I have been on a series procrasta-cooking streak. I just finished finals week for my semester, and I am seriously so shocked that I finished while maintaining the grades that I wanted to be getting. Every single time I would go into my office to grind some work out, I’d find myself making my way back into the kitchen for recipe testing. I am a stress-baker / stress-cooker and it has not been great for my work ethic. On the upside, however: it has been absolutely fantastic for you guys! You guys all are getting the fruits of my procrasta-cooking streak – including this recipe for the most perfect Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (that can also be made in the oven!!).
I LOVE my air fryer. I used to think that my air fryer did not do much more things than my oven did, but I am slowly learning that is not true. The air fryer gets that crisp that only dumping a bunch of oil on a stove top and soaking your ingredients into it usually achieves. I have been putting so much in the air fryer: kale chips, all kinds of potatoes, cauliflower gnocchi from trader joes, okra, zucchini, and I even made buffalo cauliflower.
Here are some of my favorite air fryer recipes of all time:
Another fun staple I try that is super quick and easy, is I coat some tempeh in hoisin or mushroom veggie oyster sauce and chilli garlic sauce and throw them in the air-fryer for 15 minutes to top off my Spicy Ginger Green Fried Rice.
I like the following air-fryers:
AIR FRYER ROSEMARY SWEET POTATO FRIES
-2 medium-large orange sweet potatoes / yams (Chopped as thin as possible – the thinner they are chopped the crispier they will get).
-3 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
-1 tbsp garlic powder
-1 tsp salt
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea brine)
-optional spice: 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
Instructions: Place the chopped potatoes in a large bowl and toss in the oil and aquafaba. Add the spices and toss. Place in air fryer on the “Fries” setting or for 15 minutes. Make sure they are in one layer in the air-fryer, you may have to do it in two batches. These fries can also be baked in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees – but they will be more like potato wedges than crispy fries! Serve hot.