Sweet potato fries have always been a favorite of mine. I have made more versions than I can shake a stick at, and let me tell you…regardless of the ingredients, it is the technique that has proven the key. I have made this version so many times now, I am very confident sharing it with you.
Crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside….these are perfect oven baked sweet potato fry good potatoes were our perfect Paleo carb for enduring energy on high activity days. We like to dip our fries in an almost Paleo dip of my homemade mayo and Sriacha ( a spicy Thai chili sauce)!
It hard to believe such simple ingredients can yield such scrumptious goodies, but they do! Dig in!
Variations: Once you have mastered a basic sweet potato fry, you get to play with seasonings! Some ideas: minced garlic, Cajun Seasoning, Chipotle powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning.
- 4 smallish sweet potatoes (we prefer garnet), 6-8", 2-3" in diameter
- 4 tablespoons olive oil or melted coconut oil (this amount is not an exact science..enough to make sure all your sweet potatoes are coated and glossy but not drowning!!
- Salt to taste
- Optional seasonings
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease 2 cookies sheets, or line with parchment.
- Peel your sweet potatoes, but do not rinse them, you need them dry so the oil adheres.
- Slice your sweet potatoes into french fries: no perfect way to do this, but keep the pieces equal in size and thickness. Fries should be between ½" and ¾" (go ahead and grab a ruler, I promise, no one will know!).
- In a large bowl, toss the fries with the olive oil, and any seasonings if you so choose. I wait to sprinkle salt when the potatoes are on the cookie sheet.
- Spread the fries out in a SINGLE LAYER on a cookie sheet (I always use two, and if I need to, three!) Do not crowd your fries unless you want them mooshy! All fries must keep their hands to their selves!
- Sprinkle the fries with salt.
- Place no more than two cookie sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove cookie sheets and using tongs, flip the fries over, they should be golden on the flipped side. Return the cookie sheets, flip flopping the cookie sheet positions.
- Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the fries are golden and crispy.
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