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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips – 2021 Guide

I have always enjoyed the taste of sweet potatoes, but I don’t like the way they taste when they are overcooked, as they become too soft and sticky. I will often opt for fried sweet potatoes and then season them with a little bit of salt and pepper for a healthier alternative. I stumbled on the air fryer recently and decided to give it a try. The appliance uses little air to cook food, so it takes less time and produces tiny crispy nuggets of goodness.

Air fryers are commonplace in many kitchens, popping up in the counter spaces of both professionals and individuals alike. But the health benefits of air frying are less known. Air fried food has less fat and calories than traditional deep fried food, and it retains more nutrients. The reason it does this is because the food is cooked in a hot environment without oil, causing the food to retain its texture and flavor. To get started with air frying, you need a good air fryer. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Ever wonder how to make the yummiest potato chips ever? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to make them in your own air fryer! At least, that’s what I found after a little experimenting…

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Sweet potato fries in the hot air fryer get nice and crispy without the oil needed for deep frying, and they’re so quick to prepare as a snack or between meals.

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How to make sweet potato fries in the deep fryer

Slice the sweet potatoes into thin slices (thin, like regular potato chips), preferably with a mandolin. Rinse the windows with cold water and wipe them dry. Some recipes suggest soaking the slices in water for 20 minutes, but I don’t think this is necessary. The result is the same, so save time.

Preheat the deep fryer to 180°C. It only takes a few minutes to heat up, so you can do it while you add the olive oil to the slices.

Brush the slices lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. You don’t need much olive oil for this, just a very thin layer. Place them in a single layer in a hot fryer. If they don’t all fit in there without stacking them, cook them in batches instead of overloading the basket.

Roast in the open at 350°F for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, shake the basket and put the chips back in. Keep a close eye on the fries, checking them every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn, and removing them as soon as they start to brown. They may still be a little soft; they will become crispier as they cool.

Place them on a wire rack to cool and crisp for a few minutes.

Tips for making the best sweet potato chips

You don’t need to spray the basket with cooking spray because the potatoes are covered in olive oil.

Cooking time depends on the thickness of the slices. It may take 8 to 12 minutes to cook. After 5 minutes, watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn and take them out as soon as they start to brown. They may still be a little soft in the middle, but once cooled they will crisp up. If you’re not sure, take one out of the basket and let it cool for 15 seconds to see if it crisps up properly. If not, continue cooking.

You can overlap the slices a bit in the basket, but don’t stack them or they won’t cook properly. Work in batches instead.

Don’t you have a deep fryer?

If you don’t have a deep fryer, I recommend you buy one. This is the kitchen gadget I use most often. It sits on my kitchen counter and I use it for almost every meal. It’s a really super quick way to cook without turning on the oven and it does great with things like chicken and pork chops, fries and even croutons for a salad.

There are many excellent fryers on the market today that you can buy in different sizes to suit your needs. If you are cooking for one or two people, it is best to go for the small 3 litre, while for a large family, it is best to go for the 6 litre and larger. I prefer the ninja fryer.

Oven manual

If you don’t have a hot air fryer, you can also fry fries. Here are the instructions for baking.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Lightly brush the sweet potato slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Arrange them in a single layer on the dish.
  • Bake at 355°F for about 15-18 minutes. After about 13 minutes, watch carefully to make sure the fries don’t burn and take them out when they start to brown a little. They may still be a little soft; they will become crispier as they cool.
  • Place them on a wire rack to cool and crisp for a few minutes.

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Cooking time:
10 minutes

Cooking time:
8 minutes

Overtime:
1 minute

Total time:
19 minutes

Sweet potato fries in the hot air fryer get nice and crispy without the oil needed for deep frying, and they’re so quick to prepare as a snack or between meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 large softcart, unscratched and washed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the fryer to 180°C.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into thin slices (thin, like regular potato chips), use a mandolin if possible. Rinse the windows with cold water and wipe them dry.
  3. Brush the slices lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place them in a single layer in a hot fryer. Cook in batches so the basket doesn’t overflow.
  4. Air roast at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, shake the basket and put the chips back in. Keep a close eye on the fries, checking them every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn, and removing them as soon as they start to brown. They may still be a little soft; they will become crispier as they cool.
  5. To cool, place on a wire rack for a few minutes to crisp.

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You don’t need to spray the basket with cooking spray because the potatoes are covered in olive oil.

Cooking time depends on the thickness of the slices. It may take 8 to 12 minutes to cook. After 5 minutes, watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn and take them out as soon as they start to brown. They may still be a little soft in the middle, but once cooled they will crisp up. If you’re not sure, take one out of the basket and let it cool for 15 seconds to see if it crisps up properly. If not, continue cooking.

You can overlap the slices a bit in the basket, but don’t stack them or they won’t cook properly. Work in batches instead.

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Setting aside for later

Laura is the founder and editor of travel blogs and Savored Journeys. It strives to provide the best information on beverages from around the world.If you’ve never had the experience of having sweet potatoes fried in an air fryer, the results are delicious—and quick. I learned how to do it a few months ago from a recipe I saw on Pinterest. I was so shocked at how quickly and the crunchy-ness of the chips. I saw the same recipe on Pinterest and followed it exactly, but didn’t get a chance to blind bake the chips for the air frying. So, I decided to try it again, and it turned out even better than the first time! If you haven’t tried them yet, you should..

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make sweet potato chips in an air fryer?

For as long as I can remember I have wanted a Chipotle style restaurant in my house – I love the food there. I wanted to create a chipotle style food in my house and create my own chipotle style restaurant in my house. The thing is, I live in Canada and our air fryer is not the one you use in America. So I thought, well I can just make the food in my air fryer like my Chipotle and hence I thought of this article. Do you want to try something new and different in the kitchen?

Are you looking to try something you have had in your house for a while but have never tried before? Well, the sweet potato is a great option to try—and it’s one of the most versatile foods in the kitchen. You can make sweet potato chips, sweet potato fries, or sweet potato tater tots. Sweet potatoes are great as a side dish, but you can also make them a main dish or an entree.

Why are my sweet potato fries not crispy?

Ever look at your well cooked fries and think to yourself, they’re soft and soggy? Or worse, think they look burnt? It’s all because of the oil that usually coats your fries. Oil (or fat) coats everything, from meats to vegetables. It’s one of the reasons why sauteing or baking a dish doesn’t always lead to a crisp dish. When you use your air fryer, the fat oils sit outside the air-frier, making the food crispy! I don’t own an air fryer, and I don’t have a clue what’s going on. I once tried to make sweet potato fries in my regular oven, and I was unsuccessful in terms of crispyness. The only way they came out was undercooked and crunchy.

How long does it take to cook frozen sweet potato fries in an air fryer?

You’ve probably baked or fried some sweet potato fries before—but this recipe is different because you are going to air-fry them—and you are going to be so happy you did! These fries are crispy, crunchy, and delicious! They come out light and crispy with a great sweet potato flavor. You can ditch the oven and start eating these now! Cook the potato slices in a frying pan or on a grill. In a separate bowl, mix the next two ingredients together: the oil, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Pour the mixture over the potato slices.

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