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baked sweet potato fries in a cream colored bowl with a small dipping bowl of aioli
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5 from 12 votes

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

These deliciously crispy sweet potato fries can be made in either the oven or air fryer. Ditch the guilt of traditional, deep fried chips and opt for this much healthier version instead!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 3 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • Peel the sweet potatoes, using sharp knife cut them into even size fry shaped batons each of ¼ inch or ½ inch wide.
  • Add the cut fries into large bowl of cold water and let it soak for 30 minutes at least. I usually soak it for 45 minutes. You can also refrigerate overnight.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 425° F.
  • Now, drain the water from the soak potatoes and pat dry them completely.
  • Transfer the potato fries back into large bowl. Add cornstarch and toss to coat the fries evenly.
  • Season with paprika, salt, freshly crushed black pepper and pour olive oil. Using your hands toss the fries well to coat them with the seasonings evenly.
  • Line them on greased large baking sheet pan in a single layer. DO NOT overcrowd the pan.
  • Bake in the pre heated oven for 15 minutes, then take out the baking sheet carefully and flip the fries.
  • Pop it back into the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until cooked through, golden and crisp.
  • Take the fries out of oven and let them rest for 5-7 minutes before serving.

Air Fryer instructions

  • Pre heat the air fryer at 200° C (390°F).
  • Transfer the tossed fries into the air fryer basket. (Avoid overcrowding the basket and do the air frying in 2-3 batches.)
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes shaking every few minutes for even cooking and avoid burning.
  • Serve warm.


  • For a paleo/Whole30 compliant version of these fries, opt for potato starch instead of cornflour
  • Feel free to change up the flavorings - opt for curry powder, Chinese 5-spice, taco powder or garam masala instead of paprika.
  • Serve with your favorite dip. I love eating them with raita, tzatziki, honey mustard, wasabi mayo or garlic aioli.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16678IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg