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In honor of fall, it’s only fitting that we pay homage to one of the greatest autumn vegetables: the sweet potato (or, depending upon where you’re from, yams). These delicious orange nightshades make the perfect side for pork, chicken, and beef main dish entrees, but they also stand alone as a scrumptious and nutritious solo meal. And the best news is that you can “bake” sweet potatoes in the air fryer more efficiently than in an oven.
Why Air Fry Sweet Potatoes?
Unless you are one of those fortunate individuals with a kitchen equipped with double ovens, baking meats and veggies for the same meal can create chaos in the kitchen. How do you bake a chicken at 350 degrees while simultaneously baking potatoes at 400? The answer is simple: bake the chicken in the oven, but prepare the potatoes in the air fryer.
Much to my delight, baking sweet potatoes in the air fryer is not only convenient but also faster. While I bake sweet potatoes in the oven (depending upon the size and shape) at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour, my air fryer can bake sweet potatoes to perfection at the same temperature in only 30-35 minutes.
Try one of these awesome air fryer dishes:
Air fry sweet potatoes in less time than baking in the oven
- 2 whole sweet potatoes
- 1 spritz oil optional
- 1 tbsp butter/margarine applied after cooking
- 1 tbsp brown sugar applied after cooking
Preheat your air fryer to 400 ° F | 205 ° C.
Using a knife, poke venting slits into your sweet potatoes.
If desired, rub skins with oil.
Cook at 400 ° F | 205 ° C for 30-35 minutes.
Plate and enjoy!
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