These Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer is made of sweet potatoes, avocado oil spray, chives, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, and flaky sea salt.
When I was a kid, I hardly ate fries because my parents didn’t let me. They had a misconception that fries were all deep fried and super unhealthy. It is the one food we hardly ever ate, so I grew up always wanting to eat fries because I couldn’t have them. Just because they are fries doesn’t mean they have to be unhealthy! These sweet potato fries are everything you have ever dreamed of. I added some fresh Cajun seasoning, and a good amount of paprika, which is so addictive! The key to a good air fry is to leave the skins on those potatoes. Not only does it require less work, but the skin becomes perfectly crispy. The potato skins also holds more nutrients than anything else.
What you will need
Olive oil spray: For air frying recipes, I prefer using olive oil or avocado oil spray since you won’t need so much oil when air frying.
Sweet potatoes: I love using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes they are highly nutritious.
Cajun Seasoning: You can make your own Cajun seasoning if you can’t find any. To make your own Cajun seasoning:
- 2 ½ tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
This Cajun seasoning recipe is delicious and so fresh!
How to make Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into ¼ inch sticks. Add the fries to a mixing bowl and a good amount of oil spray on the fries. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, and salt. Mix to combine. Add the fries to an air fryer basket, all in one layer, and cook at 380°F for about 14 minutes, flipping once halfway. Air fry until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Timing varies on the air fryer.