Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer makes crispy sweet potato fries in less time than the oven! No deep frying and you have a healthy side dish on the table in minutes.
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer
I like to keep a bag of frozen sweet potato fries in the freezer always. This is for days when I don't want to cook or don't have time but still want to get something healthy on the table.
I used to not buy frozen fries before as I don't like deep frying. It adds extra empty calories we don't need. But after getting the Air fryer I have frozen fries or other frozen foods in hand for emergencies. We love to make Air Fryer Frozen Pizza, Air Fryer Frozen French Fries, and Frozen Burgers in the Air fryer.
Yes, you could bake the frozen sweet potato fries in the oven. Often, it's time-consuming and seems a waste of energy to heat up the whole oven for fries. Also, if it's summer turning on the oven is out of the question.
Air frying frozen sweet potato fries makes them crispy as air fryers work by circulating the hot air inside. No soggy fries here!
Sweet potatoes are really healthy side dish to include in your meals. They go with meat, chicken or seafood. We like to have it with Air fryer Garlic Steak Bites, Air fryer Chicken Legs or Air fryer Shrimp.
If you have some time to spare why not make Air fryer Sweet Potato Cubes. They are so delicious and so easy to make!
If you are looking for more Air fryer recipes check our favorites in Air Fryer Recipe Collection.
Why we love to cook frozen sweet potato fries in the Air fryer:
- Healthy with no deep frying
- Crispy sweet potato fries
- Requires less time than baking in the oven
A bag of frozen sweet potato fries - Alexia sweet potato fries, Ore-Ida sweet potato fries or the Trader Joes are popular and don't have many additives. In Canada, you get McCain sweet potato fries or the Great value brand. I use a 1 pound (16 oz) bag.
Olive oil - use a cooking spray to spray some oil lightly, so the fries won't stick together. Any neutral oil would work.
Ground Black Pepper, Paprika - these spices are totally optional but I like to sprinkle some for more flavor.
How To Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
Preheat air fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Or at 375F for 5 minutes.
Next, brush the air fryer with oil or lightly spray with an oil mister. So that the fries will not stick to the bottom of the Air fryer.
Remove the fries from the bag and spread them on a baking sheet. This is totally optional but makes it easier to coat the fries with oil and season them properly.
Spray the frozen fries with olive oil or your preferred oil. DONT use aerosol cooking spray directly in the Air fryer basket as it will chip the coating. Even if you're spraying it on food there's a chance the basket might get sprayed. It's safer to do this before placing the fries in the Air fryer.
Season the sweet potato fries. I like to keep it simple and season them with some salt, ground black pepper, or paprika. Use your favorite seasonings. Some seasonings options would be garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning.
Place sweet potato fries in the Air fryer basket. Make sure you don't completely fill the air fryer basket if you're doing a big batch. Fill up to half the basket.
Air fry sweet potato fries at 375F for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until crispy shaking the basket halfway through. This ensures that all the fries crisp up evenly. You can cook for an additional 1 or 2 minutes or until you like them.
Remove the sweet potato fries from the Air fryer and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce. I like to use ketchup, BBQ sauce or even ranch dressing.
Best Tips To Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat the Air fryer. This ensures the fries will cook fast and is crispy. If you skip preheating, add an additional 3 to 4 minutes to your cooking time.
Oil and season the fries before placing them in Air fryer. I use an Olive oil cooking spray and since aerosol spray can chip the nonstick coating, I coat my frozen sweet potato fries with a bit of oil and season on a baking sheet before placing them in the Air fryer basket.
Don't overfill the basket. If you're cooking a large batch, make sure you stack them up to half of the basket.
Cook at a lower temperature. Many recipes call for air frying the sweet potato fries at 400F or higher. If you are placing your fries on a single layer or cooking a single serving, this would work fine. What I found is that since I dump a whole 16oz bag for my family in the Air fryer, and stack the fries up, the high temperature burns the top layer of fries while the bottom is still being cooked. So I keep the temperature low.
Are frozen sweet potato fries in Air fryer healthy?
Yes, they are healthy compared to frying. Air frying has fewer calories since no oil is being used. Make sure you buy a brand that has fewer additives.
Can you cook frozen sweet potato fries in Air fryer?
Yes absolutely. It comes out crispy and it's the easiest method to cook frozen sweet potatoes.
How long to cook frozen sweet potato fries in Air fryer?
The cooking times for frozen sweet potatoes vary on the cut of fries.
- Regular cut - cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Plank cut, crinkle cut, or other thick varieties - cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
How to store sweet potato fries?
If you want to store any leftover sweet potato fries, place them in an airtight container and keep theme in the fridge for 3 days.
How to reheat sweet potato fries?
You can reheat sweet potato fries in the air fryer. No more soggy and limp microwave fries! Preheat air fryer to 400F.
Place the sweet potato fries in the Air fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they are warm and crispy.
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Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In The Air Fryer
- 1 lb frozen sweet potato fries
- olive oil spray
- pinch of salt
- black pepper, paprika (optional)
- Preheat air fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Or at 375F for 5 minutes.
- Remove the fries from the bag and spread them on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with oliveoil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place sweet potato fries in the Air fryer basket. Make sure you don't completely fill the air fryer basket if you're doing a big batch. Fill up to half the basket.
- Air fry sweet potato fries at 375F for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until crispy shaking the basket halfway through. This ensures that all the fries crisp up evenly. You can cook for an additional 1 or 2 minutes or until your desired level of crispness is reached.
- Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Store - in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
- Reheat - in the air fryer at 400F for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Nutrition information is based on McCain sweet potato fries. Check the label in your bag of sweet potatoes for more info.