Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

The perfect way to enjoy my favorite ice cream is scooped into a bowl served with sweet potato fries as dippers.. It is the perfect summer treat my family enjoys.

Besides ice cream, these homemade crispy oven sweet potato fries are perfect paired with your favorite burger. You can easily adjust the spices to make them less sweet.

Crispy Oven Sweet Potato Fries


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

EDY’S® Ice Cream

If you prefer your sweet potato fries not as sweet, omit the cinnamon for curry powder and add 1 tsp garlic powder.


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the sweet potatoes into fry shapes. You can make these as thick or thin as you prefer. I didn’t realize sweet potatoes are so hard to cut raw. I nearly sliced my index finger off! So, be careful! My knife was a bit dull and if I’d taken the time to sharpen it my results would have been much better.

sweet potato fries

Soak the fries in water for 30-45 minutes. You can even soak them overnight if you prefer. The water removes excess potato starch which helps fries to not stick together and makes them crispier.

Drain and pat the fries dry.

Add fries to a large bowl and coat with olive or coconut oil.

Add spices and mix well.

Lay the fries out single layer on a the baking sheet. I love to use my T-Fal baking sheet I used to make my delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

sweet potato fries

Bake 20-30 minutes. Be sure to turn your fries halfway through. If you prefer crispier fries you can cook longer or broil for the last few minutes.

Grab two spoons and dip your sweet potato fries. The perfect way to celebrate togetherness!

sweet potato fries

These are also so delicious with our fried chicken sliders. They are the perfect side dish to any summer bbq or party. I’ll admit though, my favorite way to enjoy a sweet potato is baked, smothered in butter and brown sugar. Delicious!

How do you enjoy sweet potato fries? Comment below and share with us!

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  • Jill Hanson

    I like the sound of the seasoned with curry and garlic, have never tried, so when weather cools off again, I may try these.

  • Chocolata Majora

    I think I saw these when you posted this on Facebook(?) and I forgot where the recipe was. I’m so glad to have found it! My sweet potato fries taste terrible – I knew nothing about soaking them, does that do something special?

    Anyway, I love, love sweet potato fries, the sweeter the better. I can’t wait to try this one.

  • I absolutely love these. Unfortunately no one else in my family is big on them so I don’t make them. 🙁

  • I love sweet potato fries but didn’t know how to make them, so glad you shared your recipe

  • Kimberly Flickinger

    My family and I love sweet potato fries. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • Edward Tavares

    We usually buy the bagged frozen ones. But these just look tastier. Mmmm. Thanks!

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Waaw,.. Yummy.. Thank you for this super simple recipe,..

  • kathy pease

    I love sweet potatoes but have never had them as fries..I will definitely have to give this a try 🙂

  • Rosie

    I haven’t made these yet, but the next time I go to the grocery store, I’m getting sweet potatoes so I can try this! Yum!

  • Leslie Crosbie

    Sweet Potato Fries & Ice Cream is one combination I would never think of but it sounds strangely delicious!!

  • Rachel Beltz

    Wait. Ice cream. Sweet Potato fries. Together?!? How come I never thought of that! Oh my gosh That sounds to die for!!

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