Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.

"I'm concerned about the canola oil. From what I've read, coconut oil would be better (yes, it's saturated fat, but its medium-chain triglycerides have a beneficial effect on the body). And for the reader who adds Splenda--!!!! Why don't...

42 Reviews for Oven Sweet Potato Fries


Use whatever oil you like. I've been making oven fried sweet potatoes for years. They are so good! I use olive oil, course kosher salt and a pinch of cayenne. Shake them up in a plastic bag to get them evenly coated. I then lay them on top of a cooling rack placed on top of a jelly pan to bake. I do this so they will bake evenly on both sides without turning. They come out crispy and yummy! Dip them into chipotle ketchup. I make this using the adobo sauce from canned chipotles. Its a little spicy/zingy and makes a perfect match for the sweet potatoes fries. Yummm

Quick, easy, delish
Made these for NY Eve - would do the exact same thing again

I was looking for an easy way to fix sweet potatoes and found this one. I use canola oil all the time (and so do most Chinese) and found it works just fine. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

Easy to fix, very tasty
One of my favorites

I love these oven fries, and make them frequently. I use whatever oil I have on hand. I can't quite get them crispy but that's okay, the taste is well worth it.
On another note, I really wish people would just use whatever oil they want and not lecture everyone on the bad aspects of whatever oil they use. Each oil does have it's benefits (if any oil can be said to have them at all) and the recent coconut oil craze is fine. I love it. But it has the same amount of calories as any other oil, and in five years will probably be on the outs. Please, please, please stop. Change the damn oil for yourself and stop lecturing. I just want to lose weight and eatingwell recipes are very good for FREE.

Great taste, fresh flavor, satisfies cravings
Awesome Recipe!

I really liked this recipe! Personally, I took a little bit of creative license and used olive oil as opposed to canola, and I thought it was excellent! I would definitely recommend it!

Easy prep, Ingredients are Easy to Find

Yes, sweet potatoes have vitamin A and they are delicious. They are more healthy than regular french fries.
BUT it is so important to know about oils and why we should now know more about how important coconut oil is. Especially for our brains and importance to think clearly and focus!!

thank you

I love sweet potatoes which can also be healthy EXCEPT
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Doesn't Coconut oil break

Doesn't Coconut oil break down at these temps as well?

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