Perfectly crisped baked sweet potato fries are crunchy on the outside and melt in you mouth creamy on the inside. Cooked in a healthy fat, this is a nourishing food that requires almost no ingredients and provides exceptional results!
Sweet potato fries have always been a favorite of mine.
And while I used to buy a big bag on the frozen food section (and still do occasionally for convenience), they often use some nasty vegetable oils I’d rather not eat since they are pro-inflammatory and often loaded with GMO’s
I have made more versions of these fries 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 of fries 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 fries!!
Sweet potatoes have been 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 Sriracha ( a spicy Thai chili sauce)!
It hard to believe such simple ingredients can yield such scrumptious goodies, but they do! Dig in!
Sweet Potato Fry Variations:
Once you have mastered a basic sweet potato fry, you get to play with seasonings! Some ideas you could try (all to be tossed with the oil and the uncooked sweet potato fries in a bowl before spreading out evenly on a cookie sheet):
- minced garlic
- Cajun Seasoning
- Chipotle powder
- chili powder
- Italian seasonings
- smoked paprika
Like step by step pictures?! Here’s how to prepare them!
Peeled, dry, and ready for transformation!
Halved and slicing to under 3/4″ thickness
Love sweet potatoes? Here are some additional recipes using this nutritious tuber!
- Paleo Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins are even nut free to boot! They pack really well too, so great for nutrient dense travel or hiking snack!
- Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
- Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers
- Vegan sweet potato soup is sure to satisfy!
Perfect Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe:
If you try these amazing sweet potato fries, I want to know! Could you leave a comment below letting me know?! Thanks!
Paleo Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Deliciously crispy baked sweet potato fries are more about the method than anything! Let me show you how!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease 2 cookie 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 > 1/2" (go ahead and grab a ruler, I promise, no one will know)! The final size of fry will determine total cooking time.
In a large bowl, toss the fries with the avocado oil, and any seasonings (options mentioned above in post) 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 themselves!
Sprinkle the fries with sea salt.
Place no more than two cookie sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. This cook time will vary based on your fry thickness.
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. I sometimes remove a few of my thinner fries earlier than the rest so they do not burn...alas, I am not a a machine and my fries are never exactly the same size!
Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the fries are golden and crispy.
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