The Best Sweet Potato Fries

In my humble opinion sweet potato fries will always kick normal fries square in the backside.  Why have a plain old potato when you can have its creamy, tastier and downright healthier little brother?! Surely this means I can eat twice as many… right??

For years I have been searching for the perfect recipe and finally I think I’m there.  This is an amalgamation of tips and techniques I’ve picked up from friends and recipes galore.  Get these in your life and say no to the boring old potato!

First of all make your ‘rub’.  This will give your fries a delicious flavour as well as adding to the crispiness.  Combine 1tbsp cornflour with 1/2tsp paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic granules.  Add a good pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.

Chop your sweet potato into chips, around one medium potato per person.  Once chopped plop them into a plastic freezer bag and drizzle with oil.

 Twist the bag closed and give it a good shake to ensure all of your fries are evenly coated in the oil.

Throw in your ‘rub’ and shake again.  Take a baking tray with a grate or line a baking tray with parchment and line your little chips up making sure they don’t touch, this is essential to the crisping.

Bake at 180C for 35 minutes.  Enjoy with your favorite dish and thank me later.  


  1. daisychain
    May 6, 2014 / 6:03 am

    I love sweet potato, these look incredible- I'm gonna have to make them this week! x

  2. Librarian Lavender
    May 8, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    This meal looks so, so good! I wish I'd have that for dinner tonight!

  3. Lynsey T.
    May 17, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    I have been searching for a decent sweet potato fry recipe for ages. I currently just cut my sweet potato into wedges and have that with everything instead of roast potatoes/mash etc so I am so greatful for this and going to give it a try ASAP! L x

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