Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

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Frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer are a great way to enjoy sweet potato fries! They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

A bit easier to make than sweet potato fries from fresh, these frozen sweet potato fries pack that classic sweet taste that people love without the extra work.

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Delicious sweet potato fries…

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make air fryer frozen sweet potato fries, have a quick glance through these recipe tips:

  • The cooking time is for frozen sweet potato fries that are of a normal thickness. Thicker cut fries will need more time in the air fryer while “shoestring” cut fries (skinnier ones) may need less time.
  • If you want to give your sweet potato fries a little extra crisp, you can add a bit of oil – however, this step is not mandatory. Most brands of fries will have some degree of oil in the fry already.
  • It’s important not to overcrowd the air fryer – the fries need space to cook. This is how they get crispy!
  • We recommend adding (seasoning) salt at the end and not the beginning (especially if you don’t add any extra oil). Otherwise, the salt might just fly around in the air fryer and get burned by the heating elements.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’re wondering how to cook frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer, you can have a look at the process photos in this section.

In case you just want to get started, skip down to the detailed recipe card to check out the cooking time and temperature!

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Add the frozen sweet potato fries to the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

To get your frozen sweet potato fries a little crispier, you can place the frozen fries into a bowl and add one teaspoon of oil.

Toss the sweet potato fries until they are evenly coated in oil. This step is completely optional.

When the air fryer has pre-heated, place the frozen sweet potato fries in one even layer in the air fryer tray. The sweet potato fries should not overlap too much – otherwise make them in two batches.

cooked sweet potato fries in black air fryer tray
The sweet potato fries should be crispy but not burned.

Cook the sweet potato fries for 13-15 minutes total until they are crispy and but not burnt at the tips. Shake the tray every 5 minutes.

Sweet potato fries can be harder to cook and have a tendency to burn at the tips because of the sugar in the fry so keep an eye on them towards the end. Since every air fryer is different, your air frying time may vary.

Once done, remove the sweet potato fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl large enough to toss them. Add in your favorite (seasoning) salt and toss the crispy sweet potato fries until evenly coated.

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Sweet potato fries ready for dipping!

Serve these sweet potato fries with a dipping sauce – we like a tangy chipotle mayo or creamy ranch!

Storage Tips

You can store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. Due to the moisture, they’ll get a little soggy but they are still good to eat cold or warmed up over the course of a few days.

If you do want to reheat them, we’d suggest doing it in the air fryer so they get the chance to dry out again. The microwave also works but it will make them less crispy!

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries With

Air fried frozen sweet potato fries make a great side to other finger foods/meat dishes like popcorn chicken, chicken nuggets, chicken drumsticks, or even frozen chicken breast done in the air fryer.

If you make these sweet fries as a snack, you can munch on them as is or with a dipping sauce. Creamy-based sauces – like a chipotle mayo or a ranch – go well with the sweetness of the fry.

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crispy orange sweet potato fries in bowl with white dipping sauce behind

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries are all the crunch without the work! Made in minutes and wonderfully dippable, these sweet potato fries make a great snack or side to a larger meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen sweet potato fries
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (optional)
  • (seasoning) salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. To get your frozen sweet potato fries a little crispier, you can place the frozen fries into a bowl and add one teaspoon of oil. Toss the sweet potato fries until they are evenly coated in oil. This step is completely optional.
  3. When the air fryer has pre-heated, place the frozen sweet potato fries in one even layer in the air fryer tray. The sweet potato fries should not overlap too much.
  4. Cook the sweet potato fries for 13-15 minutes total until they are crispy and but not burnt at the tips. Shake the tray every 5 minutes. Sweet potato fries can be harder to cook and have a tendency to burn at the tips because of the sugar in the fry so keep an eye on them towards the end. Since every air fryer is different, your air frying time may vary.
  5. Once done, remove the sweet potato fries from the air fryer and place them in a bowl large enough to toss them. Add in your favorite (seasoning) salt and toss the crispy sweet potato fries until evenly coated.
  6. Serve these sweet potato fries with a dipping sauce - we like a tangy chipotle mayo or creamy ranch!

Notes

  • The cooking time above is for normal cut sweet potato fries. Thick cut fries will probably need 2-4 minutes longer.
  • We have a 6 quart air fryer. If your air fryer is much smaller, you might have to cook the fries in two batches. Overcrowding the air fryer is not recommended because this keeps the frozen sweet potato fries from getting crispy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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