Instant Pot Yam Fries

Instant Pot Yam Fries

Making Instant Pot sweet potato fries has never been easier! Just use this recipe and get a delicious and healthy side dish! It's a great choice when you wanna try something other than the pressure cooker french fries.

Can I use red potatoes?

Yes you can! But cooking times may be a little different, so I won't make them in the same batch.

How to serve these yam fries?

These Sweet potato fries work great with tahini or ketchup.

Which spices to use?

I suggest using smoked paprika, rosemary powder, chili powder and cayenne. This way the yam fries are sweet and spicy at the same time.

But feel free to play with it and add your favorite combination of spices.

Can I steam sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot?

Yes you can! In order to steam sweet potatoes, just cut your yam into cubes and cook at high pressure for 3-4 minutes. For more info check out this Instant Pot Sweet Potato recipe.

Please note - for this recipe I'm using Mealthy Crisplid. You can also make this recipe using Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or the Instant Pot Duo Crisp.

I don't have any of the accessories above. What can I do?

You can make these fries in the oven, using the same ingredients and bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.

You can also make this Instant Pot stuffed sweet potato or this Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Instant Pot Yam Fries
Instant Pot Yam Fries
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked paprika, Yam Fries, yams
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp dried rosemary powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ¼-inch thick fries.
  • In a bowl , mix the fries with all the remaining ingredients.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a single layer in the Crisplid basket.
  • Place the trivet and the basket inside the inner steel pot.
  • Place the Crisplid lid on the top of the inner steel pot and plug in.
    (Keep the Instant Pot unplugged!)
  • Set to 375°F and cook for 9 minutes.
  • Flip the sweet potato fries and cook for 9 more minutes.
  • Open the lid, take out the fries and enjoy 🙂
Calories: 197kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 2g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Sodium: 80mg Potassium: 433mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 17028IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 40mg Iron: 1mg
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    Reader Interactions

  1. Averie Ball

    These were a soggy mess and I did not cook for the full time either. I'm still pretty new to the instant pot but I just knew this wouldn't turn out... What a waste 🙁

    • Max

      You can’t overcrowded them. I only used one large potato. I also cooked them in air fryer for a few min longer tossing them 3-4 times. Also, don’t expect the same consistency as regular fries. They are healthier but will always be a little different than the pure starch potato.

  2. Dawn

    Wasn't that crispy but the taste was great!

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      For crispy skin: preheat the oven to broiler. Arrange the Instant Pot cooked fries onto a baking sheet, and lightly spray with cooking oil. Broil for about 3-5 minutes.

  3. Catherine Treadgold

    I tried broiling them, but they still weren't crispy. The spices were excellent, though. Would make this again. Just don't call them "fries."

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Pleased to know that you liked the flavoring. If you like crispy fries, then you can deep fry them lightly after removing from the Instant Pot.

  4. JayInDTLA

    Low medium or high pressure?

  5. Sheila H

    How long of a natural release is it?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Usually it takes 12-15 minutes

  6. Paco

    Yeah, twice, 30 minutes is too long, heck 1o minutes is way too long! No thank you!

  7. Max

    Just made these and they were great. I made a few adjustments using instant pot fryer. First, sweet potato fries will never have the same consistency as regular fries. So accept that. Second, I only used one large sweet potato, you can’t overcrowd in air friers or they won’t crisp well. I also cooked them for 3-5 min longer than the recipe and tossed them 3-4 times in between cooking.

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