baked sweet potato fries

sweet potato fries, appetizer

Skin on and roasted to perfection these sweet potato fries are simple to prepare, healthy and there are rarely any leftovers. I keep a sweet potato or two on hand for this easy side dish. It is a great compliment to a steak or seafood. How about a bowl full for an appetizer? The secret is to cook them long enough to be slightly crispy and firm. Sweet potatoes will last in your pantry without refrigeration for several weeks.

baked sweet potato fries

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 1/2 hour


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt



Preheat oven to 450°.


Scrub potato and leave skin on. With long chef’s knife, slice potato lengthwise into ¼ “ slices. Cut sliced potato into ¼” strips. Thinly sliced fries will bake more quickly.


Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay cut potato fries on pan and toss with olive oil. Spread the potato into one layer and sprinkle with salt.


Cook for 12 minutes and then turn the fries with a spatula. Cook another 12 minutes until the potato is lightly browned. Serve hot.

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    Bonnie Swanson
    January 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Great idea Carol! We love sweet potato fries, and makes sense to use them cruising!

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