Sweet Potato Fries with Paprika

You have to try these sweet potato fries! They're so good, and they're healthy too. Recipe from Real Food Real Deals.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables.  My children like them too, so they are a low-stress addition to any meal in our house.  Not only do they taste delicious, but they’re also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.  These sweet potato fries are a delicious blend of savory and sweet with the addition of paprika.  You could also use cumin or other spices to jazz things up a bit.

2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1½ pounds total)
2 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika

Sweet potato fries

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into strips (¼ inch – ½ inch thick).
  3. Place the sweet potato strips in a bowl and add the olive oil.  Stir gently so that all the strips are coated with oil.
  4. Sprinkle salt and paprika evenly over the strips.
  5. Arrange the strips on a baking sheet, making sure the thickest pieces are on the outside and the thinnest pieces are on the inside.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes and then flip the fries.  Continue baking for another 7-10 minutes, until they are light brown and beginning to get crispy.
  7. Cool slightly before serving.

Sweet Potato Fries Price Breakdown

This batch of sweet potato fries costs $1.69 to make, or $.42 per serving.  It’s a wonderful side dish for many different meals, and it’s a nutritional step up from standard French fries.
Linking to Wellness Weekend, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesday, What’s in the Box?


    • Annemarie says

      I haven’t tried that, Melissa, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Let me know if you try it.

  1. says

    I love sweet potato fries with a little curry ketchup (1/4 teaspoon per 1/4 cup ketchup). It tastes great too. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us during Little Family Adventure’s FB party. It was great to have you join us again.

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