Sweet Potato Fries

French fries are definitely soul food for me. They are seriously something that I could eat at every single meal and not get sick of them. Like, ever.

With not being able to eat french fries (sweet potato or regular) in restaurants, I’ve been on a quest to perfect them at home. I haven’t quite hit the mark (they are still lacking that crispness on the outside), I’ve had a fun time experimenting.

Yields 4

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

45 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced evenly into french fry like shapes
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425Β°F.
  2. Soak cut sweet potato strips in ice cold water for 30 minutes.
  3. Pat dry, making sure to get all of the moisture off the strips.
  4. Transfer to large bowl.
  5. Toss with corn starch, garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet (or two) lined with parchment paper. More space is optimal
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes, then flip and repeat. Keep a careful eye out for any burning. It happens quickly.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, soy free, and egg free.


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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.


  1. Reply Whenever I do fries like this I toss to coat in olive oil. I'm probably missing something, and you chose not to do that for a reason. If so, I apologize! but it does help crisp them up nicely. I'm still trying to get my kids on board with potatoes. Except for pierogi, they just don't like them, not even french fries.
    1. Reply whenever i do olive oil, it makes them soggy. i'm thinking they were too crowded on the baking sheet this time around. and btw, what kid doesn't like french fries?!
  2. Reply Even though you say they weren't quite right, they still look delicious. I made butternut squash fries that were just OK, I should take a note from you and try again. Good luck!
    1. Reply butternut squash fries. those sound intriguing. definitely try again. i am convinced that some recipes just take a little tweaking and a second attempt.

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