Remember the awesome Spiralizer I used to make zucchini noodles? It has a different blade you can use to make curly fries! I decided to try it out on sweet potato. Here’s a great recipe you can use to get crispy oven fried sweet potato fries instead of mushy or burnt ones.
1 large sweet potato, scrubbed
2 tbs canola or olive oil
Seasonings (about 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spiralize the sweet potato or cut into uniform slender wedges.
2. In a large ziplock bag, toss the sweet potato pieces with oil and seasonings to coat well.
3. Spread the fries in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Keep them as spread out as possible, or else they may steam instead of baking which will result in mushy fries.
4. Bake in the top rack of the oven (any lower and the fries may burn) for 20-25 minutes, flipping once.
I don’t know what kind of oven you have but by the 10 minute mark my fries were completely burnt. I used the biggest hole. They were on the top rack at 450 degrees, so very disappointing. I wash as I cook so doing the recipe again would mean having to dirty everything up & wash again, there’s also the wasted sweet potato.
I’m so sorry to hear that! You may be right that my oven cooked them very differently. I used my small countertop oven for this recipe- it’s possible it doesn’t actually heat to 450 degrees. I’ll try this recipe in my big oven and update the instructions to adjust for the difference :)
O Thank you! I was wondering why they cooked so fast. I’ll try my toaster oven & see how it goes. Or maybe lower the temp on my oven by half. I think I’ll wait ’till you try it. :)
I was about to try this recipe when I saw the comments – have you tried them in a full-size oven yet?
Yes! I just noticed your comment! I am actually making them in a full sized oven at 425 degrees. Keep in mind that ovens vary, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the fries and adjust temperature or cook time accordingly.
You are supposed to CHECK your food while its cooking! Maybe your oven thermostat is off.
Same thing just happened to me. I should have read the comments first.
I am currently making these with my conventional oven at 450 degrees. Just passed the 18 minute mark and they are looking perfect. Will keep them in the oven for the full 20. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for the feedback! I hope you liked them :)
From my rather short experience as a domestic cook, I have realized that the intensity of ovens vary greatly. What seems to require 15 minutes in one oven, may only need no more than 10 minutes in another, so my advice to all of you who tried this recipe is to closely keep an eye on your baking sweet potatoes, so they won’t burn.
I made these as directed in a full size oven and they turned out great.
Thank you for the feedback!
Shoot…. I made this recipe as directed today and after 18 minutes they were burned black and smoking. My fault, though, for not checking sooner. I’ll try again though in my smaller toaster oven. Not giving up. :)
Argh! So frustrating. I hope it goes better in the toaster oven!
It took me a few times to get these right but in a full oven @450 degrees, 18-20 min are perfect! I made a big batch of fries and only cooked a little at a time till I felt comfortable with the times. Thank you!
I was so looking forward to making these. Should have read the comments firest, especially those regarding temperature and time. Mine set off the smoke alarm (I shouold have been pating loser attention, but it was a gorgeous day).
Also wanted to know which blade you used.
Hi Kathy! I’m sorry your first attempt ended up making the kitchen smokey! I used the thickest blade on my spiralizer; it made fries that were about as thick as restaurant style curly fries.
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One needs to preheat their oven, usually for at least 30 minutes. I know, I know, that’s wasting energy – but not that much. Anyway, if you don’t have a standard preheat time, your oven is not going to perform as you wish it would!
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Mine turned out very soggy! I’m going to try the same thing, but this time I will deep fry them.
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Has anyone tried these in an Air-Fry machine?
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I found it they are a little soggy just crisp them up in the fry pan for a few minutes. You should not need additional oil.
Great suggestion! Thank you for sharing :)
Has anyone tried these in an air fryer oven?