Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries have to be one of my favorite side dishes now.  I was eating at a friend’s home and she served a side of spiced sweet potatoes that were baked to perfection. That experience inspired me to come up with this recipe.

Although the sweet potato and yam titles are generally interchangeable in the United States, they are actually from two different plant families and do differ in their qualities and taste. The yam is a tuber and the sweet potato comes from the morning glory family and is a storage organ.

In this recipe for healthier fries, I offset the sweetness of the potatoes with some pepper and spices.  The fries are baked, so they have far less fat than the typical type fried in oil. So, as a healthy option, these fries may be your favorite side dish for turkey burgers as they are mine. You can even try them as a snack!

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries


  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes scrubbed and set aside
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • crushed black pepper
  • I also like to spice it up with cumin, cinnamon, crushed chili peppers


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into nice size wedges of the thickness you prefer in a usual steak fry. Pour a small amount of olive oil into a gallon size storage bag and place wedges in to coat. Place spices of choice into a lunch bag. Put oiled potato wedges into the bag, and shake to coat. Place the sweet potato wedges onto a baking sheet, bake for approximately 40 minutes.

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