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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

45 min

Appetizer

Side

Snack

10 ingredients or less

It's safe to say that the sweet potato is my favourite kind of potato. These fries have the perfect amount of crispiness and flavour to them. Serve them with your favourite dipping sauces and enjoy snacking away!

Servings

Total

45 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

30 min

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 3
    medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    cornstarch
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried oregano
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp
    salt

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C). Cut the sweet potatoes into ½ inch (1 cm) thick fries. Try to cut the fries in similar thicknesses so they cook evenly.
  2. Optional step: soak in cold water for about 5 minutes to remove the starch. Drain, then dry well using a clean kitchen cloth.
  3. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking tray. Cover with starch and massage into the sweet potatoes using your hands. Then drizzle with oil, onion powder, oregano, paprika powder, and salt and toss to coat.
  4. Divide over two baking trays, leaving as much room between the fries as possible. If over-crowded on the tray, they steam rather than roast.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake for another 8 - 10 minutes, or until golden. Serve with your favourite dip, and enjoy!

Storage

  • Best if enjoyed it immediately.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition info

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Mireia - June 11, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!!


Chloe - March 14, 2022, 11:18 p.m.

I was really excited about these but they burnt really bad (I missed my timer by one minute). Make sure to keep a good eye on them.

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

Hey Chloe, so sorry to hear the fries burnt. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe with us. We'll keep an eye out if others experience the same thing. In the meantime, we've added a note to the recipe to keep a closer eye on the oven. We appreciate you helping us improve, Chloe, thanks again 😊


Andreea - Nov. 29, 2021, 11:06 p.m.

Hi, can I substitute the cornstarch for tapioca starch? Thanks!

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2021, 3:10 a.m.

Hi there, Andreea, we haven't tested it out, but we find that tapioca starch tends to give a gummier texture than other starches. This means that you may find the fries chewier rather than crispier. They should still be delicious (especially with dip!) though. Do let us know if you experiment with it 😊


Tiril - July 11, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

I’ve tried all the tricks mentioned above and I still can’t manage to make my sweet potato fries crispy. Only soft. Still delicious though, just longing for that crispiness.

Rachel - July 14, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

Mine got the crispiest when I baked them on foil instead of the parchment paper recommended. This made them cook faster and stick a little, but once I pried them loose, the texture was perfect.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 6:42 a.m.

Thanks for the tip, Rachel! We also find that cutting the pieces smaller and ensuring they're spread out on the pan works wonders. Do let us know if you give the recipe another try, Tiril ✨


Rachel - July 10, 2021, 3:26 p.m.

Love these! They get so nice and crisp using this method.