Baked Sweet Potato Fries

We first tasted sweet potato fries in a café. This café serves healthy sandwich and rolls, many of them under 300 calories, with a side of 4 grain rice or baked french fries – potato or sweet potato. Adventurous foodies we are, we ordered sweet potato fries. And there started our addiction to sweet potato fries. After our lunch, I walked straight across to a super market and bought some, to enjoy fries at home.

They are mildly sweet and crunchy, most importantly, guilt free. I second Nupur that sweet potato should be given its long due attention. With an impressive nutritional profile, there are more reasons now to consume these dainty tubers than ever. Baked fries are our most preferred choice of eating sweet potatoes. Not a big fan of gravies or dry curries. I have been experimenting with the baking temperature to arrive at the following recipe. But, keep in mind, the baking time depends on the type of tuber and how thin/thick your fries are. Simple as 1,2,3, you are bound to be hooked with baked sweet potato fries. Sia, this is my Ode to Potato.

Cut Sweet Potatoes Ready To Be Baked

Ingredients

Sweet potato – 2, cut into 1/3 inch matchsticks
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Salt
Pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss sweet potato pieces in oil. You can also transfer fries to the baking sheet and then spray oil, instead of tossing ‘em. It is important to arrange the fries in a single layer for even cooking.

Sweet Potato In A Single Layer

Bake for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 400F. Turn the fries over gently using a spatula without mashing them. Bake for additional 20 minutes, until the fries are toasty and slightly crispy. Take ‘em out of the oven and immediately season with salt and pepper. You can also season the fries with garlic powder or any other seasoning mix of your choice. Let the fries rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 2 as a side.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries served with Nupur’s caponata sandwich

30 comments:

Nags said...

I love sweet potatoes in any form. Looks like you are a fan of Nupur's blog :) The sandwich recipe does sound easy and yummy!!

Susan said...

I have been aching to bake, but my oven's been on the blink for weeks! Let me just reach in and grab a handful! So very tasty.

Shyam said...

I tried making sweet potato fries once - but it turned soft and mushy instead of holding its shape. It was such a disappointment. Dunno if it was a mistake on my part or whether it was the type of sweet potato that was the problem. Yours look SO GOOD, though, I'm thinking of giving baked sweet potato fries another go!

sunita said...

Sug,we adore sweet potatoes...your fries look yum:-)

Nupur said...

All this winter, sweet potato fries have been a default side dish every 3-4 days in our home, and they are just addictive, aren't they?
I roasted them with salt and pepper for a long time, but then I made this seasoning mix and it works really really well on these sweet potato fries.

Coffee said...

Gorgeous orange color! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I have been addicted to sweet potato fries lately. I haven't had them in a few days, but after seeing your delicious photos, I'll be making some for tonight's dinner.

Vanamala said...

Nice idea!! sweet potato fries.

Vaishali said...

Those fries are calling out to me!

sandhya said...

Nice fries... i got to try these now..

masalamagic said...

Those look delicious Sugs! I always steam the sweet potato and we just sprinkle some raw sugar and eat it. We love it at home, i'm sure we will enjoy this. Will give this a shot soon!

nrimaami said...

Yes, I've had these at a restaurant before. Try them with honey mustard and they taste divine.

Dhivya said...

wow!such an innovative idea...looks yummy

musical said...

i totally love the sweet-potato fries and i agree with you and Nupur that this tuber should be given its due! beautiful presentation!

Madhu said...

That looks beautiful, I am all for healthy sanwich and fries. I have to try this.
Btw I made you mushroom masala it tasted very good with sesame paste. Thanks Suganys for the recipe.

Meeta said...

we like our roasted sweet potatoes too always spiced differently. What i am liking more are those sandwiches in the background. I want the recipe for those!! Please!

Mansi Desai said...

we used to have these all the time whenever we did fasting in India! the delicately sweet flavor with salt and pepper tastes so awesome na!:)

Mallika said...

I love roasting and grilling sweet potatoes. They are great in salads too. Yum!

ServesYouRight said...

Another winner - love sweet potato fries. Yum!!

Smita

Revathi said...

Ha ! I just shamelessly had some deep fried plantain chips. I did not even have the patience to load it to a plate. Just nibbled right off the paper towel !!!

Just looks great !

Kevin said...

Sweet potato fries are so good. I will have to try making them at home!

Maya said...

Never tried these before. The only time I used sweet potatoes, was a big mushy paste and gave up just at tht. Ur fries look soo good..

Gattina said...

oh my! This last photo totally bursts out the gorgeous color and flavor! Burger King or McDonale should come look at your post, and start selling baked sweet potato fries :)

DEEPA said...

those fries are perfect ...yummy yummy one lady!!

Garam Masala said...

I am impressed, Suganya! What precise matchstick sized pieces. Did you cut them by hand? Oh the numerous times I have cut myself while preparing sweet potato. Of course, I am pretty clumsy, but still. I had resorted to just steaming the potatoes first! This looks yum.

Menu Today said...

Hi Suganya,

Healthy one with less oil. Thanks for sharing.

Tee said...

A good alternative to the regular fries. Loved all your recent recipes! :)

Suganya said...

Thank you all for your compliments. I hope I have inspired at least some of you to try these at home.

Nupur, I will give the seasoning mix a try. Thanks for the link.

Latha, I make these fries quite often. So I'll give yours a try too :)

NRIMaami, Honey mustard sounds good too. Let me try it.

Madhu, Thanks for letting me know. I am glad you liked it :)

Garam Masala, Glad to see you here. I cut them by hand. Sweet potato come in all different shapes and size. Hand is the best tool :)

nrimaami said...

I tried these yesterday and they turned out very good.

Jeanne said...

This is 0onje of my all-time favourite ways of eating sweet potatoes, and even a friend's ultra-fussy daughter who hates vegetables ate these like there was no tomorrow. Yum!

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