Sweet potato fries are amazing, seriously they blow potato fries out of the water. These crispy sweet potato fries recipe is made with fresh sweet potatoes and baked in the oven to give perfect crispy fry that has an amazing sweet and salty flavor that makes the perfect snack or side dish!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
If you are looking for an amazing Baked Sweet Potato Fries recipe you are in luck! This healthy sweet potato fries recipe is one that goes well with so many different dishes. Crispy baked sweet potato fries are easy to make and they taste amazing!
These easy fries are perfectly crispy! Like the best crispy fry that you are dreaming of you will get with this easy fry recipe!
With a few tricks that I am going to tell you about you are going to have the crispiest sweet potato fries ever that will disappear just about as soon as you take them out of the oven! Trust me on this and plan ahead to double or triple the recipe if you plan on feeding lots of people!
The best thing about these Crispy Sweet Potato Fries is that my kids eat them up like crazy! I can easily get some good veggies in them when I make these and know that I am getting them nutrition they need with a food they love eating. Sweet potatoes are a great healthy veggie and one that I am glad they love to eat and I will gladly make these any time they ask for them!
This easy sweet potato fries recipe and my Parmesan Garlic Sweet Potato Fries Recipe are my go to recipes when my kids ask for fries. I am not even sure at this point if they would go for potato fries again because they are so used to these and they love them.
Looking for more sweet potato recipes? Check these out!
- Microwave Sweet Potato
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Sweet potato casserole
- Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
- Oven baked sweet potatoes
How to Make Fries Crispy in the Oven
I like my fries crispy, however I do not like using the fryer. It is messy and they end up greasy. It also kinda kicks the healthy sweet potato fries thing out the window since I am frying them in oil. Instead I make crispy sweet potato fries by baking them in the oven and they come out perfect!
The trick to making fries crispy when you are making them in the oven is to toss them in cornstarch and then toss the fries in olive oil before baking them. It is important to toss them in the cornstarch first!
You also want to make sure that you are slicing the sweet potato fries are evenly sliced. I have found that the best sizing for getting the perfect crispy sweet potato fries is having them about 1/4 inch thick.
Play fries on a single layer on the baking sheet. Overcrowding the fries will stop them from getting crispy when they are baking as they let off steam when baking.
Instead of using nonstick baking spray you want to line the baking sheets with parchment paper. This keeps the fries from sticking.
How to Cut Sweet Potato
If you are looking for an easy way to cut your homemade sweet potato fries, you can use a fry cutter like this one that you can buy on Amazon.
If you do not have a fry cutter you can just use a sharp knife. If you are using a knife then you will want to cut the sweet potato in half length wise. Then from there cut that half into thin slices, and cut the slices into fry pieces. As always, be careful when you are using a knife.
What to dip Sweet Potato Fries in
If you are looking for a sweet potato fry dipping sauce, you should try this Sriracha Dip Recipe or just dip these sweet potato fries in honey mustard sauce or ketchup!
If you are wanting to add different seasonings to your fries, like ranch seasoning you can toss the fries in dry seasonings after they are done baking. If I am in the mood for a sweeter flavor, then sometimes I toss mine in a little bit of brown sugar! Oh yum!
I am not sure there are many things that do not go well with this recipe. Of course your traditional burger or a Lettuce Wrap Burger and fries dinner would be perfect to make.
If your kids are fans of chicken strips, Ranch Chicken Strips and fries is an easy kid friendly dinner.
Grilled steak, with some chickpea pasta salad and these fries is a perfect summer time meal! Cajun Chicken wings or Garlic Parmesan chicken wings, with crispy fries and a veggie is also a great meal idea!
But like I said before, there is not much that does not go well with these fries!
When we have a family get together or a party and we are having snacky foods and appetizers I love making these, however they never last long on the food table!
Sweet Potato fries ingredients
- 1 pound sweet potatoes (roughly 3 sweet potatoes)
- olive oil
- corn starch
How to Make Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice sweet potatoes into thin, uniform slices using a fry slicer or a knife.
Soak them in ice cold water for a hour and then dry them off. Toss fries in olive oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
Lay fries out in one layer on prepared baking sheets, making sure not to crowd the fries, otherwise they will steam and not crisp up.
Bake for 30 minutes after the 15 minute mark flip the fries, watching carefully to avoid burning.
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 pound sweet potatoes peeled (roughly 3 sweet potatoes)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice sweet potatoes into thin, uniform fries.
- Soak them in ice cold water for a hour and then dry them off. Toss fries in olive oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
- Lay fries out in one layer on prepared baking sheets, making sure not to crowd the fries, otherwise they will steam and not crisp up.
- Bake for 30 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning.
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