Appetizers & Snacks

Sweet Potato Fries

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Recipe by:

Chef Jean Galton

Serving Size

Serves 6, 8-10 fries per serving


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

  • 1½ teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil

  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • Baking sheet

  • Cutting board

  • Fork

  • Large bowl

  • Measuring spoons

  • Sharp knife

Nutritional Information

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1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. Scrub and rinse sweet potatoes. Pat dry with a paper or kitchen towel.

3. Leaving skin on, cut sweet potatoes into thick French fry strips, about ½-inch wide.

4. In a large bowl, mix paprika, salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add oil. Blend with a fork until there are no lumps.

5. Add sweet potato strips to the bowl. Toss until they are coated on all sides.

6. Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place sweet potatoes in a single layer on the sheet.

7. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn fries over and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until fries are tender.

Chef's Notes

  • For easier cleanup, line the baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil. Coat with non-stick cooking spray before placing the sweet potatoes on the sheet.

  • White baking potatoes can be used in place of all or part of the sweet potatoes.

  • For milder flavor, dust the potatoes with 1½ teaspoons of curry powder and ¾ teaspoon of salt in place of the cayenne seasoning.

  • For the crispiest fries, be sure sweet potatoes do not lie on top of each other on the baking sheet. You may need to cook in two batches