These crispy sweet potato fries are tossed with a savory seasoning and so delicious! They are crispy on the outside and soft inside. A few simple steps and you can make perfect sweet potato fries at home.
These sweet potato fries taste just like the ones you order from your favorite burger place! They are sooo good.
Sweet potato fries weren't a craze when I was kid, but it's become a big fad. The healthy french fry. Is that like the better looking twin?
Sweet potato fries are heaven-sent, even sweet potato nay sayers love sweet potato fries (guilty).
You can get creative and give them different toppings (like parmesan and parsley) or with dipping sauces (like a spicy mayo).
I actually like to dip them in garlic vegetable dip, you know, where all you do is mix sour cream and a packet.
That's how we like our sweet potato fries, nice and crispy but not so crispy that it's borderline hard.
A nice mixture of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The perfect texture.
Frying them is just the way to go, for restaurant quality, crave-worthy sweet potato fries.
For years I tried to get crispy sweet potato fries by being baked in the oven. But it always left me feeling disappointed because it doesn't turn out the same.
When making baked sweet potato fries the edges would always get too dark or burnt and once you get the outside crispy enough, the inside was too hard.
How To Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
The first step is to wash your sweet potatoes and cut them into a fry shape. If you have a mandoline slicer this is way faster but you can also use a sharp knife. The thinner you make them the faster they fry.
Then toss them will olive oil and pepper.
Heat up a tall sided pot with your oil, to 350 degrees. Once it's reached that temperature toss the sweet potatoes with corn starch and fry them in batches.
Using a slotted spoon is the easiest way to get them from the oil. As soon as they come out of the oil toss them with a mixture of salt and paprika, it's an easy but delicious seasoning for sweet potato fries!
If you want the absolute best crispy sweet potato fries then this is the recipe for you! You will love these!
I was going for something similar to my son's favorite burger spot, it's called Zin Burger and we're obsessed. And I'm obsessed with their sweet potato fries. These are so similar!
Sweet potatoes are a great source for fiber and vitamins, like vitamin A in particular. But these are fried in oil so that takes away from the healthy factor a bit.
They don't reheat the best. But if you do, use an oven to reheat them.
I like to season the sweet potato fries right after they come out of the oil, so the seasoning sticks. Toss them with the paprika and salt mixture.
My best guess is that the sweet potato fries did not cook long enough or the oil was not hot enough to get them crispy. Using a thermometer is the best way to tell if your oil is at the right temperature.
This recipe has no gluten in it. Sweet potato fries are naturally gluten free.
Yes! Season them, and cook per your air fryer instructions.
Tips For Making Sweet Potatoes Fries
Here's a handful of helpful tips so your sweet potato making process goes smoothly.
Wash your sweet potatoes after you peel them, but not after you cut the fries. You don't want the extra water moisture if you rinse them after cutting.
Cornstarch gives you crispy sweet potato fries, subbing out flour will not work.
Fry at 350 degrees. Without a thermometer there is no way of knowing if your oil is at the right temperature. Too cool and the fries won't be crispy. Too hot and they will burn.
What To Serve Sweet Potato Fries With
Crispy sweet potato fries can be served with all sorts of meals! Pulled pork sandwiches are always a favorite. They would also be good with instant pot pot roast sliders or oven sausage peppers and onions.
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and rinsed
- 3-4 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 48 oz oil
- Use a mandoline slicer to cut the sweet potatoes into fries shape (alternatively cut them into a fry shape)
- Put them in a big bowl and toss with olive oil and pepper
- In a large pan carefully heat the oil to 350, using a candy thermometer
- In a little bowl combine the salt and paprika
- Toss the sweet potato fries with cornstarch
- In batches add the sweet potatoes to the hot oil (being very careful)
- Use an oil splatter screen while they are cooking to avoid any splatters
- Cook until they start turning a darker orange but before they get too dark (this varies, some of my batches take 3 minutes others can take 6 minutes)
- Use a slotted spoon to remove them to a paper towel, toss with the salt/paprika combo and then transfer the fries to a large piece of parchment paper, spreading to a thin layer
- Repeat until they are all cooked
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g