Crispy fried sweet potato fries recipe

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These sweet potato fries are perfectly crispy and crunchy, just lượt thích you’d get at a restaurant! Sweet potato fries can be deep fried, or oven baked to lớn golden brown perfection. Serve your fries alongside grilled meats or sandwiches và watch the rave reviews come in.

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You can never go wrong with french fries, whether they’re baked, wrapped in bacon, or turned into nachos. This sweet potato version is sweet, savory và totally irresistible!



When I go out khổng lồ eat, I always have to lớn order the sweet potato fries. I can’t get enough of that sweet & savory flavor! Homemade sweet potato fries are quite simple lớn make, và I think they taste even better than what you’d get at a restaurant.

How do you make sweet potato fries?

To make these fries, first wash & peel the sweet potatoes và cut them into sticks. Rinse them twice in cold water. Boil the fries khổng lồ get them a little tender and then dip them in a batter made of cornstarch, water, salt & pepper. Now they are ready to lớn be fried until golden. Once they are done frying, dry them on paper towels & sprinkle on a little salt và pepper. Serve them hot và crispy!

Tips for sweet potato fries

To cut the sweet potato fries use a fry cutter (if available) or use a sharp knife to lớn cut as evenly as possible.When selecting sweet potatoes, look for ones that have a more uniform width and do not taper to points. This will help you cut more fries that are the same length.Choose red sweet potatoes (labeled as yams in some markets) for the classic sweet potato fry look and taste.When frying, stir the fries to lớn make sure they don’t clump together or stick lớn the side of the pot.

Baked sweet potato fries

To make baked sweet potato fries, wash & peel the sweet potatoes then cut them into sticks. Coat the fries in a mixture of salt, pepper và cornstarch. Toss the fries in olive oil & they are ready for the oven. Bake them in a single layer on a sheet pan và remember lớn flip the fries so that every side is crispy. When they are done, serve them hot with a little sprinkled salt & pepper.

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Flavor variations

I love the classic sweet and savory flavor of these fries, but you can punch up the flavor with these variations.

Try serving the fries with a little garlic butter on top. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic, salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons chopped parsley.Sprinkle a store bought Mexican spice blend, or make your own with one teaspoon each of chili powder, paprika, salt & cumin and a half a teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder & oregano.You can season the fries with a Cajun spice blend, or make your own set with one teaspoon each of garlic powder, paprika and salt & a half a teaspoon each of black pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, oregano and thyme.For a Caribbean flavor, pour on some pre-made jerk spice, or prepare your own with 1 teaspoon each of thyme, salt, pepper và sugar with một nửa teaspoon each of allspice, paprika và cayenne pepper và a 1/8 teaspoon each of cumin, cinnamon and garlic powder.

How to make your fries crispy

The keys lớn crispy fries are temperature và cornstarch. If frying the sweet potatoes, keep the oil as close to 350 degrees F as possible. The oil will likely cool when you place the fries in the oil. When baking fries, the 400 degree F heat will help dry & crisp the outside of the fries. The cornstarch used in the recipes also crisps up the fries.

Are sweet potato fries bad for you?

Aside from being delicious, sweet potatoes are brimming with vitamin A và manganese. They also have some vi-ta-min C, E và B6. Sweet potato french fries have a few more calories than regular potato fries. The healthiest way to prepare these fries is khổng lồ bake them. However, frying them can be a wonderful occasional crispy treat!

I love crispy, hot sweet potato fries with a sprinkling of just the right amount of salt. This recipe is a great way khổng lồ make crispy, savory french fries with that wonderful flavor of sweet potato.