Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 18 reviews

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are french fried cut pieces of sweet potato coated with a perfect blend of smokey spices.  The end result is mild but flavorful.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into about 1/3 wide inch fries
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste after baked


  1. Soak the cut sweet potatoes in cold water for 45 minutes. Drain well and dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a large Ziploc bag add canola oil and sweet potatoes. Shake to coat.
  4. In small bowl mix cornstarch, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper.
  5. Sprinkle seasoning in a Ziploc bag with potatoes and shake to coat.
  6. Place potatoes on cookie sheets coated with nonstick spray; leaving space for heat between the fries. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn and bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Always preheat your oven
  • Cut your fries in as uniform size and shape as possible.  This helps to ensure even cooking.
  • After soaking in water dry the sweet potatoes well with paper towels.
  • Coat the baking sheet well with nonstick cooking spray.  Do not use olive oil spray for this recipe.
  • Follow the two-step procedure of shaking the fries with the oil first and then adding the seasonings to the mix
  • Do not crowd the baking sheets.  Lay the fries in a single layer with space between them.
  • Flip about halfway through the cooking process and rotate the cookie sheets from top to bottom and back to front.
  • Once browned and cooked through remove from the oven and let sit on the sheets for a few minutes.
  • Save the salt for right before serving.  Sea salt is by far the best.

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