When you make frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer they’re crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. And you can make them in less time than it takes to bake them in the oven or deep-fry them. Use a traditional air fryer or an Instant Pot air fryer.
The air fryer does such a great job at heating frozen foods. I’ve already shown you how to cook frozen steak fries, hash browns, pizza rolls, and taquitos. Here I’ll be telling you how to make air fryer frozen sweet potato fries.
Most of my family loves regular french fries but my husband is a big fan of sweet potato fries, and the air fryer comes in really handy when I want to make a smaller batch.
Here are some more Air Fryer Recipes you might enjoy:
– Air Fryer Pork Chops
– Air Fryer Chicken Wings
– Air Fryer Almond Cake
Tips for Success
Preheat the air fryer if the air fryer doesn’t have a built-in preheat functionality. Some air fryers preheat before starting to count down. e.g. the Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Cosori.
Don’t thaw the frozen sweet potato fries before air frying them.
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make this recipe, monitor the fries and check on them 2 minutes before the cooking time is up. Adjust the recipe as needed.
Shake the basket or turn the sweet potato fries twice while air frying, 1/3 of the way through and 2/3 of the way through.
You may need to use a bit of oil in this recipe. I usually coat the basket with a little oil to prevent sticking. However, I haven’t had the need to spray the fries with any oil.
Use a nonstick spatula to gently move the fries. Sometimes letting the potatoes cook for a few more minutes till they caramelize loosens them. You can also line the basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil to prevent sticking next time. Be sure to poke a few holes in them to allow for circulation.
Cook them for about 15 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking the basket twice.
Yes, you can use the same timing and temperature to make these air fryer sweet potato fries using the Instant Pot air fryer lid, Duo Crisp or Pro Crisp.
I like to use Alexia sweet potato fries in the air fryer. You don’t need to use Alexia – you can use Ore Ida or any other brand. You might need to adjust the cooking time. Just keep an eye on them while they’re cooking.
This recipe was tested using Cosori and Duo Crisp brands of air fryer.
Air fry them for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Yes, the fries can be reheated by air frying them for 2 to 3 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
It depends on the capacity of your air fryer. You just need to make sure that they’re not packed too tight, which can prevent air circulation.
If you need to air fry double the quantity, you can do it in two batches. The second batch may take less time to cook because the air fryer is hot.
How to make air fryer frozen sweet potato fries
- Keep fries frozen until ready to use
- Preheat air fryer
- Place frozen fries in air fryer basket
- Air fry sweet potato fries
See recipe details below
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer
- 1 bag frozen sweet potato fries (20 oz.) *
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat the air fryer at 360 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Add half a bag of frozen sweet potato fries to the air fryer basket and make sure they're evenly spread out.
- Close the lid and air fry for 15 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Shake the fries twice, at the 5 minute and 10 minute marks. Open the lid and use tongs or shake the basket so the fries are tossed well. Close the lid and continue cooking.
- When the cooking time is up, open the lid and check to make sure the fries are cooked to your liking. Toss the fries again and air fry for another 2 minutes, if desired.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread fries in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 to 34 minutes or until the fries are cooked.
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I actually cooked the sweet potato fries a bit longer and they turned out just fine. Although I think the oven gets them crispier.
Paint the Kitchen Red
George, I find the air fryer works as well or even better than the oven for most recipes but I know there are exceptions 🙂
I cooked mine for 8 minutes and they were turning black
Paint the Kitchen Red
Sorry to hear that. Every air fryer is different. Yours may run hotter than mine. You’ll probably want to lower the temperature next time.