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An air fryer is SO convenient. Whether you want to cook a side dish such as air fryer chips, or you want to make a healthier snack, like air fryer apple chips, the air fryer can be used for so many purposes.
I love to use my air fryer to prepare easy dinners for my 5-year-old, who is a little on the fussy side! If I know that I am going to be cooking a slow cooker dinner, one that she won’t be interested in, then just before serving I put something frozen in the air fryer, such as air fryer frozen chicken nuggets.
Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries are tasty, fun, and a little different if you’re bored of plain old potato fries! If you’re looking for something a little healthier then be sure to check out my air fryer carrot fries.
My daughter is a big fan of sweet potato fries! I love them as they are convenient to keep in the freezer and you can buy some really delicious ones now.
Ingredients for air fryer frozen sweet potato fries:
A bag of sweet potato fries. The end. (Who would’ve thought it, a ‘recipe’ that is really as simple as it sounds!)
If you want to jazz them up a little then use some garlic powder, salt, black pepper and a little olive oil to ensure the fries are coated well.
Want to make your own sweet potato fries?
I’ve already got a recipe for air fryer sweet potato fries. It’s not the best photo, as it is quite a few years old, but they are nice all the same! Not quite as crispy as the frozen ones though.
Method for air fryer frozen sweet potato fries:
Cooking frozen food in the air fryer is really easy. Many items that are frozen have some sort of coating or batter on them, which means you don’t need to mess around with oils or anything else. It also means they crisp up wonderfully in the smaller space of an air fryer versus oven cooking.
Tip your frozen sweet potato fries into the air fryer basket.
How long do you cook frozen sweet potato fries in air fryer?
Set to the temperature recommended on the packet. Look at the recommended cooking time and then set your timer for 2/3 of this. I check half way through. If the cooking time is 20 minutes then I would cook for 6-7 minutes, check, shake the basket and cook for another 6-7 minutes. This is usually ample time.
I personally find that air frying sweet potato fries works well at 180C for 8 minutes and then 200C for 7-8 minutes works well. I shake the air fryer basket halfway through too. Obviously this IS dependent on the quantity, but I’m using cooking 200-300G at a time.
I have found that cooking time is reduced by about 1/3 when using the air fryer, although there is no hard rule of thumb. The cooking time is dependent on the surface area, and so I always aim for a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer basket of whatever food I am cooking.
Are air fryer frozen sweet potato fries healthy?
Honestly, not much healthier than frozen potato fries! They often have a flour coating on them, which makes them on the unhealthier side – delicious though!
What are the best frozen sweet potato fries for the air fryer?
Personally I love the strong roots ones. They taste great and cook really evenly.
How do you make crispy sweet potato fries in an air fryer?
Go for one that has a coating, I personally feel that rice flour works the best on frozen sweet potatoes.
To make sure they are crisp cook on a lower temperature for around half the cooking time and then turn up hot, like 200C plus!
How long to cook sweet potato waffle fries in an air fryer?
Definitely follow my guide of around 2/3 of the standard oven cooking time when using the air fryer. Waffle fries are quite a big size compared to fries, so add some time on versus fries cooking time.
How to air fry frozen sweet potato fries in Ninja Foodi
Use the crisper plate for cooking your sweet potato fries to get the best finish. Follow the time method mentioned above as no other changes should be required based on specific models.
Can you air fry frozen sweet potato fries and other foods together?
Absolutely! Some foods, such as air fryer bacon, will probably stop the fries from crisping up, but others, such as frozen chicken nuggets, air fryer grilled cheese and air fryer chicken wings would cook great at the same temperatures!
If you’ve read this, and don’t want to make air fryer frozen sweet potato fries then why not check out my homemade air fryer potato wedges? So convenient! You could follow the same recipe and make sweet potato wedges instead.
Do you need to defrost frozen sweet potato fries before air frying?
No! Just cook from frozen, at a high temperature, and you’ll save time and effort. IF you have fresh sweet potato fries, or have defrosted sweet potato fries, then reduce the cooking time by a few minutes and check one additional time while cooking.
What to serve with frozen sweet potato fries?
I’ve got a ton of great air fryer recipes so why not have a look?
If you fancy making a little assortment of chicken dishes to accompany these then be sure to look at my air fryer chicken wings, air fryer chicken tikka or even air fryer stuffing balls if you fancy something different.
If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:
Where can you buy sweet potato fries in the UK?
I have found frozen ones in store from Tesco, from Tesco themselves and Strong Roots.
Do you want low calorie sweet potato fries?
The best ones are either fresh from the supermarket OR homemade.
Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!
Why not check out some of my other delicious air fryer recipes while you’re here?
- Air fryer cauliflower cheese
- Air fryer sweet potato fries – tasty and low calorie!
- Air fryer corn on the cob
- Air fryer bagel chips
- Air fryer pasta bake
- Ninja air fryer recipes
- Air fryer pukka pie
- Air fryer frozen crinkle cut chips
- Air fryer roasted tomato soup
- Air fryer croutons