The best baked sweet potato fries

You will never get enough of this baked sweet potato fries recipe! No more soggy chips! So delicious and truly addictive.

0h 50m prep

1h 15m total

easy difficulty

Ali Martin Author



Slice your sweet potatoes into long, thin strips, about 1/4-inch wide. The fries need to be of equal thickness to ensure even cooking. Add the fries to a large bowl of cold water, and soak for at least 30 minutes (up to overnight).


Preheat the oven to 425°F or 220°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, or mist with cooking spray. Set aside.


Drain the fries, then rinse out and dry your bowl of water. After that, blot dry the fries with a clean towel.


Add the fries back to the clean bowl, drizzle evenly with the olive oil and toss until they are evenly coated.


In a separate small bowl, combine the cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika and black pepper until combined. Sprinkle this 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 making sure that the fries aren’t overlapping, or else they won’t cook evenly.


Bake for 15 minutes. Then remove the fries from the oven and flip each fry with a spatula. Rearrange the fries so that they are evenly spaced and not overlapping and return to the oven for 10-15 more minutes, or until they are crispy and browning 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.

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