Easy, crispy oven baked sweet potato fries you can whip up at home without a deep fryer!
Have you had sweet potato fries? If you haven’t you are in for a real treat here. They are sweet and salty at the same time and crazy good.
The great thing is that I feel like they pair well as a side to more dishes than just regular fries would. They aren’t just a burger side. (Although that is certainly an amazing thing to have them with.) They can go with tacos, hawaiian rice bowls, sandwiches and wraps, salads, grilled chicken. . . Basically anything.
Of course, growing up french fries were one of my favorite sides in the whole world and I would eat them with anything. Literally. Including burritos and salmon. And on the rare occasion that my family went out for breakfast, guess what I ordered.
Those of you who have never been to Utah may not know what Fry Sauce is. Well it’s just amazing. And pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Sauce for fries.
Problem is, the only restaurants that serve it are the ones in Utah because it hasn’t quite caught on for the rest of the country. Which is really really sad. Although I did see it used by a big chef in a Food Network magazine a while back and they even referenced its Utah origin. So maybe it’s up-and-coming.
Basically the base is mayo and ketchup. But that is just the beginning. In my kitchen, I make a slew of varieties when it comes to fry sauce. Just a heads up because I’m sure I’ll be bringing them to you in the future. Pretty much every time I make fries I’ll be posting a new fry sauce recipe.
This one is pretty traditional but has more flavor than just the mayo-ketchup blend. It’s delicious. You will be double, and triple, and quadruple dipping those fries.
If you’re sharing with double-dip haters you may want to spoon some onto your plate.
Better yet, make a separate batch for yourself. Then you don’t have to worry about running out anyway.
What people are saying about these Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
“Made these for the first time the other night… Amazing! Seriously, by far the best homemade fries we have ever had. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of the mayo in the fry sauce to try and cut down on calories and it was still absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing, so happy to add this to our regular dinner rotation.” – Lauren
“I just made these and they are delicious (as I sit here typing and eating now). Unfortunately, I did not have all the ingredients for the dip so I just used sriracha and mayo, which is delicious as well! Also, because I’m having a little bit of sweet tooth, I sprinkled brown sugar over the fries after they were done. Sooooo delicious. Serves 2-4? Nope, today I’ll just be serving 1 ” – Taylor
“Made these twice. They are perfect with or without sauce! I only used sugar, salt, pepper and garlic salt to toss with oil. Very filling and a nice change from regular fries. A keeper!!” – Amy
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon paprika, salt, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder, and pepper
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- ⅛ teaspoon onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, celery salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Chop the potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut into 1/4 inch strips (you may cut larger pieces, but the cook time will increase.)
- Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and toss with just enough olive oil to coat completely.
- In a small bowl, mix all seasonings together. Sprinkle on potatoes and toss well to coat. Spread potatoes out on a single layer baking sheet, spreading out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and turn potatoes over. Bake 10 additional minutes.*
- While fries are baking, mix together ingredients for the sauce. When fries are done, remove from oven, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and serve warm.