Reviews for Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
This is going to be a favorite way to do sweet potatoes in our house! We took advice from others and sliced them in 1/4 inch rounds as well as used a baggy to coat them with the spices. As for spices, I can see where you could use your favorites. We chose paprika, garlic salt, pepper, cayenne and thyme. I'm going to play around with many different variations, but the "chips" are going to be on our menu from now on! Thank you!
Wow! These are delicious! Healthy, natural food and easy to make with the exception of cutting the potatoes. For some strange reason, we couldn't find our Paprika so we just sprayed with a little olive oil and salt. We will definitely make these again! Thanks for the recipe!
This was a great recipe! My 3 yr old and me ate the whole plate in about 10 minutes so I had to make another so we can snack on them during the week. I microwaved 2 large sweet potatoes then peeled them and sliced them so they were round. I lined my baking pan with aluminum foil and added olive oil, tony's seasoning, and garlic powder. I laid the slices down on the mixture and stirred them around until they were coated. I cooked them for 10 mins on 350 then turned and cooked another 10 minutes. Wonderful and healthy recipe. Thanks!
I love sweet potatoes, but not the sugary syrupy marshmallow-y kind, so I was looking for a more savory recipe. This was awesome. I played around with the seasonings too. I think my favorite (so far) was paprika, cayenne pepper, tarragon, and cinnamon. I look forward to more experiments from the spice rack, this is a great and versatile base.
Definitely needs more spices, perhaps a little salt. Otherwise, I really enjoyed them, peeling and all.
Yum! I made these with some sweet potato's that were getting old and needed to be used. This is a simple use for them and were a hit! They were better after they cooled off. Thanks for sharing!
Yum!!!! I used garlic infused olive oil and a dash of salt. These are delicious.
I give this recipe 3 stars because I did several alterations after reading other reviews. I think paprika alone would be too plain so here it what I did... Microwaved 4 sweet potatoes for 5 min Peel & slice into 1/4" slices. Brush lightly with olive oil Add 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp sea salt to a zip bag. Put sliced sweet potatoes in bag & shake. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 min, broil for 1-2 min. Great alternative to french fries, has a nice sweet & mild flavor.
This was a super easy recipe that my hubby really enjoyed! I'n a sweet potato lover, so I used the recipe as written and it was awesome. I can't wait to add some additional ingredients.
I don't eat sweet potatoes but my husband does so we tried this recipe. I loved it just as much as he did. Thanks!
These are so easy and fun. A great way to add some variety to any main dish. I've made them many times, and they are a family favorite.
With a little tweaking this could be a 5 star recipe. I had Sweet potato fries at a ski resort in Colorado that were fabulous. These need more spices and oil, especially salt & pepper. I've made these several times now and they are better when backed in round slices or thinner, fri-like strips to make them crispier and more flavorul.
This recipe is super easy and the potatoes come out so great. They are slightly crunchy on outside but have a roasted consistency on the inside. I made them twice in one week. My 12 year old son said they were delicious. I usually buy Chipotle Sweet potato fries from the frozen section for 3.99 but I save half that amount by buying my own sweet potatoes. These were equally delicious. In addition to the paprika I used Mccormick cajun seasoning and some sea salt along along with the olive oil. I cut into wedges as suggested in the recipe. The second time I made, I just sliced to to keep them circular. I love the flexibility of this recipe and the nutritional value (olive oil and vitamin packed sw. pot.). Pretty much you can go spicy or sweet and still yield a delicious result.
This was a great new way to eat sweet potatoes. Next time I'll definitely use more spices though.
Fabulous! I was addicted to these for quite awhile. I usually dump on Chili Powder and a little Cayenne for some heat. I bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Made them when my brother was over and he couldn't get enough of them. Oh, and I usually use yams.
They didn't go over the best. I have tried these twice using some different spices the second time. I overspiced it but it went well with the sweetness of the sticks. I won't be making this again. The kids won't eat it.
I enjoyed this recipe. I was making for T-day meal I cut the potatos into french fry size slices and used the Savory option (paprika,chili powder etc.) and made also the sweet option. I made the olive oil w/ ginger,clove,nutmeg,allspice and cinnimon. Cooked as directed, then melted butter and added dark brown sugar and made a glaze. After the potatos were done placed them in a serving dish and drizzled the brown sugar glaze on top, both kinds went over well. This was at a house where very few liked sweet potatoes
Good recipe! I the combination of serving this with jerk chicken. I also added a fresh additional flavorings as well as a little sugar. Husband loved this.
