I'm a huge sweet potato fan, and I don't discriminate. Baked, grilled, roasted, fried (naughty!)... if it's made with a sweet potato, I'm all over it.
These baked sweet potato fries are so easy and versatile and are the perfect snack or side dish for a variety of meals! Season them up however you want! We had these after a hard hike in the mountains alongside a roast beef sandwich on yummy soft onion rolls. We kept things simple with a little salt and pepper, but see the notes in the recipe below for other ideas as well!Print
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- Cornstarch - a small sprinkle (optional)
- Olive oil and melted butter (optional), just enough to coat fries
- Seasoning (see notes)
- Pre heat your oven to 450F
- Peel sweet potatoes, or wash and leave the skins on
- Cut into fries, about ½ inch thick. Try to cut them all somewhat even.
- In a bowl, toss fries with just enough olive oil to coat. If using sweet seasonings, you can add a little bit of melted butter to the oil.
- Toss fries with desired seasoning (see notes), and if desired, a little cornstarch to promote extra crisping.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or give it a spritz of cooking spray)
- Arrange fries in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
- Bake on the middle rack of your oven, turning once, until desired texture has been achieved.
- Every oven is different, so bake time will vary. Start with 10-12 minutes and test to see where you are.
- Let cool before serving.
For sweet fries, season with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg. For salty fries, keep things simple with a bit of sea salt and black pepper. Other ideas: the sky is the limit, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Try cumin, chili powder, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, etc.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
How do you prefer your fries? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Dave @ Fit Chef Chicago
Looks amazing! Baked sweet potatoes fries are tricky - looks like this recipe nails them! Love the onion bun in the background too! 🙂
I have made these before and unfortunately they just disappear... and then I realise I ate all of them myself!
I also do butternut squash, equally delicious but for me it takes longer in the oven... besides sweet potatoes are just divine.
I usually go for paprika, basil, rosemary, chili, salt, and lots of pepper. I splash olive oil and minced garlic and put them in the oven 🙂
Thanks for sharing! The roast beef sandwich looks super good.