Who’s here for sweet potato waffle fries? I know I am! While fries can serve a variety of purposes in their assorted shapes and sizes, the waffle fry is by far the most robust and dunkable fry there is. The texture of a waffle fry and the structural substance makes it more pleasurable to enjoy, especially when you have a dipping sauce to pair with it.
In my opinion, the only way to make a waffle fry better is to make it with sweet potatoes and add just the right amount of seasoning to them. Luckily Alexia Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries does all the laborious work and we can simply cook them from frozen in an air-fryer!
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Sweet potato waffle fries are ridiculously good when they are made right. Unfortunately, even some of the most reputable establishments have a terrible time of trying to make consistently crispy sweet potato fries. Either that, or they aren’t trying which would be a shame. Soggy sweet potato fries can have all the good flavor, but without that fried exterior and soft fluffy center, they’re nothing. Nothing! Ya hear me?!
Okay, soggy fries will put anybody in a bad mood, but the air-fried crispness of these sweet potato waffle fries is the ultimate in easy and flavor-packed snacking. The lack of oil in air frying ensures that your sweet potato waffle fries will not get soggy. It also leaves out those unhealthy fatty oils that permeate through the fries and make them higher in calories and cholesterol.
Why You’ll Love Sweet Potato Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer
- It only takes a few minutes to enjoy crispy sweet potato waffle fries when you use an air fryer. You don’t have to wait long for the fryer to get up to temp like you would with a deep fryer. Just lightly coat the basket and toss in your fries, They’re completely done in 10 minutes!
- It only takes one ingredient to make these, which is always a plus! The fries are pre cut and pre-seasoned. You can dump them in the air fryer basket from frozen. The only thing you have to do is open the bag!
- And, it’s an easy afternoon snack. Mid-day snacking can be a dietary setback for some, but it’s an essential way to power through a sluggish afternoon, or take a break from a stressful day. When these breaks are necessary a snack that is healthy and delicious will always get you far.
How To Use an Air Fryer
If you are unaccustomed to air fryers, they may seem strange and mysterious to you. On the other hand, I’m sure we’ve all seen those infomercials with the “powerful cyclone of heat” or whatever makes air fryers do their thing. In reality, if you can use a microwave, you can use an air fryer. No matter what model of air-fryer you are using, the process is essentially the same. Lightly grease the basket with a cooking spray. Add contents (usually frozen), set the temperature and the time. That’s it!
Air fryers get up to temp quickly and the cooking time often includes that part of the process. That means you usually don’t have to turn them on at all prior to adding your ingredients to the basket. However, you should always check the operating manual for how your air fryer is supposed to be used. Always defer to your manual when cooking instructions contradict each other.
Tips and Variations
As many air fryers vary, times vary as well. You may need to make some minor adjustments to the recipe in accordance with how your specific model of air-fryer functions. Also, you may need to preheat the air fryer for example. Another common snafu is that the instructions from your manual may require you to take out the basket and shake the fries while cooking. Many air fryers, however, do not use these kinds of baskets and only cook in a shallow basket on a rack.
Be aware of how the buttons and dials and presets work on your air-fryer. Some air-fryers are very streamlined and simple, while other more complicated designs include air frying as one of several distinct cooking modes.
There is no need for substitutions or changes to this recipe since it is only one ingredient and the fries come pre-seasoned. If you want to add a little bit of spice, though, I wouldn’t blame you for hitting them with a dash of Slap Ya Mama. The only real dilemma you’ll face is deciding which dipping sauce to use.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about these frozen waffle fries.
How long to cook waffle fries in an air-fryer?
The standard length of time for cooking fries in an air fryer is about 10 minutes. I haven’t seen it any less or any more on other models of air-fryer, but you should always check. You may also want to cook them for more/less time than recommended depending on your personal preference for that fluffy and crispy balance.
How to Preheat Air Fryer?
If your air fryer model requires preheating, simply turn it on and set the required time according to your manual.
How to Store and Reheat Waffle Fries
Storing and reheating your sweet potato waffle fries (if you must), is easy. Simply wrap whatever you don’t eat in an airtight container and you can reheat them later. If you reheat them in an air fryer again, they will bounce back pretty well. You can also bake them, or microwave them, but they will not be like they were at first. I recommend not making more of this snack than you will immediately enjoy
How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Start with a 20-ounce bag of Alexia Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries:
1. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with a cooking oil, like grapeseed oil.
2. Place frozen waffle fries in a single layer not overcrowding the basket.
3. Air fry at 390 degrees for 10 minutes, turning halfway through.
4. Carefully remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Try This Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer Today
Since all you need to do is pick up a single 20-ounce bag from your grocery store’s freezer aisle, you can be enjoying these air-fried sweet potato waffle fries in no time at all. Make sure you pick some up today and you can enjoy it as a tasty side with dinner or a satisfying snack later on! Some great dipping sauce ideas:
● Ranch Dressing
● Blue Cheese Dressing
● Your Choice of Barbecue Sauce
● Spicy Mustard
What do you like to use for sweet potato waffle fries dipping sauce?
Here are a few more side dish recipes to try
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes – This is a simple side dish recipe that is seasoned perfectly and covered in parmesan cheese and then baked until crispy.
Crispy Onion Strings – These are delicious to eat on their own or as a topping to tacos, barbecue, or burgers.
Fried Steak Fingers – These are delicious steak fingers made with skirt steak, coated in a homemade batter, and cooked until crispy and golden brown.
Also, try these Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. They’re a simple and quick appetizer recipe that can be made in the air fryer in a matter of minutes.
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
- 20 ounce bag Alexia® Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray (like grapeseed oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil).
- Place frozen waffle fries in a single layer not overcrowding the basket.
- Air fry at 390 degrees for 10 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Carefully remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Here are a couple pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards.