Simple, crispy, sweet and delicious. These crispy sweet potato fries contain no oil and they don't need it. This isn't a fancy recipe. It is just something that I make ALL the time and have lots of people ask me how to make sweet potato fries. Who knew so many people wanted to know....well I understand because they are a bit harder to crisp up than traditional white potato fries.
Well, this is my way of doing them and they turn out delicious every time. I use no oil and yes, it still works and I save calories!
Crisped to perfection.
Crispy Sweet Potatos Fries
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- salt & pepper
- nonstick spray (optional)
Preheat an oven to 415 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper, so they won't stick. Foil doesn't work as well. Wash and peel the potatoes and slice into fry shapes about a 1/4-1/2 inch thick. This is the key to crispy fries. If they are too thick, they don't crisp up well. Spread out evenly and season generously with salt and pepper. I do not use oil, but if you prefer, you can lightly spray the fries with nonstick spray before seasoning them. Bake for about 15 minutes until they are fork tender, then turn the broil on low for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are very golden brown and crispy. Watch closely so they don't burn. This can vary depending on how strong your broil setting is.
Note: Just like regular fries, these stay crispy and are best when eaten right away as they will get soft after a few hours. However, you can reheat them in the oven to make them crispy again. Each oven varies, so keep an eye on them! May take a couple of trials to get them right, depending on your oven.
Spicy Creamy Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon lowfat coconut milk from can (scoop out the cream part only at the top of the can, or if you don't like coconut milk, try my lemon pepper sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
- pinch black pepper, add as much as you like
Scoop out only the cream part at the top of the can, not the water. Add all the ingredients to a cup and whisk well with a fork. Delicious! A friend of mine also mixed all of the ingredients with an avocado and that is delicious too! This also works great for tacos and burritos or salad dressing.