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5 from 3 votes

Sweet Potato Fries

These homemade baked sweet potato fries are super easy to make and taste amazing. If you like sweet potatoes, give these a try!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, crispy, soft
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Peeler
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Paper towel or clean kitchen towel


  • 2 to 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of olive oil 28 to 42 ml
  • 1 tsp of salt 5g
  • 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper 1g
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder 3g
  • 2 to 3 tbsp cornstarch 24g
  • Optional ingredients also include paprika and chili powder for a bit of a kick.


  • Wash and dry the sweet potatoes then peel them.
  • Cut the potatoes into fry shapes. The thinner the crispier they will be.
  • Place them in a bowl of cold water with a bit of salt. Soak them for 30 to 45 minutes. This will help remove the starch. Which will help them get crispier. But this step is optional.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C
    Drain the potatoes and then dry them with paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Add them to a medium bowl or large ziplock bag. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes. Then combine all the seasonings together and add that to the potatoes, and finally the cornstarch.
  • Add a lid to the bowl and shake, or close the bag if using a bag and shake. This will help evenly coat all the fries.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. You may need two pans. Then spread out the sweet potato fries on the pans, don't put them too close to each other. Bake for 12 minutes. Then flip the fries over and swap and rotate the pans to encourage even baking. Bake for 12 to 15 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow them to cool for a few minutes then serve. Enjoy!



The nutritional facts will vary depending on the size of sweet potatoes you use. This nutritional information is based on 2 5-inch long sweet potatoes
List of nutritional benefits for sweet potato fries