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Get the Recipe: Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

These Japanese sweet potato fries are crispy, easy and delicious! They can be made in either an oven or air fryer. Either way, they are a healthy and flavorful side dish or snack!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

Air Fryer Method

  • First, preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray air fryer basket or pan with nonstick spray.
  • Wash and pat dry potatoes. Slice each potato into fries. The thicker they are, the longer they take to cook.
  • Add fries to large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss until fries are completely coated.
  • Arrange fries in one even layer on air fryer pan.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes. Then, carefully flip fries. Air fry another 10 minutes or until crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside.

Oven Method

  • First, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Wash and pat dry potatoes. Slice each potato into fries. The thicker they are, the longer they take to cook.
  • Add fries to large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss until fries are completely coated.
  • Arrange fries in one even layer on baking pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Then, carefully flip fries. Bake for another 15 minutes or until crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside.

Notes

  • Japanese sweet potatoes have a burgundy purple skin and white insides.  I buy them from Whole Foods.
  • Avocado oil or melted coconut oil can replace olive oil.
  • See blog post above for different flavor combinations.
  • Air fry or bake until fries are crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside.
  • To test if they are done, take a fork and pierce middle of fries.  If they are tender, they are done.  If they are firm or hard, continue cooking.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.  
Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 653mg, Potassium: 445mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 18446IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg