If I have the option to pick between sweet potato fries or French fries, I always pick sweet potato fries. I love the contrast between the soft, sweet interior and crispy, savory exterior. Plus, I can tell myself that sweet potatoes are healthier than potatoes and feel a little bit better about myself.
I prefer oven-baking sweet potato fries to frying them for two reasons. The first reason is that it's healthier. The second is that it's easier and takes less effort. Truthfully, the second reason plays a bigger role. I have no interest in dealing with a piping hot pot of oil, so instead, I toss my fries into the oven. Nice and easy!
Sweet Potato Fries
- Prep Time:15 mins
- Cook Time:30 mins
- Total Time:45 mins
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Black pepper
- Garlic salt
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Wash and peel sweet potato.
Cut sweet potato in half, and continue cutting into 1/2 inch wedges.
Place in medium sized bowl. Add olive oil.
Add black pepper and garlic salt to taste. I used about 1 teaspoon of each.
Place on baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and flip fries over. Bake for another 15 minutes or until desired crispiness.