Sweet potatoes are often considered the ugly stepchild of the potato family. They typically make their grand appearance as the marshmallow-topped side dish at Thanksgiving. You've probably had roasted sweet potatoes, but if you're looking to switch it up, you need to try sweet potatoes in the air fryer. The air fryer not only saves time but helps food achieve a crispier texture than when baked in the oven.
Sweet potatoes are a great veggie to cook because they're considered a superfood. The main difference between sweet potatoes and regular potatoes is their nutritional information. Both potatoes are naturally gluten-free with similar kcal amounts. White potatoes have more potassium and carbohydrates, while sweet potatoes have much more vitamin A.
There are several sweet potato air fryer recipes, whether you need an easy side dish or a quick weeknight meal.
How to Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
The benefit of using the air-fryer over the oven is the ease with which you can obtain that crispy skin. Even better, you get that fried texture without the work of deep-frying.
One of the simplest sweet potato recipes is baked sweet potatoes. The prep time for air fryer-baked sweet potatoes is only 2 minutes, with the active cook time being 45 minutes. The total time is 47 minutes, which is still less than baking in the oven.
Simply take whole sweet potatoes and poke several holes in the skin. Coat the skins with olive oil and sprinkle on some kosher salt. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 for 25 minutes.
If you like your sweet potatoes sweet, serve with melted butter and brown sugar.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Is there anything better than a fresh, crunchy, salty french fry? Air fryer sweet potato fries are a yummy, healthier alternative to the traditional fry.
The first thing you need to do is preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees. When making fries, you want to make sure they cook evenly, so make sure to use about 2 medium sweet potatoes. Slice the potatoes into matchsticks about 1/4 inch thick.
In a bowl, toss the potatoes with oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. The paprika adds a subtle savory kick to the fries. We suggest frying the potatoes with an oil that has a high smoke point, like avocado oil or canola oil.
Depending on the size of your basket, you may need to cook in 2 or 3 batches. You want to make sure the fries are in a single layer and not overcrowded in the basket! If the fries overlap, they may steam instead of crisp.
Cook for 12 minutes, making sure to shake the basket at the halfway point. Serve immediately with or without your favorite dipping sauce.
If you manage to only eat one serving size, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. To reheat, place the fries in the air fryer at 350. You could also place them on a baking sheet and cook in the on, but they won't get as crispy.
Ready to air fry some sweet potatoes and everything else in your fridge? You need to own an air fryer first. You can find some great deals on Amazon to gift a loved one or yourself this holiday season.
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