Baked Sweet Potato Fries

11.27.2016

Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Cooking Classy

I live for sweet potato fries! As a matter of fact I like them more than regular fries. My husband thinks I’m totally crazy because who could like sweet potato fries better but there’s just something about them. They’re sweet, they’re salty, they’re crispy and they are 100% dreamy! When we go to a good burger restaurant I’ll always get the sweet potato fries, oh and the fry sauce is a must. I mean I’d be totally happy sitting down to a meal of just sweet potato fries. If I didn’t have kids to feed I’d probably be doing that all the time.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Cooking Classy

I like this baked version because it’s healthier than the fried alternative. I won’t sit around and say these are crispiest best sweet potato fries you’ll ever eat. Go to your local burger joint for that. The coated and fried kind you get at restaurants are hands down the crispiest and just the best in my opinion but for a healthier, simpler alternative these baked sweet potato fries are a good option. No they aren’t super crispy, they will get slightly crisp edges as long as you let them brown up a bit but they do have the perfect flavor and they’ll leave you craving more! And of course they are the perfect side dish to just about any meal, fries go with anything – at least we could say sweet potato fries do right?

Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Cooking Classy

If you are like me and just don’t really know how to eat sweet potato fries without fry sauce here’s a simple recipe. Just mix 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I like to use half light half regular, otherwise it’s just not fry sauce without some full fat mayo), 3 Tbsp ketchup, 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cayenne. Then just keep it in the fridge. It’s liquid gold when it comes to fries.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Cooking Classy

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

    Fries
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick sticks (cut really long sticks in half)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and place a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet in oven to preheat as well.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together cornstarch, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil then pour cornstarch mixture over sweet potatoes and toss to evenly coat. Remove baking sheet from oven then pour sweet potatoes onto baking sheet and spread into an even layer working to keep a little space between them (careful pan will be hot!). Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes then remove from oven and toss and spread into an even layer again. Return to oven and bake until until fries are golden brown in spots, about 10 minutes longer. Serve warm with fry sauce (see notes in post for fry sauce recipe) or ketchup if desired.
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15 comments

  • Tori//Gringalicious.com: Girl, you had me at sweet potato, the end. Haha, I could eat this whole plate, no kidding! November 28, 2016 at 4:10am Reply

  • Patricia: I already make sweet potato fries Jaclyn, but I will try your sauce! Ketchup just doesn’t seem right to me, lol! 😊 November 28, 2016 at 5:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Patricia! November 28, 2016 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: These look delicious! November 28, 2016 at 6:10am Reply

  • 2pots2cook: Greta idea and great, inviting photos, too. Thank you and have a pleasant week ! November 28, 2016 at 6:43am Reply

  • Paige: Yum! That sauce looks delicious!

    Paige November 28, 2016 at 11:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Paige! November 28, 2016 at 11:58am Reply

  • Karen M.: I made these tonight and the flavor was great but they didn’t get very crispy. Maybe if I cut them thinner next time. I love the sauce and will use it for mayonnaise on sandwiches. Over all very good recipe. November 28, 2016 at 8:24pm Reply

  • Madura Bersatu: i like pottato :D
    i think i wana make this… :D

    hemmm yummy November 29, 2016 at 12:07am Reply

  • Spices in Auckland NZ: I love eating sweet potato that fried in the way you have shown by pictures. I love eating delicious dishes with sauce.
    Thanks for publishing such delicious and beautiful dish. November 29, 2016 at 5:11am Reply

  • Tevin: I made these last week. I usually make sweet potato fries, but I cut them much thicker this time per your recipe and added your spice mix. So much better than the ones I’ve made in the past. They were really delicious! December 4, 2016 at 9:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Tevin! Thanks for your comment! December 5, 2016 at 5:20pm Reply

  • Ruth @ Doctor Consultation at Home: These look tasty! Wonderful suggestion as well as fantastic, welcoming pictures, too. Thank you as well as have a positive week! December 6, 2016 at 2:18am Reply

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