Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I confess, I never liked sweet potatoes, but....OMG.....I absolutely love sweet potato fries!!! Sweet and Salty and Spicy all in one bite!! The combination of the spices give a rich deep taste that's delicious. These are crispy around the edges on the outside and tender on the inside, I just love these. They are so easy to make at home and are much healthier than frying. All it takes is just 2 large sweet potatoes and you have a large batch of delicious sweet potato fries that you won't be able to stop eating;). Enjoy!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, rinsed and dried
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- 1. Cut the potatoes into 1/4″ thin strips, or to your desired thickness and length. Mix all other ingredients together in a large bowl and toss with the potatoes until they are evenly coated.
- 2. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in a single layer. Try not to overcrowd or have multiple layers of fries — you want them to be roasted, not steamed.
- 3. Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning the fries once or twice during that time to cook evenly. May take more or less time, depending on the size and thickness you cut the fries.
- Remove once the edges slightly begin to brown and fries begin to crisp. Sprinkle course salt on top when they are hot out of the oven.
Amazing flavor! I made mine with coconut oil so they were slightly sweeter and I think that's the reason mine didn't get crispy. But I didn't care! They were amazing. The whole pan was gone and my company thought they were the best sweet potato fries they ever had. I didn't have smoked paprika on hand so I just used regular. I can't wait to try them with smoked paprika.
These are delicious! Definitely the best sweet potato fries I have ever made, and my husband agrees! I lined my pan with aluminum foil, and it worked just fine. The cayenne is delicious, but it makes it quite spicy! I flipped the potatoes when they were half way through the cooking time to make sure they were extra crispy. Thank you for sharing this will be my go to recipe for sweet potato fries from now on!
Great fries! Loved all the flavors on them. Mine weren't crisp but nicely roasted.