Baked Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato friesYou caught me.

I am supposed to be studying for my pathology midterm tomorrow (8am – yikes), but I got tired of staring at my notes all day AND I am waiting for the husband to get home AND I just had to share this baked sweet potato fries recipe with you. I’m kind of obsessed with them. Last time I made them I ate the entire batch myself in under 5 minutes – no joke [sorry Fabi, I promise to make more this weekend]. The first time I had these was at a little restaurant called Dish in the beautiful Santa Barbara, CA where my lovely friend Erin used to work and I’ve been hooked ever since. I prefer them over french fries, and they are really healthy for you because they aren’t fried and they are loaded with vitamin A and C. All they need is a little olive oil and any spice you like. I season mine with garlic salt, paprika and cayenne pepper – SO GOOD.

What is everyone up to this weekend? I am trying to figure out what to do since my next midterm isn’t until Wednesday, so I want to take a little break… Hmmmm…

Oh, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free NatureBox!! You have a few more days to enter =)

OK…back to studying…

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Type: Side
Serves: 2
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Salt or Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  2. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then slice them into fries (if you have a mandolin slicer, this will work perfectly!). sweet potatoes sliced sweet potato
  3. Toss the fries into a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them.
  4. Coat the fries in olive oil by using your hands (sorry, it gets a little messy here!). sweet potato fries sliced
  5. Add as much of the seasonings as you would like, either in a large ziplock bag and shaking to coat or by alternating with mixing the fries with your hands in the bowl.
  6. Line the fries up next to each other on a baking sheet (this will give you the best results as they will all cook evenly!) and sprinkle with more seasonings if desired.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them.
  8. Carefully turn over halfway if you want them extra crispy. baked sweet potato fries


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  1. Erin Allmann says:

    haha! I totally forgot about Dish Cafe!! I did love their sweet potato fries, but these look even better!! And thanks for the link!

    I miss you. And SB..

  2. kitchenriffs says:

    I love roasting sweet potatoes! I usually cut them into wedges, but they make great fries, too. And the cayenne pepper adds such a great spicy note to them. Really good stuff – thanks.

  3. Hungry Huy says:

    Kristianne, these look really good! I cannot for the life of me make the baked version of these fries work, based on many methods. I can bake for longer and it will never get crispy. Only burned & crispy. Is there something obvious so many people are doing that I am not?

    In the process though, I just figured out how to make really crispy fried ones.

    • Kristianne says:

      I agree, it is pretty tough to get sweet potato fries crispy by the baking method…I have heard that coating them in a little cornstarch helps. I have also heard that you can broil them for 1-2 minutes in the end, but I haven’t tried this because I am scared they will burn! I also think the SIZE you cut them makes a big difference-too small and they will burn too fast, and too big and they will never get crispy! I think this is one of those recipes that takes doing it a few times to figure out how you like it…but in the end, its worth it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Kristianne says:

      These guys are hard to get crispy…I think because sweet potatoes in general are hard to make crispy, but also because this recipe uses less oil/there is no frying so it is healthier.

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