How To Cook Sweet Potato In Airfryer?
The sweet potato is not actually a potato. However, we treat it like a potato in the kitchen. For example, the sweet potato is often used as a replacement for the potato. The sweet potato is actually a tuber. And we treat these tubers like potatoes when they are actually a vegetable. In this blog, we are going to discuss how to cook sweet potato in airfryer. How do you do that?
How to cook sweet potato in airfryer?
Cut the peeled or unpeeled sweet potato into slices and then into strips. Drizzle the sweet potato with oil and spices. Mix well. Bake the potatoes in the airfryer at 200 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
With sweet potato, you can make many beautiful and tasty dishes. That is why we have written several blogs about sweet potatoes. I specifically mention the seasoning of sweet potato here. This way you always have delicious sweet potato. Check out our blog “ Which Herbs For Sweet Potatoes? ‘ and you always have a tasty dish.
Cook Sweet Potato In Airfryer
Cooking sweet potatoes in the airfryer is different than cooking regular potatoes in the airfryer. The regular potato contains starch. The sweet potato is a root vegetable and contains no starch. This is an essential difference if we are going to fry the potatoes in the airfryer.
Because it contains no starch, the sweet potato is also difficult to fry in a deep-fat fryer. The best ways to make sweet potato fries is in the oven or in the air fryer.
First, we will get you started for making sweet potato from the airfryer, then we will do the same for fries.
Sweet Potato from Airfryer
Sweet potato and the air fryer go very well together. Especially if we make slices or cubes of the sweet potato. This dish is a side dish and can replace the regular potato. What are the ingredients?
- 2-3 sweet potatoes
- Salt and pepper
- Sunflower oil, about 1-2 tablespoons
- 2 tbsp Provencal herbs
If you don’t have Provencal herbs at home, make a mix of, for example, thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, marjoram and possibly savory. Cooking is also about experimenting and trying out. So you can also make your own spice mix with your own favorite herbs. Check which herbs you have and add a total of 2 tablespoons of herbs.
The procedure is as follows:
- Heat the airfryer to 190 degrees
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into slices or cubes.
- Now mix the herbs with the sunflower oil and sprinkle the potatoes with it. Now mix everything together well.
- Now put the potatoes in the airfryer for about 12 minutes.
Make sure they are cooked before removing the sweet potatoes from the airfryer. Otherwise, leave them alone.
Sweet Potato Fries Airfryer
Even though the sweet potato isn’t a real potato (it’s a root vegetable), all too often we want to make french fries out of it. And we can prepare these fries perfectly in the airfryer. What do you need?
- 400 grams sweet potato
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1/2 tsp paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of chili powder
You can peel the potato before cutting it into fries. You don’t have to, you can also eat the peel. First wash the potato well under the tap and dry it well.
What are you going to do? The instructions sentence:
- Preheat the air fryer to 200 degrees.
- First cut the potato into slices lengthwise. Then cut the fries from these slices. The slices are about 1 centimeter thick.
- Mix the spices with the oil and pour this spice mixture over the chips. Make sure all fries are drizzled with oil.
- Place the fries and the basket in the airfryer and bake them golden brown in about 15 minutes. Check after about 12 minutes whether they are already cooked, otherwise you can complete the 15 minutes.
Tasty sweet potato fries with bell pepper and garlic. This dish goes well with vegetables or simply dipping in mayonnaise. Enjoy your meal.
Sweet Potato Fries Airfryer Crispy
The sweet potato will not get crispy on its own if you prepare it in the airfryer. That is because the sweet potato is not a potato but a root vegetable. The potato contains starch and the tuber does not. This makes them less crispy when you prepare sweet potatoes.
However, there are two ways to make sweet potato crisp. You can do that by not using oil or using flour. How do you prepare this now? You need:
- 2 sweet potato
- 1 tsp paprika powder,
- 1 tsp garlic powder,
- little thyme
- 2 tbsp flour
The procedure is as follows:
- Preheat the air fryer to 200 degrees
- Wash the potato and then cut the potato into slices and then into strips.
- Mix the herbs into the flour and then mix the flour with the potatoes.
- Place the potatoes in the airfryer and bake for about 12-15 minutes.
You can also omit the flour and just put the sweet potatoes in the air fryer. Then bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove the sweet potatoes from the basket and then sprinkle with the herbs. The herbs are therefore not baked in otherwise they will burn.
Here are the two ways to get them crispy. Well, crunchy. They are a little harder but it never becomes like real fries. However, they are tasty, so eat well.
Sweet Potato Airfryer Cook First
The sweet potato is not related to the potato but to the tuber family. Tubers are prepared differently than potatoes. To make tasty sweet potato dishes from the airfryer, it is not necessary to boil the potato first.
The sweet potato can be prepared in the airfryer, peeled and unpeeled, without cooking. So easy and so fast!
Sweet Potato Airfryer Healthy
The health aspect works in two directions here, namely the sweet potato itself and the method of preparation.
To start with the latter, preparing in the airfryer is extremely healthy, because much less oil is used. We need oil, but too much is not good. The sweet potato is baked by the hot air, so the preparation method is healthy.
The sweet potato itself is also healthy, different from the potato but healthy. The sweet potato contains:
- Lots of fiber, more than the potato. Also known as the fiber bomb.
- Contains a lot of complex carbohydrates and that is good. complex carbohydrates are absorbed slowly.
- Lots of vitamin A. 1 ounce of sweet potato contains all the vitamin A you need daily.
These are the best-known health aspects of sweet potato.
As I mentioned, we have written many more blogs about sweet potatoes. I just want to remind you on the blog of saving. Are you not using the sweet potato right away or is it over your sweet potato? Then read our blog ‘ How to Store Sweet Potato? so they stay fresh for a long time.