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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Capri Lilly

Seasoned and baked to perfection, these crispy sweet potato fries are made in less than 30 minutes! Learn how to make the best baked sweet potato fries with this insanely delicious recipe!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

If you know me, you know I love cooking from scratch. Honestly, it is what I prefer, even when it comes to simple things like french fries! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried frozen sweet potato fries in the past. The ones you simply throw in the oven for twenty minutes and have as a side with your meal…. I didn’t like it. Naturally, I began making my own sweet potato fries and I am SO happy I did.

 

Once you see how incredibly easy to make and TEN TIMES more flavorful homemade baked sweet potato fries are, I promise you’ll never look at pre-made store-bought sweet potato fries the same again.

sweet potato fries

First, let me start off by telling you the secret to making incredible fries EVERY SINGLE TIME:

It’s all in the cut! 

Don’t worry, you only need basic knife skills to cut your sweet potato into the perfect fry shape. Honestly, it will only take you five minutes to simply chop a few potatoes for the perfect fries. First, cut the sweet potato lengthwise into thirds. I promise you, that’s the hardest part of this entire recipe. The next steps will be a breeze.

how to make sweet potato fries

(A very handy culinary trick to cutting round vegetables is to make a thin slice on one side and now use this side as a flat base.)

Step 2: 

Now, take each of the thirds and slice them lengthwise into ¼ inch slices. Depending on the size of your sweet potato this should yield 3-5 fry-like pieces. 

baked sweet potato fries
crispy sweet potato fries recipe

Step 3:

Now the next part is crucial! This is why my sweet potato fries are so killer and crazy good. Season the fries with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. It sounds like a lot, but TRUST ME, these fries are going to taste incredible. (You can also simply season with salt, pepper, and olive oil, but please be generous with the seasonings for the best results.)

I like to season my fries in a bowl to make sure they are evenly coated.

preseasoned sweet potato fries
seasoned fries
seasoned sweet potato fries

Step 4:

Line the sweet potato fries on a lined baking sheet. I tend to just toss my fries on the baking sheet, but my boyfriend is more meticulous when it comes to placing the sweet potato fries and I’ve found it to work out nicely. So, place the sweet potato fries on the baking sheet and transfer to a preheated oven at 425°F.

fries before baking

After 15, remove the sweet potato fries from the oven and rotate them to their opposite side. Then, transfer the fries back into the oven for another 12-15 minutes.

They should appear golden with slightly browned edges when they are finished; cooked to perfection!

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how to make crispy sweet potato fries

Enjoy these fries with whatever you’d like. Here are a few tasty ideas of what to make with these fries.

Juicy Habanero Bison Burger

Spicy Cauliflower Tacos

Beet Quinoa Veggie Burger

And for Sauces (because you can’t forget the sauce), try:

Cilantro Aoili

Avocado Crema

Everyone’s favorite Curry Ketchup (literally I’ve been told I need to bottle this ketchup and sell it)

cilantro aioli and sweet potato fries
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Seasoned and baked to perfection, these crispy sweet potato fries are made in less than 30 minutes! Learn how to make the best baked sweet potato fries with this insanely delicious recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: baked sweet potato fries, crispy sweet poato fries, goodfoodbaddie, how to make sweet potato fries
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices by first cutting the potatoes into thirds or fourths (depending on how large potato is) lengthwise. Then, cut the slices into long fry-like pieces (refer to images above)
  • In a large bowl, add the sliced sweet potato, seasonings and oil. Mix thoroughly so that all the slices are evenly coated.
  • Transfer the sweet potato slices onto a lined baking sheet. Then, transfer into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through. They should appear golden with slightly browned edges when they are finished; cooked to perfection!
  • Enjoy!

Take these fries to the next level and turn them into loaded fries with this delicious recipe!

Epic Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

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5 comments

Allison E Jones May 6, 2020 - 5:59 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness! Those look so good 🤤 there is nothing like a crispy sweet potato fry.

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Capri Lilly May 6, 2020 - 9:49 pm

Thanks Allison! I completely agree!!

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Gina May 8, 2020 - 12:31 am

5 stars
I love sweet potatoes–baked, fries, roasted, and casseroles. Thank for sharing this recipe. Those fries make me hungry!

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Capri Lilly May 11, 2020 - 5:27 pm

Thanks! I am a big fan of sweet potatoes too!

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