Oven Fried Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “When we first got married my husband wouldn’t go near sweet potatoes. Now he asks me to specifically make these for him.”

    Ingredients

  • 4mediumsweet potatoes
  • 1tablespooncanola oil
  • 1/2 teaspooncoarse black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoonkosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpaprika
  • 1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper
  • 2 -3clovesgarlic, minced
  • Directions

  • Cut the potatoes into thin wedges.
  • Pile them in a bowl and cover them with cold water.
  • Let rest 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Coat a baking sheet with vegetable spray.
  • Set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes and dry them with paper towels.
  • Press the potatoes with paper towels to remove all water.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with oil, tossing the potatoes to disburse it.
  • Then sprinkle with pepper, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • Turn over the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with garlic and continue cooking for another 15-20 minutesor until crisp and brown.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “Mirjam you are truely Zaar’s sweet potato Maven !The roasting intensifies the sweet potato flavorso that it is the perfect foil for the black and cayenne pepper. The garlic adds another layer of flavor and a bit of crunch. Next time I think I’ll add a bit of rosemary and serve it with lamb, then maybe thyme, for a roast beef _ how about some sage with pork and then ——“

  • “Very tasty!!Loved the flavour & tenderness.I will be more attentive to making the fries the same size next time – I had a little trouble with some burning before others were cooked thoroughly.”

  • “5 star all the way – We loved this recipe. Nice & peppy served with a juicy burger.Thanks Mirj for a lovely addition to our Saturday night dinner3 July 10Made again and enjoyed just as much!”

  • “Didn’t have garlic cloves, so used 1/2 tsp. garlic powder instead.Had to cook them longer than recipe in order to get crispy-ness, but otherwise – YUM!!!! Will make again! 🙂 Thanks!”

  • “These are so delicious!We make them at least once a week.When I make them into wedges them seem to burn, so I cut mine into about 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch thick fries.And they usually don’t take quite as long to cook this way…maybe half the time.I especially love the chunks of garlic at the end….Amazing…Will be making these FOREVER! :)”

  • “What a wonderful combination of flavors and a welcome change from regular fries. These were a perfect complement to our grilled chicken sandwiches. “

  • “Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe Mirj…My family & I certainly enjoyed this dish. I didn’t have enough garlic so I used 1 clove of garlic and half of a large shallot (finely chopped). It worked great. We will certainly be having sweet potatoes prepared this way again.”

  • “SO good! Loved the kosher salt and paprika. We added half the cayenne and it was better for our taste. Thanks for posting, these were great!”

  • “My husband liked these, which is unusual because he doesn’t like sweet potatoes.That said, I was very disappointed.They were soggy and limp and NEVER crisped up at all.We couldn’t get enough liquid to drink with these – they were VERY salty, spicy, peppery.Even my vegan daughter didn’t care for them.If I did something wrong in the preparation – let me know – HOW do you get crispy oven sweet potatoes??”

  • “I’m not sure what happened but mine never got crispy or crunchy. There are other ways I like sweet potatoes better but I’m glad I tried it!”

  • “MIRJ, A HAIKU FOR YOU Mirj, my dearest Mirj – you never disappoint me – unfried fries, perfect. Seriously though, these are great. I cut mine into ‘homestyle’ fries (cutting the whole potato lengthwise into oblong discs) and kept them pretty thin (1/6-1/4 inch). The thinnest ones actually got crispy – Terra Chips crispy – and the thicker ones had a nice texture. Took 35 minutes total – probably could have left the others an extra 5 minutes. Thanks Mirj – great use for my Vardaman sweet potatoes!”

  • “This was good for a different way to prepare sweet potatoes, but we really didn’t care for them too much.They really didn’t come out crunchy or crisp like we expected.Thank you.”

  • “I love sweet potatoes and this recipe is my new favorite way to eat them!Thanks Mirj!”

  • “I used all the spices but did not measure, as I know how spicy my husband and I like our food.I tweaked by using garlic powder, not minced garlic.I baked in a 9×13 baking pan for 45 minutes.The potatoes were soft, never crunchy, even after the extra 5 minutes.However, they were very tasty.I would definitely make these again.”

  • “This was absolutely GREAT, Mirj!!My husband says I should make these from now on instead of regular fries!And he’s already planning on me planting a whole additional garden section of sweet potatoes this spring so we’ll have plenty on hand next winter!!Followed the recipe exactly (except salt).Will leave in water longer next time as I almost burnt them trying to crisp them up under broiler (oops)Thanks a ton for a great recipe!!”

  • “Perfect! I cut up my potatoes early in the day, dumped them in the water and let them sit for a few hoursjust so I had one less thing to do, and it worked wonderfully. I think the water-soaking is key in getting a ‘crisper’ wedge. I’m going to make them again, and try powdered garlic.. I think it might be an easy substitute and spread over the wedges perfectly. Thanks Mirj!”

  • “I followed the recipe except for the cayenne pepper – kids may think it’s too spicey.I put everything into a zip lock bag and tossed them around until coated.I put the fries on a single layer, making sure they do not touch each other, on non stick Reynolds aluminum foil.I baked as directed.They were yummy.My husband and I ate almost the whole thing.My kids are ambiguous about it, but they are young and hate all vegetables.Thank you for a healthy and not sweet way to prepare sweet potatoes.”

  • “I am sorry to say I will have to give this recipe an OK rating. My husband said he did’nt like the combination of different flavors of sweet and spicy.”

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