Friday recipe: sweet potato fries

July 2, 2010 —

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet. It’s super simple and one of my favorites. I love sweet potatoes, especially since they are high in vitamins A and B6. And who doesn’t love a “healthy” French fry?

Sweet potato fries
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F.

Toss sweet potato wedges with oil, salt and pepper.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread the wedges out. Don’t overfill your baking sheet. If the wedges are too close together they will get mushy.

Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 40 minutes total.


  • Alternative Health Product

    Thanks for the healthy tip, Andrea. I was deep-frying my sweet potatoes… Never thought to put it in the oven.

  • EL

    Hi! Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait for asking my wife to cook it.. :D

  • Urmi

    Wow!Thanks Andrea for this sweet potato recipe.Like you,even i am very fond of sweet potatoes and like you have rightly said,this is really simple to make too.Would like to try this one out this weekend.Look forward to more such recipes from you.

  • John

    First of all I’m admiring you Andrea for sharing this recipe. I really love eating boiled sweet potato but not sweet potato fries. I think I should try this one.

  • Andy

    Thanks Andrea for this wonderful recipe. I love potatoes and this looks even tastier. I will surely try this tonight. Thanks again!!

  • Revo

    Fried sweet potato- A simple but delicious dish that could be taken as a snacks or along with other dishes. The preparation will be sweet and salty. Thanks for the recipe and the nutritional chart. Bye.

  • Naoimi Miller

    Nice snack celebrating for mothers day!