Oven baked sweet potato fries

We've put up a simple recipe for sweet potato fries you'll make again and again! Serves 2 people and takes up to 30 minutes to make.

Oven baked sweet potato fries
30 minutes 2 people Side dishes
Oven baked sweet potato fries


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  • One big sweet potato (see ingredients picture)
  • 1 spoonful of cornstarch
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
Oven baked sweet potato fries ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Parchment paper
  • Oven
  • Baking tray
  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board


30 minutes 2 people Side dishes

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Preparing the sweet potato fries -- 10 minutes

Cut the sweet potato into thick Julienne strips. When choosing the thickness of the fries, keep in mind that thicker fries take longer to cook. Thoroughly wash the fries in lots of clean and cold water.

Let the fries sit in the cold water for a bit, this is important so that the starch comes out. This way the fries will be crisper when baked. Remove the fries from the cold water, pat dry to ensure the crispness of fries.

Season the fries with cornstarch, salt, paprika powder and cayenne pepper and sprinkle with olive oil. The salt will dehydrate the fries so that it removes a lot of the moisture of the sweet potato. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and divide all of the fries over the plate. Don't crowd the fries otherwise they won't cook as well, and you'll probably end up with soggy fries.

Since that's not our goal, we'll just leave some space in between the fries. If your oven is too small, bake the fries in two batches and re-heat afterwards. 

Sweet potato fries
Sweet potato fries

Baking the sweet potato fries -- 20 minutes

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius, or 356 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 20 minutes, turn the fries halfway. Enjoy these fries with nice tzatziki. Enjoy!

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