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Frying Sweet Potato Cubes in an Airfryer

Frying sweet potato cubes in an airfryer is incredibly simple. We were pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out, and the family loved them so much that we could hardly keep up with frying more batches.

You can enjoy the sweet potato cubes immediately after cooking. They taste amazing on their own or as a side dish with roasted meats and salads.

Sweet potatoes are now easily available in stores or markets, and thanks to their popularity, you can find several varieties.

We find the yellow-skinned variety a bit sweeter and perhaps a bit more watery than the pinkish-brown skinned version. However, there isn’t a significant difference, and either type will work just fine.

Tips for Frying Sweet Potato Cubes

  • Peeling sweet potatoes is very easy, and with a good knife, they can be easily sliced.
  • The cubes can be smaller or a bit larger; in this case, allow an additional 2-3 minutes of frying time.
  • The amount of salt needed can vary greatly even within our family. It’s worth experimenting with this; here I only provide a guideline amount.

Note: Many airfryers do not heat to 205 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit). If yours is one of these, use 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) and fry for about one minute longer.

Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer on a plate

Sweet potato cubes in airfryer

Crispy sweet potato cubes, airfryer simplicity.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes medium or larger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salr
  • 1 tbsp black pepper freshly ground, optional

Instructions
 

  • To cook the sweet potato cubes in an airfryer, prepare the sweet potatoes.
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  • Peel the sweet potatoes using a potato peeler or small paring knife.
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  • First cut the sweet potatoes into 1.5-2 cm wide slices.
    Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer Cutting sweet potatoes into slabs
  • Cut the sweet potato slices into thick 1.5-2 cm wide slabs.
    Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer Cutting sweet potatoes into slabs1
  • Cut the sweet potato slices into 1.5-2 cm cubes.
    Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer cut into cubes
  • Put it in a bowl and add the salt and black pepper if you like, but this can be omitted.
    Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer salting sweet potato cubes
  • Pour the olive oil on top. About 1 tablespoon per sweet potato, but you can use a little more. Mix well.
    Frying sweet potato cubes in an airfryer with olive oil
  • Transfer all the sweet potatoes to the oven section of the airfryer.
    Frying sweet potato cubes in airfryer with mix oil and salt
  • Put it in the airfryer and cook at 400 F or 205 C for 17 minutes.
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  • Check back in 17 minutes. Some of the cubes have started to brown. If you want them even more browned, put them back for 1-2 minutes.
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  • You can eat the cubes of sweet potatoes immediately. Delicious on their own or as a side dish with roast meats and salad.
    Baking sweet potato cubes in an airfryer on a plate

Notes

Many hot-air fryers do not heat to 205 degrees. If yours does, use it at 200 degrees and about a minute longer.
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