Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries – This sweet potato fries recipe is so easy to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Healthy, crispy and full of flavor. Makes the perfect side dish or snack!

    These baked sweet potato fries are seriously amazing and are such a delicious healthy side dish. They turned me into a sweet potato lover and now I make all types of sweet potato dishes, like sweet potato casserole, creamy sweet potato soup and savory scalloped sweet potatoes. Yum!

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    Sweet potato fries

    While I love regular fries or potato wedges, I also love sweet potato fries! When I did whole 30, I made them all the time and have loved them ever since. They make a great side dish for hamburgers, hot dogs, steak or grilled chicken. Sometimes I’ll even make them for a snack.

    These baked sweet potato fries are so crispy and are seasoned to perfection. I love to dip them in an easy fry sauce that I whip up, but there are lots of different condiment options that would taste great! YUM!

    How to cut sweet potato fries

    One of the main keys to making crispy sweet potato fries is to cut them into evenly sized wedges so that they all bake the same. I like to buy sweet potatoes that aren’t super curvy and are a little longer in size vertically. It makes cutting the sweet potato fries a little easier.

    1. Peel the sweet potato and then cut off the ends.
    2. Then slice the sweet potato in half horizontally, creating two equal-sized pieces about 3 inches long.
    3. Next, cut the pieces in half vertically. Once you have 4 pieces, cut each piece in half vertically again to make 8 pieces.
    4. Slice each piece vertically into 1/4 inch fries. Each piece should produce about 3-5 sweet potato fries.

    TIP: Since the sides of the sweet potatoes are rounded, I like to slice them off vertically to flatten the surface.

    How to make sweet potato fries

    What is a good seasoning for sweet potato fries?

    There are so many different ways to season sweet potato fries! I took the classic approach in this recipe, but below are a few of my other favorites.

    • Classic sweet potato fries: Oil, kosher salt, pepper & garlic powder
    • Spicy sweet potato fries: Oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder & paprika (or chili powder)
    • Cinnamon-sugar sweet potato fries: Oil, kosher salt, cinnamon & sugar
    • Rosemary sweet potato fries: Oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary

    How to make sweet potato fries

    Making sweet potato fries is super easy! I love to make my own recipe because they are so much healthier than store-bought and taste even more delicious! Just follow the simple instructions below to get started. Scroll down for the printable sweet potato fries recipe.

    1. Preheat the oven to 415°F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper. If using foil, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin wedges (about 1/4″ x 3″).
    3. Place sweet potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Toss with olive oil. Then bake for 15 minutes. Mix together the seasonings and sprinkle evenly over the fries. Then flip them and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crisp. Enjoy baked fries while hot!

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    How do you make sweet potato fries crispy?

    • Make sure to cut your sweet potatoes 1/4″ thick
    • Soak your sweet potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes (it draws out the extra starch and moisture)
    • Line your pans with foil or parchment paper
    • Add the sweet potato fries to a bag and shake 2 teaspoons of cornstarch on top so you have a thin coating.
    • Use canola, grapeseed, sunflower, or peanut oil for a crispier edge.
    • Make sure to line the sweet potatoes fries in a single layer, don’t crowd the pan.
    • Flip the fries half way through baking to make sure each side is evenly crisp.

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    Sweet potato fries dipping sauce

    If you’re looking for a yummy condiment to dip your sweet potato fries in, try this fry sauce! It may sound weird, but if you’ve ever been to Utah, they serve it everywhere. It is SO easy to make and my family loves it. If you’re doing the whole 30, you can make a compliant homemade mayo and use Tessamaes ketchup. The fries also taste great with creamy ranch or honey mustard.

    1. Combine 1/4 cup mayo and 1 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup. Add a dash of seasoned salt.
    2. Mix until combined and serve with the sweet potato fries.

    Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: baked sweet potato fries, sweet potato fries recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 175
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Baked Sweet Potato Fries - This sweet potato fries recipe is so easy to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Healthy, crispy and full of flavor. Makes the perfect side dish or snack!

    Ingredients

    • 4 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and washed)
    • 2 tbsp oil (I use canola or olive oil)
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp paprika or chili powder (optional)

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 415°F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper. If using foil, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. 
    • Cut the sweet potatoes into thin wedges (about 1/4" x 3").
    • Place sweet potatoes fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Toss with olive oil. Then bake for 15 minutes. Mix together the seasonings and sprinkle evenly over the fries. Then flip them and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crisp. Enjoy fries while hot! 

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    Notes

    For extra crispy sweet potato fries: Soak uncooked fries in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Pat dry and then place in a zip top bag with 2 teaspoons of cornstarch and shake until evenly coated. Use canola oil. 
    For fry sauce: Combine 1/4 cup mayo and 1 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup. Add a dash of seasoned salt.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 370.3% | Vitamin C: 3.8% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 4.4%
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    Sweet potato rounds

    If cutting the sweet potatoes into a fry shape sounds too intimidating, you can cut the sweet potato into rounds instead. They taste just like the sweet potato fries, but have a different shape. Sometimes these sweet potato rounds even get a little crispier than sweet potato fries since they are thinner. They almost have more of a “chip” consistency, but not quite.

    Just peel the sweet potato, cut off both ends, then cut the potato into thin, circular rounds. Place the rounds on your baking sheet and season with preferred seasonings. Bake in the oven at 415°F for 10-15 minutes, or until the rounds have reached your desired crispness. Make sure to flip the sweet potato rounds about halfway through baking. Enjoy!

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