Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings (5 cups fries + ½ cup sauce)
  • ½ cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons + ¼ cup water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons + 1 tablespoon non-GMO cornstarch, divided (can sub arrowroot starch)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into ½-inch thick slices, then sliced ¼-inch thick crosswise
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Put the pineapple, 3 tablespoons water, vinegar, jalapeño, honey, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes, or until pineapple is very tender.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup water and 1½ teaspoons cornstarch until the starch is dissolved.
  3. Whisk the starch slurry into the pineapple mixture. Increase the heat to medium, bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
  4. Preheat a 3.3-quart or larger air fryer to 375°F for 5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, oil, salt, garlic powder, and chipotle powder until evenly coated.
  6. Transfer the fries to you air fryer basket and air fry 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are crisp and fork-tender, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the sweet potato fries with the pineapple dipping sauce.
Mild Kid-Friendly Option: Substitute smoked paprika for the chipotle powder. Reduce or omit the jalapeno in the pineapple dipping sauce.

No Air Fryer? You can bake these sweet potato fries in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking pan at 400°F for 25 minutes or until browned and crisp, turning once.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 176 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 37g Sugar: 13g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 3g
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