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    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)

    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)

    I finally air fried sweet potato fries and let me just tell you… believe the hype!

    Better late than never friends, right?

    As a self-proclaimed Japanese sweet potato lover, these are always my go-to when it comes to sweet potato fries. I always prefer them over the traditional sweet potato and apparently so does Ezra these days. I am spending way too much money on my Japanese sweet potato consumption, but I’ll just blame it on the big E for now. Gotta give the kid what he wants, ya know?

    So let’s get back to these air fried fries though. I made the 5-ingredient Healthy Berry Crumble a couple weeks ago in this and you guys loved it! I prefer using my air fryer these days instead of turning the oven on in the heat of summer. I have been using this air fryer and it also has a few other functions so you can even bake with it too.

    The first time I made these in the air fryer, I didn’t preheat it and just pressed start, which is a big mistake. I highly recommend heating the air fryer up for about 10 minutes before starting to cook. That way the fryer is warmed up and ready for them, just like you would in the oven. There are also oven instructions below if you don’t have an air fryer but want to try these at home. That’s how I made them for the last few years before using the air fryer.

    One of the most common questions, I get asked is “where do you buy your Japanese sweet potatoes?”. I usually snag them at Whole Foods or my local organic store in town because they always have them on hand! Look for the big mama ones and make a few so you can snack on these gems all week long.

    Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do.

    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries made with avocado oil, black pepper, sea salt in my air fryer (with oven option too!)

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    My Favorite Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 30 mins

    Ingredients

    • 2 large organic Japanese sweet potatoes 
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
    • Black pepper and sea salt to taste

    Directions

    Air fryer option:

    1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees and let it warm up for about 10 minutes 
    2. While the air fryer heats, wash the sweet potatoes (I used this brush and this soap)
    3. Slice the pointed ends off each potato then carefully slice the rounded sides to help when slicing into fries
    4. Slice each potato into fry form of choice (I like mine thicker!)
    5. Coat with 1 tablespoon avocado oil and sprinkle desired amount of black pepper and sea salt
    6. Place fries onto tray or into air fryer per your air fryer's instructions and cook for about 10 minutes then flip fries over, drizzle additional avocado oil on top and air fryer for another 10 minutes or until crisped to your liking

    Oven option:

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
    2. Wash the sweet potatoes (I used this brush and this soap)
    3. Slice the pointed ends off each potato then carefully slice the rounded sides to help when slicing into fries
    4. Slice each potato into fry form of choice (I like mine thicker!)
    5. Coat with 1 tablespoon avocado oil and sprinkle desired amount of black pepper and sea salt
    6. Place fries onto tray then bake for 20 minutes and drizzle remaining avocado oil
    7. Place back in oven to cook another 20 minutes or so until crispy (I like to use middle or bottom rack!)

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    Recipe Notes

    *I like to let my fries cool completely before putting away in fridge. They stay good for 5 days in fridge

    **Serve with desired condiments. Jordan loves this ketchup and I use this dijon!

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