Do you have an air fryer and a bag of frozen fries that you have no idea what to do with? Well, you landed in the right place. You’re 5-ingredients and 13-minutes away from the tastiest, crispiest homemade sweet potato fries.
- 2 cups of frozen sweet potato fries (please see recipe notes about air fryer capacity)
- 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- Sea salt to taste
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 3 minutes.
- Add frozen fries to a mixing bowl or ziplock bag.
- Add olive oil and seasoning mix to bowl or bag. Then toss until fries are coated evenly.
- Transfer mixture to the air fryer basket. Ensure the fries are not overcrowded. You want them spread out evenly in a single layer.
- Cook at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, stopping at the 6 minute mark to remove the basket and flip the fries. (Please see recipe notes for cooking time considerations. Thinner cuts may require less cooking time.)
- Once flipped, replace the basket and cook for the remaining 6 minutes.
- Remove the fries from the air fryer basket and place in a serving dish. Season to taste with salt.
- Serve and enjoy immediately with your favourite dipping sauce or as-is.
- Cooking times may vary. That’s because every brand cuts their sweet potato fries to a different thickness. A good rule of thumb is to look at the recommended baking time on the bag and reduce this by half. Your cooking time can also be affected by how full your air fryer basket is. The more full, the longer the cooking time. Be sure to check in.
- Do not overfill your air fryer basket. Every air fryer has a different capacity, so I can't give you an exact measurement for how many fries you should cook in one batch. Instead, judge by how it looks. The fries should be in a single layer with space surrounding them. If they are overlapping, the air can’t properly circulate, which means the fries in the middle won’t have a chance to cook evenly and get crispy. Instead of overcrowding, cook in two batches if need be.
- It’s important to flip the fries at the halfway mark. You can toss the basket to flip the fries, or use a spatula or tongs. This step ensures every fry is evenly cooked and your batch turns out extra crispy.
- Enjoy immediately. If they sit for too long, the fries could end up being soggy rather than crispy. So, dig in.
Keywords: air fryer, healthy sides