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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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If you LOVE Sweet Potato Fries wait until you try making them in the air fryer! Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are probably the best homemade fries you can make. Who knew frozen sweet potato fries could taste so good?!? (just kidding I love sweet potatoes!!)

Sweet Potato Fries in the air fryer.

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside is what you’re looking for when you want the perfect sweet potato french fries. Oven fries often fail at this but have no fear air fryer sweet potato fries are here to save the day. They ARE crispy on the outside! They are soft inside! And they are exactly what good sweet potato fries should be.

Frozen sweet potato fries make perfect fries in the air fryer.

How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

I hear about soggy, mealy, soft sweet potato fries A LOT in the air fryer groups on Facebook. It seems to me that there might be a few reasons for it, of course, you can never know what people are doing in their homes.

These fries are perfect for serving with Air Fryer Chicken Burgers! Or Oven BBQ Pork Chops.

Sweet potato fries with sea salt and aioli.

But I’ve never had soft sweet potato fries from my air fryer and here’s what I do:

  • Don’t try to cook a BUNCH of fries at the same time, it may work with regular frozen fries but doesn’t work so well with sweet potato fries
  • Always preheat the Air Fryer to 400° for at least five minutes before adding fries
  • Toss the frozen sweet potato fries with a tablespoon of light olive oil or vegetable oil
  • When the air fryer is preheated, immediately add the fries to the basket in a single-layer
  • Cook at 400° for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket every five minutes to evenly crisp up the air fries


Sweet potato fries dipped in aioli.

What do I need to make Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

  • An Air Fryer–I used the Cosori Air Fryer for these fries, I like the basket for shaking fries
  • Light Olive Oil OR vegetable oil
  • Frozen sweet potato fries
  • flaky sea salt, we love Maldon Sea Salt

Reminder: ALL air fryers, even the same model, cook differently. Watch what you’re cooking and check on it if your air fryer cooks food faster. Yours may only take 8 minutes, and you won’t know until you try!

Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries in the air fryer.

Want the best crispy air fryer sweet potato fries?? Well here they are, frozen to fabulous in no time at all.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 ounces frozen sweet potato fries
  • 1 TBSP light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt


  1. preheat the air fryer for at least 5 minutes at 400°
  2. put the frozen fries in a bowl, drizzle with the oil and toss to coat
  3. when the air fryer is preheated add the frozen fries, spread out to a mostly single layer
  4. set the air fryer to 15 minutes and set it to 400°
  5. shake the basket after five minutes, cook for another five and shake again
  6. cook for 2 more minutes and check to see how they're looking, you want crispy outside which means you're going to get some browned bits on the fries as they crisp up
  7. these will take between 10-15 minutes and you'll just have to check on them every couple of minutes after cooking for 10 minutes
  8. once they're done to your preference pour them on a serving plate and sprinkle with flaky sea salt

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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