Healthy Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries
These Healthy Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries with chipotle dipping sauce are a delicious way to enjoy your favourite homemade fries without the guilt – they're such a tasty, easy side dish!
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So I'm pretty sure the Philips Airfryer is my new favourite kitchen appliance…I'm honestly obsessed!
Since I made these Airfryer Chicken Nuggets last month I've been turning all of my guilty pleasures into healthier dinners with the help of the Philips XXL Airfryer – that's right! The larger version of their Turbostar Digital Airfryer has launched and that means you can cook so much more food at once. It also uses powerful hot air to fry your favorite food with a tablespoon or less of oil and removes excess fat from the food, capturing it all in the bottom. It's perfect for feeding a crowd or meal prepping for the week, and it's appeared just in time for Thanksgiving too.
As we settle into fall and get into all things cozy and comfort food I thought it would be more than appropriate to introduce you to the BEST Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries everrrrrrrrr!
Never heard of an Airfryer before?
Well, the Philips XXL Airfryer uses superheated air to fry foods with almost no oil. For these sweet potato fries, I used about half the olive oil that I usually would when baking them in the oven, saving on excess calories but still keeping ALL the flavour.
With the Philips XXL Airfryer, food is exposed to constant heat that circulates and cooks everything evenly. You know how much of a pain it is to take fries out of the oven and turn them precisely halfway? No more of that with this Airfryer! Since it's a larger version of the TurboStar Digital Airfryer, you can fit in more food (up to 2 bags’ worth of fries!) and still get that even cook without having to cook in batches.
It means you can make more food with less hassle. I'm in love!
Like its predecessors, the Philips XXL Airfryer includes a QuickControl dial with digital display, 4 Presets for most popular dishes (think frozen fries and chicken wings), and it's got a keep warm function so you can let your dinner sit for a little bit if you're not ready to eat right away. I'm never using the oven again!
Best of all, the Philips XXL Airfryer helps you meal prep because you're able to cook so much at once. I don't know about you but I'm having a major love affair with batch cooking, and it's changed the way I eat throughout the week. When you have a large portion of a couple different meals in the fridge it's so much easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle even if you're stressed out at work.
And sweet potato fries always help with stress, am I right?!
Once you try homemade sweet potato fries in the Airfryer you'll never have them any other way. There's less hands-on cooking time and less precise flipping going on. I do take the basket out and gently toss the sweet potato fries with tongs just because there's A LOT of them but you can skip this step if you're feeling lazy.
I find that these Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries actually get more crispy on the outside and they stay tender in the middle, and this makes sense since the XXL Airfryer cooks fried food 50% more evenly – and believe it or not it won't make your house smell of fried food either!
When you're done cooking your fries you can just pop the QuickClean basket and removable non-stick coated drawer into the dishwasher and be glad that there's basically no mess. That's home cooking made easy!
The best part about these Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries is that they barely take any time to make and prep, so they're perfect for if you're craving fast food and want something healthier. And these days grocery stores actually make it so easy to skip ahead in your meal prep – I've spotted pre-cut sweet potato sticks in the produce section of most stores where the bagged salads are alongside cut up root vegetables and veggies for omelets, stir fries, etc.
Turns out it's super easy to eat at home if you can skip ahead a few steps!
How to Make Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries
Now these sweet potato fries are about as easy as it gets. First, you'll want to peel the skin of your medium-sized sweet potatoes, and then cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Slice each round into fries, and then add to a large bowl. Toss with a little bit of olive oil and your spices.
While that's all going, make sure you preheat your Airfryer for 10 minutes and select the highest heat setting (400F). You technically don't need to preheat but I like it to already be going when I put my food in as a personal preference. Then it's all ready to cook right away and you can set it and forget it!
From there, you'll cook your sweet potato fries for 12 minutes before you remove the basket, gently toss and cook another 10 minutes. While your fries are cooking you can make the delicious chipotle dip that goes alongside them and before you know it you've got the BEST side dish ever ready and on the table.
Or you're the hero of Thanksgiving and will have brought everyone's fave dish. Just saying!
Will you be making these Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries?
The Philips XXL Airfryer is available at: Amazon, Home Hardware and Hudson's Bay.. Tell me you're going to try out this amazing new kitchen appliance! Or at least put it on your wish list for the holidays this year!