These Air Fryer Cajun Sweet Potato Fries are sweet with a hint of spice. I like to serve them alongside a spicy mayo!
WHAT IS AIR FRYING?
Air frying is a healthy alternative to deep frying food. And most air fryers have been marketed in a way to make you think that this cooking technique is best for those who make a lot of those at home.
Well I am here to tell you that you do not need to just be a deep fried food lover to want to use this cooking method. RATHER if you love to bake food, then this is also a great alternative. And in most cases is much healthier than traditional baking methods.
Because air frying mimics deep fried foods but uses little to no oil. And if your cooking something fatty, the fat will drip away and off the food. So you can enjoy all the same deep – fried or baked foods that we have all come to know and love again but in a healthy way.
The air hot air is what cooks the food not the oil. If you have some frozen foods on hand, feel free to throw out any deep fryer you may have because the air fryer can now do the same job.
But it is not only frozen food that can be cooked this way, pretty much any food you can think of can.
Such as my Best Air Fryer French Fries” they are so tasty too!
This is my second AIR FRYER recipe that I have shared on this blog. And I hope you like it!
As you may know I have been on the fence for the past year about buying an air fryer.
Mainly because I do not eat a lot of deep fried foods and also because I could not fathom spending $200 plus for ONE.
So recently when I came across the Gotham air fryer, that does the exact same thing as an air fryer. I knew that I had to try it! So I’m now starting a Air Fryer collection of recipes on this blog because I have fallen in love with this NEW kitchen tool.
HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO FRIES IN AN AIR FRYER?
- Start by slicing the yam fries on a cutting board into 1/4 inch slices.
- Once the yam is sliced into slim fries, place them into a large bowl and submerge in water.
- Soak for a minimum of 30 minutes on the counter.
- Then drain and place the fries in another bowl and season with cornstarch and toss to coat.
- Drizzle the olive oil over top of the fries and season away!
- Place the fries in or on the Air Fryer making sure they are not crowded, then allow it to do the Cooking.
- Bake at 400 F for 30 minutes!
HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO FRIES ON THE GOTHAM AIR CRISPER TRAY?
- If your using the Gotham Steel Crisper I would advise to turn your oven to Conventional bake, which will make the fries more crispy.
- Otherwise, if your oven does not have that setting you can simply place the crisper on the middle rack.
WHAT MAKES FRIES CRISPY?
The air flow that is create under and around the sweet potato fries. The more dryer they become the more crispy they will become. Also the thinner the fries the easier it is for them to become crispy, I like to cut mine about 1/4 to 1/2 of a inch thick.
Also surprisingly soak them in water beforehand helps to remove the starch as it soaks into the water. The starch is what hinders the moisture from escaping. Which in turn prevents the fries from burning to a crisp and keeps them moist inside and crispy on the out.
CAN I USE ANY KIND OF AIR FRYER?
YES! Air fryers promise that you can get that deep fried texture without all the grease.
If you have a table top Air Fryer all these recipes will work the same. Because Air Fryers all use the same type of cooking techniques.
IS AIR FRYER FRIES HEALTHY?
Yes, very. Since the hot air is doing all the frying, saving you from using oil. But also giving you a deep fried taste without all those trans fats. The food ends up crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
If you have never used an air fryer, now is the best time to start. Because they are more affordable now than ever before.
Some people think that an Air Fryer is mostly for people who eat a lot of fried food. I admit I once was apart of that group, however I soon realised that if you like to bake foods too. Like I do, then the air fryer really cuts out a lot of the unnecessary fat.
Think of it, how do you typically eat fries? Deep fried of course. However with the air fryer it elevates the food and allows all that (FAT) to drip away, which creates a fat free crisp that you will love.
Plus if you use the Gotham Air Fryer it is super simple to clean, I am talking hard sticky food at the bottom of the tray just slides right off. No scrubbing at all is needed, it couldn’t be more simpular that this guys.
Another reason I like the Gotham Air Fryer is because it cooks more food than the typical table top Air Fryers. Because it has a lot of space on that large tray !
Wanting some more AWESOME Air Fryer recipes?
Try my other recipes below!
Stay tuned to this blog for more “Air Fryer“ inspired recipes to come!
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1 medium Sweet Potato Yam
1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
2 tbsp of cornstarch
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
- On a large cutting board chop the yam into 1/4 inch fries.
- Then place them into a large bowl and sumerge with water.
- Soak for a minimum of 30 minutes, strain and place into another bowl.
- Season with cornstarch and toss to coat.
- Drizzle olive oil overtop and season season!
- Bake at 400 f for 30 minutes.
- While it's baking make the spicy mayo, serve alongside and enjoy!
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