Perfect air fryer roasted sweet potatoes

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Cooking without oil requires a change in mindset. We are so used to putting oil in salads, in main dishes, to fry foods, khổng lồ put butter on bread, the danh mục goes on. I made the first version of these baked sweet potato fries in the oven, using oil. Yet, as we experience these same dishes without oil, it feels like we can live without it in many cases. These oil-free sweet potato fries baked in air fryer make a quick appetizer dish, coated with flavors of ground pepper and herbes de Provence.

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Air fryer vs. Pan frying vs. Oven baking

Air fryers are somewhat new in the group of kitchen appliances. The idea is to lớn use hot air going through your ingredients to lớn bake in an accelerated time, và while using less oil than frying the same foods. Save time, consume less oil than pan frying. What’s not to lớn like? We thought, let’s buy one, as they are not that expensive and take a manageable amount of space.

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Now, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can use a standard convection oven to obtain very similar results. Some consumers who get an air fryer arrive at the same conclusion: “my convection oven does the same thing”. They are right, và sometimes the oven does an even better job. The amount of oil you would use in an oven is also identical to lớn an air fryer, as the savings in oil amount in comparison lớn deep frying in a pan. What you gain with an air fryer is warm up time và “turning time”. An oven takes maybe 10 minutes, while this device heats up instantly. Half way through your fries baking in the oven, you have to flip them to lớn the other side. In an air fryer, you pull the container và just shake the contents in 10 seconds. That’s really it.

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Making sweet potato fries without oil (and without salt)


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If this appetizer had been just for me và for people whose taste buds are acquainted khổng lồ low sodium or no sodium, I would not have used salt at all. But I made this for kids and wife, & they still like to have a bit of salt in it. Up to you khổng lồ put some or not.


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I just finished cutting the fries from the sweet potato, so the edges were still moist. Putting them inside a sealed plastic bag with the herbs and pepper & shaking them made a uniform coat. All I had to bởi vì then was putting them in the air fryer & shaking them half way through the baking process. They turned out quite nice, not burned. They were dry on the outside and tender on the inside.

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Whether you use the air fryer or a traditional oven, I hope you lượt thích them! Let me know how they turned out for you.

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These oil-free sweet potato fries baked in air fryer make a quick appetizer dish, coated with flavors of ground pepper & herbes de Provence.