Making sweet potato fries from scratch is a piece of cake.
2 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Peel, wash, and cut your sweet potatoes, then toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet so that they don’t touch each other.
Roast the potatoes for 15 minutes, then flip the fries, and continue to roast until crispy, about 12 minutes. That’s it!
5 thoughts on “Oven Sweet Potato Fries”
I’ve prepared these before, but I fried them instead. I just let the sweet potatoes dry out after a little soaking in water. Then I put a little bit in the fryer at a time. It does however, cause an issue with the oil (you would need to change it) and I really wouldn’t suggest frying them. The outside cooks up just fine, but the inside ends up somewhat hard. (since these are more dense then a normal potato from my experience. Baking them seems to work much better. :)
Now, I have fried up a sweet potato as chips though they turn out just fine, but you would still need to change the oil when you cook them. :) They turned out real well with garlic and sea salt.
You can also microwave them a bit (not long enough to make them soft) which helps the insides cook and allows them to take less time in the oven or in a pan on the stovetop.
Why do you need to peel the potatoes?
I left the peels on and used just a little pink Himilayan sea salt. Served these as a side with a big salad and roasted pastured chicken over chicken stock cooked rice. The fries really are addictive! Thanks for posting another great recipe!