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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries


These easy air fryer sweet potato fries make the perfect side dish for most proteins, and they are low glycemic and paleo-friendly.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Treat yourself to these crispy, crunchy, homemade air fryer sweet potato fries with a yogurt dipping sauce. They make the perfect low glycemic, paleo-friendly, and Whole30 side dish or appetizer!

This is one of the easiest methods for homemade air fryer sweet potato fries! These fries are incredibly easy and make the perfect side dish for grilled burgers and steak or served all by themselves. And these sweet potato fries are served with an incredible garlic-herb dipping sauce. What can be better? Using an air fryer versus the oven or a deep fryer means that these sweet potato fries require less oil. These fries are my all-time favorite side dish, and after you try this recipe, I hope it will become yours too! Remember that you will need to cook these sweet potato fries in 2-3 batches.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Picking the right sweet potato:

For a pop of color and a nice sweet bite, I recommend using either the garnet or jewel sweet potato variety. They have orange flesh that will produce the most vibrant sweet potato fries.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries – The Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes (garnet or jewel varieties)
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika 
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper 
  • Parsley 
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

What temperature do you cook sweet potato fries in a fryer?

The best temperature for air frying sweet potato fries falls between 375-380 degrees F. 

Why are my air fryer sweet potato fries not crispy?

The short answer is, crowding. It is important to air-fry sweet potato fries in batches. Overcrowding will result in steamed, soggy fries. Spread them apart in the basket, then fry as directed. Repeat the process with each batch.

Making Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  • Peel sweet potatoes, then cut into 1/4″ thick fries. See photos for reference.
  • Place them into a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT parsley. Toss to coat, and split into three separate batches.
  • Add the first batch to the air fryer basket. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until brown and crispy (not burned). Check halfway through the cooking time to see how they are progressing.
  • Remove cooked fries and repeat the process with the next 1-2 batches.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Dipping Sauce

This homemade fry sauce is truly spectacular and will brighten up your sweet potato fries. Make ahead of time or when the last batch is in the air fryer. It is that simple!

Ingredients:

  • Whole Milk Yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Rosemary (or your favorite fresh herb)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • While the sweet potato fries are cooking, prepare the dipping sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serving:

Place your sweet potato fries on a platter, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with the garlic-herb dipping sauce. Enjoy! Try this dish alongside bunless burgers or baked salmon.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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These easy air fryer sweet potato fries make the perfect side dish for most proteins, and they are low glycemic and paleo-friendly.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer sweet potato fries, sweet potato fries
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 4
Calories 435

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes garnet or jewel
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Parsley finely chopped for garnish
  • For the dipping sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees F
  • Peel sweet potatoes, then cut into 1/4” thick fries.
  • Place them into a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients, EXCEPT parsley. Toss to coat and add the first batch to the air fryer basket. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until brown and crispy (not burned). Check halfway through the cooking. Remove and repeat the process with the rest of the fries.
  • While the sweet potato fries are cooking, prepare the dipping sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve fries on a platter with dipping sauce, and let your guests help themselves. Enjoy!
  • -Garnet or Jewel sweet potatoes are recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16316IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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