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Sweet Potato Fries - HI Superfoods Project

Easy Sweet Potato Fries (Submitted by Lisa R. - HI Superfoods Project)

Everyone loves fries and these sweet potato fries are no exception! They are easy to make at home and will be a delicious addition to your next meal or a fun snack for your keiki.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Superfoods
Servings 2 Servings


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 ea sweet potatoes local grown
  • 1 tbsp olive oil per potato
  • to taste garlic salt
  • to taste pepper
  • 1 tbsp / to taste chopped herbs local grown
  • cooking spray if desired
  • condiments for dipping
  • sea salt to sprinkle on top


  • Wash sweet potatoes and cut lengthwise into fries, no more than about 1/2 inch thick. Fries should be relatively consistent in thickness. Leave the skin on for crispy goodness.
  • Place the fries in a bowl big enough to submerge them in water, and soak them for at least 15 minutes. After soaking, dump the water and lay the fries out to dry on clean towels or paper towels. Let the fries air dry or blot the water off to speed up the process. The drier the fries are, the more crispy theyʻll turn out!
  • Once dried, put them in a bowl big enough to toss them and add the olive oil (1 tablespoon per potato), toss well, and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper to your taste. You can add any other spices you like at this point!
  • When the fries are coated with the oil and spices, lay them out on the air fryer basket not touching each other, and air fry for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees, ideally turning once mid way through. Depending on how you like your fries, they may be ready at 20 minutes, for more crispy, browned fries, go a few minutes longer.
  • When done, remove the fries and let them cool for a minute, then plate them.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and chopped local herbs (parsley, cilantro, rosemary, and chives are great options!). Dip into whatever condiments you like! In our house, we like sriracha mayo or barbeque sauce!


Most of the time is hands-off!
Air fryers are all a little different, so watch your fries closely! You can air fry at 400 degrees for a shorter time, but I think the longer time at 375 works best for denser, local purple sweet potato.
Local sweet potato can be found at many farmersʻ markets, retailers carrying local produce, or through various CSA subscriptions.
This recipe is:
  • Keiki Friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
Keyword Herbs, Sweet Potato