Rating: 4.49 stars
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A tangy way to enjoy sweet potatoes outside of Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet potato fries do not crisp as well as regular potato fries do, so if you do not like softer fries, this is not the recipe for you!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potato fries into a large bowl, drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil, and toss to coat. Mix steak seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and paprika in a separate small bowl until thoroughly combined. Use your left hand to toss fries with olive oil as you sprinkle the seasoning mixture over them with your right hand.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and place sweet potato pieces into the hot oil. Cover skillet, pan-fry for 5 minutes; uncover and turn fries. Place cover back over fries and cook 5 more minutes; continue turning fries and covering until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 57.9g; fat 17.1g; sodium 531.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (119)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2012
I made these for some guests who can't have white potatoes and they LOVED them. I was making a double batch, and I didn't want to take the time to fry them, so I put all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and tossed to coat. I then baked them in the oven for about 40 minutes or so until the sides were a little crispy. Everyone wanted the recipe! Read More
(115)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2019
I followed the recipe & mine turned out mushy soft. I pan fried uncovered for a while to dry up & crisp the outsides. I recommend baking instead of pan frying. Baked SP fries always turn out great Read More
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2012
I made these for some guests who can't have white potatoes and they LOVED them. I was making a double batch, and I didn't want to take the time to fry them, so I put all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and tossed to coat. I then baked them in the oven for about 40 minutes or so until the sides were a little crispy. Everyone wanted the recipe! Read More
(115)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Yum! These are a great, healthy way to sneak vegetables into your kids. My three-year-old had no problem polishing off his helping! The spices add to the sweet flavor with a bit of kick. The only thing I would recommend is baking the fries at 425 for 40 minutes on a cookie sheet instead of pan frying them. I tried pan frying a handful of them and then baked the rest in the oven, but the pan fried ones didn't turn out nearly as good as the baked ones. It is true that sweet potato fries don't get as crispy as regular potatoes, so don't expect these to be crunchy; just expect them to be delicious! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2014
My family devoured these! I followed the recipe with the exact ingredients, then I baked them on my perforated pizza pan at 425 degrees for 40 minutes. They were deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. These will be made with many dinners in my household! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
These were awesome! The seasoning was perfect and we cooked the fries in batches. The whole family really liked these. It was a nice change of pace from russet potatoes! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
I love sweet potatoes and have been looking for a great fry recipe. I found this one but did not want to pan fry. I made the recipe using all of the spices as they are in the recipe only I used just 2 very big Yams (yams are sweeter than sweet potatoes). I baked them at 450 for 40 minutes. Halfway thru the time I pulled them out and flipped them. I put maybe 2T of olive oil on the baking sheet to keep them from sticking. They turned out great!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2014
These were great but I did make some adjustments (just for my own preferences nothing wrong with the recipe itself)! Like some other reviewers I opted to bake them at 425 degrees for 40 minutes... the frying and turning just sounded too time consuming. I used cumin instead of steak spice and added a dash of cayenne. Spicy & delish! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
I made these sweet potato fries with seasonings per recipe with the exception I fried them in my Phillips Air Fryer (how I love this appliance!) I only used a few drops of olive oil to toss them with the seasonings set air fryer at 350º for 10 minutes. I scaled the recipe down for 1 serving with a small sweet potato. The fries came out crispy on the outside creamy on the inside and not oily at all. Air Frying is a healthy alternative for fried food lovers (also cooks a great steak). I had the fries for breakfast with some sausage and sliced tomato. Delicious. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
Awesome recipe. Took out the paprika. 2 large sweet potatoes made enough for my family of 4! We will be making these a weekly side at my house. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2014
Very yummy! I baked instead of fried and the last few minutes broiled to get them a little crispy. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2019
I followed the recipe & mine turned out mushy soft. I pan fried uncovered for a while to dry up & crisp the outsides. I recommend baking instead of pan frying. Baked SP fries always turn out great Read More