How to Make Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
In this blog post and video (included below if you prefer to watch) we will cover how to make oven-baked sweet potato fries. These are great as a side dish or snack. They feel like a tasty treat, but they are surprisingly healthy, packed with fiber and vitamin A. Bon appetit!
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Oil – preferably avocado oil because it has a higher smoke point, but olive oil works too.
Other spices – I prefer cinnamon for a sweet variation. But there are lots of options for a savory alternative!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash the sweet potatoes and cut into fry shape. As for portions, we do 1 potato per person in our house, but this makes a lot! For example, for 3 people if the sweet potatoes are medium to large, 2 is probably plenty. While slicing, even if they aren’t the perfect shape, make sure they are around the same size so that they will require the same cook time. Smaller fries that can get coated better will get crispier! Just keep an eye on them later so that they don’t burn.
Place on a baking sheet and pour in a bit of oil (I ballpark this depending on the number of fries, just enough so that they can get coated but not drenched). Then add spices and mix together with your hands so that everything is coated thoroughly. Some people prefer to do this in a bowl to the side. I do it on the sheet to have one less dish to wash afterwards :)
Spread out the fries as much as possible on the sheet. This helps them cook better.
Set a timer for 15 minutes and place fries in the oven.
After 15 minutes take them out and either flip them, or if you don’t want to be as exact, what I do is stir them around to hit different angles, make sure they don’t stick, and check on how they are baking.
Stick them in for approximately another 15 minutes (give or take). Timing varies based on your oven, fry size, and your preference for the style of fries you prefer. After you make these a couple of times you will have an idea of how long to leave them in for.
Check on the fries as it gets close to the end, especially if they are on the bottom rack. You may choose to leave them in a little longer or until crispy, but make sure that they don’t burn.
Let cool for a couple minutes. Enjoy with ketchup, honey, or on their own!