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Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

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These tasty Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries are effortless to make and ready in just 20 minutes!

They come out perfectly seasoned and crispy every time, making them an excellent choice for a healthy side dish or snack.

If you want to learn how to air-fry frozen sweet potato fries to perfection, this post has some fantastic tips for you.

air fried sweet potato fries served with spicy mayo

Cooking frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer is remarkably easy and much less messy than using a traditional fryer.

They’re ideal for a quick and easy side dish at lunch or dinner, or when you’re craving a healthy afternoon snack paired with your favorite dip.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Ingredients You’ll Need

labelled picture of ingredients for frozen sweet potatoes in air fryer recipe
  • Frozen sweet potato fries – You can choose from your favorite brands of regular-cut sweet potato fries. This recipe is tailored for medium-cut fries, so adjust the timing based on the thickness of your fries.
  • Salt – It’s optional. Make sure to check the packaging as some frozen sweet potato fries may already be salted.
  • Chili Jam and Mayonnaise – I enjoy dipping sweet potato fries in a blend of homemade Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam and mayonnaise. I highly recommend it but entirely optional!

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer?

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Making sweet potatoes in an air fryer is a straightforward process. 

To achieve the best results, you need to follow a few simple steps:

Quick Tip!

Preheat your air fryer as you would do with your oven before start cooking your frozen sweet potatoes. Find out more in this blog post about why and when you should preheat your air fryer.

Many air fryers come with a preheat button, but if yours doesn’t, set it to 180°C (360°F) and let it preheat for about 5 minutes.

Once the air fryer is heated, place your frozen sweet potato fries in the basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.

Make sure they are arranged in a single layer without overlapping. If your air fryer basket is not spacious enough, you may need to cook them in two batches.

Air fry the sweet potato fries for 9 minutes, then shake the basket. Continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes until they turn golden and crispy.

For extra crispiness, you can extend the cooking time by a few more minutes if desired.

Remove the air-fried sweet potato fries from the basket and place them on a serving plate.

crispy frozen sweet potatoes cooked in an air fryer

Serve them alongside your favorite dip as a snack or as a side dish to complement dishes like Air Fryer Steak Bites and Mushrooms, Best Air Fryer Crab Cakes Recipe, Individual Salmon en Croute, Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Fish Sticks From Scratch, or Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Legs Recipe.

frozen air fryer sweet potatoes served with individual salmon en croute

Prepare the Chili Jam Dipping Sauce

Place 1 cup of mayonnaise into a bowl and stir in 1 ½ tablespoons of homemade Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam. 

Stir well until nicely incorporated and transfer it into a small serving bowl.

dipping sauce for air fryer sweet potatoes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Cooking Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer is quicker, less messy, and much easier, and they always come out perfectly crispy.
  • Air-frying frozen sweet potatoes is a healthier alternative to deep-frying, offering the same level of crispiness.
  • Similar to Easy Asparagus in Air Fryer, you can serve them as a nutritious side dish for dinner or enjoy them as a snack with your favorite dip.
  • Air-frying frozen sweet potato fries is particularly easy, making it ideal for beginners.

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • This recipe uses medium-cut fries, so you may need to adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your fries.
  • Do not thaw the frozen sweet potato fries; cook them while they are still frozen!
  • Preheat your air fryer similar to how you would preheat your oven before cooking the frozen sweet potatoes.
  • Arrange the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer to prevent overlapping.
  • If you prefer your sweet potato fries extra crispy, cook them for a few additional minutes beyond the instructions provided.

What Goes Well with Frozen Sweet Potato Fries?

You can serve these deliciously crispy air-fried sweet potato fries as a side dish to many dishes. 

My favorite main dishes to pair with sweet potato fries are:

Air Fryer Sausage Links, Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas – Quick and Easy, Meatloaf in Air Fryer, Authentic Mexican Beef Burrito Recipe, Chicken Tenders in Air Fryer, Air Fryer Marinated Salmon Recipe, and Honey Glazed Baked Ham.

Storage and Reheating

Leftover sweet potato fries stay fresh for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

To reheat, place them in the air fryer basket and reheat at 175°C (350°F) for 5 minutes, or until they are crispy and heated thoroughly.

Recipe FAQs

How long does it take to cook frozen sweet potatoes in air fryer?

It usually takes between 14 to 20 minutes @ 180°C (360°F) to air fry frozen sweet potato fries.
The timing depends on the thickness of your fries, the brand of your air fryer, and how crispy you want them!

Are air fryer sweet potato fries healthier than deep-fried ones?

Yes, air-frying sweet potato fries requires much less oil compared to deep-frying, making them a healthier option while still achieving a crispy texture.

Can I season the sweet potato fries before air frying?

Absolutely! Feel free to season the sweet potato fries with your favorite spices or seasonings before cooking for added flavor.

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out! Please give us a five-star rating and leave a comment below.

I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these crispy Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Ayla Clulee
These tasty Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries are effortless to make and ready in just 20 minutes! They come out perfectly seasoned and crispy every time, making them an excellent choice for a healthy side dish or snack.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 people
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g frozen sweet potato fries 

Chili Jam Dipping Sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai-style tomato chili jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer similar to how you would preheat your oven. Many air fryers come with a preheat button, but if yours doesn't, set it to 180°C (360°F) and let it preheat for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the air fryer is heated, place your frozen sweet potato fries in the basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer without overlapping. If your air fryer basket is not spacious enough, you may need to cook them in two batches.
  • Air fry the sweet potato fries for 9 minutes, then shake the basket. Continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes until they turn golden and crispy. For extra crispiness, you can extend the cooking time by a few more minutes if desired.
  • Remove the air-fried sweet potato fries from the basket and place them on a serving plate. Serve them alongside your favorite dip as a snack or as a side dish to complement dishes like Lamb Beyti Kebab, Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla), or Homemade Koftas.

Preparing the Chili Jam Dipping Sauce 

  • Place 1 cup of mayonnaise into a bowl and stir in 1 ½ tablespoons of homemade Thai Style Tomato Chili Jam. 
  • Stir well until nicely incorporated and transfer it into a small serving bowl.

Notes

  • This recipe uses medium-cut fries, so you may need to adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your fries.
  • Do not thaw the frozen sweet potato fries; cook them while they are still frozen!
  • Preheat your air fryer similar to how you would preheat your oven before cooking the frozen sweet potatoes.
  • Arrange the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer to prevent overlapping.
  • If you prefer your sweet potato fries extra crispy, cook them for a few additional minutes beyond the instructions provided.
Keyword appetizer, side dish, snack

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