Easy and Delicious.
I made these today and they were awesome. The reason it gets a 4 star is because the recipe wouldn't be great without modifications. I added garlic powder, salt and pepper in addition to the paprika and oil. I baked at 350 for 50 minutes and they were nice and soft. If you'd like them a bit crunchier on the outside I would suggest baking at 400 for 40 minutes.
This was a great recipe, even my children that won't eat sweet potatoes loved it. This will definitely be on our Thanksgiving menu as well as a side dish throughout the year.
Even my husband who is not crazy about sweet potato took to this one... We love spice but didn't have paprika so used a Cajun seasoning which I used liberally. I probably cut the sweet potatoes a little too thin so will do the wedges next time but everyone in my family loves this at dinner and as a grazing snack!
If you like sweet potatoes the way they ar (slightly sweet), this is a great recipe to use! I tried other other suggestions, such as adding different spices and powders, but preferred using just salt, paprika, and oil, with the sweet potatoes cut into 1-2 inch chunks. The sweet potatoes come out sweet with a slight taste of paprika. I've used this recipe over and over, and it's a popular side at the dinner table. Glad I found this recipe!
Can't beat a sweet potato and these are so good. YUM
Hubby and I are on the South Beach diet and can't have white potatoes. However, sweet potatoes are allowed and this is the only way I can get him to eat them! This is a great base recipe -- I like to use different spices depending on what I'm serving them with. (Our favorite is chili powder with just a pinch of Splenda brown sugar.) Believe it or not, these are fantastic dipped in a little sour cream!
Loved it! These were so good. I added garlic powder and a bit of cayenne, and they turned out fantastic. I have prepared sweet potatoes nearly every way imaginable, and my son never eats them. I was so happy when he finally ate them prepared this way (dipped in ketchup, of course!)
I made a few changes so I'm not sure I should even be rating it! I used one sweet potato cut in small pieces, lots of garlic salt and chili powder (about 1 tsp each), and cooking spray. I shook all the ingredients together in a bag and then baked as directed. Tasted awesome - crispy outsides, soft insides! I can't wait to make it again!
My new favorite way to make sweet potatoes!! Make sure not to crowd your pan though or they're not as good and crunchy!! The kids loved them!!
I did not care for this,but the hubby loved em,perhaps a little more seasoning would have given it more kick.
very good and easy, dip in ranch dressing they are awesome
I peeled them and microwaved them for 5 minutes (so it was easier to cut them into strips). I sliced them and put them in a plastic bag with olive oil, brown sugar and cinnamon. Baked them for 30 minutes at 425 degrees (that was the temp I needed for my fish sticks). They worked out great, but I would choose a different seasoning. Maybe I should go with the recipe and use the paprika!
Best ever, we make them all the time now.
I modified this recipe and used some Old Bay instead of paprika. . .and it was delicious (if you like old bay). I make them every time I cook big meals for friends, and they are always amazed that they like them!
I thought this was great but I needed to add salt and garlic powder to them. I cut them into small chuncks, husband and 7 yr old son LOVED them.
I never really knew that I liked sweet potatoes until now. What a great way to eat them. Make sure to add a little garlic powder and sea salt. Mmmmmm......so, so, so yummy!!!!
After baking, I added garlic powder, salt and pepper and these turned out amazing!
Most of my family really liked this dish. I sprayed the pan with olive oil first. Otherwise, I went by the recipe. We ate them with honey mustard and Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce.
I enjoyed this recipe simple,easy, and delicous
everybody likes french fries. I use a large Chinese cleaver for cutting. Cut thin like 3" long matchsticks, roasted for 22 minutes, quicker.
Really good! I made this for my one year old baby and she loved it!
Great and easy just as is!
They were good, but too soft and mushy. I think they would have tasted better if they were a little firmer. I sliced them into waffle fries. I used olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and a little cinnamon to flavor them.
Delicious! I made for a few friends and we ate them all! I used the paprika (as in the recipe), garlic powder, s&p and they were definitely flavorful though I'm excited to cook them again and try all sorts of spices as I imagine they'd be good with many other spices. Agree with another comment- only took 20 or so minutes to cook which was a nice surprise!
As written, it's probably 4-stars, but with a tiny bit of tweaking, it was AWESOME at our house. I peeled and cut the sweet potatoes in half and then into pieces slightly bigger than matchsticks. Tossed them in olive oil, seasoned with paprika, season salt and garlic salt. Baked at 400 for 35 min and broiled a bit with the main dish (Broiled Parmesean Tilapia from this site). Delicious!! We'll make them again often!
