Air-Fried Purple Yam Fries with Sour Cream Sriracha Sauce


Purple yams are tossed in sriracha salt and olive oil then air-fried until crispy. A simple combination of cool sour cream and sriracha complements the sweet yam. The procedure for cooking yams in an air fryer is different than cooking potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
21 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ⅓ pounds ube (purple yam), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick fries

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha-flavored salt

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce, or more to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).

  2. Place yam fries into a bowl. Add olive oil and sriracha-flavored salt; toss to coat evenly. Pour into the air fryer basket.

  3. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 16 minutes. Increase heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Shake basket and cook for 5 minutes more.

  4. Mix sour cream and sriracha sauce together in a bowl. Serve alongside yam fries.

Cook's Note:

You can cut yams with a French fry cutter instead of a knife if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
7g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 1263mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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