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Rosemary sweet potato fries made in air fryer use very litte oil. They are vegan, gluten free and kid friendly and can be served as a side dish or appetizer. Checkout how to make perfect sweet potato fries in air fryer
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Sweet potato fries are a nutritious, healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and a kid-friendly snack or appetizer. It is easy to make, requires very little effort and is ready in just a few minutes.

Sweet potatoes come in a variety of sizes and colors including orange, white, and purple, and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. (Reference Healthline)

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Ingredients to make rosemary sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries require very few ingredients and it is a versatile side dish that can be seasoned as per one's preference. The very basic form requires just a little bit of olive oil and salt.

However, rosemary, garlic or other herbs can be added to enhance the flavor. If you like a bit of spice then you can sprinkle some black pepper powder or even red pepper powder. I usually avoid spicy herbs to make it a kid-friendly dish.

How to cut sweet potatoes to make fries?

First chop and discard the tail ends of the sweet potato and then remove the skin using a peeler.

Sweet potatoes can be a bit challenging to slice and cut, so you need a good knife. I personally use the Komachi knife and it is a breeze to cut the sweet potatoes into the desired size.

Sweet potatoes can be cut into desired thickness, however, cutting it thick gives good results and they do not get burnt or dry while cooking. I usually cut it into a 1 cm X 1 cm cross-section and 2-3 inches in length.

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How to make sweet potato fries in air fryer?

Once the sweet potatoes are cut into chunks of the desired length, wash it thoroughly in cold water and let it dry using a strainer or kitchen tissue for a few minutes.

Once the excess water is gone, transfer it into a mixing bowl, add some olive oil, and some salt to taste. Optionally, add some pepper powder or herbs like rosemary or garlic and mix it well. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes.

Preheat the air fryer to 390 deg F and then place the sweet potato chunks in the air fryer, spreading it evenly in the basket. Avoid overcrowding so that the fries are cooked evenly.

Air fry the sweet potatoes for about 15 minutes, giving the basket a few shakes in between.

Serving sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries can be served with some ketchup. If you like some heat then sprinkle some black pepper powder or red chili powder or alternately serve it with some hot sriracha sauce.

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Storing sweet potato fries

It is best to eat the sweet potato fries hot and freshly cooked. However, at times you may have some leftovers.

You can easily refrigerate the leftovers for a couple of days and again reheat it in the air fryer. Only downside is that it may not be as fresh, crisp and juicy in taste as the first time around.

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Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries - Air Fryer Recipe

Rosemary sweet potato fries made in air fryer use very litte oil. They are vegan, gluten free and kid friendly and can be served as a side dish or appetizer. Checkout how to make perfect sweet potato fries in air fryer
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1 cm X 1 cm cross-section thick pieces
  • Rinse under cold water and dry it on a kitchen towel.
  • Add the olive oil, salt and rosemary twigs in the sweet potato chunks and mix well
  • Let the sweet potatoes rest for about 10 minutes. Preheat the air fryer at 390 °F
  • Cook the sweet potatoes in the air fryer for about 15 minutes. Check in between and shake it once.
  • Serve the sweet potato fries with ketchup. You can also sprinkle some black pepper powder or seasoning of your choice
Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries - Air Fryer Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
103
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
270
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
383
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
16047
IU
321
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A K Anand

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Tried the recipe. Turned out very tasty.

Alpa Jain

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Thankyou for your feedback. Glad to know you liked it.

Nisha

Thursday 10th of September 2020

This looks so healthy and delicious. Love that you add rosemary as well ,can't wait to try it out!

Alpa Jain

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Nisha,

Glad you liked it, let me know how it turns out

Regards Alpa

Beth

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

I'm looking forward to trying these. My new air fryer seems to cook things faster than what other people's recipes say, and this should be a good test for it. Thanks!

CulinaryShades

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Hi Beth,

Let me know how it turns out.

Regards Alpa

Kevin

Thursday 11th of June 2020

I love this, the air fryer is a new thing to try for sure have been told its a lot healthier when you do chips like these.

Lathiya

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

I love to cook in the air fryer and these sweet potato fries look amazing.