Homemade Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

October 6, 2021

This oven-crispy Sweet Potato Fries recipe will be addictive. A perfect snack that you can enrich with spices!

Sweet potato fries are one of the most delicious and practical snacks with its crispy, crunchy and sweet-salty balance. You can prepare crispy matchsticks with sweet potato wedges, some oil and your favorite seasonings. That's how easy it is.

These baked sweet potato fries are both low-fat and low-calorie! Try this practical recipe that both your family and friends will love. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %94
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 50 mins

Tips

  • Make sure to buy sweet potatoes that are not pale, moldy or rotten.
  • For the best crispy sweet potato fries, cut the potatoes into equal sizes. Cut into slices about ¼-½ inch. This will prevent the potato slices from being under or overcooked.
  • Soak the potatoes in cold water. After cutting the potatoes, soak them in a bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes. This will help remove excess starch from the potatoes and make the potatoes crispy.
  • Dry the potatoes before baking them in the oven. Use a paper towel or kitchen cloth to dry the potatoes you have soaked in cold water.
  • Use cornstarch and dried seasonings to increase the crispiness of the potatoes. Mix the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili flakes with the oil. Cover the potatoes with this mixture before placing them in the oven.
  • If you want extra crispy and caramelized sweet potatoes, sprinkle some sugar on them before putting them in the oven.
  • For extra flavor, replace half the oil with melted butter.
  • Use parchment paper to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the baking tray.
  • Spread the potatoes on the baking tray. Be careful not to overlap the potatoes. Otherwise, the potatoes will stick and will not be crispy.
  • Cook sweet potatoes on high heat. With this way the potatoes will be crispy. Also, make sure the oven is hot enough before putting the potatoes in the oven.
  • After the potato slices are cooked, leave them on the baking tray for 5 minutes. This will help the potatoes become crispy.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices about ½ inch thick and wide. Make sure the potato slices are of equal size.
  3. After slicing the sweet potatoes, place them in a bowl of cold water. Soak the potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse and dry with a paper towel.
  4. Transfer the potato slices to the tray with baking paper. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes. Toss until the fries are coated with oil.
  5. Then mix the cornstarch, salt, pepper and other spices in a bowl. Pour over the potatoes. Toss until all potatoes are covered with spices. Spread the potatoes back on the baking tray in a single row.
  6. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes. Then turn the potatoes over and cook for another 20 minutes. This way, both sides will cook equally.
  7. When they are browned, remove them from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Taste before serving. Add salt, pepper or cayenne pepper if you wish.
  9. Serve hot or warm.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1 g9.1%
Sodium 616 mg26.8%
Protein 1.8 g3.6%
Protein 1.8 g3.6%
Potassium 26 mg0.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How To Cut Sweet Potato Fries?

Cutting Matchsticks

It's very easy to prepare thin-sliced sweet potatoes. Here are the steps:

First, peel the skins of the potatoes with the help of a knife or peeler. Roll the potato on the cutting board to find the flattest side. Place the potato vertically on the cutting board and cut into thin slices. Then cut ½ inch wide sticks from each slice. Make sure each piece is equal. Repeat this process for all potato matchsticks.

Cutting Wedges

If you want to cut potatoes as wedges, cut each potato in half. Place the flat side of each piece on the cutting board. Cut the potato into 1 inch thick slices. If you want thicker slices, cut the potato in half horizontally.

How To Season Sweet Potato Fries?

Sweet potatoes go well with many spices. In order to provide the sweet-salty balance, one or more of the ingredients such as hot pepper, garlic, ginger, coriander, thyme can be used together with cinnamon, sugar, honey, and nutmeg. You can also flavor it with ingredients such as lime and pineapple.

What To Serve With Sweet Potato Fries?

Sweet potatoes have a flavor that goes well with meats and vegetables. It can be served as a side dish with soups, salads or meat dishes. It is especially good with chicken and pork.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Sweet Potato Fries:

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