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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are seasoned with paprika and other spices, then air-fried to a golden crisp.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soak: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings as a side dish
Calories 164kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper



  • Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into thin planks and after that each plank into strips.


  • Soak the sweet potato fries in cold water for 30 to 60 minutes, up to 8 hours.


  • Drain water and pat dry sweet potatoes with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible.


  • Preheat air fryer to 400F.
  • Add to a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients, and toss well to coat.

Air Fry:

  • Add fries to the air fryer, spread out in a single layer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking every few minutes to evenly cook. Work in batches.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.



  • It’s fine not to peel the spuds, as long as you scrub off all the dirt.
  • Don’t skip the water soak! This will remove all the excess starch off the slices, which in turn will give you crispier results.
  • Ever five minutes, shake the air-fryer basket. This way, the pieces cook evenly.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16279IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg