What if I told you that I can make your guilty pleasure…way less guilty? Ending the countless debates with your inner hungry self about eating fries every day; let me introduce you to a healthier alternative: Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries.
This recipe is an irresistible version of your favorite comfort food. Enjoy a slight crisp on the outside with a tender bite on the inside!
And make sure you make enough to feed the family, because when fries are this healthy and delicious, a lady won’t share!
Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
If the saying goes “Less is more,” well this Crispy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries recipe is the perfect example. Fries with less calories, less fat, and take less than 15 minutes! What’s not to love!
These sweet potato fries are seasoned to perfection, and air fried to a golden crunchy crispy layer. They are perfect as a side dish, or a quick snack with your favorite dip!
Enjoy the Crispy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries with guilt-free conscious, because I am sure the first bite will get you hooked for life!
Meet the Star of the Show!
Despite their amazing taste and their ability to easily creep into your diet, sweet potatoes are actually packed with plenty of health benefits.
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, fiber, and minerals. They are also a huge source of antioxidants that protects your body from chronic disease and radical damage.
Health benefits aside, sweet potatoes are already packing flavor before you even begin to work with them. So, imagine all the possibilities of seasoning them or spicing them up to suit your taste buds!
Well there you have it! Knowing that these Crispy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries are healthy and down right delicious, is the perfect excuse to include it in your weekly meal plans (as if you need an excuse!)
Making Your Guilty Pleasure…Less Guilty!
Once Upon a Dip!
We can all agree that the best food are the ones dipped in some creamy flavorful sauce. And here’s the thing: the possibilities are endless!
Dip your sweet potato fries in some Smoked Paprika Aioli. This dip is made of minced garlic, mayonnaise, garlic powder, smoked paprika, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Its smoky flavor complements your crispy sweet potato fries to perfection.
You can also try your fries with some Chipotle Lime Mayo. The combination of mayonnaise, lime, and chipotle paste makes a perfect spicy, smoky, and citrusy tang.
Finally, if you are looking for a flavor explosion, then pair your fries with Grainy Honey Mustard Sauce. The rich mixture of stone ground mustard, mayo, honey and cinnamon will leave your taste buds deliciously satisfied.
If you like the good old-fashioned condiments, and it’s rare to find those who don’t, then indulge! A little bit of ketchup, some mustard, a bit of barbecue sauce. You can even dip into garlic paste for an added kick! Or, you can keep it clean and healthy with this Smooth Vegan Hummus Recipe as a dip!
Take It for a Dip!
Tips for the Best Sweet Potato Fries!
Somewhere down the line, I am sure we can all appreciate some guidance or tips that would make our cooking adventure a bit easier. Well don’t you worry! Here are a few tips that would guarantee you the best results!
Tip 1: Cut your potatoes in similar shape and size to make for more even cooking. Also, make sure you flip or shake your tray halfway through the cooking process. Despite the fact that air does circulate, the heat is always stronger at the bottom.
Tip 2: Don’t overcrowd your sweet potato fries in the basket. If you throw everything in there at once, you might create a steaming effect instead of a crisping one.
Tip 3: Sprinkle some seasoning salt on your sweet potato fries after cooking for an enhanced flavor.
Tip 4: You can use any kind of oil you want (avocado or canola). You can even omit the oil if you prefer, but keep in mind that your fries may taste drier.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You absolutely can. If you prefer using frozen fries then you can stick to the same temperature mentioned in this recipe, but it will take you an extra five minutes.
Your sweet potato fries may get soggy if you overcrowd them in the Air Fryer. Try to keep them in a single layer to attain that crispy crunchy bite.
If you find yourself with leftovers that you would rather enjoy at a later time, then place your fries in an airtight container in the fridge. They should be good for about 3 days.
A Step By Step Guide For Perfect Sweet Potato Fries!
Ingredients You Need:
- sweet potatoes
- light brown sugar
- olive oil
Follow These Easy Steps:
First, peel and cut the sweet potato horizontally, then cut as thick or thin as you’d like your sweet potatoes fries to be.
Next, mix together your olive oil, brown sugar and salt in a bowl until well combined.
Then, toss in the cut sweet potatoes into the seasoning mix, and mix around using your hands or a spoon until all of the sweet potatoes are well coated.
Finally, air fry at 450 °F for 10-12 minutes, or until they turn golden in color.
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Crunchy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
- Peel then cut the sweet potato horizontally as thick or thin as you’d like your sweet potatoes fries to be.
- In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, brown sugar and salt until everything is well combined.
- Toss in the cut sweet potatoes and mix around using your hands or a spoon until all of the sweet potatoes are well coated.
- Air fry at 450 °F for 10-12 minutes, or until they turn golden in color.