Baked Sweet Potato Fries – Spend With Pennies
Sweet Potato fries are oven-baked for maximum flavor without added fat and calories.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, including sweet potatoes, olive oil, and seasonings, these fries are the perfect addition to any meal from a juicy steak to a burger.
The best part? These fries are not only delicious, but they’re also a healthier alternative that’s easy to make!
How to Cut Sweet Potato Fries
I’ve tried countless ways to make baked sweet potato fries and really, less is more. Many recipes.
To Peel or Not to Peel? Personally, I choose not to peel the potatoes, as the skins contain nutrients and add great texture to the fries. However, if you prefer peeled fries, feel free to peel the potatoes.
Keep things simple and skip the addition of unnecessary ingredients like cornstarch. Simple is best and be generous with the oil!
When it comes to cutting the fries, unlike oven fries with baking potatoes, it’s important to avoid cutting the sweet potatoes too thin. This can cause them to burn before they become crispy. Instead, cutting them into 1/2-inch wedges is the perfect size for flavor and texture.
Sweet potato fries can be cut into sticks or wedges. Unlike regular french fries, don’t cut these too thin as they will burn before they crisp. I find that cutting them into 1/2-inch wedges gives the best results.
How to Make Sweet Potato Fries
Scrub the potatoes and cut them into wedges. Once the fries are cut, just follow these steps:
- Toss with oil and seasonings (per recipe below).
- Place the fries skin-side down in a single layer on parchment-lined pans. (This is a bit tedious but makes the best fries, I use this method with potato wedges too).
- Bake at 450°F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Another super simple favorite is 1/2 cup of mayonnaise mixed with fresh lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, salt & pepper. Add a dash of smoked paprika (and a couple of dashes of hot sauce). So good.
- Use high heat.
- Don’t cut them too thin.
- Don’t crowd the pan. If you can, use two baking sheets.
- Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
Keep in mind, you’ll never get the same crisp baking sweet potato fries as you would deep frying them (as you get in a restaurant)!
How to Season Sweet Potato Fries
Add your favorites from lemon pepper to Italian seasonings. Of course, you can never go wrong with just a simple sprinkling of salt.
Love sweets? Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and ginger to boost the sweetness.
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