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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Easy, three-ingredient baked fries with a lightly sweet and savory taste--Whole30, Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked sweet potato fries, easy sweet potato fries, healthy baked fries, oven-baked fries, Paleo fries, Whole30 fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz

Ingredients

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut potatoes according to your desired thickness or thinness.  For these baked sweet potato fries, I first cut the sweet potatoes in half, lengthwise, in order to have some stability when slicing into them then sliced them into wedges about one half-inch thick.

  2. Spread cut sweet potatoes onto a non-stick baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper over potatoes then drizzle with olive oil. Alternatively, you can sprinkle with black pepper only and add sea salt to the fries when finished baking.

  3. Use your hands to toss fries in pan until each one is evenly coated with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until fries reach your desired crispness (the baking time should be shorter for thinner fries).

Recipe Notes

  • The thinner you cut your sweet potato fries, the shorter the baking time should be. Keep an eye on them so that they don't burn.
  • You can wait to salt these fries until after they've baked. It's purely a matter of preference. This is a good route to take if you won't be serving them right away.
  • Spread the sweet potato fries out on your baking sheet so that they have plenty of space and don't touch. Otherwise they'll technically steam each other rather than getting crisp on the outsides.