Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They’re a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.
Do you like sweet potato fries? We sure do! There are many ways to make them, and this is the method I came up with to roast sweet potatoes fries for our meals. You will need to plan ahead, because the fries are first soaked in water for an hour before roasting to remove some of the starch from the potatoes. I know people lead very busy lives, so if you don’t have that kind of prep time, simply leave that step out, and your fries will still turn out really tasty!
The oven-roasted fries have a wonderful spice mix on them. This seasoning is a little “sweet” thanks to brown sugar, and a tiny bit spicy, from chili powder, salt/pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. These ingredients give the roasted sweet potato fries really nice flavor! They pair wonderfully with burgers, hot dogs, hot sandwiches and a variety of meals, and I think you will enjoy them! Here’s how to make them:
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Preparing The Sweet Potatoes
Before beginning, preheat your oven to 450°F. and line a large (13×9) baking sheet with parchment paper. You will want your oven to be really hot before adding the sweet potatoes.
Now it’s time to prepare the sweet potatoes for roasting. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel from the sweet potatoes. Once peeled, cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices lengthwise. The slices should be around 1/4″ thick. Once sliced, cut each piece into fries by cutting lengthwise again. Try to keep the size of the fries about the same, so they will roast more evenly.
Soak the potatoes, covered with water, in a large bowl for about an hour. This will help to remove some of the starch from the sweet potatoes. This does take a while, but it really is inactive prep time. Let the sweet potato fries soak, and do whatever else you want while they “take a bath”. NOTE: AGAIN… I know we all have busy lives, so if you don’t have that kind of time, simply leave this soaking step out, but still toss the fries with the cornstarch. Your fries will still turn out really tasty!
After soaking, drain the potato fries, and pat them dry with paper towels. Once dry, toss the fries with cornstarch (this helps them crisp up a bit more).
Seasoning The Sweet Potato Fries
Now it’s time to season the fries. In a small bowl, stir and combine chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and brown sugar. Toss the sweet potato fries with vegetable oil until coated, and then add the seasoning mix. Continue to mix until all the sweet potato fries are coated with the seasoning mix.
Lay the seasoned fries out on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Be sure to keep them all in a single layer for best results when roasting.
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Bake the sweet potato fries at 450°F. for 20-23 minutes, flipping them over halfway through the roasting time. Oven temps can vary greatly, so keep an eye on the fries! When done, the roasted sweet potato fries should be slightly browned, a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are now ready to serve, alongside a favorite main dish!
We really enjoy these fries, especially when served with burgers or a yummy hot sandwich! I hope you enjoy them, too! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a great day.
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- Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries
- Crispy Homemade French Fries
- Cajun Tater Tots with Dipping Sauce
- Crunchy Homemade Onion Rings
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Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They're a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large (13x9) baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove peel from sweet potatoes. Cut sweet potatoes into ¼" slices lengthwise. Slice each of these wedges into fries by cutting lengthwise again. Keep fry size about the same, so they'll roast evenly.
Soak fries covered with water, in a large bowl for about an hour. This helps remove some starch from the potatoes. NOTE: We all have busy lives, so if you don't have that kind of time, simply leave the soaking step out, but still toss the fries with the cornstarch. Your fries will still turn out really tasty! After soaking, drain the fries; pat dry with paper towels. Toss fries with cornstarch (this helps them crisp).
In a small bowl, stir/combine chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and brown sugar. Toss sweet potato fries with vegetable oil until coated. Add seasoning mix. Continue to stir until fries are coated with seasoning.
Lay seasoned fries in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 450°F. for 20-23 minutes, flipping them over halfway through roasting. When done, roasted sweet potato fries should be slightly browned, a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve, and enjoy!
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