Sweet Potato Fries

While Anne’s husband moaned and groaned about sweet potatoes, mine voted for them! So this week, I am making one of his favorite side dishes (and mine) – Sweet Potato Fries. This dish is a simple, savory and a very healthy alternative to the greasy, oil soaked delicious devil of a French fry.


  • One medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon juice – fresh or store bought
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place the sweet potato strips onto a non-stick baking pan (I usually line mine with foil). Brush the olive oil over the fries. Squeeze lemon juice over the fries. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, to taste.

Cook fries for 12-15 minutes. I love these fries nice and crispy. When they start to get dark edges, they are ready to eat.

One medium sweet potato serves 2-3 people.


Helpful Hints:

Sweet potatoes can be very hard to cut into. If yours requires too much elbow grease, peel it and stick it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften it up.

The silicone basting brush is one of my favorite kitchen utensils. It is great for spreading olive oil on fries, bread for paninis, quesadillas and more. Get yours here.

Squeeze lemons cut-side up to prevent seeds from falling onto the pan.

This side is great with barbeque!




Filed under Cook, Quick & Easy, Sides

5 responses to “Sweet Potato Fries

  1. I sometimes prefer a sweeter fry and lightly sprinkle with brown sugar instead of lemon juice, salt & pepper. Dip them in real maple syrup and you have a real sweet treat.

  2. Dana

    LOVE sweet potato fries…so I was super excited to see these make HAP page. Tried them for dinner tonight. I didn’t have any lemon juice..so I would be interested to see how they turn out with that. Cooked them for 15 mins…they were more soft than crispy…but still very tasty. This will for sure be in our regular dinner rotation

  3. Stef

    Glad you liked them! I’ve found to get them extra crispy, cut them super thin. The lemon juice just adds an extra little punch and flavor. I have made them without it as well and still love them!

  4. I love sweet potato fries for dessert! I like to sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon on them.

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