Bacon-Flavored Sweet Potato Fries


It is not up for discussion. If you want ultimate, classic homemade fries, this is what you do.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • pound bacon

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, cut into French fries

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • sea salt to taste

  • ¼ cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees F (171 degrees C).

  2. Lay bacon strips in a single layer on a baking sheet with raised edges.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, reserving the bacon grease.

  4. Heat bacon grease in a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat; add sweet potato fries. Cook and stir fries in the hot bacon grease until browned and crispy, about 10 minutes. Transfer fries to a serving platter and sprinkle with paprika and salt; serve with ketchup.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the bacon and bacon grease. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 625mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.