Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \\ Sweet Laurel

I tricked Nick with these fries. He used to think sweet potatoes were one the nastiest things ever (can you imagine?). Now these fries are his side of choice. A few years into our marriage and I had enough with the anti-sweet potato antics. I decided to make a batch of fries using white sweet potatoes, which look almost identical to regular potatoes and see if he’d notice a difference. Is that mean? Well, see if you can tell the difference. Bake these up and you’ll see (and taste) why!

Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \ Sweet Laurel

Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \ Sweet Laurel

Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \ Sweet Laurel

Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \ Sweet Laurel

Yields 4 servings



4 pounds sweet potatoes (I use the white ‘Hannah’ or ‘Japanese’ sweet potatoes)

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) or avocado oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 -2 tablespoons Bragg Organic Sprinkle Seasoning or Italian Seasoning (blend of oregano, basil, thyme, sage, rosemary and marjoram)

1 -2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Preheat oven 420 convection.

Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper. This makes for an easy clean up!

Wash sweet potatoes and cut in half, then cut into strips.

Place fries in bowl with remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Put cut potatoes on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake at 425 convection for 40 minutes. Halfway through baking, scrap from pan with spatula and continue to bake.

After 40 minutes, remove from oven and enjoy!

***You can prep a day or two before, place the marinated fries in a sealed container, and bake 40 minutes before you plan to serve.

8 thoughts on “Best Sweet Potato Fries Ever \\ Sweet Laurel

  1. M. James

    Hello! I’m curious your recommendation if I’m using a conventional oven and not a convection oven.
    Thank you in advance for your response – can’t wait to make these!

    1. sweetlaurel Post author

      Hi! 450 for 20 minutes, Then scrape the fries from the bottom of the pan with the spatula, then bake for another 20 minutes until crispy. That should do the trick!

  2. debhosaflook

    Making these right now for dinner and will follow up with dessert which is the Pumpkin Cheesecake I made earlier today!!!!! Making sure I get plenty of beta carotene today, hahahaha!!!!! Your recipes are truly the best Laurel!!!!! I am you new BIGGEST FAN!!!

      1. debhosaflook

        These truly are the best sweet potato fries!!!! Like your husband use to be,, my husband does not really like sweet potatoes unless they are covered in marshmallows and brown sugar. BUT, he kept trying to steal my fries off of my plate tonight!!! I’ve tried a lot of different recipes but this one wins hands down. I love the little kick the ACV gives to them!!!! Hope you enjoyed your dinner as much as I did mine. XXOO

  3. Tara

    Hi Laurel!

    These look delicious- as all of your recipes do. Truly, I think I make more of the recipes from your blog than any other site/cookbook. I was wondering if/what you pair the fries with? Any kind of paleo homemade dip or do you just eat these straight?


    1. sweetlaurel Post author

      Hi! So delighted to hear this. Thank you!!! I eat them plain, but sometimes I make my red pepper pesto which is delicious too!! It’s pesto, but you sub roasted red peppers for the basil! Super yummy:).

      1. Tara

        Genius! That sounds amazing together. Soo looking forward to your cookbook and hope it’s the first of many- would love a savory cookbook at some point too!


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