Sweet Potato Fries

"I have long enjoyed making traditional fries from russet potatoes and invented this recipe as a vitamin A-loaded alternative. My 2-year old can't get enough of them! I choose not to peel them (more nutritious), but some people prefer the texture more when they are peeled..."
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Ready In:
1 large baking sheet




  • Slice sweet potatoes into fry-sized strips (~ 1/2 inch square strips going down the full length of the potato).
  • Toss them in olive oil and lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with freshly ground sea salt and paprika to taste.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 min, flipping them all over after 25 minute.
  • OR broil on low (~ 400 degrees) for ~ 20-25 minute You shouldn't need to flip them, just watch that they don't get too brown.
  • These taste best when they have just a touch of brown on them, but don't overdo them. They should not be crispy, just cooked and somewhat limp.

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  1. Bayhill
    Delicious!! My family loved these quick, easy, and very healthy fries. I baked them, as written, and then stuck them under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp and brown. These were gone in a hurry!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper!! *Made for Fall PAC 2008*
  2. KMatheis34
    Delicious! Perfect as it, everyone loves them, including my 1 & 1/2 year old. Last time I made them I added a pinch of curry powder and paprika, it gave it a nice flavor.
  3. loof751
    These are terrific and nutritious fries! I did peel mine and used the baking method. The texture was just right and the taste was wonderful - thanks for sharing this recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008
  4. happynana
    Delish! I need to use up some sweet potatoes and I am happy that I chose this recipe. DH was skeptical but loved them. I followed the directions as directed but halved the recipe using 2 tablespoons olive oil. I did not peel my potatoes. Made for Fall PAC 2008. Thanks Mrs. T!


I am a stay-at-home mother of two little boys, Tyler (2), and Malachi (7 mos). I am taking full-time courses online to earn my bachelor's degree. I have an amazing husband, named Travis, who I am crazy about! I like to cook in my (limited!) free time - I find it so satisfying to provide for my family in this way.
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