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Sweet Potato Chips (Fries!) Crispy, Oven Baked

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This recipe for sweet potato fries (or sweet potato chips to Aussies!) with a Tuscan style seasoning is crispy, perfectly seasoned and completely irresistible. Homemade and oven baked to perfection, these sweet potato fries are the perfect side to chillies, burgers and more! Follow this guide on how to make sweet potato chips crispy and crunchy, every time.


Crunchy and crispy sweet potato chips in the oven. Slightly charred, crunchy edges, seasoned to perfection. Why would you buy frozen when homemade sweet potato fries are so easy (and so much healthier!)?


These oven baked sweet potato fries would go perfectly with this homemade vegetarian chilli recipe, the best ever cheeseburgers or these creamy chicken pies with puff pastry.


Be sure to make a double batch, as they are sure to disappear quickly!

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My tips for crispy sweet potato chips


Nobody likes a sad, soggy chip! Follow these tips for crunchy, crispy sweet potato fries, every time.

  1. Toss in cornflour (cornstarch). Cornflour is the secret ingredient to crispy fries! Tossing the cut fries in a little cornflour before baking makes them super crispy on the outside while keeping them soft in the middle.

  2. Don’t crowd the tray! If there are too many fries on the tray, they will steam and stay soft. Use two oven trays if needed, rather than crowding.

  3. Turn once or twice. Turn the fries once or twice towards the end. This helps them to get their crispy edges.

  4. Use the right amount of oil. Too much oil and the cornflour won’t be able to become crispy and the sweet potato fries will steam. Too little oil and they will become dry.

  5. Thinner cuts. Thinner fries = crispier chips. Thick sweet potato fries will never go crispy.

  6. Hot oven. The aim is to roast, rather than bake. A hot oven of 220 °C (430 °F) and a fast roast will help the fries become crisp on the outside, while still being soft in the middle.
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How to make sweet potato fries in the oven

Set the oven to 220 °C (430 °F) and allow it to become completely hot before adding the fries.


Cut the fries into even sizes so that they cook evenly. Add the fries to a large bowl and toss with the cornflour until evenly coated.


Space the fries onto two oven trays so that they are not too crowded (they won’t go crispy if the fries are too close together). Sprinkle with the paprika and salt, add 3-4 whole cloves of garlic and bake for ten minutes.

Flip the fries and continue baking until crispy. Toss a second time, if required. Serve immediately.


Seasoning for sweet potato chips (fries)


For these Tuscan style crispy sweet potato chips, a little paprika and salt is all that is required. You could also make a homemade seasoning with paprika, chilli, garlic and onion powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Keep it in an airtight container to sprinkle over potato or sweet potato fries and wedges, any time!


Dipping sauces for sweet potato fries

Try these crispy fries with:

Other recipes using sweet potatoes

Try these other recipes using sweet potatoes;

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Tuscan Style Sweet Potato Fries (Baked in Oven)

This recipe for sweet potato fries (or sweet potato chips to Aussies!) with a Tuscan style seasoning is crispy, perfectly seasoned and completely irresistible. Homemade and oven baked to perfection, these sweet potato fries are the perfect side to chillies, burgers and more! Follow this guide on how to make sweet potato chips crispy and crunchy, every time.
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Course: healthy, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Sweet potato fries recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 215kcal
Author: TheCookingCollective

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes large (around 1 pound/500 grams). Peeled and sliced into even sized fries.
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 4-5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt flakes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic unpeeled, whole

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220°C (430°F). Allow it to become completely hot before adding the fries. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • Place the peeled and sliced fries into a large bowl and coat with the cornflour. Mix until evenly coated.
  • Space the fries and garlic cloves evenly over the two oven trays, ensuring that the fries are not crowded too closely together. Drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and a generous amount of salt and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the fries over and gently move them around the pan and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and cooked through. The fries may required a second flip or gentle shake.
  • Serve with extra salt if needed, and your sauce of choice. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Toss in cornflour (cornstarch). Cornflour is the secret ingredient to crispy fries! Tossing the cut fries in a little cornflour before baking makes them super crispy on the outside while keeping them soft in the middle.
  2. Don’t crowd the tray! If there are too many fries on the tray, they will steam and stay soft. Use two oven trays if needed, rather than crowding.
  3. Turn once or twice. Turn the fries once or twice towards the end. This helps them to get their crispy edges.
  4. Use the right amount of oil. Too much oil and the cornflour won’t be able to become crispy and the sweet potato fries will steam. Too little oil and they will become dry.
  5. Thinner cuts. Thinner fries = crispier chips. Thick sweet potato fries will never go crispy.
  6. Hot oven. The aim is to roast, rather than bake. A hot oven (220 C) and a fast roast will help the fries become crisp on the outside, while still being soft in the middle.
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Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13955IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

For some inspiration and a selection of recipes for quick, easy and delicious weeknight dinners, see my recipes and Time Saving Tips for Speedy Weeknight Dinners here. 

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