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Easy Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

These Easy Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are seasoned with garlic powder, Kosher salt and baked in the oven or air fryer until extra crispy.  Serve with my homemade Skinny Ranch Dip or your favorite fry sauce! These fries are irresistibly delicious!

Servings: Makes 4 ( about 11 fries) servings 

GREEN/BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving 

PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving 

What ingredients do I need to make these Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries?

  • Sweet potatoes-I used three small sweet potatoes. It’s best to weigh them ( using a food scale) after you peel them and cut them. THIS is the food scale that I use and love! 
  • Cornstarch-coating the potatoes slices in the cornstarch will make them crispier. 
  • Olive oil- the oil will help brown them while they cook.
  • Kosher salt-to taste.
  • Garlic powder- to taste.
  • Fresh or dried parsley-optional garnish 

How do I make these Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries?

These can be cooked in the air fryer or in the oven. Here is the step by step directions for the air fryer:

First you will start by peeling the sweet potatoes. 

Cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices-about 1/4″ x 3″. Making around 44 slices.

I weigh the sweet potatoes after they have been peeled and cut using THIS food scale. 

In a large mixing bowl combine a handful ice cubes and water.

Soak the slices in ice cold water for 30 minutes.

Soaking the peeled sweet potatoes in ice cold water prevents them from sticking together and makes them extra crispy!! 

Drain the water. Place sweet potatoes on a paper towel.

Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel and then place in a zip top bag with cornstarch and garlic powder.

Shake until evenly coated. 

Place sweet potatoes in the bottom of air fryer basket.

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Cook at 390 for about 18-20 or until crispy.

Tip: skinny fries need to cook less than thicker fries.

Shake the basket of fries half way in between.

Serve with THIS Easy Skinny Ranch Dressing.

Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

 

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces sweet potatoes-about three small sweet potatoes-it’s best to weigh them after you peel and cut them.
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh or dried parsley, optional garnish 

Oven Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. If using foil, spray with non stick cooking spray. 
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices-about 1/4″ x 3″. Making around 44 slices. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine a handful ice cubes and water. Soak the slices in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Drain water.
  5. Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel and then place in a zip top bag with cornstarch and garlic powder. Shake until evenly coated. 
  6. Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  8. Remove fries from oven. Serve with your favorite fry sauce, or THIS Easy Skinny Ranch Dressing.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Air Fry Directions:

  1. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices-about 1/4″ x 3″. Making around 44 slices. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine a handful ice cubes and water. Soak the slices in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Drain water.
  3. Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel and then place in a zip top bag with cornstarch and garlic powder. Shake until evenly coated. 
  4. Place sweet potatoes in the bottom of air fryer basket. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Cook at 390 for about 18-20 or until crispy. Shake the basket of fries half way in between.
  6. Remove fries from basket. Serve with your favorite fry sauce, or THIS Easy Skinny Ranch Dressing.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

 

Author Notes:

  • The thinner the slices the faster they cook. If your slices are thicker, they will need to cook longer. 
  • I like to peel my sweet potatoes. However, you don’t have to peel them.

Servings: Makes 4 ( about 11 fries) servings 

GREEN/BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving 

PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving 

Yield: 4

Easy Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Easy Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

These Easy Baked or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Friesare seasoned with garlic powder, Kosher salt and baked in the oven or air fryer until extra crispy.  Serve with my homemade Skinny Ranch Dip or your favorite fry sauce! These fries are irresistibly delicious!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces sweet potatoes-about three small sweet potatoes. It's best to weigh them after you peel and cut them.
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh or dried parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

Oven Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. If using foil, spray with non stick cooking spray. 
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices-about 1/4" x 3". Making around 40. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine a handful ice cubes and water. Soak the slices in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Tip: Soaking the peeled sweet potatoes in ice cold water prevents them from sticking together and makes them extra crispy!! 
  5. Drain water.
  6. Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel and then place in a zip top bag with cornstarch and garlic powder. Shake until evenly coated. 
  7. Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  9. Remove fries from oven. Serve with your favorite fry sauce, or THIS Easy Skinny Ranch Dressing.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.


    Air Fry Directions:

  1. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices-about 1/4" x 3". Making around 44 slices. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine a handful ice cubes and water. Soak the slices in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Soaking the peeled sweet potatoes in ice cold water prevents them from sticking together and makes them extra crispy!! 
  3. Drain water.
  4. Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel and then place in a zip top bag with cornstarch and garlic powder. Shake until evenly coated. 
  5. Place sweet potatoes in the bottom of air fryer basket. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Cook at 390 for about 18-20 or until crispy. Shake the basket of fries half way in between.
  7. Remove fries from basket. Serve with your favorite fry sauce, or THIS Easy Skinny Ranch Dressing.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Servings: Makes 4 ( about 11 fries) servings 

GREEN/BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving 

PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving 

Notes

    • The thinner the slices the faster they cook. If your slices are thicker, they will need to cook longer. 
    • I like to peel my sweet potatoes. However, you don’t have to peel them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 24gNet Carbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
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