Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
for perfect oven roasted sweet potatoes every time

This Oven Sweet Potato Fries Recipe meet my Queen in the Kitchen DISH standards: Delicious - Ingredients you can find - Simple - Has adaptability. Choose your seasonings, toss them together in one pan and they roast almost unattended while you take care of other important business in the realm. Most importantly, they taste great.

QITK tip: smaller potatoes are younger with tighter fibers that hold up well in this recipe. For pies, soups and purees, use older larger sweet potatoes that are less stringy.

Along the way  in my search for the best sweet potato fries, I discovered that sweet potatoes contain magnesium, the go-to mineral for de-stressing. According to Psychology Today, magnesium promotes relaxation, calmness and a good mood.  No wonder sweet potato fries make us happy. 

Best Oven Sweet Potato Fries

The Basic Ingredients:

2 lb medium sweet potatoes, peeled

3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Queen in the kitchen combinations:

  • coarsely ground black pepper & dried thyme or rosemary,
  • curry powder and hot pepper flakes
  • maple syrup and black pepper 
  • cumin and chili powder
  • Caribbean Jerk seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice off the pointed ends of the sweet potatoes and cut into uniform finger sized sticks. Dry them well with a towel.

2. Spray a large baking tray with non-stick vegetable spray. Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat well with oil, add seasonings, toss again. Spread into a single layer.

3. Bake on an upper shelf in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Using a metal spatula, gently move the potatoes around so they brown more uniformly. Bake another 20-30 minutes until they are fork tender and browned.

Best enjoyed hot out of the oven, but they hold up to reheating very well.

Makes 4-6 servings ~ can make ahead
active time: 10 minutes ~ cooking time: 40-50 minutes
a kosher for Passover Recipe

sweet potato fries photo credit: CC@Stacy Spensley

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