Recipe of the week - Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries In The Oven



Amanda's mom joins the show and tells us how she likes these sweet potato fries!  More importantly though, do you dip them in ketchup, mustard, ranch, bbq sauce, or something else?  Friday's Recipe of the Week with Amanda and Matt on 103.9 The Fish.

These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are SO crispy, but healthy! Learn the secret ingredient that will have you never missing the deep fried version again!

baked sweet potato fries in a serving basket with ketchup

PIN CRISPY BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

Let’s talk crunch.

Because these orange colored little gems have SO MUCH crunch it’s almost insane. Liiiike, you might even think you’re eating a restaurant-deep-fried-fry but – WHOA NOW, HOLD ON- you made them yourself in the oven, WITHOUT deep frying.

Honestly, I thought we could only get this much crunch from making air fryer sweet potato fries and that the oven wouldn’t work so well, but boy was I WRONG.

Seriously. Don’t be warned if you try to make sweet potato fries for every meal. I can already see you mixing sweet potato hash browns for tomorrow’s breakfast and making fries instead.

ARE SWEET POTATO FRIES HEALTHIER THAN REGULAR FRIES?

You know what I can always go for? Crispy on the outside, soft and hot on the inside, FRIES! Parsnip friesair fryer sweet potato friesand now THESE crispy oven baked sweet potato fries– I’d eat them any day, all day! Sweet potato fries bring that sweet and salty goodness with added health benefits to boot! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious; they boast being a fantastic source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins while also aiding in gut health with all the antioxidants they contain! So, yes, sweet potato fries are more nutrient dense and better for you than traditional fries!

top view of bakes sweet potato fries in a basket with ketchup

CRISPY BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES INGREDIENTS

These fries are flavorful, delicious, satisfying, and take crispy to a whole new level! On top of all that, they also are made with only a handful of  wholesome, healthy ingredients, many of which you likely have kicking around your kitchen already! Let’s round up the items we’ll need:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn Starch
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Regular Sea Salt

CORNSTARCH: THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO CRISPY FRIES

I’ve never met someone who doesn’t love them some fries! Crispy and crunchy, hot and salt, they’re the absolute BEST, but you know what isn’t? Droopy, soggy fries! The secret to giving them that crispiness you’re craving is easy- cornstarch! It crisps up while cooking to make an amazingly crispy crunchy coating on the outside of these crispy sweet potato fries! You’re going to LOVE!

sweet potatos sliced on a baking sheet ready to be cooked for baked sweet potato fries

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES IN THE OVEN

Preheat 

Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and allow it to fully preheat. 

Chop

Carefully peel your sweet potato and cut it into evenly sized ¼ inch thick strips. Place them in a bowl along with the cornstarch and toss until they are all well coated. 

Toss

Next, add the oil and toss until it evenly coats the sweet potato strips. Next, add the seasoning salt and a pinch of regular sea salt and toss once again!

Spread

Place the sweet potatoes on an ungreased baking sheet and spread them out evenly, leaving room in between each fry!

Bake

Pop the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take them out, flip them, and then bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until the fries are golden and crunchy. Be aware that they do firm up quite a bit once they have cooled off a bit. 

Enjoy

Let the fries cool for a few minutes, then DEVOUR!

HOW TO AVOID BURNING SWEET POTATO FRIES IN THE OVEN 

If you’re concerned you might burn your fries, there’s a sure fire way to avoid that from happening! When cutting your sweet potato into strips, simply ensure that each strip is the same size. That way, all your fries will cook evenly and have that perfect crisp!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH OVEN BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

These fries are seasoned to perfection and crispy as can be, but if you want to add a bit of extra fun, try out these tasty dipping sauces:

close up of baked sweet potato fries with seasoning and ketchup on the side

OTHER HEALTHY SWEET POTATO RECIPES

Tahini Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Gluten Free Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Small sweet potatoes (about 1 lb total)
  • 2 tsp Corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Seasoning salt
  • Regular sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel the potato and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips. Toss with the cornstarch until well coated.
  • Then, toss with the oil until well coated. Then, toss with the seasoning salt and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Spread in one layer on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving room between all the fries.
  • Bake for 15 mins. Flip each fry and then bake another 10-20 minutes until the fries are golden and crunchy...they do firm up a lot once they cool a couple minutes!
  • Let cool 2-3 minutes and then DEVOUR!

NUTRITION INFO:

Calories: 107kcal (5%) Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 3.6g (6%) Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g Sodium: 389mg (17%) Potassium: 133mg (4%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 2.7g (3%) Vitamin A: 260IU (5%) Vitamin C: 25mg (30%) Calcium: 1.4mg Iron: 2.3mg (13%)

Nutrition Disclaimer

Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.

FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.6g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 1.4mg0%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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