How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries at Home in the Oven

10.23.17 - BY Nona Raybern

Sweet potato fries seem to be invading menus across restaurants everywhere. But is there a healthier alternative to deep frying and can you make them at home? Yes!

This version makes sure your potatoes come out crisp and ready to dip in your favorite sauce. It’s the perfect afternoon snack for the kids or a side dish for dinner.

First, you need to cut your fries into uniform strips so they cook evenly. What better way than to use the RSVP French Fry Cutter?

First, cut the potatoes down so they fit into the cutter.

Then, place the potato into the opening. Push the handle down and voila! You have perfectly even chips come out the other side.

Soak the chips in cold water for 45 minutes to an hour. This will draw out some of the starch and make the sweet potato fries come out crispier from the oven. Pat dry with a paper towel and toss the fries in your favorite type of cooking oil. I found that olive oil or coconut oil works best, but you can use anything from normal vegetable oil to peanut oil! Use only a small amount of oil or your fries will get soggy.

Lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, evenly spaced. Bake at 400°F for 30-40 minutes, turning them at the halfway point.

Remove from the oven and place into a bowl. Toss with salt and whatever seasonings of your choice! I prefer a simple mixture of salt and parsley to keep things fresh.

And voila! Restaurant quality sweet potato fries without the $1 upcharge. ?

the recipe: crispy sweet potato fries

ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes
1-2 tbs of cooking oil
Salt to taste

directions

Cut sweet potatoes into half inch by half inch strips (use the RSVP French Fry Cutter to make this process speedier!). Soak in cold water for 45 minutes to an hour. Drain and pat dry on paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Toss in bowl with up to 2 tbs of cooking oil, lightly coating the sweet potatoes. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1/2 inch between each fry. Bake higher shelf in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn each fry halfway. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Once done, turn oven off and leave in oven for an additional 10 minutes in order for fries to crisp without burning.

Remove from baking sheet and place in large bowl. Toss with salt and any other seasonings of choice. Serve immediately.

Recommended dipping sauce: Spicy Citrus Garlic Aioli.

Recipe from Free from Heaven.