Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

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Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer are the easiest possible method for making great, crispy sweet potato fries, without the hassle of baking in the oven.

A plate of sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries are definitely one of my favorite things, second only to regular potato French fries. I make them all the time. And every time I use the air fryer, because it’s way faster than the oven, and the fries turn out perfectly cooked in just a few minutes.

Using the air fryer means you don’t have to add any extra oil to get a crispy exterior. If you want to make them from scratch try this recipe, or try these sweet potato wedges.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Crispy Perfection: Cooking air fryer sweet potato fries ensures a delightful crispiness that’s hard to achieve with conventional methods. The hot air circulation in the air fryer creates a golden-brown exterior while preserving the natural sweetness and tenderness of the sweet potato on the inside.
  • Time-Efficient: Significantly cut down on cooking time compared to traditional oven baking, making it the perfect choice for those moments when you’re craving a quick and delicious side dish.
  • Healthier Option: This cooking method requires minimal oil to achieve that coveted crispiness.

Ingredients You Need

A bag of frozen sweet potato fries
  • Sweet potato fries – The hardest part is finding the frozen sweet potato fries that you like best. I like the Alexia brand, but there are so many available brands. Give them a try and see what you like best.
  • Dipping sauce – I like to dip my sweet potato fries in mayonnaise, but maybe that’s just me! You could dip in ketchup, sweet mustard, or serve with no dipping sauce.

Equipment Information

  • 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.

Tips For Making Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

  • Don’t add extra oil to the fries. They come with enough oil in them to make a crispy fry without adding extra.
  • If you notice that the ends of the fries are getting too dark or burning, turn down the heat and continue cooking on a lower heat.
  • It helps to shake the basket a few times during cooking to ensure the fries get evenly cooked.

How to Make Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Add Fries to the Basket

Frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket

Pour as many frozen sweet potato fries as you want into the air fryer basket. They can overlap some since you will shake them half way through cooking. You just don’t want a full basket that is inches deep. The fries in the middle won’t get crispy.

Step 2: Air Fry

Cooked sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket

Air fry at 375°F(190°C) for 13-15 minutes, shaking the basket half way through. Shaking will ensure that all sides of the fries get cooked to the same crispiness.

The reason I don’t cook them at 400° F(205°C) is because that is often too hot for sweet potatoes that tend to brown and burn on the ends in too hot a temperature. Cooking at 375° F(190°C) allows them to get more cooked and crispy in the center without the ends scorching.

Keep in mind that all air fryers vary and so it might take a few more or less minutes to cook the fries in your air fryer. Keep an eye on them and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes at a time until they reach your desired crispiness.

Seasonings to Try

You can season these air fryer sweet potato fries any way you like. I use seasoning salt, or a blend of seasoning and garlic salt. Just plain salt and pepper is also good.

If you like your sweet potatoes on the sweet side, wait until after they’re cooked, then sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar. They’re so good that way.

Here are a few seasonings you could try:

A plate of sweet potato fries

What To Serve Them With

Questions About the Recipe

Should I preheat the air fryer?

You don’t have to preheat the air fryer. You should always follow the recipes directions on whether to preheat the air fryer or not. The recipes cooking time will change based on whether the air fryer was preheated or not.

Do I need to thaw the sweet potato fries before I air fry them?

No. There is no need for that extra step. Just add the frozen fries to the air fryer basket and cook.

Why are my frozen sweet potato fries soggy in the air fryer?

If your air fryer sweet potato fries are soggy they probably need to cook for longer. Give the basket a shake and cook them for 3-4 more minutes. Keep an eye on them though, you don’t want them to burn.

Before You Go

Since you made it to the end of this article, you might be interested in more frozen air fryer recipes. Here are a few more recipes we think you might enjoy.

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A plate of sweet potato fries

Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer are the easiest possible method for making great, crispy sweet potato fries, without the hassle of baking in the oven.
5 from 29 votes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 bag sweet potato fries or as many as you like
  • Dipping sauce if desired

Instructions
 

  • Pour the frozen sweet potato fries into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 15 minutes, shaking the basket every 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce

Notes

  • Don’t add extra oil to the fries. They come with enough oil in them to make a crispy fry without adding extra.
  • If you notice that the ends of the fries are getting too dark or burning, turn down the heat and continue cooking on a lower heat.
  • It helps to shake the basket a few times during cooking to ensure the fries get evenly cooked.

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.5gSodium: 140mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.36mg
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