Baked Sweet Potato Fries

If I had to say how I felt about these fries in one word: “Yum”.

Oven-baked fries are definitely a staple around here.  I’ve always got sweet potatoes on hand, and I often need something snacky.  These sweet potato fries are perfect, as sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes, and I think they taste way better.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive  oil
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) sweet potatoes

Preheat oven to 425F.

Cut sweet potatoes into skinny fry-shapes, or into thin discs.  The thinner you cut the sweet potatoes, the quicker they will bake.  Place in a large mixing bowl with oil and salt, and toss to coat.  Place on a baking sheet (make sure they are in a single layer – you may need a second baking sheet), and bake for 30 minutes, turning the pan 180 degrees halfway through cooking.

Variations: (add these spices along with the oil and salt)

  • replace salt with 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, and add 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • add 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • add a dash of hot sauce — I love “Frank’s Red Hot Sauce”

Dipping Sauce Suggestions:

  • Spicy Ketchup: mix 1 Tbsp. chili sauce with 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • “Sriretchup”: mix 1 tsp. Sriracha (Asian Chili Garlic Sauce) with 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • Garlic Aioli: mince 1 clove garlic, and mix with 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise (non-vegan)

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Categories: Gluten-Free, Side Dish, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian


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6 Comments on “Baked Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. December 9, 2009 at 12:57 am #

    I love sweet pottaoes and these bakes ones look so delicious. I can eat the whole plate. Thanks for sharing.

  2. December 9, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I so have to try these. THey look yummy.

  3. December 10, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Yours looks much more “fry like” than the one’s I’ve made in the past — perhaps I need to cut them skinnier…


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