Sweet potatoes are awesome. They barely need any seasoning. I like mine crispy so I cook them at 450 on a stone pan with just enough olive oil and nothing else. The are great cold as leftovers.
I liked these. I didn't read carefully and sliced the potatos into fries-type sticks. The cook time was perfect. I couldn't tell that the paprika did anything for the potatoes. I added a little salt. ***2nd time I cut them according to recipe. Still can't tell the paprika did anything, but they are a different way to fix sweet potatoes.
Very quick, easy and tasty. Definitely a nice change from french fries.
My family loves these. I also instead of paprika use either seasoning salt OR c cajun seasoning...but NOT both. These are great !!!
Was really excited about this recipe as a great way to get my toddler to eat this super food, however they just didn't turn out well. They were really soft when I expected them to be at least a little crisp. The taste was okay, but I'd rather just make baked sweet potatoes.
WOW! My family ate them up! These are great!!!
I found this recipe a couple of years ago when I discovered that I love sweet potatoes and I now make this all the time. I love how you can customize it for whatever spices you prefer, personally I use a little rosemary and salt, but they taste great with onion powder and garlic too. I prefer to either cut them into thin wedges or discs rather than the sticks, so they get a little crunchier. I also usually put the heat a little lower, at 375, and then cook for about 50 minutes unless I cut them really thin in which case you can usually eyeball them and tell when they're getting crunchy:)
So easy and tasty!
I wondered why the recipe called for such little oil and paprika, thinking to myself as I put the sweet potatoes in the oven that they were barely coated. The paprika added just the perfect amount of kick to the potatoes. I can't wait to make these for my friends and family.
This recipe has the potential to be super yummy, but I've made it twice and haven't had great results with texture. The 1 tbsp of oil resulted in them being too dry, so the second time I used a little more oil, but they came out too soggy. I sliced the potatoes in rounds instead of sticks both times. I'll probably give it one more go because they do taste good.
This was so good and so easy. I used light syrup and it still was wonderful. Thank you for a real "keeper."
The paprika gave this a really great sweet flavor. I think my "sticks" were a little too Texas-sized (ie big) and didn't crisp enough as a result.. so next time I'll probably cut them down a little slimmer.. I also added a dash of kosher salt to these - YUM!
I loved this recipe. I also baked some Yukon Gold sticks for my BF following this recipe because I was convinced he wouldn't even try the sweet potato. We ended up sharing half of each other's! My only complaint is that it was very difficult to cut the sweet potato so next time, I will follow other reviewers and cut the potato into slices.
These are good as a side. I will make this again.
I made these in a toaster oven (no room for a standard oven in my apartment), so I adjusted the time and temperature, and cut the sweet potatoes very thinly. A great side dish to add excitement to a meal of leftovers. I think next time I will peel the sweet potatoes first, and maybe add some salt.
Try these with the spice mix from "Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato" on this site. Yum!
I love sweet potato fries! Last minute switched on the broiler for crispness. Topped with a little sea salt and yum!
I too have been making these for a while. They're hard to get the right consistency, and you often get soft fries instead of crispy, but they're so good it doesn't matter. I make mine with ginger, nutmeg, and a little bit of brown sugar. Yum!
I make a large quantity (7 lbs) for a backyard barbecue. I started out making the "sticks" which were very good. I was having trouble cutting the larger potatoes into sticks, so I decided to make smaller servings of round disks of the sweet pototoes. These were much better than the sticks, in my opinion. The fleshy side that laid on the pan had a slight "scorch" from the pan and was oh so good!
I used the full amount of spices for just one sweet potato. Delicious!
Great base recipe. Start checking at 30 minutes; for my stove, 40 minutes is too long.
We make this often. Have found it easier to slice the potato. Many times I just spray with a vegetable spray and sprinkle a spice of choice. Season-All works very well.
The concept is great but they require more seasoning. I added garlic salt, but it could use more. The ziplock bag method is good for mixing. And definitely bake longer for a french fry crisp. Also, SERVE IMMEDIATELY - they were a soggy mess the next day.
The recipe turned out just okay. You did not give any serving suggestions, which made it boring.
Finally - a vegetable me kids love, a sweet potato my husband will eat! And soo easy! I use this whenever I need to give my kids a Vitamin A kick. I also add garlic salt and use butter instead of oil. Very nice recipe
Also try this with yams! Any random variation of spices to suit your taste will do. I made a dip from vegenaise mixed with some garlic, rosemary, thyme and some other random spices. EPIC!
