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Crispy Sweet Chili Potato

Crispy Sweet Chili Potato. Air fried crispy potato fingers are tossed in sweet and spicy sauce. This potato appetizer is finger-licking delicious. In addition, it is really easy and takes around 20 minutes of your time. It's also vegan and kid-approved.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Servings 4


  • 2 Large Potatoes, cut into matchsticks.
  • 4 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Water

For sticky sweet and spicy seasme sauce.

  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil/Oil of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup/Honey/Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1.5 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Corn Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds


  • Wash potatoes. Cut them into matchsticks. They shouldn't be too thick or thin.
  • Soak potato matchsticks in cold water for 15 minutes. That will help in removing starch and will make the potatoes crispy.
  • Take a big bowl. Add corn flour, rice flour, all purpose flour, garlic powder, red chili sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  • Whisk together and add water to it. Make a thick, paste-like mixture.
  • Drain the water from potatoes and dry them with a paper towel.
  • Coat potato match sticks with the cornflour mixture.
  • Make sure they are coated well.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer at 400 f for 3 minutes.
  • Spray the basket and layer cornflour-coated potato match sticks in one layer. I needed to do this in two parts since my airfryer basket is not very big.
  • Air fry them at 400 for 4 minutes each side .Your time can vary depending on your fryer and sizeof the potato .
  • There is lot of argument against turning them or not turning them. I prefer to do it. In my opinion, it makes them super crisp.
  • Remove them onto a wire rack. Remember, removing them onto a plate will make them soggy.

Making of sauce

  • Take a pan/wok. First, toast sesame seeds and remove them onto a plate.
  • Take the pan again heat it. Add oil and heat it .
  • When it's hot, add chopped garlic and ginger to it.
  • Mix all the sauces, brown suga/maple syrup/rHoney and red pepper flakes together.
  • Add it to the pan. Let it cook for 30 seconds.
  • Mix corn flour with water if you think its too thick and add a few drops.
  • Add this cornflour water to the pan and stir it.
  • Let it cook for 30 seconds or till it looks a little sticky .
  • Add air fried potato match sticks to it and make sure they are coated well.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on them.
  • Serve immmediately. Do not let them go soggy.
  • Enjoy!