I recently purchased an air fryer, I know, I know, I am late to the game, but better late than never I say! So what’s the first recipe I want to share? My very favorite side dish: sweet potato fries….Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (Whole30) to be exact.
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Why Use an Air Fryer?
So one of the reasons I am late to the air fryer game is that I am a pretty traditional girl when it comes to cooking methods. THAT SAID, now that I have an air fryer I see the appeal.! It’s very fast, everything turns out crispy, and you can get that crispiness without deep frying. Of course, I still want you to use healthy fats in your cooking, because I am all about those healthy fats! So I encourage you to stick to extra virgin olive oil, butter/ghee, avocado or coconut oil when using your air fryer. Cool quality organic cooking sprays are fine too.
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (Whole30):
So, this is how easy this recipe is, simply peel and slice potatoes into 1/4″ ‘sticks’, then coat in healthy fat of your choice, sprinkle with sea salt and pop in the air fryer. Cook for 14 minutes and boom! You have crispy, healthy sweet potatoes.
Can You Reheat Leftovers? Yes you can!
If you happen to have leftovers (I never do, ha!) You can pop them back in the air fryer and heat for a couple of minutes. They won’t be quite as crispy as first day fries, but still really good.
Can I Make Less or More?
Yes and no. You can make less, using just one potato if you like. But you can’t add a third potato or the fries won’t cook well.
Want Variations? Want Dip? I’ve Got Them!
Want to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your fries? How about adding cinnamon for a for a sweet treat, or if savory is more your jam, add some fresh rosemary. As far as dips go you can’t beat a good ranch dip!
Don’t Have an Air Fryer? Use the Oven!
Try my Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges instead.
The Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (Whole30)
What you need: an air fryer, a good knife. and the best sea salt in the world!
Crispy hot sweet potato fries that cook up in 14 minutes!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1- 1 1/4 pounds total) Peeled and sliced into 1/4" strips. Cut as uniformly as possible for even cooking
- 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary added halfway through cooking time
- cinnamon to taste, simply sprinkle onto fries at the same time as sea salt
Peel and cut potatoes into 1/4" sticks. Sticks should be uniform for even cooking. Place in a bowl.
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, toss
Place in basket of air fryer. Set air fryer to "air fry" and cook at 380 degrees for 14 minutes, turning fries at seven minute mark
When done cooking, remove and serve. If you like your fries crispier, add a couple more minutes of cooking time
To Reheat: if you have leftovers you can reheat them. Just pop leftovers back in the air fryer and reheat for 2 minutes.
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