Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Kiran on November 26, 2012 · 28 comments

in Baking, Snack

Happy Cyber Monday!!

I’m a few days late in my usual recipe posting — but hey, it was Thanksgiving last Thursday and not to forget the epic Black Friday.

A girl has to shop till she drops, right?

Mmmm… Wrong!

I’m saving whatever little moolah I have for toady. CAN’T WAIT! But I was so RIGHT about Thanksgiving gluttony. We had celebrated with our neighbors and it cannot be any more perfect.

Oh, and of course there’s nothing like eating at your neighbors for Thanksgiving as a way to recoup all the food blogging benefits they have been receiving, right?

Tell me I’m right 😉

As a way to say THANKS, our contribution was pumpkin coconut cream pie and a crab apple bread pudding.

To die for.


While we gobbled till we wobbled, I was also thinking about the 2 lb bag of sweet potatoes rolling around in my refrigerator. There’s so much leftover after making sweet potato & leek soup with parsley oil a few weeks back.

And when it comes to any “potatoes”, one word strikes in my brain all the time.


Not any regular fries — these were oven baked! If I can do it, so can you 😉

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  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp corn starch


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Just a little. Wipe out any access.
  2. Toss all ingredients in a huge bowl until evenly distributed.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes on baking sheet. Do not overlap. Leave a little room to ensure it crisps while baking.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and give the ‘taters a flip and bake for another 10 minutes or until it turns dark brown on the edges.
  5. Serve hot with ketchup!


I hope you had loads of delicious food, great workout by lugging tons of “reasonable” shopping bags and stuffing more leftovers.

I know we did. Well, at least the “stuffing” part 😉

Off to watch for coupons and online deals. I’m eyeing on a new camera and lens.

What about you? Are you a retail or online shopper? What are you “eyeing”?


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1 Rosa November 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Lovely! Those must be quite addictive.



2 kristy @ the wicked noodle November 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

I love sweet potato fries! Such a tasty indulgence that still has some nutritional benefits!
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3 dishesfrommykitchenw November 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Just made this last weekend … this is absolutely delicious snack to much all day long. Lovely pictures 🙂

4 Nik@ABrownTable November 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I love sweet potato fries and are my guilty treat! Yours look gorgeous.
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5 Katerina November 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

This is such a healthy and delightful snack Kiran! Love it!
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6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Sweet potato fries are my fave, these look amazing!
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7 Rikki November 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Kiran!!! You are kind of a life saver. I’ve been looking for a good oven baked sweet potato fries recipe forever!! Thank you, thank you 🙂
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8 fabiola@notjustbaked November 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I will eat all of them, sweet potato fries are my favorite! I hope you had a great holiday!

9 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) November 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I love potatoes in almost any form and the spice mix and crispy edges look awesome!
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10 Lubna Karim November 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Been made several times at home….but never tasted sweet potato….:-) May be I can try this version to love these beauties……looks yum…..

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11 Simply Life November 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM

this is my favorite way to eat sweet potatoes! looks great!
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12 Asmita November 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM

These look addictive! Yummy!
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13 Balvinder November 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I have made sweet potato fries in the past but never got it so crispy. Is corn starch is the secret?
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14 Sophie November 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I make a similar recipe That I invented like your tasty one! Why do you add cornstarch here? What is the point?

15 Deb November 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Baked Sweet Potato Fries sound enticing! We had a scrumptious Thanksgiving but the remaining little bit of leftovers are disappearing today. Enough is enough!

16 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Ooh, a new camera! That is exciting! I decided it was best not to tempt myself with all the sales. I’d rather not know what I missed out on. 😉 I love the idea of adding smoked paprika to sweet potato fries–so good!
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17 Choc Chip Uru November 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Your kumera fries look incredible my friend 🙂

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18 Jen @ Savory Simple November 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I love love love sweet potato fries. I could eat them every day easily.
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19 Raymund November 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I love sweet potato fries, this is so common in the Philippines as well as here in NZ were it is served as the healthy option, but yours is even healthier. Its baked. Yum!
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20 Charul Ajmera November 28, 2012 at 3:13 AM

You are just in time for my post Diwali detox (to which I am saying will-start-from-tomorrow everyday 😛 ).
Thanks for sharing.
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21 Denise November 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I adore sweet potato fries, but can’t remember the last time I had or made them. Has to change soon, because your pretty pictures make me crave this!
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22 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings November 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

We should be neighbors, so I can taste all your delicious concoctions – these sweet potato fries included! You have very lucky neighbors, and it was nice of them to have you over for Thanksgiving!
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23 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health November 28, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I am immediately craving these now. I love sweet potato fries so much! I had a good thanksgiving break and i didnt really shop this year coz i was in colorado. However, I did get good deals on some furnitures online 🙂 I am excited for your new camera and lens- hope you got it!
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24 kitchen queen November 28, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I love potato family very much, love this one.
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25 Juliana November 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Your oven sweet potato look great! And much healthier than the fried ones…yum!
Hope you are having a great week Kiran 🙂
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26 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com November 29, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Love your presentation of the baked sweet potatoes!
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27 Gretchen O'Donnell November 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

This looks fantastic! I MUST try.

28 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Mmm I love sweet potato fries! I’ve never made them with cornstarch though. Does it help quite a bit?
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