these potato wedges both ways, soaking them and not soaking them. We found that the potatoes were just as crispy either way. Save yourself the extra step and skip right to air frying.
How long should sweet potato wedges be in the air fryer?
These potato wedges cook in just 12 minutes though that time could change a bit depending on the size of your potato wedges. We always recommend shaking the basket half way through cooking. When the cooking time is up test the wedges to make sure they are soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.
Why are my sweet potato wedges not crispy?
There are several things that will help ensure crispy sweet potato wedges. Make sure to pat dry your potatoes well to remove excess moisture before adding them to the air fryer. Spray the wedges with cooking oil before you begin air frying them and again after you shake the basket half way through cooking. The oil will help them get crispy.
More Great Potato Recipes to Try
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Air Fryer Steak Bites & Potatoes
- Easy Air Fryer Potato Recipes
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- Olive oil spray or 1 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Scrub the sweet potatoes well. Cut into wedges.
- Pour the wedges into the air fryer basket. Spray evenly with olive oil. If you don’t have an olive oil mister, place the wedges in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cook on 380°F for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. Do not overcrowd the basket. Keep them in a single layer, not touching so air can circulate.
- After 12 minutes, is up if they aren't crispy enough, cook for another 5 minutes and check again.
- Depending on the size of your sweet potato wedges they may need more cooking time. I ended up adding 5 minutes to one of my batches.
- Cook until desired crispiness is achieved.
- If your air fryer tends to run hot, check the wedges after 10 minutes so as not to overcook them.
All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.
Laura is a passionate foodie and owner of Air Fry Anytime She is dedicated to sharing delicious recipes and helpful tips for using air fryers at home. With years of experience in the kitchen and a love for healthy, flavorful cooking, Laura has become an expert at using air fryers to create amazing meals that are both nutritious and delicious.