Air Fried Sweet Potato Steak Fries

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Best ever air fryer sweet potato steak fries that are crispy and tender. These delicious thick cut sweet potato wedges are air fried, perfectly seasoned, and will be the best healthier steak fries you will ever eat. They are sure to be a family favorite and make for the perfect lunch or dinner side dish.

air fried sweet potato fries in a basket

Why you will love air fried sweet potato steak fries:

I might have a small obsession with sweet potatoes… anyone else? I mean they are the best kind of potato, especially when they are super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

I could eat these seasoned sweet potato fries every single day. They pair perfectly with literally every dish, especially with my Healthy Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burgers!

Unlike traditional skinny fried french fries, these thick cut sweet potato fries are nutritious, tender, and made crispy in the air fryer with NO OIL!

Honestly, this recipe is perfect for french fry lovers. They satisfy the need for a crispy yet tender snack or side and give you the ultimate sweet-salty combo! These crispy healthy steak fries are air-fried to perfection and the perfect summer side dish for a burger or BBQ. Your entire family will love them, and you will love how easy they are to make and clean up!

What are steak fries?

Steak fries are thick cut fries, sometimes called potato wedges. They are simply a thicker french fry. In fact, steak fries are healthier than regular fries because they require less oil when being cooked. Traditionally steak fries are cooked in the oven; however, we are using the air fryer to make them extra crispy and tender!

air fried crispy sweet potato steak fries with ketchup

Ingredients in air fryer sweet potato steak fries:

One of the best parts of this air frier recipe is that it uses minimal ingredients and preserves the naturally amazing taste of a sweet potato. By only adding some healthy oil and seasonings, you can easily make the best thick cut sweet potato fries ever. Here is what you will need to make this side dish:

  • Large and thick sweet potatoes
  • Avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt 
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh black pepper

Kitchen tools used

I love simple and easy recipes, especially those that don’t require tons of kitchen tools and allow for an easy clean-up. In fact, these sweet potato french fries only call for 3 tools! Here is a list of the few basic kitchen tools needed to make these amazing crispy sweet potato wedges: 

sweet potato fries in air fryer basket

How to air fry sweet potato fries:

This recipe is so easy to make and my go-to side dish for nearly every dinner. With only a few simple steps and ready in under 20 minutes, here are step by step instructions on how to make the best sweet potato fries you will ever try! 

First, you want to preheat your air fryer to 380°F while you prep your sweet potato wedges. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes and then cut them into thick wedges that are about 1/2 inch thick. I do this by cutting my sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut each half into thirds or quarters depending on the size of the sweet potato.

Next, once your sweet potatoes are cut into your desired size and shape, add all of the pieces into a mixing bowl and drizzle about 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil on top. Toss the sweet potatoes in the oil to coat them and then sprinkle in salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix the spices and sweet potato wedges to evenly coat the steak fries. 

Once the fries are seasoned and the air fryer is heated, evenly space out wedges inside the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd the air fryer. If the basket is too crowded, the fries will not get the crispy texture you crave. If you have a small air fryer, simply cook in two batches. Air fry for about 15-18 minutes and turn each wedge over halfway through using tongs to ensure both sides cook and get the perfect crisp. 

Once the sweet potato wedges have a crispy exterior and tender interior, they are ready to be immediately served. Grab some ketchup and enjoy!

tender and crispy sweet potato french fries

Are sweet potatoes healthy?

Yes, sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat! While all forms of potatoes have nutritional value, by using sweet potatoes we are adding lots of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and fiber to your diet. You will feel satiated without having any highly processed ingredients. 

Also, this recipe uses an air fryer to get the sweet potatoes, a crispy exterior and tender inside that matches the feeling of a traditional steak fry. This version of sweet potato fries does not require deep frying or a cornstarch coating, keeping the ingredients simple. So, yes, these are healthy steak fries!

How to store & reheat

Storage: Simply store leftover sweet potato wedges in one large airtight container or individual airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. Do not freeze cooked sweet potato fries.

Reheating: For the best results, reheat sweet potato french fries in the air fryer at 380°F for 5 – 10 minutes unity warm and crispy. You can also microwave; however, they will not be as crispy.

thick sweet potato fries

What to pair sweet potato steak fries with:

There are so many dishes I would be up to have fries with, the possibilities are seriously endless! Any grilled protein or salad dish is automatically better with a side of tender and crispy sweet potato fries. Here are some other Healthful Blondie recipes to check out:

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healthy crispy air fried sweet potato steak fries

Air Fried Sweet Potato Steak Fries


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Best ever air-fried sweet potato steak fries that are crispy and tender. These delicious thick-cut sweet potato wedges are air-fried, perfectly seasoned, and will be the best healthier steak fries you will ever eat. They are sure to be a family favorite and make for the perfect lunch or dinner side dish.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 23 sweet potatoes (larger & thick)
  • 12 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
  2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Then cut them into thick wedges about ½ inch thick. I cut my sweet potatoes in half lengthwise then cut each half into thirds or quarters depending on the size of the sweet potato.
  3. Add all wedges to a mixing bowl and drizzle the 1 – 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper on top. Mix to evenly coat each steak fry.
  5. Once air fryer is heated, evenly space out wedges inside the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd. If you have a small air fryer, cook in two batches.
  6. Air fry for 15 – 18 minutes, turning each wedge over with tongs halfway through. 
  7. Serve immediately with some ketchup, as a dinner side, or save for meal prep!

Notes

TO STORE: in one large airtight container or individual airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. Do not freeze cooked sweet potato fries.

TO REHEAT: for the best results, reheat sweet potato french fries in the air fryer at 380°F for 5 – 10 minutes unity warm and crispy. You can also microwave; however, they will not be as crispy.

TO BAKE: Bake at 425°F for 25 – 35 minutes until crispy on a lined baking sheet. Flip the fries over halfway through to ensure maximum crispiness.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American, Healthy

Keywords: Air Fried Sweet Potato Steak Fries, Steak Fries, Sweet potato fries, sweet potato wedges, air fryer recipe, air fried potato, crispy sweet potato, thick sweet potato fries

Recipe by Tati Chermayeff / Healthful Blondie + Photos by The Travel Palate

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10 Comments
  • Saskia
    Posted at 12:30h, 21 June Reply

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE SWEET POTATO!!! The seasoning is awesome too!

  • Sarah Smith
    Posted at 19:09h, 21 June Reply

    I have tried these! Love the air fryer. Perfect mix of spices !

  • Marybeth Duong
    Posted at 19:29h, 21 June Reply

    LOVE THE FLAVOR!!!!!

  • Sophie
    Posted at 21:44h, 21 June Reply

    The best sweet potato French fries EVERR! Love how thick they are.

  • Tyler Titsworth
    Posted at 21:57h, 21 June Reply

    This is so awesome! Love it!

  • Valeria Hirsch
    Posted at 10:15h, 22 June Reply

    super crunchy!

  • Hayley Isenberg
    Posted at 11:54h, 25 June Reply

    my favorite!

  • Brynn Murray
    Posted at 20:58h, 25 June Reply

    Gone are the days my family buys frozen French fries! Love this recipe!!

  • Max
    Posted at 08:56h, 20 September Reply

    Really easy to make and really delicious!

  • Kate
    Posted at 17:26h, 14 October Reply

    Made these yesterday and they were so tender and crispy. Really good recipe.

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