I have spent too much of my life making sweet potato fries with just salt and pepper. These french fries are the perfect mushy to crisp ratio with a ton of delicious flavor. It’s all in the spices, I tell ya! So break out your spice cabinet and un-seal your celery (because honestly I have never used that spice before this recipe).
A sprinkle of garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, dried basil, dried parsley and celery salt makes these the best sweet potato fries you’ve ever had. I prefer to take the easy way out. I slice my sweet potatoes, scatter the fries on a greased pan and spinkle with seasoning. Toss ’em around a bit and sprinkle a the rest of the seasoning.
If you’re less lazy than me, go ahead and toss your best ever sweet potato fries in the seasoning in a bowl before scattering on your pan for a 360° seasoning effect. You can sprinkle your spices directly onto the pan, but it can sometimes lead to a burnt smell and taste from all the excess spices directly on the pan, which isn’t super pleasant.
Obviously these fries are great for snacking right off the pan, but I also love pairing them with a burger or sandwich. My favorite? Putting them atop a hamburger salad. It’s one of the easiest dinners in our house; right under the ONE BOWL SPRING ROLL.
The magic mix of a hamburger salad? Romaine lettuce, a grilled burger, tomatoes, pickles, best ever sweet potato fries and a drizzle of spicy mustard. BOOM!
This recipe would also work great for other types of potatoes, don’t be shy with your fries! Try this spice combination on small potato wedges or japanese sweet potatoes for a fun twist.
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick wedges.
Toss with olive oil and spices in a bowl. Alternatively, you can lay fries out on a greased sheet pan, then sprinkle with spices and toss. If you choose the latter, be sure the fries are coated in olive oil before adding spices so that they stick!
- Transfer to sheet pan, scattering fries into one flat layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- If you like your fries super crispy, broil for a minute or two before removing from the oven. Let cool for five minutes, serve and enjoy!
I highly recommend seasoning fries before moving to a sheet pan. If you season them on the sheet pan you will have a lot of excess burnt seasoning on the pan.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1248mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.