Recipe originally posted on August 9, 2011.
Addiction gets the better of me sometimes. Once I have an M&M I need the whole bag, once I lick the cake batter off of the beaters I need to spoon some into my mouth, and I can pack in a giant theatre-sized bag of popcorn into my belly no problem. Hot.
But fries? Fries I eat delicately, one by one. And sweet potato fries are my favorite.
Luckily, when baked they taste just as good as they do when they are fried. They key to good baked sweet potato fries, in my opinion, is making sure the sticks are cut really thin. In the oven at a high temperature they crisp up perfectly!
Great for delicate princess fry eating AND dipping.
I like adding a tiny bit of spice and some brown sugar to my fries for flavour. I originally posted this recipe back in 2011, but since then, I’ve updated the photos and added to the recipe a teeny-tiny bit by including a comeback sauce that I’ve been making and obsessing over for months now. It’s perfect for dipping!
Enjoy – these are the best!
- 1 medium sweet potato, cut into thin sticks
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce*
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. Continue cutting until the sticks reach your desired thickness (I like to cut mine as thin as possible).
- Place the potato spears on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer.
- Combine the brown sugar, seasoned salt, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and fresh cracked pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle on the potatoes. Mix everything together with your hands until the potatoes are evenly coated with seasoning.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
- While the fries are baking, prepare the comeback dipping sauce by mixing all of the ingredients listed together until smooth. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- When the sweet potato fries are baked, sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper to your tastes and serve hot with comeback dipping sauce.
*you can find vegetarian Worcestershire sauce at health food stores.