Baked sweet potato fries


Baked sweet potato fries


Oven baked sweet potato fries

Because everone loves fries. And also, because everyone who loves fries also knows they are kinda…you know… fattening. Tragic, I know. But here’s where I come to the rescue. Hear me out: baked sweet potato fries. Why sweet potatoes? Because they contain excellent amounts of beta carotene and more vitamin C than regular potatoes.

As I was saying, these fries are trully game-changing. Why, you might wonder? Almost no oil,but still crispy. Salty-sweet taste that combines perfectly with a lemon-tahini yogurt dressing.

You can find similar recipes here: Moroccan Carrot Salad, Beetroot Potato Salad, DIY Hummus 3 Ways.

The secret behind the perfect baked sweet potato fries:

-Cut evenly-sized fries. This will help them cook evenly and you won’t have any over- or under-cooked fries.

-After cutting them, rinse them with cold water and dry them with paper towels.

-If you wanna go for a full-crisp experience, toss a tablespoon of cornstarch on them before adding the oil.

-Be patient with the spices- Add the condiment mixture after baking them, in order to give them extra flavour. You’ll also avoid burning the spices and them losing taste.

-I served my fries with a lemon-tahini yogurt dip, easy as pie: just mix some greek yogurt with the juice from half a lemon and half a tablespoon of tahini, some diced garlic, salt pepper and smoked paprika and you just transformed your dish into a Morrocan heaven!

Oven baked sweet potato fries

These sweet potato fries are super crispy even though they are made in the oven. Also, low on calories because they don't have a lot of oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Moroccan
Keyword: Fries, Oven, Sweet potato
Yield: 2


Sweet potato fries

  • 3 Sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp Smoked paprika
  • Chopped parsley for topping at the end

Lemon-tahini yogurt dressing

  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • ½ tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Garlic clove finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp Olive oil


  • Carefully wash the sweet potatoes.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200°C. Line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1 cm wide fries. Wash them with cold water and wipe them dry with paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, add the fries and mix them with the cornstarch. Then add the oil and mix .
  • Place the fries in the tray and spread them in an even layer.
  • Place the tray in the oven and cook 15 minutes on each side. Flip the potatoes with a spatula.
  • Take the tray out of the oven, add the condiment mixture and cook the fries for 5 more minutes.
  • Let the fries rest for 5 minutes before taking them out of the tray, to prevent breaking them.
    Oven baked sweet potato fries

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