Satisfy your craving for fries with healthy baked sweet potato fries that are actually crispy! Perfect for serving on their own or alongside a burger.
Sweet Potato Fries Are My Love Language
I don’t know about you, but I’m a potato girl. When it comes to carbs I’ll take potatoes over bread any day and I’ll eat them just about any way you cook them. I grew up eating the not-so-healthy type of potatoes like fast food fries, chips and my mom’s fried potatoes.
Now I still eat potatoes, but I usually choose sweet potatoes over regular and skip the fried stuff (for the most part) — I’ll occasionally indulge in regular sweet potato fries because they’re just too good to pass up.
That said, I rarely have a craving for the fried version because I make baked sweet potato fries (and sweet potato croutons) at home all the time and they’re just as tasty!
How to Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
The one thing about baked sweet potato fries is that they’re not usually as crispy as fries that are fried, BUT I’ve found a couple tricks to help baked fries crisp up!
Arrowroot powder or cornstarch: Adding a little arrowroot powder or cornstarch to the seasoning mix. Either of these starches will help soak up any liquid and make your fries crispier.
Space them out: Just like with roasted veggies, baked fries need room on the baking sheet or else they’ll steam and never crisp up. If you’re making a big batch, you might find that you need to use a large baking sheet (affiliate link) or two baking sheets instead of one to give the fries enough space.