Crispy Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Oven roasted sweet potato fries are a simple and easy, healthy side dish to serve with any meal. This savory recipe stays crispy and gets devoured. Always make a double batch for leftovers!
Cut sweet potatoes into slices using a mandoline and then cut the slices into sticks about 1/4″ wide.
Add the potato sticks to a large bowl and soak for at least 30 minute, up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. It’s important to use a large baking sheet or two medium ones because the potatoes must be in a single layer in order to get crispy.
Drain and dry potato sticks on paper towels, then toss with olive oil in a large bowl.
Mix cornstarch, spices, and pepper (but NOT salt). Sprinkle over potatoes and toss to coat, ensuring that the cornstarch has soaked up any extra oil on the fries.
Spread potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Roast sweet potatoes until brown and crispy on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side about 10-15 minutes more. You want them to be crispy and just started to brown.
When the fries are done, allow them to rest for 5-10 minutes, then sprinkle with salt and serve.
The kids like to eat these with a little maple syrup, but I eat mine plain or with a tiny bit of melted butter. I think they’re really good just the way they are, straight out of the oven.
An easy twist on traditional sweet potato fries is to add some Parmesan cheese right before baking. That would make them pretty similar to my Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots.
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