Sweet Potato Fries in White Container

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

It is possible to have crispy, Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries right at home! Follow these tips and tricks and It is possible to have crispy, Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries right at home! Follow these tips and tricks and you will have crispy sweet potato fries that your whole family will love!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soak: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes scrubbed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch sticks.
  • Place sweet potato fries in large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for at least 60 minutes.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon oil on large rimmed baking sheet and brush evenly with pastry brush.
  • Place pan in oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees.
  • Drain sweet potatoes from water and dry thoroughly.
  • In a gallon size bag, toss cornstarch with garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Add fries and toss to coat.
  • Carefully remove heated pan from oven.
  • Take fries out of mixture, shaking off excess, and place evenly on baking sheet, being sure to leave space around each fry.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the fries, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Generously salt fries after they have cooked and serve.

Notes

Pro Tip: Cut up sweet potato fries the night before you plan to serve them (while you are prepping dinner the night before or meal-prepping for the week) and leave your sweet potato fries soak in cold water in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. • Tip: Use a clean kitchen towel to really dry the fries well--you don't want ANY water left on your sweet potato sticks. • If you are making more than 4 servings, you will need to prepare 2 baking sheets, as you don't want your fries to be over-crowded and steam on the baking sheet. • Soaking the sweet potatoes is a MUST to remove excess starch from the potatoes, this tip will help tremendously in achieving crispy sweet potatoes. • Be sure to use canola, vegetable, peanut, or coconut oil to cook these sweet potato fries, as those oils have a high smoking point which is necessary when baking at such a high temperature. Olive oil will not work for this recipe. • I peel my sweet potatoes for even texture, but feel free to leave peel on fries. • Remember--do not salt until AFTER baking fries. • Use any seasonings you like in the coating--just be sure it is salt free.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 635mg28%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 13955IU279%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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