Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice


Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Total time
1 hour and 30 minutes
Preparation time
50 minutes

This Baked Sweet Potato Fries recipe is legit-crispy, easy to make, perfectly seasoned, and guaranteed to disappear pretty much…immediately.

or1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled
or2 tablespoons olive oil
or2 tablespoons cornstarch
or1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
or1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
or1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
orfine sea salt, to taste
Slice your sweet potatoes into long, thin strips, about 1/4-inch wide. It’s important that the fries are uniformly sized for even cooking. Add the fries to a large bowl of cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes (or up to overnight).
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet (or two medium baking sheets*) with parchment paper, or mist with cooking spray. Set aside.
Drain the fries, rinse out and dry your bowl of water, then blot dry the fries with a clean towel.
Add the fries back to the clean bowl**. Then drizzle evenly with the olive oil, and toss until they are evenly coated. (Or you can do this step in a large ziplock bag, if you prefer, which makes the fries a bit easier to toss with the cornstarch mixture.)
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika and black pepper until combined. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the bowl of fries, then toss until the fries are evenly coated and the cornstarch has soaked into the oil.
Spread the fries out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Be sure that the fries aren’t overlapping, or else they will not cook evenly.
Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove pan from oven, and take the time to flip each fry with a spatula. Rearrange so that the fries are evenly spaced and not overlapping again. Then bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until the fries are crispy and have begun to brown a bit on the tips.
Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack, sprinkle with your desired amount of salt, then let the fries rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (167 g)% DRI
Energy140 kcal234 kcal12 %
Fat5 g9 g14 %
Fatty acids, total saturated1 g1 g6 %
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 %
Sodium166 mg278 mg12 %
Carbohydrate22 g36 g12 %
Sugars4 g6 gremove
Fiber3 g5 g19 %
Protein2 g3 gremove