If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’m usually not a huge fan of kitchen gadgets. I’m all about simple home cooking that anyone can achieve. If there’s one thing that is challenging this belief for me though, is the air fryer.
I’ve had a lot of cooking fries or chips in the oven, but I’ve never had much luck with sweet potato chips. This is where the air fryer really shines. Regular potato and sweet potato chips in the air fryer are something else, crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. If you’ve got an air fryer, you must try these from scratch. You won’t want to bother with the frozen ones again.
Air Fryer Fries
1 large potato
1 small sweet potato, peeled
1 tbspn extra virgin olive oil
Seasoning, to taste (eg. salt and pepper or smoked paprika)
1. Cut the potato and sweet potato into evenly sized chips. It doesn’t matter how big as long as they are roughly similar. Keep in mind that thin fries will be quicker to cook than larger wedges.
2. Gently toss the chips in the olive oil and season to taste.
3. Add the chips to the air fryer basket taking care not to overcrowd. You may need to do 2 batches if you have a lot to cook.
4. Cook at 180C for 10 minutes. Check at 6 minutes and give the basket a shake.
5. Remove from the air fryer and serve with my air fryer chicken nuggets and air fryer Brussels sprouts and broccoli.
If you don’t have an air fryer, preheat the oven and an oven wrack over an oven tray at 220C. Arrange the chopped potatoes over the oven wrack, taking care not to over lap any. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce the heat down to 180C for another 10 minutes.
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist with a decade of experience working with families to improve their health and well-being. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and can help the overwhelm of eating and living well with private consultations, email Q&A and her school lunchbox ebook. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.