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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 2 votes
Created by Mariam E.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries come out insanely crispy with no oily mess! Seasoned with paprika and served with a homemade spicy tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 medium Japanese Sweet Potatoes peeled
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil


  • 1 large tomato petite diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion petite diced
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 whole Habanero pepper finely chopped, optional to make it spicy


  • Pre-heat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick fries. Rinse and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, coat the potatoes with olive oil, paprika and salt.
  • Line the air fryer basket with the fries, leaving space between the pieces. Do them in 2-3 batches so you don't over crowd the fryer.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown, shaking the basket half way through.
  • To prepare the sauce, sauté the diced onions with the olive oil until translucent, then add in the diced tomatoes and finely chopped habanero pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes then add in the tomato paste and salt. Mix well and lower the heat to simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes on low heat.
  • When both the sauce and fries are ready, serve together and enjoy.


  • Make sure to preheat the air fryer.
  • Be sure to cut your fries into similar sized slices.
  • Don't overcrowd the basket, cook in batches if needed.
  • Turn the fries halfway through cooking, for an even crispiness.
  • To check doneness you open up the air fryer and check near the end of the cook.
  • You can leave out the habanero from the sauce, if you want less heat.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 934mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32801IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
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