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Learn how to make homemade sweet potato fries that are healthy and crispy.
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ultra Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are going to soon become your new favorite side dish!  Learn how easy it is to cut sweet potatoes into fries and then bake them in the oven instead of deep-frying. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 183 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes medium-sized
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • ¼-½ tsp. black pepper optional
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro finely chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

Cutting the Potatoes:

  1. Peel the skin from the potatoes using a vegetable peeler.

  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise.
  3. Place one of the halves flat-side down on the cutting board and make cuts about ¼-inch apart.
  4. Place these pieces flat-side down and finish cutting potatoes into long, thin strips about ¼-½ inch in thickness. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes.

Baking the Fries:

  1. Add potato slices to a large baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.

  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of starch over all of the potatoes. Toss until well coated.
  3. Drizzle oil all over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine.
  4. Lay potato fries out in a single layer on the baking sheet, making sure they do not overlap. Bake sweet potato fries in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Flip all fries over and return to oven for an additional 12-15 minutes. You’ll know the fries are done baking when the edges begin to brown and crisp up.
  6. Serve sweet potato fries with a Homemade Remoulade Sauce or Sriracha Mayo and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Use tapioca or arrowroot starch to make this recipe Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 21450IU429%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.