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Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Fries (Oven Baked)

Do you love fries but don’t love all the unhealthy fat and calories? Well, have I got the solution for you! These Homemade Sweet Potato Fries are oven baked instead of deep-fried, making them a much healthier option. They’re still just as delicious as regular fries so you won’t be disappointed. So go ahead and give them a try – I promise you won’t regret it!

oven baked sweet potato fries

Are sweet potato fries healthier than normal fries?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, such as the preparation method and ingredients used. Generally speaking; however, sweet potato fries are likely to be healthier than regular fries due to their lower calorie and fat content. Additionally, sweet potatoes are a good source of nutrients like fibre and vitamins A and C.

The sweet potato fries in this recipe are approximately 32 calories per serving, so you have room to have plenty more!

What to eat with sweet potato fries

There are a number of delicious options for pairing with sweet potato fries. A few possibilities include ketchup, ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or dipping them in melted cheese. Another great option is to top them with shredded chicken or beef, diced tomatoes, and green onions for a complete meal. Or you can add them as a side to fish and roasted veg as I have done. It was super tasty, even my teenage son liked it!

sweet poato fries with fish and roasted veg
Sweet potato fries with fish and roasted vegetables

How long do sweet potato fries take to cook in the oven?

Sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthy alternative to regular french fries. But how long do they need to cook in the oven? The answer depends on a few factors, such as the size of the sweet potatoes and the desired level of crispiness. For smaller sweet potatoes, aim for around 20 minutes. For larger sweet potatoes, you may need to cook them for closer to 30 minutes. And if you like your sweet potato fries extra crispy, you can always cook them for a few minutes longer.

My sweet potatoes were medium size, and I baked them for 30 minutes as I like them with a bit of crispiness. So next time you’re in the mood for some sweet potato fries, remember to check the oven timer, so you don’t end up with burnt or undercooked fries.

What is the nutritional value of sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are a good source of fibre, vitamins A and C, potassium, and manganese. They are also relatively low in calories and fat. One large sweet potato (approx. 200 grams) contains approximately:

  • · 210 calories
  • · 4 grams of protein
  • · 0.5 grams of fat
  • · 50 grams of carbohydrate
  • · 7 grams of fibre
  • · 5 milligrams of manganese (approximately 25% of the Daily Value)
  • · 879 micrograms of vitamin A (approximately 29% of the Daily Value)
  • · 33 milligrams of vitamin C (approximately 55% of the Daily Value)
  • · 337 milligrams of potassium (approximately 9% of the Daily Value)

Are sweet potato fries vegan?

There’s nothing quite like a plate of freshly-cooked sweet potato fries. The sweet, slightly spicy flavour is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. And the best part is that sweet potatoes are typically vegan! That means that even if you’re following a vegan diet, you can enjoy this delicious treat. So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and savoury, reach for a sweet potato fry instead of a regular potato fry. You won’t be disappointed!

Do sweet potato fries have gluten?

No, sweet potatoes do not contain gluten. This makes them a great option for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.

What is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes?

The terms “yam” and “sweet potato” are often used interchangeably in North America. However, they are actually two different vegetables. Yams are native to Africa and Asia and have rough, scaly skin. They are also generally larger and starchier than sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are native to Central and South America. They have smooth skin and come in a variety of colours, including white, yellow, orange, and purple.

Ingredients

You will need:

  • 3 lrg Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
sweet potato fries mixed with olive oil and paprika
Sweet Potato fries mixed with olive oil, paprika and salt and pepper

How to make crispy sweet potato fries baked in the oven

  • Preheat the oven to 200°c/180°c fan/gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut lengthways into sticks. Put the fries in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle over the paprika and salt and pepper and combine well.
  • Arrange the fries on the baking tray and roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
oven baked sweet potato fries

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Fries (Oven Baked)

Rachel
Crispy sweet potato fries that go perfect with tomato ketchup!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lrg Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°c/180°c fan/gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut lengthways into sticks. Put the fries in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle over the paprika and salt and pepper and combine well.
  • Arrange the fries on the baking tray and roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
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Nutrition

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 0.03gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.05gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 0.3mgIron: 0.03mg
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