I have found this to be the only way I like to eat sweet potatoes. Great recipe!
The "sticks" were really dry and I couldn't really find anything that was appropriate to dip them into.
Great recipe. My boyfriend doesn't like sweet potatoes but I made them anyway. He loved them. Don't be shy on the seasoning. I also added some garlic salt. The bag idea worked great.
These were.... okay. Just ho hum. Granted, it was my first time having any sweet potatoes at all, so I don't have a base line to judge from. I found I did like the vegetable, but this was a little bland. I added some generic seasoning blend and it was better.
Very, very tasty. I doubled the paprika and put in a pinch of chili powder because we like a little kick. They weren't as crispy as I would like, but I'll definitely try this recipe again.
Cutting these in rounds are much easier and makes for a quicker cooking time. I season these w/ garlic powder as well, but they can be seasoned w/ any of your favs. I cooked them on one side for under 10 minutes @ 400, turned them over and broiled them for another 5-6 minutes to give them a crunch. I also did not poor olive oil on them, but rather sprayed them w/ olive oil cooking spray. I don't know how to make these crunchy, which is what I am trying for, but I will keep try, as I cannot stand sweet yams and sweet potatoes are so good for your health!
Very tasty with salt or brown sugar, a lot more flavorful than french fries.
Perfect as stated in recipe!
Came out a little soggy, but great flavor. Did need salt, too.
This is a winner! Made mine with garlic powder and paprika. Tossed in a baggie and let it sit until ready to cook. I peeled the sweet potatoes until all the pale white was off the outsides and then sliced them about 3/4 inch thick. 400 degrees for an hour on a sprayed cookie sheet. Will be making this again.
These were great! I read the reviews and added some garlic salt to mine and they came out fantasic! My husband loves these, he used to get them at a cajun resturant, but not anymore, they come from my kitchen now! We serve them with beef or onion gravy, but they are fantasic on their own. My only gripe is the sweet potato is so hard to cut, but well worth the work out wehn you first taste the outcome!
I have to say that these were terrific. I made a couple of additions / changes. Instead of 1 tbsp of olive oil I doubled the amount to two tbsp. I also used 1 tsp of smoked paprika - wow - what flavour!
These are a really great alternative to your basic fry. They're a great addition to burgers meals, etc. Very tasty!
i was looking for a sweet potato recipe i could actually get behind and i think this is it! i added Himalayan salt to my sweet potato sticks.
These were absoultuely wonderful! An excellent twist on the boring french fry. They didn't turn out as crispy, so maybe should have sliced a little thinner but my friends and I couldn't stop eating these all night!
These were quite good. I add salt with the paprika.
Followed the recipe exactly. Loved it
very tasty. i agree - good starter recipe. i used olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. tasty tasty.
I just happened to stumble across this recipe and almost didn't make it because it looked too simple. So glad I gave it a try. These were fabulous (although they weren't crispy and never will be crispy unless you deep fry them). I did add some garlic salt and sea salt, and cut them in rounds just because it was so much easier. Also flipped them at 20 minutes and then let them cook an additional 20 minutes. The college boy loved them and wanted the recipe to share with his girlfriend! The vegetable hating 17 year old said they weren't bad, which is about the highest praise you can get. Thanks for a simple and great recipe.
This recipe is simple and good. I served the sticks with a little brown sugar on the side, and they were great.
The flavor was great but I couldn't get my fries to crisp like the ones in restaurants?? I tried several times with no luck! I also tried them 'sweet' with a maple syrup and marshmallow mix for dipping... YUM!
My boyfriend usually won't touch a sweet potato. He loved these! I am making them again tonight because they were fantastic! Such a delicious deviation from the traditional sugary sweet potato recipes - so much depth in flavor. Unique and de-li-ci-ous!
good - but not sure about the room temp note, going to try hot next time.
I enjoyed this recipe. I used fresh garlic and olive oil and made skinny fries. I also used some celery salt. I will definitely be making this again.
Fantastic and so easy! This recipes just goes to show you don't need sugar for sweet potatoes. I couldn't stop eating them! I premixed the olive oil and paprika then added the sliced sweet potatoes and oil mix in a zip lock bag, shook to coat then spread them out on a foil lined cookie sheet to bake. We ate these with the turkey feta burgers, delicious.
So simple and delicious. I cut the potatoes thinner and cooked a shorter time.
I served this recipe with lamb loin chops and it was perfect. Thank you for posting.