Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (super crispy!)

All you need for these perfectly crispy air fryer sweet potato fries are 5 ingredients and 15 minutes. Enjoy!

air fryer sweet potato fries in a fry basket

Let’s Make Sweet Potato Fries!

Welcome to one of our new favorite sweet potato fries recipe! We love our baked sweet potato fries, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to turn on the ol’ oven. Cue: these super crispy air fryer sweet potato fries!

These 5-ingredient fries are tossed with Lawry’s seasoned salt, garlic powder, and cornmeal, and then air fried to crispy perfection. The cornmeal gives these fries a little extra CRUNCH, too. 

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Ingredients You Need

These air fryer sweet potato fries come together in 5 simple ingredients. You’ll need:

  • For the sweet tater fries: A large sweet potato, cut into French fries
  • To oil before air frying: Olive oil
  • For the seasoning: Lawry’s seasoned salt and garlic powder
  • For added crunch: Cornmeal

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card for a list of ingredients and instructions.

Preheat Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF and spray the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray. Spraying the basket will ensure your sweet potato fries don’t stick to the air fryer.

Chop Sweet Potato

Next, chop the sweet potato into fries, about ¼-inch thick. We found this thickness allows for perfectly cooked fries that are crispy on the outside.

air fryer sweet potato fries in a bowl tossed with seasonings

Season Sweet Potato Fries

Place the sweet potato fries into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle them with seasoned salt, garlic powder and cornmeal. Toss until the sweet potato fries are evenly coated in the spices and corn meal. 

Air Fry

Cook the sweet potato fries in two batches. Spread half the sweet potato fries in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Be sure the sweet potato fries are not overcrowded in the basket. 

If you have a larger air fryer, you may be able to cook more than half of the batch at once!

Flip & Fry Again

Cook the sweet potato fries for 4 minutes at 400ºF, then flip the fries, and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the fries are golden brown. 

Repeat

Repeat, repeat, repeat until all of the sweet potato fries are cooked. 

Serve & Enjoy

Serve with ketchup or your dip of choice and ENJOY.

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Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven

Perfectly crispy baked sweet potato fries ready in 30 minutes. Serve these oven baked sweet potato fries with your favorite burger or eat them on their own as a healthy appetizer!

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Cutting Sweet Potato Fries

There are so many different ways you can cut a sweet potato fry. Some prefer wedges while others like shoestring fries. We cut these fries into a traditional french fry cut — 1/4 inch thick rectangle fries. 

Why this size? We found that the 1/4 inch thickness allows them to cook perfectly in the air fryer while also crisping up on the outside.

What about the skin? You can either leave the skin-on (our preference) or you can peel it before slicing your fries.

Seasoning Variations

One great thing about sweet potato fries is that you can season them so many different ways! Sub in 1:1 any of the following seasoning blends for the Lawry’s season salt and garlic powder:

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air fryer sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket
air fryer sweet potato fries after being air fried

Storage Instructions

These crispy fries are best enjoyed immediately!

However, if you have any fries left over, they will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat the fries, place them on a baking sheet, drizzle them in oil, and bake them at 450ºF until they become crispy again.

air fryer sweet potato fries in a fry basket ready to be served

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

All you need for these perfectly crispy air fryer sweet potato fries are 5 ingredients and 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Fat 7

Carbs 23

Protein 3

Yield 2 1x


Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, washed and skin on 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • ½ tablespoon Lawry’s seasoned salt 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF and spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. Next, carefully chop the sweet potato into fries, about ¼-inch thick. 
  3. Place the sweet potato fries into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle them with seasoned salt, garlic powder and cornmeal. Toss until the sweet potato fries are coated in the spices and corn meal. 
  4. Cook the sweet potato fries in two batches. Spread half the sweet potato fries in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Be sure the sweet potato fries are not overcrowded in the basket. 
  5. Cook for 4 minutes at 400ºF, flip the sweet potato fries, and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until sweet potato fries are golden brown. 
  6. Repeat until all of the sweet potato fries are cooked. 
  7. Serve with ketchup or dip and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2
Calories: 161
Sugar: 6
Sodium: 1173
Fat: 7
Carbohydrates: 23
Fiber: 3
Protein: 3
Cholesterol: 0

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SidesMethod: Air FryerCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegetarian

Keywords: air fryer sweet potato fries

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