Perfect Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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Every time I go out to eat at a restaurant and they have an option to substitute or upgrade my french fries for sweet potato fries, I don’t know about you, but I do it (and usually up-size them too… don’t judge me). Always. They’re so sweet, and crunchy, and salty all at the same time. Problem is, whenever I try to make them at home, I can never get them right. One, I bake mine to try and make them a little healthier. Two, they are pretty temperamental, so they’re either not cooked enough, or they burn. Sad face.

One night I decided to make them, the same night I made the super delicious Cheesy BBQ Bacon Turkey Sliders, I was talking with my mom on the phone and she told me how she cooks them. This time, they turned out perfectly. Mom knows best, right?

Enjoy our perfect Sweet Potato Fries Recipe!

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Perfect Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (skins optional)
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Rinse sweet potatoes, scrubbing the dirt off the skins with a brush.
  4. Dry, then peel if you wish. I left the skins on.
  5. Cut each sweet potato in strips about ½ in. wide.
  6. Place half the potatoes in a large Ziploc® bag and add 1 tbsp. cornstarch.
  7. Seal the bag and shake it to evenly coat potatoes.
  8. Open the bag and add 1 tbsp. olive oil, seal and shake again.
  9. Evenly spread the fries onto the baking sheet with plenty of room in between.
  10. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
  11. Place in the oven and flip each fry after 15 minutes.
  12. Return to the oven after flipping, for another 5-10 minutes.
  13. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.


Cook time reflects cooking for both batches of fries.


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