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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


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


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl filled with cold water. Soak for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 2 sheet pans with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil each.
  3. To make the spice mix, combine the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, switching the pans halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are deep golden brown. Serve immediately.