Aaron Kirk
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 6 tots)

Cooking sweet potato tots in the air fryer yields a slightly crisp exterior and a soft interior. These homemade tots are a great way to sneak veggies into a picky eater’s meal, plus they're more affordable than buying pre-made, frozen sweet potato tots.

Spraying the tots with cooking spray helps with browning, though they still don’t brown evenly in the air fryer. Be sure to boil the sweet potatoes just enough that they grate and hold together when shaped, but still retain a little texture. Not a fan of ketchup? Make this Greek yogurt ranch dressing instead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes, and cook until just fork tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a plate to cool, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Working over a medium bowl, grate potatoes using the large holes of a box grater. Gently toss with potato starch, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Shape mixture into about 24 (1-inch) tot-shaped cylinders.

Step 3

Lightly coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place 1/2 of tots (about 12) in single layer in the basket, and spray with cooking spray. Cook at 400°F until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes, turning tots halfway through cook time. Remove from fry basket and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Repeat with remaining tots and salt. Serve immediately with ketchup.

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