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This Christmas, I received an air fryer. I’m not going to lie, I asked for it. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. When I opened up the box, I was pretty frightened by the size of it. It was huge! I had no idea how I was going to cram it in a cabinet in my kitchen. Turns out I didn’t need to cram it inside a cabinet, after all. Know why? Because I love it so much it sits right out on my counter top!
This air fryer is the bomb-diggity. Of all the crazy appliances I’ve purchased over the years, this one has a permanent spot next to the toaster. Truth be told, if I had to pick between the air fryer and the toaster, I’d chose the air fryer…hands down! It does so much more than I ever thought. I have rarely put the oven on since Christmas.
These sweet potatoes were the first thing I made with the air fryer. Well, that’s not true. They were the first thing “from scratch” that I made. We threw in some frozen mozzarella sticks and pizza logs right away, to see if it really acts like a deep fryer. You know how frozen mozzarella sticks turn out in the oven…limp, right? Well, not with the air fryer. They were very crispy, and that’s when I started wondering what else I could make in it. Now I use it to bake, roast, fry and re-heat. Re-heated pizza is amazing in the air fryer. Really!
My air fryer is the OMORC Air Fryer XL. The basket is large enough to hold everything I have tried so far. If I needed to do a second basket of something, it wouldn’t be an issue because of the shortened cooking times.
If you don’t have an air fryer, I would suggest placing them in a shallow pan in a single layer, and baking at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I love to use a roasted vegetable blend instead of the individual spices when I make these. If you don’t have the blend, simply make your own with the ingredients listed in the recipe. I am, however, all about making things easier and quicker, so the blend works for me….plus, it’s delicious and I use it on a lot of my roasted vegetables. It makes the sweet potatoes so flavorful!
My husband is not a sweet potatoes fan, but he enjoys this recipe very much. I hope you will enjoy them also. Please leave me a comment to let me know!
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- 5 sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- salt & pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- Wash and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes about 1 inch in size.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
- Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees for 2 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, garlic salt, cumin, oregano, celery seed, with salt and pepper.
- Put sweet potatoes into bowl, add olive oil and seasonings. Toss the potatoes until well coated.
- Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook for 7 minutes. Shake the basket well and continue cooking an additional 8 minutes more. Potatoes are done when they are fork tender.