How to make it

  • Peel sweet potatoes and cut into uniform pieces about the size of medium fries (not thick steak fries or shoestrings). Let soak in a bowl of water for 1-4 hours (not mandatory but recommended).
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Put about 1 tsp of cornstarch in a plastic bag and add pieces equalling about 1 potato. Twist the top of the bag so it forms a sort of balloon and shake around to distribute cornstarch. The potato pieces should be lightly dusted with cornstarch all over. Add more if needed.
  • Place dusted potato pieces onto a non-stick baking sheet in one layer, leaving a bit of room between. Repeat with remaining sweet potato.
  • Drizzle olive oil over potatoes - starting with about 1 tbsp. Season as desired. Use your hands to distribute oil & make sure they're well coated. Add more oil as needed.
  • Rearrange on baking sheet, making sure to leave room between each one. The more space they have the crispier they'll get.
  • Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until desired crispness is reached.
  • These are delicious served with a variety of dipping sauces, from something as simple as honey to a Sriracha mayo or Horseradish Dipping Sauce.

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    " It was excellent "
    chuckieb ate it and said...
    Took me three times but I finally got these right! :) Turns out my old baking sheets were the problem. The first two times I made them the fries stuck fiercely to the pan.....new baking sheet....no sticking. Hurray! :) These were delish...served them with Sriracha Mayo....very nummy! Thanks Dahlia!
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  • efitobx 1 year ago
    Got a great bleu-cheese-honey-chive-dip to go with your baked fries
    Sweet Potato Fries With Bleu Cheese Honey Chive Dip
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago
    Love that these are baked, very nice post!
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  • luisascatering 1 year ago
    I made these last night! (not your recipe but just how I usually make them). Did the cornstarch really make a big difference as far as making them more crispy?
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  • jett2whit 1 year ago
    Yummy! I love these
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