Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Jenny Peterson on November 7, 2011

in Recipes from the Garden

One of my favorite restaurants in Austin serves sweet potato fries–they’re so delicious that I’ll keep eating them long after I’m not even hungry anymore. I’ve been looking a good recipe to make my own, and finally found this one. I was looking for a more spicy version because my son Luke likes food with a kick–and he says they were good. Luke-tested, mother-approved–it’s a keeper!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs.)

1/2 t. ground cumin

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. ground red pepper

1 T. vegetable oil

  1. In a small bowl, combine cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside
  2. Peel potatoes, then cut each in half lengthwise, then each half into 6 wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, combine potato wedges, spice mixture and oil. Toss until completely coated.
  4. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, and serve immediately. YUM!!
I served mine with roasted southwestern chicken and crispy kale chips–we loved the kale chips, too, so look for that recipe soon!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

katherine November 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

Ok yummmm!!! I love sweet potato fries!

Mike Lieberman November 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Love the sweet potato fries! I sub out the vegetable oil for coconut oil. Mad good!

Jenny Peterson November 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Katherine, I’m going to try it with a more cinnamon-spice mixture next time. Mike, good idea on the oil–I’ll try that!

cityslipper (home kitchen garden) January 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I serve oven-roasted sweet potato fries often, but rarely season them with anything but salt (added when I take the fries out of the oven). We usually dip them in ketchup just as we do fried potatoes. Actually, I often mix sweet potatoes and potatoes on the same baking pan.

Jenny Peterson February 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

I actually prefer the salt and pepper rather than the spicy stuff!

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