➤ by Lydia Fulson
Lydia's air fryer sweet potato recipe is the perfect side dish for any meat. This is such an easy recipe for new air fryer owners! You'll love these potatoes. They can be roasted dark and crispy or soft and sweet.
While sweet potatoes are not traditionally German, this healthy and delicious veggie has certainly gained its popularity lately, and for good reason. Talk about delicious!
Making these whole sweet potatoes in the air fryer has become my new favorite way of incorporating a healthy side dish to my dinners.
In fact, making any vegetable in the air fryer is a great alternative to using your actual oven. Less mess, less time, healthy, and an overall experience that will keep you wanting to use it again and again!
This recipe was my first vegetable made in the air fryer and the process couldn't have been easier. My family LOVED these tasty sweet potatoes and even requested them again ... they're a hit!
This lecker recipe has become one of my go-to favorite air fryer recipes to make, and you can find more of these quick and easy air fryer recipes simply by clicking that link there :)
Sweet potatoes are certainly not part of traditional German cooking. However, as the world becomes more and more global and as more and more immigration occurs into Germany, what is now found in Germany is totally different from years ago.
If you're looking for other sweet potato recipes, be sure to try my Aunt Sylvie's sweet potato salad!
This air fryer sweet potato recipe really is an easy one. There are no fancy tricks or expensive spices. It can be made with just a couple of staple kitchen ingredients. This easy side dish can go alongside almost anything and will pair perfectly. Be sure to try it with my air fryer rotisserie chicken. What a yummy and healthy combination!
There are so many options when choosing a meal and so many decisions to be made. This recipe makes meal planning easy. It's oh-so-simple with its convenient on-hand ingredients and tasty outcome that's great if you aren't wanting huge portions.
I made these sweet potatoes and many other yummy treats in the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven.
This fryer has so much potential and is great for beginners, just like me! Not only is it convenient, but it's perfect for making meals for one or two people. Things like this can be hard to find nowadays, seeing as everything comes in bulk!
You'll love just how much cooking time you'll save when making these delicious air fryer baked sweet potatoes. Fryers are so affordable and are a great way to make healthier snack alternatives, seeing as they use a lot less oil than regular deep frying would.
There are lots of different choices when it comes to picking the right air fryer for you. From big to small, to ones with lots of dials and some with a few simple buttons. It's best to do your research and read reviews before buying your first handy new kitchen tool.
The biggest sign to look for when buying sweet potatoes is to make sure the skin is smooth all the way around. Much like shopping for regular potatoes, you also want to avoid bruising. Your sweet potatoes should also be firm in feel.
After buying, then comes storing. The mistake of wrongful storage is an easy one to make, so I'm here to help you get the most of your delicious sweet potatoes.
When it comes to storing sweet potatoes, much like regular potatoes, you want to keep them in cool, dry spaces. They thrive in dark places as well, such as a cool garage or cellar.
If you decide to wash them before storage, be sure to dry them off completely beforehand. Any moisture left behind can cause your potatoes to rot quickly. If you wish to store them in a container, don't use one that seals airtight. You need airflow to keep moisture from building and spoiling them, so an airtight container is off the table!
Refrigeration is going to be your LAST option for storage. You can do this, BUT not for long periods of time. Storing them here can cause the center of the potatoes to go hard, making them harder to cook and diminishing the flavor at the same time. Your refrigerator is also full of moisture which, as I mentioned above, will cause spoilage. Did you know that storing your potatoes by other vegetables will cause them to ripen too quickly? So you may want to avoid that one as well.
This is a commonly asked question and the answer is simple! :)
The best way to tell them apart from each other is to look at their skins. That's where most of the differences lie. Sweet potatoes are generally browner, while yams will be yellow, pink, even purple. The color of a yam depends on how old it is and how mature it's gotten.
It's easy to see the confusion between the two, as they often get mistaken for each other because depending on how mature the yam is, the colors can be similar at first glance. Their textures are identical but not exactly the same either. Sweet potatoes aren't too rough in feeling, but the texture of yams can be compared to that of tree bark.
Getting away from appearance now, let's talk about the important part, the taste.
Well, sweet potatoes get their name for a reason. They're sweet! While yams, on the other hand, can be a little lacking on the sweet side. Yams tend to have a starchy, earthy taste, which isn't a bad thing. They are packed full of nutritional value and taste amazing mixed with other veggies too. Actually, both are very healthy to incorporate into your diet for protein, carbs, and lots of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin b6, and vitamin A. Even more of a reason to try them in your air fryer!
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