Side Dish | June 20, 2018

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce

If you follow us on instagram you’ll know I’m completely addicted to these crispy sweet potatoes & dipping sauce. A good friend made them for us at dinner a few months ago and I can’t stop (wont stop) eating them. It’s a healthy, seriously tasty snack, side or any meal.

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce. Hand dipping one sweet potato into sauce

I’ve been making these in the oven- until recently I received an air fryer oven and tried them out in there. SOLD! It cooks them in half the time to a crispy tender perfection.

What is an Air Fryer?

If you really want to know everything about an air fryer you need to read this post. It’ll help you decide what to get, what it can do and why.¬†An air fryer is basically a mini convection oven. Because it is such a small space the air is able to get HOT VERY FAST, it circulates around the food and cooks it quickly, creating a crispy outside without drying everything out on the inside.

power air fryer with sweet potatoes

We have a Power Fryer oven. Which I highly recommend over the air fryers with a larger drawer type compartment. The shelves help with cooking everything evenly and allowing the air to crisp up all the edges from top to bottom. as you can see above.

How to make crispy sweet potatoes

  1. Peel sweet potato
  2. Slice a couple cm thick (you want them thin, but not paper thin or they’ll burn on the edges too fast)
  3. Generously coat the sweet potato in avocado oil or evoo
  4. COOK! you’ll want to layer them single layer. (if you don have an air fryer you can make them in an oven! single layer on parchment paper on cookie sheet.)

uncooked sweet potato slices in bowl

How long do you cook the sweet potatoes?

When I cook these sweet potatoes on only one rack I’m able to get them done in about 7 minutes without flipping them half way through. When I put several racks in the air fryer I do need to cook them longer and flip them half way though. Probably about 7-10 each side.

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce

If you cook them in the oven, it is 10 minutes-flip-10 more minutes.

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce

Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce is a MUST! you cannot have one without the other…I”m telling you. These crispy sweet potatoes & dipping sauce are MFEO! (made for each other.)

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce

It’s so easy, and really, you don’t have to measure. If you like more mustard put in more mustard. If you like more mayo go light on the mustard. My biggest tip is to not skimp on the quality of mayo! I personally like Trader Joes or Hellman’s.

As for the mustard, you can use just about any brand. It needs to be regular yellow mustard but adding some dijon mustard with regular yellow mustard adds a delicious flavor to it too!

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Sweet potatoes & dipping sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Delicious crispy sweet potatoes and creamy tangy dipping sauce pair perfectly together. 

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potatos for dipping
Servings: 2
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3-4 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • salt to taste
dipping sauce
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1/2 tsp mustard optional you can split the mustard 1/4 tsp yellow mustard 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
Instructions
Sweet potatoes
  1. Peel sweet potato and slice thin, about 2-3 cm thick. Toss in oil and lay in single layer on rack of air fryer. If baking lay single layer on parchment paper on cookie sheet. 

Nutrition Facts
Sweet potatoes & dipping sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 184.4%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce pinterest image

Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Dipping Sauce pinterest image

 

 

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