Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries



I have been on a quest for a method for crispy baked sweet potato fries and as I usually do, I turned to Google for some advice. Since I found a lot of people were looking for the same thing, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. After reading everything I could find, I set out to try again last night. The result? Pretty darned crispy! No, not the fried, french fry kind of crispy, but certainly pleasantly crispy and definitely not the mushy mess I’ve had in the past. This method is a combination of ideas I found and with my own ideas, thrown in. I was especially pleased that the nice results were achieved without a drop of oil!



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  2. I’m impressed. Used to have problems with that kind of potatoes too. Now they’re great because of your recipe :)

  3. Thanks for the recipe using the egg and flour totally worked they were crispy like sweet potato fries should be!

  4. I think you’re a better cook than you think ;) So glad you enjoyed them!

  5. I just tried these tonight and they were fantastic! Plus I’m not even a good cook and they still turned out great! Thanks for posting this recipe.

  6. Thank you, very nice blog.

  7. Sounds delicious, Lauren! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your fries :)

  8. Making these tonight! I’ve been looking for an easy way to make them crispy so I’m excited! With the yam fries I’ve made in the past, I’ve always made garlic aeoli, which is: 1/4c of mayo (I use the olive oil mayo), 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 or 3 cloves of minced garlic, and about 1/8-1/4 of a lemon to taste. Mix it all together and it goes so well with the fries!

  9. Thanks for the recipe using the egg and flour totally worked they were crispy like sweet potato fries should be!
    A suggestion to others I used glass pans and a metal pan I recommend the glass since they did not burn on all three glass pans I used but the one metal one totally became burnt…

  10. I just leave them alone, Steph. They shouldn’t burn but do keep an eye on them.

  11. How often or should I even flip them once in while so they don’t burn?

  12. Hi Ron. The fridge part is to dry them out. You can put them in the fridge for less time, or skip if time is an issue. They may be a little less crispy though.

  13. Hey guys, looks like a great recipe. Just curious. How important is the part where I have to put in the fridge for an hour. Can I put it in the freezer for a bit and shorten the time?

  14. Thanks for posting this recipe!! I just came across it and decided to try it out and it is amazing!! these are the best baked sweet potato fries i have ever had!!!

  15. I buy sweet potato fries in the store and keep them in the freezer to use on the days we work double shifts and don’t have time to cook.
    But I’ve been wanting to make some, so I finally did last night to go with our fish. They turned out great! I’ll definitely use this recipe again and again! Thanks!! :)

  16. I just tried these tonight and they were fantastic! Plus I’m not even a good cook and they still turned out great! Thanks for posting this recipe.

  17. Terri, I usually add the flour in the bowl. Using a large, shallow bowl works best so it’s easiest to get flour over and to toss to coat evenly. A large ziploc bag also works really well if you don’t have too many fries. Just add the flour, zip and shake up.

  18. so when i sprinkle the flour do i do it whie the potatoes are still in the bowl? or do i take them out , lay them falt and sprinkle the flour..what works best to get an even coating???

  19. So glad you enjoyed them, Olivia. I use a ziploc bag sometimes as well, when I’m only making a small batch. When I have a lot of fries, I find my bags get too full and it’s hard to “shake” them about. In that case, I find my big dough bowl works best.

  20. This is the best healthy fries recipe I have ever tried!
    It’s much easier if you use a large zip lock bag to mix the potatoes in the egg whites and flour. I used whole grain flour, because that’s what I had in the house.
    I seasoned them with a mix of salt, pepper, paprika and rosemary, which I also tossed into the ziplock bag to coat evenly.
    I baked them for longer until they were REALLY crispy – like 45 mins.

  21. must be delicious..i am hungry

  22. well..looks like really so delicious. i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

  23. mmmmm very nice…;))

  24. Now I know what to do with the rest of the case of sweet potatoes I bought at costco. I love sweet potatoes and this sounds great! I will be trying them.

