Crispy, salty-sweet, Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (Air Fryer) are the perfect side for lunch, dinner, or as an afternoon snack! Satisfy your salt craving and your sweet tooth at the same time with these delicious fries! Make them even better and serve them with homemade honey mustard sauce.
I'm really leaning into the air fryer recipes this month! I know I'm late to the air fryer party, but better late than never right?! With Super Bowl parties right around the corner, this is the perfect time to start using an air fryer.
Whether you make Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (Air Fryer) for game day, or as a simple side dish at dinnertime, they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Especially when you serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, like my homemade honey mustard dip!
Why you'll love this recipe
- You'll never go back to your oven after cooking frozen sweet potato fries in your air fryer! The air fryer is faster, easier, and makes crispier sweet potato fries!
- If you've never had Alexia Sweet Potato Fries before, then you'll notice that they're cut thinner than most other cut sweet potato fries. This makes for more flavorful and crispy bites.
- If you need more reasons to try Alexia fries, then you'll want to know that they're Non-GMO, free of trans fats, and contain no artificial ingredients.
- We don't add any extra oil to this recipe. The air fryer circulates hot air around the fries, making them crispy without added oil.
- Alexia Frozen Sweet Potato Fries - This recipe is for the 20-ounce (1.25 lb.) bag. Alexia Sweet Potato Fries are not labeled as being gluten-free on the package, but they also are not listing any ingredients that contain gluten. If need these to be gluten-free, then double-check your bag so that you can decide for yourself!
- Mayonnaise - My #1 choice is always Hellman's Low-Fat Mayo.
- Dijon mustard - The Dijon that I used for this recipe was on the savory side. Some Dijon mustards can be sweet. Take note of whether or not your Dijon is sweet so that you can adjust the honey if needed.
- Grey Poupon Harvest Course Ground Mustard - Grey Poupon makes a few different types of mustard. Make sure you choose the Harvest Course Ground variety.
- Honey - A nice, high-quality honey is always great to have on hand! Look for local honey if you can find it!
- Apple cider vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is also known as cider vinegar. It is made from fermented apple juice.
- Salt, garlic powder & paprika
*See the recipe card below for exact quantities.
- Air fryer - I currently use the Ultrean 6 Quart Air Fryer. So far I love it! We have a big family so I knew I needed a bigger unit (6 quarts). It's easy to clean and is doing its job!
- Small mixing bowl
- Measuring cups & measuring spoons
How to make Alexia Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer
- Make the honey mustard dip. In a small mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Grey Poupon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Whisk together until smooth and set aside.
- Preheat your air fryer if necessary. Some models require preheating and some do not. Dump the entire bag of sweet potato fries into the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry the sweet potato fries at 400°F for 8 minutes.
- Pull the basket out of the air fryer, give the fries a good shake to move them around, and then cook them for another 8 minutes at 400°F.
- Remove the fries from the air fryer. Season generously with sea salt and serve them alongside the honey mustard dip!
*See the recipe card for detailed printable instructions.
- Dips - Instead of honey mustard dip, you can use ketchup, yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, ranch, or garlic aioli.
- Sweetener - Instead of using honey to sweeten the honey mustard dip, you could try maple syrup.
- Vegan - If you would like this recipe to be vegan, then swap the mayonnaise for Follow Your Heart Vegenaise and the honey for maple syrup.
- Spicy - Season the sweet potato fries with ground cayenne pepper, hot honey, chili pepper flakes, sliced jalapeno peppers, or chili powder!
- Sweet - Sprinkle a cinnamon sugar blend on the fries or drizzle some honey over top.
- Loaded - Turn your plate of sweet potato fries into nachos! Top them with sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, and jalapeno peppers.
- Savory - If you're craving more of that savory, umami flavor, try dipping the fries in truffle mayonnaise.
- Sour - Go for those salt and vinegar vibes by pouring some distilled white vinegar over the top of the cooked frozen sweet potato fries!
Storage and reheating
How to store: Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries will stay crispy and delicious for a while after they're done cooking. Typically fries don't hold up very well as leftovers though so I wouldn't make these ahead of time or save them for later.
How to reheat: Reheat your leftover sweet potato fries in the air fryer. Reheat at 400°F. Start at 3 minutes, pull your basket out, shake the fries around the basket, and continue heating them if necessary.
- Cook Alexia Sweet Potato Fries in the air fryer frozen. Do not thaw them before cooking!
- Some air fryers require you to preheat the air fryer first. Typically, you will preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at the same temperature that you will be cooking at. So for this recipe, I preheated my air fryer for 3 minutes at 400°F. This is especially important if your air fryer is cold when you are starting.
- Every time I have made these sweet potato fries, 16 minutes total has been the perfect amount of time to get them (slightly) brown and crispy. Not all air fryers are the same though! If you know that your air fryer tends to run hotter than others, then check the fries a little early.
- The Alexia packaging says that these are already salted. I felt they really needed EXTRA salt though!
- Make sure to use the correct Grey Poupon mustard. They make a few different kinds. I specifically used the Harvest Course Ground Mustard in this recipe. If you can't find that variety, then use any grainy, savory mustard instead.
What to serve sweet potato fries with
Salads: Garden salad, Ceasar salad, Greek salad, and Chef's salad all pair perfectly with cooked air fryer frozen sweet potato fries!
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the ingredients listed on the back of the package, it looks like they would be suitable for the vegan diet.
If they are soggy, then it probably means they have not cooked for long enough and need to be circulated around the pan.
Sweet potato fries are made by peeling and cutting whole sweet potatoes into long, thin strips. They are then baked, fried, or air fried!
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