A bowl of air fryer frozen sweet potato fries with a ramekin of ketchup.
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Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Cheryl Malik
November 22, 2023
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The air fryer is the best way to cook frozen sweet potato fries! They’re perfectly crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside. Cooked with only 3 ingredients and ready in roughly 15 minutes!

A bowl of air fryer frozen sweet potato fries with a ramekin of ketchup.

🍠 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • Sweet potato fries are such a delicious and easy side dish or snack, but traditional methods of heating them can be time consuming and result in soggy or half-burnt fries. This is a totally foolproof and quick way to cook frozen sweet potato fries! The air fryer crisps these fries to golden perfection, leaving the inside tender, fluffy and absolutely delicious.
  • Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries are irresistibly delicious! They pair with just about any main course, and they’re delicious enough to eat on their own as a tasty afternoon snack. Pair with chicken savoy or chicken almondine for a fun, tasty, and picky-eater approved meal.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • The flavor possibilities are endless with air fryer frozen sweet potato fries! You can totally match the seasonings to what you’re cooking as a main course. For a sweeter flavor, sprinkle some cinnamon and brown sugar to give the fries an irresistible caramelized flavor. Love a little spice? Add a pinch of paprika, or any spice blend.
  • Every air fryer heats differently! After the first 7 minutes of cook time, be sure to pause to open the basket every few minutes to check the level of doneness. As soon as the sweet potato fries have crisped up and have a crisp, golden outside, they’re ready to be enjoyed!
A bowl of air fryer frozen sweet potato fries with a ramekin of ketchup.

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A bowl of air fryer frozen sweet potato fries with a ramekin of ketchup.

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Perfectly cooked seasoned sweet potato fries, from freezer to table in no time at all!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Recipe Makes: 6 servings
Approximate Cost: $4.99 ($0.85 per serving)

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • large mixing bowl
  • tongs
  • neutral-flavored cooking spray (optional but recommended; see Notes)
  • serving bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce bag frozen sweet potato fries
  • salt (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

If Using Spray Oil

  • Preheat air fryer to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • Add 1 15-ounce bag frozen sweet potato fries to large mixing bowl. Lightly spritz fries with neutral-flavored spray oil, then add salt and ½ teaspoon garlic powder. Stir or toss fries to coat in oil and seasonings.
  • Remove basket from preheated air fryer. Transfer seasoned fries to basket, working in small batches as needed to avoid overcrowding basket. Spread fries out into even layer, then return basket to air fryer.
  • Air fry sweet potato fries 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, remove basket from air fryer and flip fries, or shake basket to toss fries.
  • Return basket to air fryer and air fry sweet potato fries 5 minutes more. After 5 minutes, check fries, then continue air frying 2 to 5 minutes more as needed to achieve desired crispiness. Check fries every 60 seconds to prevent burning!
  • When sweet potato fries are as crispy and golden brown as desired, transfer fries to serving bowl. Repeat process with remaining frozen sweet potato fries, then serve warm with desired dipping sauces.

If Not Using Spray Oil

  • Preheat air fryer to 375° Fahrenheit. Once air fryer is preheated, remove basket.
  • Add 1 15-ounce bag frozen sweet potato fries to air fryer basket in even layer, working in small batches as needed to avoid overcrowding basket. Return basket to air fryer.
  • Air fry sweet potato fries 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, remove basket from air fryer and flip fries, or shake basket to toss fries.
  • Return basket to air fryer and air fry sweet potato fries 5 minutes more. After 5 minutes, check fries, then continue air frying 2 to 5 minutes more as needed to achieve desired crispiness. Check fries every 60 seconds to prevent burning!
  • When sweet potato fries are as crispy and golden brown as desired, transfer fries to serving bowl. Repeat process with remaining frozen sweet potato fries.
  • Once all sweet potato fries have been air fried, sprinkle salt and ½ teaspoon garlic powder over fries in large bowl. Toss or stir fries to cover in spices, then serve fries warm with desired dipping sauces.

Notes

  • Spray Oil: Make sure to use a spray oil that’s safe for air fryers. Aerosolized cooking sprays can damage the non-stick coating on your air fryer basket.
  • Cook Time: All air fryers behave differently, even 2 of the same make and model in the same kitchen. Keep a close eye on your sweet potato fries and adjust your cook time as needed to avoid overcooking or burning your fries.

Recipe costs provided are approximate. Actual cost per recipe & serving will vary by location, store, brand, etc. Approximate cost shown does not include costs for any optional ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 295mg | Total Carbs: 16g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Added Sugars: 0g | Sugar Alcohols: 0g | Erythritol: 0g | Allulose: 0g | Net Carbs: 13g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used. To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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Recipe by Cheryl Malik

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