How To Make Sweet Potato Fries? Several Ways

How to make sweet potato fries

How to make sweet potato fries? To make sweet potato fries, it is useful to know that this sweet potato (or sweet potato) is not a potato. It is a tuber that grows on the roots of the sweet potato plant. The sweet potato is seen as a vegetable in the Netherlands, the regular potato is not. But how do you bake a sweet potato as fries?

How To Make Sweet Potato Fries?

Heat the oven to 230 degrees. Peel the sweet potato and cut it into fries. Season the potato with herbs and add a little oil. Stir well. Place baking paper on the baking tray. Place the fries on the baking tray and bake the fries for 35 minutes. 

This is a carrot that we are going to prepare in the oven. This root contains inulin instead of starch. So it’s more difficult to get crispy sweet potato in the oven. There are a number of ways that make this sweet potato crisp.

Sweet Potato Fries In Oven

Making tasty sweet potato fries in the oven does require some attention. It’s not as easy as with the regular potato. The sweet potato is not a potato either, so you shouldn’t compare it to that!  

sweet potato fries

What do you need to make sweet potato fries in the oven, for 2 people: 

  • 3 to 4 sweet potatoes, unpeeled, cut into chips 
  • Spices such as onion powder, garlic powder and salt 
  • Sunflower oil (this can withstand high temperatures) 
  • baking paper 

How to make sweet potato fries: 

  1. Turn the oven on to 230 degrees and preheat the oven.  
  2. Wash the sweet potato well to remove any sand. 
  3. Using a large sharp knife, cut the potato into slices and then into strips. You can decide for yourself how thick the strips are. The thicker the less crunchy. 
  4. Place the strips in a large bowl and drizzle a little sunflower oil over them. Add the spices and salt and stir to combine. 
  5. Place baking paper on a baking tray and slide it into the oven, on the bottom. This is a shelter for chips that fall off the grid. 
  6. Place the seasoned chips on a rack and slide them into the oven (middle of the oven). Separate the fries from each other, as much as possible, so that all sides of the fries can fry and become as crispy as possible. 
  7. If you don’t have a grid on which the chips can be placed or the grid has the arrows too far apart, you can of course also place the chips on the baking tray in the middle of the oven. This makes them a little less crispy. 
  8. Bake the fries for about 30 minutes and taste to see if they are to your liking. Stir the fries halfway through when they are on a baking tray. 

Enjoy your meal! As mentioned, you can make sweet potato fries in different ways. Here’s another method to make tasty fries from sweet potatoes. 

Making Sweet Potatoes French Fries

A possibility to make tasty fries in a different way for 2 people: 

  • 3 to 4 sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into chips. 
  • Sunflower oil (no olive oil, it cannot withstand high temperatures) 
  • 1 level tablespoon Paprika powder 
  • Pinch salt and pepper 
  • 2 level tablespoons of flour 
  • baking paper 

How are you going to make these sweet potato fries: 

  1. Turn on the oven at 230 degrees 
  2. Whisk together the flour and paprika. 
  3. Drizzle sunflower oil over the chips in a bowl and stir well. 
  4. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the fries. Stir this well.  
  5. Place the fries on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Separate the fries so that they can fry on all sides. 
  6. Let the fries bake for 15 minutes and then stir the fries. 
  7. Bake the other side of the fries for 15 to 20 minutes as well and remove the fries from the oven. Keep an eye on the fries, they can go fast. Every oven is different. 
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet Potato Fries Crispy

When you want to bake sweet potatoes that are crunchy, you can use some tricks. First, as described above, place the chips on a grid and then bake in the oven or sprinkle the chips with some flour, as in the previous recipe. 

You can also fry the fries without oil. This dries out the outside a bit, making the fries crispier. Only season the sweet potatoes after they have been baked with, for example, garlic powder and onion powder, because the herbs burn when you bake this.  

So what do you need for 2 people: 

  • 3 to 4 sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into chips. 
  • Seasoning as desired (paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder or thyme) 
  • salt 
  • baking paper 

How do you go about making these delicious fries: 

  1. Turn on the oven at 230 degrees Celsius. 
  2. Wash the sweet potato and cut it into slices and then into strips. 
  3. Place the fries on an oven tray lined with baking paper. 
  4. After 10 minutes, remove the fries from the oven and toss. Then put it back in the oven. After 10 or 15 minutes, see how the chips look and remove from the oven. 
  5. Now season the fries with the herbs you like. Garlic powder, onion powder or paprika (or all) and with salt. Thyme also seems to be tasty, but I haven’t tried that yet. You can bake thyme yourself. 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet Potato Fries Frying. 

Baking sweet potato in the deep fryer is not that difficult and also very tasty. You can really bake this sweet potato in one go. You can read how to bake sweet potato fries here: 

What do you need for 2 people:

  • 3 to 4 sweet potatoes, washed and cut into chips 
  • 2 liters of sunflower oil 
  • salt 
  • Yogurt dip with chives 

How are you going to bake these fries: 

  1. Heat the sunflower oil at 170 degrees. 
  2. Add the sweet potato fries to the oil.  
  3. Bake the fries for 6 to 8 minutes and drain on kitchen paper. Taste to see if you want to bake the fries any longer. This depends on the thickness of the fries. Otherwise, you can put them in the fryer for a while.
  4. Serve the sweet potato fries, for example, with soy yogurt and herbs (parsley or chives) or a vegetable mayonnaise (Mayoline from Remia for example). 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet Potato Fries With Herbs

You can make sweet potato fries with many herbs, spices. In our blog ‘ Which herbs for sweet potato? ‘, you can read which herbs go better with sweet potatoes. 

In any case, thyme, rosemary and cayenne pepper go well with sweet potato fries, if you like a little spicy. 

thyme and rosemary

How do you use these herbs for 2 people with sweet potato fries: 

  • 3 to 4 sweet potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, cut into strips 
  • 1 tablespoon thyme or rosemary 
  • cayenne pepper 
  • sunflower oil 

When to add these herbs: 

  1. When you place washed or peeled chips on an oven tray with baking paper, sprinkle some sunflower oil over it. 
  2. You can sprinkle some dried thyme from a jar or rosemary on top. These herbs are hard herbs and can withstand the heat of the oven. During baking, they give off their flavors to the sweet potato. So don’t sprinkle too much on it.  
  3. Let the fries bake for half an hour, but toss them every 10 minutes so that all sides of the fries are baked.  
  4. Add cayenne pepper if desired after removing the fries from the oven. 

Enjoy your meal! 

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