Homemade Sweet Potato Fries are so easy to make and taste delicious. Baked Fries are ultra-crispy, easy to make, perfectly seasoned and the perfect side dish for so many meals. Learn how to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries right at home!
Our recipe for Sweet Potato Fries might just change your life! Sweet Potatoes are a favorite around here and it’s not hard to see why. You can serve them in so many different ways. But slicing them up into fries might just be my favorite way so far.
This recipe teaches you how to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries so you can avoid that messy and hot oil. Not only that, but they are healthier for you when they are baked, too! Another huge bonus is that baked sweet potato fries require much less effort to make.
What Are Sweet Potato Fries?
Sweet Potato Fries are a spin on the classic french fry using the classic Sweet Potato rather than a Russet Potato.
They are typically sweeter than french fries but are also salty and delicious with other seasonings added to them. You can eat them as a side dish, a snack, or bake them to make into a meal by adding other toppings to them like ground beef or chicken, cheese, beans, guacamole, or sour cream.
-Sweet Potatoes: 3 Medium sized sweet potatoes will yield a large amount of cut fries and should be perfect for a family to enjoy.
-Corn Starch: We can make our french fries extra crispy with a tablespoon of cornstarch (it’s like a secret trick).
-Olive Oil: A healthy oil to coat our fries in. We will need 1/2 cup to make sure that all the fries get evenly coated.
-Sea Salt: Sea salt is a healthy and less potent tasting option for adding the salt taste while giving you some added health benefits. We’re going to use 1 teaspoon worth.
-Pepper: A teaspoon of ground black pepper, freshly ground or pre-bought that way will add a nice zest to round out the flavors.
-Cayenne: Just a 1/2 teaspoon measure of cayenne powder will give us a little spice (but not too much) as well as adding a little color to the baked fries.
-Cinnamon: Sweet potatoes and cinnamon always go great together. With a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, we can add an earthy, nutty spice that rounds out all of the flavors well.
Preheat your oven to 425F degrees and grease a baking sheet.
Wash and slice your sweet potatoes into fries. (Tips on how to do this are below).
Lightly coat your cut fries with cornstarch.
In a large bowl, combine your olive oil and seasonings. Toss the fries in the bowl until well coated.
Lay the fries in a single layer on your baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Flip the fries over and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
- Slice your sweet potatoes into fries.
- Lightly coat your fries with corn starch. This will help to make your fries extra crispy!
- Toss your fries in a bowl with oils and seasoning until well coated.
- Place them on a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, then toss the fries with a spatula to flip them. Bake another 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with ranch.
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How do you slice Sweet Potatoes into Fries?
First, wash your sweet potato and then place it on a cutting board. Begin by cutting off the ends of the potato.
Next, cut the potato right down the middle, and take each half and stand it up vertically. While it is standing, cut from the top of the potato down cutting it into small strips- depending on how thin or thick you would like your fries to be.
Lay the slices down and then slice them lengthwise into the shape of a fry. Try to stick to 1\4″ wide if possible.
You can do it either way. Typically Sweet Potato Fries are best made with the skin on. This gives them a better flavor and a crispier texture. That said, you can certainly peel them if you prefer!
How to do you reheat leftover fries?
You can reheat fries on your stove. Place the fries on a heavy skillet over medium-low heat until heated through. This method will help them reheat and stay crispy at the same time.
You can also reheat them in your oven. Bake them at about 450 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spread your fries over the pan and sprinkle with more seasonings if desired. Bake for about 2-3 minutes.
When I think of fries I typically think of the summer time- but you can eat them all year long. While they are perfect for a BBQ or picnic along side foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon and baked beans there are other main dishes that they would be delicious with as well.
They would perfect with a veggie burger, sloppy joes, baked chicken, chili or taco soup.
How long do homemade fries stay good in the fridge for?
You will want to consume all leftover fries within 2-3 days. Store them in an airtight container in your fridge.
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Homemade Sweet Potato Fries extra crispy, easy to make, and perfectly seasoned! They are the best side dish for so many meals. Learn how to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries fast as easily right at home!