Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Growing up, we ate sweet potatoes one way only: baked. My mom would bring home the sweetest and most flavorful sweet potatoes from the market and bake them directly on a piece of foil. No scrubbing, no peeling, no cutting. Within an hour or so, the house would have the enticing aroma of sweet potatoes. When they were complete, we had to wait for the sugars to cool before we could peel them and devour them. The soft, creamy flesh always tasted so good with the caramelized sugars that managed to leak during the baking process. 

Then, a few years back, sweet potatoes became the rage as the substitute for regular white potatoes. Fries? I’d never heard of such a thing! The first sweet potato fries I tried were at Veggie Grill, and I loved them with the sauce they came with. It was clearly different from my childhood memory, but it was still delicious. 
A few posts back, I shared a recipe for jalapeno burgers, which I served with some honey mustard sauce and the most addicting sweet potato fries. Today, my dear friends, I will share how I make these fries.  

Believe it or not, these are pretty straight forward. There’s hardly any work to do, so get started on those fries! Fall is a perfect time to buy some delicious sweet potatoes from your local farmers market as well, so don’t miss out! 
Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425 deg F. 
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch wedges. You can peel them too, but the skin is perfectly edible. Try cutting as evenly as possible to ensure even baking. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. 
  4. Spread the potato wedges in an even layer. Coat the wedges in olive oil. Sprinkle some salt on top. 
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then check the fries. Flip them so they can bake evenly. 
  6. Continue baking for 10 more minutes until crisped on outside and soft on the inside. 
  7. Serve with dipping sauce, like my honey mustard dip and some yummy burgers! 
  8. *Optional: to make the fries crispy, coat them in cornstarch and then olive oil, and bake according to directions. 

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