Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

These spicy sweet potato fries are tossed in a spice blend with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper for some heat before they are baked in the oven.



2 pounds Japanese sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick batons

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl filled with cold water. Soak for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 2 sheet pans with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil each.

To make the spice mix, combine the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.

Pat the sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel before tossing them in the remaining oil and the spice mix. Divide the sweet potatoes between the sheet pans arranging them in a single layer.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, switching the pans halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are deep golden brown. Serve immediately.