Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Overview

Sweet potatoes are very nutritious, high in fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C, potassium, manganese and complex carbohydrates. They have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes and fry or bake just like regular potatoes. This is a simple recipe seasoned with salt and pepper. Other seasoning possibilities include garlic powder, spicy seasoning mixes, crushed pepper or cinnamon. Sprinkling the salt and pepper on the pan keeps the fries from sticking to the pan. The amounts seem large, but not all of the seasoning will stick to the fries.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle the kosher salt and cracked pepper over the sheet pan.

Step 2

Peel the potatoes or leave the skins on as you prefer. The sweet potato skins are full of vitamins, but unless your sweet potatoes are organic, you may wish to peel them. Slice the potatoes in half, then cut each half into 1/2-inch wedges.

Step 3

Toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, coating the sweet potatoes with oil.

Step 4

Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Toss lightly in the salt and pepper.

Step 5

Bake the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes at 425 degrees F, turn the fries with a spatula and bake for another 20 minutes, or until brown and crispy. Thicker fries may take longer.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • Large sheet pan
  • Oven

References

  • Allrecipes: Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
  • NutritionData: Sweet Potato
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Diane Watkins has been writing since 1984, with experience in newspaper, newsletter and web content. She writes two electronic newsletters and content around the web. Watkins has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Clemson University. She has taken graduate courses in biochemistry and education.