Perfectly Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Everybody loves sweet potato fries. You can order them anywhere now and unlike the humble ‘normal’ potato, sweet potatoes are classed  as 1 of your 5 a day, but they are probably deep-fried when you order in your local bar.

I have tried a few different recipes to try and perfect them, some say peel, par-boil, soak in water, coat in a cornflour coating, cook on baking paper, deep-dry. I have tried the baking paper one…









But they completely welded to the paper! Ugh.

This recipe is healthy as they are baked, have a lovely  spicy seasoning/coating to help create a crisp outer rather then them going mushy (which they tend to do if you have ever tried to make sweet potato fries!) and actually cook in no time at all.


3-5 sweet potatoes, skin on, the knobbly ends cut-off, cut into chips

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp corn flour

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

  • Pre-heat your oven to 220oC
  • In a small bowl, mix the corn flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • Put your chopped sweet potato chips into a large bowl, fill with water and leave for 5 minutes. Pour away the water, re-fill and rinse the potatoes well to remove excess starch
  • Pat dry the potatoes with some kitchen town or a tea towel
  • Mix the oil with the potatoes and stir to coat well
  • Add in the seasoning mix and mix well, so each chip has a coating
  • Lay in a single layer on a large baking sheet and pop into the oven for 25-35 minutes, turning half way but keeping in a single layer
  • Some may catch at the edges, but cook until brown and crispy


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