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Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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The secret to crispy sweet potato fries is soaking them in cold water and giving them a light coating of cornstarch before baking!
Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy baked sweet potato fries are fuss-free and easy to prepare using simple pantry staples. You can customize them to fit your taste by using your favorite herbs and spices, and they only take minutes to make. Follow these secrets for extra crispy fries!

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients For Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cornstarch
  • Avocado oil (or olive or canola)
  • Paprika
  • Celery salt
  • Dried parsley
  • Mustard powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

How To Make Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Cut the sweet potatoes into slices and then matchsticks (try to make them as even as possible). Place them in a bowl of ice water for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 415 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Drain the sweet potato matchsticks and pat them dry.
  4. Place them in a plastic zipper bag or bowl and add the cornstarch. Shake to cover, and place them on the baking sheet.
  5. Mix the herbs, spices, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Drizzle the oil over the sweet potato matchsticks and sprinkle the spice mix over them. Give them a toss and bake for 15 mins.

Flip and bake for another 10-15, or until crispy. Serve immediately.

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Can I Prepare Sweet Potato Fries Ahead Of Time?

They are better enjoyed when just baked, but you can cut them and soak them ahead of time.

How Do I Season Sweet Potato Fries?

You can add everything from salt and pepper to cinnamon and sugar! Any dried herb or spice is great for seasoning sweet potato fries. Trying different combinations is a fun way to enjoy them!

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

The secret to crispy sweet potato fries is soaking them in cold water and giving them a light coating of cornstarch before baking!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
SOAK TIME: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • Ice-cold water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp celery salt
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or canola, or light olive oil)

Instructions

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into slices and then matchsticks (try to make them as even as possible). Place them in a bowl of iced water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 415 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drain the sweet potato matchsticks and pat them dry.
  • Place them in a plastic zipper bag or bowl and add the cornstarch. Shake to cover, and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Mix the herbs, spices, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the oil over the sweet potato matchsticks and sprinkle the spice mix over them. Transfer half to the other baking sheet. Toss and bake for 15 mins.
  • Flip and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 3.5mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9.5IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 3.5mg | Iron: 5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are My Sweet Potatoes Not Crispy?

Try to cut the matchsticks as even as possible in size so they cook at the same time, do not crowd the baking sheet, and make sure to soak them in water and pat them as dry as possible before baking.

Can I Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries?

Absolutely! Preheat the air fryer to 390 F and cook them in batches for 12 minutes shaking them halfway.

Should I Soak My Sweet Potato Fries Before Baking?

Yes, soaking them in iced water removes the excess starch on the fries, making them crisp up better.

What Is The Best Temperature For Baking Sweet Potato Fries?

High temperature is recommended. 415 F is high enough to crisp up the exterior of the fries while keeping the inside soft.

How Can I Make My Fries Extra Crispy In The Oven?

Soaking them in ice-cold water, drying them thoroughly, and coating them lightly in cornstarch before adding the oil, will make them extra crispy.

How Do I Properly Cut Sweet Potatoes For Fries?

Peel them, cut off the ends, slice them into even slices, and then cut matchsticks out of the slices. Try to cut them all roughly the same size so they cook evenly.

What Oil Should I Use For Making Sweet Potato Fries?

You can use your favorite oil. Avocado is one of the healthiest and has a high smoke point, making it great for frying. Canola, vegetables, and light olive oil are good alternatives.

What If My Fries Are Soggy After Baking?

Check if you made any of these mistakes: overcrowding the baking sheet, not baking them at a high temperature, or not flipping them halfway.

Quick And Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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