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.


Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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 425°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 learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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