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Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy French Fries

We all love French fries, so why not make them a little healthier? My sweet and spicy spuds are guilt-free!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 medium russet potato

1 medium sweet potato  

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika 

1/2 teaspoon chili powder  

Kosher salt 


Special equipment:
a 2.5-liter air fryer
  1. Cut the potatoes into thin sticks about 1/4-inch in thickness.
  2. Preheat a 2.5-liter air fryer to 400 degrees F. 
  3. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Toss until evenly coated.  
  4. Lay the potatoes in a single layer into the basket of the air fryer. Cook, tossing every 5 minutes, until crispy and browned along the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. (For best results, don't overfill the basket.) 
  5. Remove the potatoes from the air fryer and place on a serving platter.

Cook’s Note

For extra-crispy fries, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for at least 1 hour before cooking. When ready, drain, rinse and pat dry before coating the potatoes in the oil and spices.