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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
$1.27 Recipe/$0.64 Serving
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges - Vegan, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Plant Based - ready in 15 minutes with just 3 ingredients, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Change the seasonings to pair well with any protein or meal!
Start by washing and cutting the sweet potato into wedges. First cut off the top and bottom of the sweet potato. Then cut in half lengthwise. Cut those 2 halves in half again lengthwise to make 4 parts. Cut those 4 parts into 2-3 wedges each by cutting them lenghtwise into wedges. You should end with 8-12 fries.
Next add sweet potato wedges to air fryer basket. Spray with avocado oil or olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Use your hands or tongs to toss them well.
Turn on the air fryer to 375F for 15 minutes.
After 8 minutes of cooking (the air fryer will have 7 minutes left), pause and shake the basket.
Pause the air fryer to shake the basket again 1-2 more times in the last 7 minutes of cooking to ensure the potato wedges don't burn.
Be sure to have a sharp knife and choose sweet potatoes that are not too large to make cutting them into wedges easier.
If you see very thin edges on the wedges, cut them off before air frying. The thin parts of the wedge or the ends will burn as the rest of the potato cooks. Typically I will cut away the top of the wedge if it is paper thin or the ends if they are very thin compared to the rest of the potato wedge.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket – the sweet potato wedges will steam and will be limp, not crispy on the outside if you overcrowd the air fryer basket. The air fryer needs air to circulate to ensure that crispy crunch on the outside of the potatoes. This is why I suggest just doing 1 potato at a time.
Shake the basket – shaking the basket 2-3 times during cooking helps to ensure that the sweet potato wedge are cooking evenly in the air fryer.
Be sure to use avocado oil or olive oil spray without propellent. Things like Pam and other non-stick sprays actually damage the coating on the air fryer basket. You want to find an avocado oil or olive oil that says “no propellent” on the bottle and the only ingredient is avocado oil or olive oil. Otherwise, toss the wedges in avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil instead of spraying them.
Change up your seasonings – use salt, the special sweet potato seasoning or any of the spice combinations below to change things up so you never get bored!
If you are planning on making a large batch of sweet potato wedges, cook them in the oven and finish them in the air fryer to save time. Typically sweet potato wedges will cook in about 30 minutes in the oven, so if you are doing more than 2 batches in the air fryer, you will save time using the oven. Transfer the cooked potatoes in batches to the air fryer at 375F for 5 minutes to crisp up the sweet potato wedges at the end of cooking.
Other spice combinationsNote: To ensure the spices are evenly coating the potatoes, you will want to toss the wedges in a large bowth with avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil instead of simply adding the wedges to the air fryer basket and spraying them with avocado oil spray.For any of these recipes, omit the salt in the original recpe.
Special sweet potato seasoning: ½ teaspoon smoked paprika + ½ teaspoon garlic powder + ½ teaspoon salt + 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes – the combination of these spices creates a smoky, savory, slightly spicy sweet potato wedge that is irresistible!
Cinnamon Sugar Seasoning: 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar + 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Cajun seasoning: 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning, ¼ teaspoon salt (plus more at the end depending on how salty your cajun seasoning is).
Taco seasoning: 2 teaspoons taco seasoning, ¼ teaspoon salt (plus more at the end depending on how salty your taco seasoning is).
Curry: 1 teaspoon curry powder + ½ teaspoon ground cumin + ½ teaspoon salt.
Storing leftoversFridge: Store leftover sweet potato wedges in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350F air fryer for 5 minutes or in a 400F oven for 10 minutes.