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)
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.
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
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.
Looking for more kid friendly and crowd pleaser side dishes? Checkout these recipes
- Roasted Baby Potatoes
- Vegetable Casserole
- Mediterranean-inspired cucumber pico gallo from Burrata and Bubbles
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Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries - Air Fryer Recipe
- 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