The Food Factor: Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Video by Jonathan Parrish
Cooking food in an air fryer gives you that crunchy texture you love without the added calories of deep frying. This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries features Mississippi-grown sweet potatoes, olive oil, and spices—that’s it!
Whether you serve these as a side dish or a fun snack, you’ll enjoy the health benefits of sweet potatoes, including fiber, beta carotene, and vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that has antioxidant properties that can help protect cells from damage. For savory sweet potato fries, use garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder instead of nutmeg and cinnamon. By keeping the sweet potato skins on, you get more fiber!
Crew Review: These were spicy! We suggest using less spice than the recipe calls for.
Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
This recipe is part of our own MSU Extension publication P3578, “Air Fryer Recipes.”
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