Steve and I are huge fans of sweet potato fries. Like huge. We buy them by the truckloads at Costco (when they are in stock) or a few bags at a time at Target when they are on sale. At any given time you will find a bag in our freezer. What do you think of sweet potato fries? Are you more of the Double-Baked Crazy-Crisp Parmesan Oven Fries type? If I had to pick between the two.. I would probably go for the sweet potato fries. Crazy right? These are so good. Unbelievably delicious.
These go really nicely with my Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger, but of course go well with anything. We usually cook these up with some grilled chicken and steamed broccoli for a quick healthy meal. There’s a secret ingredient that I wasn’t sure would play out successfully. Want to know what it is? Well, you know how I’m addicted to coconut oil? If you aren’t familiar of my love – check out Get Healthy in 2014: Kitchen Basics II and you can read all about it. I wanted to swap the olive oil in the original recipe for coconut oil and hoped for the best. Results? AMAZING! These fries are ridiculously tasty. Pretty much we won’t be buying the frozen fries any more. These are waayy better (and the frozen ones are pretty darn good!).
Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Why buy frozen sweet potatoes when you can make some that are even more amazing - Oven Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries! These will change your life! The secret ingredient will leave you pleasantly surprised!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2-3 tbsp. of cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2″ fries (try not to make thinner, or thicker).
Soak in water for minimum of one hour.
When ready, drain water from bowl and lift fries out by the handful. Shake off excess moisture but don't completely dry.
Put cornstarch in a ziplock bag and add fries. Keep a bit of air in the bag before securing shut and shake vigorously. Transfer to baking sheets, try not to overcrowd. Coat with melted coconut oil.
Bake for 15 minutes at 425° F. Once bottom of fries are crisp, flip them over and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
The longer you can soak your fries, the better!
Adapted from The Art of Doing Stuff
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Yvonne, these are wonderful but I can’t get them to stop sticking to the pan (I use aluminum foil on the cookie sheets, have coated it with coconut oil, sprayed with Pam…no joy!). Any tricks?! I think I have a problem with my oven :(. They are still tasty, if not a little disfigured! :)
No way! You’ve tried all of that and they STILL stick?!? That’s crazy!!! You used all of the suggestions I would have given you – I’ve got one more you can try. Maybe what about parchment paper?? That may work for you! So happy you liked them though!
Is there a substitute for the cornstarch that gives the same effect.
An all-natural option would be arrowroot powder, however I haven’t made them with it yet. It’s a great substitute!
Hi! I can’t wait to try these this week! Do you have a yummy dip to go along with the fries? Thanks!
Wonderful! I LOVE this fry sauce recipe that I did over on the Blendtec blog – you may like it too! http://www.blendtec.com/blog/homemade-fry-sauce/
Hi Yvonne. Just want to say thank you for sharing great recipes and for your great blog. :)
I really appreciate you and others that are selfless and help others.
Wishing you and yours a healthy,happy, and prosperous year(many years)
Ohmygoodness, thank you so much! You are so kind and your words are so appreciative – THANK YOU!!! Hugs to you as well!
So GOOD! After trying a handful of recipes that promised crispy fries and disappointed with sweet potato mush, this recipe actually delivers!!! Crispy and delicious!
Yay! So happy you tried them and liked them!
if I don’t have coconut oil what can I substitute?
You can use any kind of oil that you have, olive, vegetable, canola.. my preference it coconut! Anything should work!
This may be a silly question, but why the cornstarch?
Not a silly question at all! It’s what helps give them the crispy crust! Without it, they don’t get crispy.. until they are burnt ;)
Yeah, as promised! I didn’t know you needed to soak them 1st, so I am glad you have this post! Definitely trying these this weekend!
Yep! As promised!! Yes, the soaking helps make them crispier! Excited for you to try these!
I am obsessed with sweet potato fries but I’ve never tried making them myself! Thanks for the motivation :)
You’ve got to try it, with this recipe I’m convinced we probably will never buy store bought again – these are just too good!
Huge fan over here. :) These look perfect.
Thank you so much Becky!
Mmm I’ve been wanting to try and make homemade sweet potato fries. Can’t wait to try this out!
Here’s your perfect recipe! Give it a try :)
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
I love sweet potato fries! They taste way better than regular fries!
And these taste EVEN better with COCONUT OIL!!! Yes!!
We LOVE baking fries at our house – I could probably be better about getting sweet potatoes though – thanks for the bug in my ear!
You should give the sweet potatoes a try, they are so good! And.. you’re welcome :)
This is right up my ally! I LOVE sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing!
Yay! You’re welcome – thanks for stopping by!