Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This alternative to French fries tastes better and is far better for you. You can use either yams or sweet potatoes. If you can’t tell them apart, yams are a creamy yellow on the inside while sweet potatoes are a bright salmon-orange color inside. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium, iron, and magnesium. Their rich orange color is the easy way to know that they are high in beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A.


4 yams or sweet potatoes

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp unrefined sea salt



Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper or lightly grease with extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil.

Cut sweet potatoes or yams into strips similar to French fries. Try to cut them evenly so they’ll cook evenly.  Place in a large bowl, drizzle with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Toss until evenly coated.

Place fries in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes. Turn fries over and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Marcia Moore
Marcia Moore3 years ago

Sweet potato fries...DELISH! Didn't realize I was such an actress, actually convinced my friend I didn't mind sharing, hahaha! Sooooo good, cut up plenty!

Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago

Easy.... Yummy!

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks I always wanted this recipe

Melissa Condon
Melissa Condon4 years ago

I've always had to bake my sweet potato fries significantly longer than the suggested 33 minutes of this recipe...maybe the first "3" minutes was a typo? I've always had to do mine in least an hour for them to be properly cooked through.
Also, I would suggest going VERY light on the oil, or else the potatoes may come out slightly soggy.
Last but not least, using a Creole seasoning on these adds some amazing flavor. (:

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

their awesome.

Berny p.
Berny p4 years ago

will try ,thanks!

heather g.
heather g4 years ago

These are very tasty.
In BC, Canada - where most of our food is supplied from California, we don't have "yams are a creamy yellow on the inside while sweet potatoes are a bright salmon-orange color inside." It's precisely the opposite !!
Quite easy to tell the difference between the two because sweet potatoes appear lighter in colour on the outside.....

James Berryhill
James Berryhill4 years ago