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Oven “Fried” Sweet Potato Fries

April 17, 2010

By Kath Dedon


Sweet potato fries are a nice change from French fries and they’re easy to make. Serious Eats shared Mollie Katzen’s recipe from The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without.

I gave it a try and had delicious sweet potato fries with my lunch. I did follow the last step of drying and crisping the fries a bit in a 200˚ oven; it turned out to be a great tip!


oven fried sweet potato fries


Oven “Fried” Sweet Potato Friesa

(Adapted from a recipe found at, attributed to Mollie Katzen’s The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without)


(printable recipe)


Serves 1 – 2


One small sweet potato

2 teaspoons oil



1. Preheat oven to 375˚.

2. Wash and peel the sweet potato. Slice it into long, thin pieces.

sliced sweet potato


3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put the potatoes on the foil and toss with the oil. Sprinkle salt over them.

4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Gently turn them with a spatula.

5. Bake until done, about 5 or 10 more minutes. (Timing will depend on how thick your sweet potatoes are sliced.) Watch them, because sweet potatoes burn more easily than regular potatoes.

At this point, they could be eaten right away, but if you want a slightly drier, crisper result, add this last step:

6. Gently turn them again and put back in the oven. Turn the oven temperature down to 200˚ and leave them in the oven for up to 20 minutes.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Carrie permalink
    April 17, 2010 2:41 pm

    Scripps dining hall had sweet potato fries the other day… I got really excited, and then realized I was becoming my mother :). Will have to try this recipe!

  2. April 19, 2010 10:40 am

    these are delish..we love our with herbs and a sprinkle of lemon..yum


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