baked sweet potato fries

sweet potato fries

I'm on such a roll.  Looks like I might have made this whole resolution thing a little too easy on myself.  Which I know it was downright silly that I had never used sweet potatoes in the kitchen, but I'm hooked.  I had one bad experience trying to bake them and they just turned out half burned, half uncooked with not much flavor.  After looking at lots of recipes, I came up with this combo and it's been working really well.

I have to make another plug for even those who think they do not like sweet potatoes.  Another reason I have not had these in my kitchen is because Mr. Hungry claims he does not like sweet potatoes.  What do you know, even he likes these sweet potato fries.  So if you have stayed away from sweet things, maybe give this one a try.

{sidenote: This is one of those recipes that I researched and copy and pasted from the internet and printed out.  Somewhere along the way, I have lost the source so if you recognize it, let me know and I will be happy to give credit!}

From my little kitchen to yours... Enjoy.
sweet potato fries

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe Note
In these pictures, the fries are pretty wide.  I have made them several time now and actually get better results when they look more like traditional french fries, 1/2 inch wide on all sides.
1 lb sweet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Step by Step
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Peel sweet potato with a vegetable peeler.  Using a sharp knife, cut sweet potato into long strips, about 1/2 inch on each side.  Try to make the pieces as even as possible so they will cook for the same amount of time.  Place sweet potato strips in a sealable plastic bag.  Add olive oil, paprika, salt and cinnamon.  Toss to coat evenly.

Spread the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes until just browned, turning every 10 minutes to prevent burning. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and serve warm.


  1. I used to think I didn't like sweet potatoes, but sweet potato fries were totally my gateway drug. Before you know it, the husband will be begging you to make sweet potatoes with every meal! These sound delicious and I love your cinnamon paprika spice mix!

  2. I love sweet potato fires! These look delish - the combo of paprik and cinnamon is fun! But I agree, sweet potato fries tend to work better for me too with I cut them thin.

  3. I'm seriously craving sweet potatoes. Triggered by a delicious wedge of sweet potato pie in Houston....and now this.

  4. Ooh, you know I used to make sweet potato fries exactly like this! Except I used smoked paprika :) Thank you for the reminder!