If you’re a fan of crispy, flavorful, and guilt-free snacking, then you’re in for a treat with these air fryer sweet potato wedges. Sweet potatoes, with their natural sweetness and vibrant color, take center stage as we unlock the secrets to achieving a perfectly crispy wedge without deep frying them. Get ready to savor the irresistible combination of crispiness on the outside and tender, melt-in-your-mouth goodness on the inside. So, let’s fire up those air fryers and embrace healthier, tastier fries, one bite at a time!
Why I Love This Recipe
If you’ve been a MKE reader over the past year, you’ll know how much I am obsessed with my air fryer and have been having too much fun creating yummy air fryer recipes. With these Arizona summer temperatures of 115 to 120 degrees, anything I can do to make dinner without heating up my house is a bonus. I love that I can take my air fryer outside on these hottest summer days to cook a delicious and healthy dinner for my family.
Our family’s favorite side dishes in the air fryer are ones that get crispy and super caramelized on the outside. These air fryer sweet potato wedges do just that! We love the hint of sweetness sweet potatoes provide and my kids love dipping the slices into a million different sauces. Plus, as a mom, I love the health aspects of a sweet potato like being higher in fiber and antioxidants.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges Ingredients & Tools
- Large sweet potato
- Extra virgin olive oil, or other oil
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Large mixing bowl
- Air fryer
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
If you can cut a sweet potato, you can make these addictive fries in your air fryer in just a few minutes!
Time needed: 20 minutes
How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- Select then right type of sweet potato
Because sweet potatoes come in all types of crazy shapes, try to select one that is evenly round and long. This will make it much easier to cut the sweet potato into wedges with your chef’s knife.
- Be sure to preheat your air fryer
Some air fryer recipes don’t need the pre-heating but this one definitely does. Having the air fryer already at 400 degrees when the sweet potato wedges go in allow them to roast quickly and caramelize instead of steam.
- Keep the sweet potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket
If you try to cook too many air fryer sweet potato wedges at the same time, you’ll keep the hot air from being able to evenly move around each slice of sweet potato. This will create uneven cooking and browning of the finished fries.
- Serve them immediately
Because of the higher sugar levels, sweet potatoes are harder to get crispy than russet potatoes and they lose their crispiness faster. So, serve them right after they finish roasting for best results.
There could be several reasons why your sweet potato wedges are not getting crispy. Achieving crispy sweet potato wedges can be a bit challenging compared to regular potatoes due to their higher moisture content and natural sugars. Here are some common reasons and tips to help you get those wedges crispy.
Be sure you’ve used enough oil and have enough space around each wedge to the heat can do its job. Next, be sure your temperature is hot enough when the wedges go in to cook. Lastly, they may just need a longer time in the oven to achieve the crispy exterior.
The cooking time for air-frying a sweet potato can vary depending on the size and thickness of the sweet potato, as well as the temperature and model of your air fryer. If you are cooking the sweet potato whole, plan on 40 – 50 minutes, while wedges only take 15 minutes. Sweet potato fries are the fastest since they are the thinnest and only take around 10 minutes.
My air fryer sweet potato wedges are burnt. What did I do wrong?
If your finished air fryer sweet potato wedges got overdone on the outside, you can either reduce the cooking time or the cooking temperature. Every air fryer has a different power level, so adjust the time by 3 – 5 minutes, or the temperature by 20 – 30 degrees should correct the problem.
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1 large sweet potato, washed and cut into 16 wedges
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
pinch black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Serve with Restaurant Style Ranch Dressing
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss together all the ingredients until the wedges are evenly coated in the oil and seasonings.
- Add the wedges to the hot air fryer basket. Spread into a single layer.
- Cook for 10 minutes then use tongs to turn over each wedge.
- Cook for another 5 minutes then serve immediately.
You can add a dash of cinnamon to the seasoning as well to increase the sweetness profile.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Air fryer
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 4 wedges
- Calories: 61
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 256 mg
- Fat: 2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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