  25. hello
    These were perfect! I added coriander to your recommended seasonings and made a chile cilantro dipping dizi izle sauce. It was the highlight of my day, and I can’t wait to share this with friends and family.

  26. Hi Rachel. If you’re only using one sheet pan, then cook them on the middle rack. (For two sheets, place rack in upper third and lower third positions and rotate pans half way through cooking). Hope that helps – Jen

  27. do I use the top or middle or bottom rack of the oven to bake them? sort of new at this cooking business..

  28. Thanks for the great way to make them crispy. I’ve just recently discovered Sweet Potatoe Fries and I love them. Dipped in Ceasar Salad Dressing they are yummmmyyy!

  29. Always looking for different ways to have veggies….this one will never get old…delicious!!!

  30. Thanks for such a great but simple recipe. We are trying to eat healthy and find food that the vegitarians and the meat eaters in the house can enjoy.
    Thanks again!

  31. These are great! Thanks for the recipe!

  32. been making these for years, although I use 2 tbls of olive oil, no partchment paper, and whole wheat flour..mmmmm sweet potato

  33. Yum! Your chile cilantro dip sounds great, Christy. I’m going to try that!

  34. These were perfect! I added coriander to your recommended seasonings and made a chile cilantro dipping sauce. It was the highlight of my day, and I can’t wait to share this with friends and family.

  35. These were a huge hit with my fam even the “picky eater” gobbled them down. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  36. It is so easy to prepare, delicious and healthier than regular friesand the most important: my kids love it!
    Thank`s Jen, you are great!!!
    -So glad you (and the kids!) enjoyed them Cristina. They have become a favourite side-dish in my household for sure. – Jen

  37. I’m coming a bit late to the party but I just made these sweet potato fries tonight for the fam and they were a big hit. I served them with a honey mustard mayo type dip, though one of my sons would have preferred sour cream. Thanks for the recipe!

  38. I must have done something wrong as they didn’t turn out crunchy in the least. They still tasted yummy, but the texture was certainly not right, soft, not crunchy. Maybe I didn’t use enough flour?
    Thank you anyways!

  39. great recipe! turned out great – you’re right, the thinner the better – my oven went for about 18 mins.
    thanks so much!

  40. These are amazing I’m always tryin to find good recipies with different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Thanks for the recipie will be used often!

  41. These were great – Thanks- I will definitely make them again!

  42. These are delicious! I made them today for my family and I and we all loved them. For my spices i used Paparika, Chili powder, Cayenne, Garlic powder, and Salt&Pepper. They tasted great!
    Thanks for the wonderful recipie! :)

  43. I’m looking forward to trying these…I attempted to make them this evening, however, I am domestically challenged and used waxed paper instead of parchment paper and set my oven on fire…
    I’ll try again tomorrow!
    Oh dear Amy! Hope you have better luck tomorrow – jen

  44. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I happened upon it and made it tonight for the family. It was a huge hit – even with the 13 year old boy.
    You’re welcome, Teri Lee. Anytime a 13 year old will eat and enjoy something healthy is a big bonus! (I have a 12 year old girl so I know of what you speak :) – Jen

  45. By’ were just in the process of makin’ the fries now, we got some mess of em too by’, 2 full sheets! What a mess of fries my son. Gonna be some feed the once!

  46. I will try these for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome yet simple recipe!

  47. Made these tonight and they turned out great! Best ones I have made so far. Sprinkled with cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Nice touch!
    Thanks Jen!
    You’re welcome, Lori. I’m glad they turned out so well for you! – Jen

  48. I made these fries and they turned out great! I have made sweet potato fries in the past but have never had such great and very crispy results. I seasoned them with chili powder, nutmeg and garlic powder and used brown rice flour as that is what I had on hand. This is surely going to become a regular dish in my house.
    I’m glad they turned out so well for you Erin! – Jen

  49. Use rice flour instead. It will give you desired result.
    Thanks for the suggestion, Mila! I’ll be sure to try it – Jen

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