Oven baked Sweet Potato and Garlic Potato Fries

sweet potato fries

potato fries

These easy baked fries satisfy my craving for fries with only 1 Tablespoon olive oil per potato. I sprinkled cinnamon on the sweet potato fries for a sweet spiciness. I used garlic olive oil with a sprinkle of smoked paprika and sea salt on the potato fries.

Sweet potato fries

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large sweet potato or yam, scrubbed well
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 450′

Cut off ends and slice sweet potato in half crosswise and lengthwise. Cut each quarter into matchsticks. Place in a pile on a baking sheet and pour olive oil on top. Use your hands to coat the sweet potato with oil, then spread out on the baking sheet so the sticks don’t touch. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Place on a rack in the upper third of the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and use a spatula or tongs to flip the fries over. Bake another 10 minutes until nicely browned. Serve hot. They will be softer than potato fries, but they will be delicious!

Potato Fries:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large potato  scrubbed well. I’ve used both Russet and Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 Tb garlic olive oil
  • smoked paprika (use regular paprika if you can’t get smoked)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt

Preheat oven to 450′

Cut off ends and slice potato in half crosswise and lengthwise. Cut each quarter into matchsticks. Place in a pile on a baking sheet and pour garlic olive oil on top. Use your hands to coat the potato with oil, then spread out on the baking sheet so the sticks don’t touch. Sprinkle with paprika, pepper and salt.

Place on a rack in the upper third of the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and use a spatula or tongs to flip the fries over. Bake another 10 -15 minutes until nicely browned and crispy. Serve hot.