Family Favorite Side Dish: Sweet Potato Fries


My kids love sweet potatoes and they are always a home-run side dish to serve at my house. One of our favorite burger restaurants in Birmingham, Baja Burger, makes great sweet potato fries. I replicated the recipe making them thicker but also lower in fat (and no fried okra, unfortunately). Try this recipe as it’s so simple and a true family favorite.

Sweet Potato Fries

Cook Time:

30 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


4 servings


3 large sweet potatoes (about 11/2 lb.), peeled and cut into 2-inch slices
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper


1. Spray an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper in a freezer bag or large bowl, tossing to coat. Place in a single layer in pan.

3. Bake at 425F for 20 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Increase heat to 450F and cook 10 minutes more.

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