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The Best Baked Sweet Potato French Fry Recipe You Will Ever Make!

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #SummerGrilling #TheSpiceHouse

What is a grilled burger without French fries?

Lonely. That’s what.

best baked sweet potato french fry recipe
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We are big sweet potato fans here at Lazy Budget Chef and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to serve them. Which brings me to my last Summer Grilling week recipe – baked maple and brown sugar sweet potato French fries featuring a fantastic maple and brown sugar spice blend with a surprise quick kiss of black pepper from The Spice House

How to Make Maple and Brown Sugar Baked Sweet Potato French Fries – Not Deep Fat Frying Required!

You will need:

Sweet Potatoes

The Spice House Gateway to the North seasoning

Your favorite type of vegetable cooking oil – I am using peanut oil (you can buy it here) to get the same flavor of the French Fries from my favorite local restaurant but without the frying mess. Olive oil, vegetable oil, and what have you work too. Although I would stay away from using Coconut oil in this recipe because it has such a high smoke point.

Baking stone – I recommend using a baking stone because it makes the French fries crisp up nicely
Step by Step How to Make It

1. Peel the  skin of the sweet potatoes using a potato peeler if desired.

2. Use the chef’s knife and cutting board to cut the sweet potatoes in half followed by cutting them into potato wedges. If you are feeding an army, using a vegetable mandolin like this one to julienne the potatoes will make this step quick and easy.

baked sweet potato french fry recipe

3. Arrange the cut sweet potatoes on the baking stone or sheet.

4. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil into a small bowl and use the pastry brush with a light hand to brush the hand cut French fried sweet potatoes with oil or for a less messy option, you can use a cooking oil sprayer like this one filled with the oil of your choice and without the extra nasty propellants.

The olive / peanut/ vegetable oil is only there to help the potatoes brown in the oven and encourage the seasonings to stick so you don’t need to go nuts and drown the potatoes with oil. A very light coat will do.

5. Sprinkle the maple and brown sugar goodness in the Gateway to the North seasoning onto the sweet potato French fries before baking them a 450 degree (F ) oven for approximately 20 to 40 minutes until the French Fries are soft and golden brown. The baking time will depend upon how thick you cut the potato wedges and how soft or crispy you like your French fries.

maple sweet potato french friy recipe

6. Pull the baked sweet potato French fries out of the oven. Eat, enjoy, repeat!

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Ang Paris said…
These look super tasty!!
Teresa B said…
They look so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.
Lisa Lynn said…
These sweet potato fries look wonderful! Hubby loves the sweet potato fries at restaurants so I have to try these at home :)

I love to grill chicken outdoors...there's nothing like it!

I found your post on the Simple Homestead Hop and would love to have you share your talents on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for sharing this with Fiesta Friday! I like the fact these aren't deep fat fried, and that you don't need or want to use oil sprays with propellant. And no flour coating, that some commercial ones use (I don't need to be gluten-free, but I cook sometimes for folk that do).
Jhuls said…
This makes me want to eat sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!
Tarahlynn said…
OMG those look delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandmas House we go link party - I'll be featuring you this week when the new party opens on Wednesday!
Lisa Lynn said…
I made the sweet potato fries and my family loved them! I hope you'll join the party and share your talents on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

Helen said…
Look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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