Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries

These crispy sweet potato fries are easy to make in the air fryer. Lightly seasoned, they’re perfect as a side dish. But, of course, they’re also delicious as a snack!

30 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries


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  • about 300 grams of sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • air fryer
  • vegetable peeler
  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • medium bowl


30 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into thin strips. Try to cut these thin because thicker fries will be less crispy. Also, try to cut them into equal thicknesses so that all cook at the same time.

Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries
Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries

Finishing the crispy air fryer sweet potato fries – 20 minutes

Mix the fries with the herbs and a dash of olive oil. Mix well, so that each fry is coated with the herbs and oil; do not use too much oil.

Place the sweet potato fries in the basket of the air fryer. Make sure that they are not stacked together because this will make them less crispy. If necessary, fry them in batches.

Cook the sweet potato fries at 200 degrees Celsius until nice and crisp, this will take about fifteen minutes. Shake the basket every now and then so they get crisp up evenly.

Serve as a side dish, perhaps with a venison steak, or maybe for lunch with tzatziki. Enjoy your meal!

Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries: frequently asked questions

How do I get crispy sweet potato fries?

Make sure that the fries are as dry as possible before you cook them, pat them really dry if necessary.

Why aren't my sweet potato fries crispy?

The sweet potato fries will not get crispy if they are cut too thick, or if they are stacked together during cooking. They will not become crispy unless you use some oil, as they will dry out too much during cooking.

Can I cook these sweet potato fries in the oven?

That is an option, but they will have to bake a little longer. In an air fryer, they become extra crispy and cook really quickly, as an air fryer is a lot smaller than an oven.

What should I serve with sweet potato fries?

Sweet potato fries really go with everything, from meat to fish and many different types of vegetables. They pair with peppers, mushrooms, green cabbage, parsnips, carrots, tomatoes and many more.  Goat cheese and tzatziki are also great partners for sweet potato fries.

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