These crispy baked sweet potato fries are insanely delicious! As the name implies, they are crispy, but they are also easy and healthy! These fries are Whole30, Paleo, GF/DF, and even nut-free. The seasoning is a simple mixture of garlic powder, paprika, chile powder, and salt. They pair perfectly with a good burger!
I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE french fries. As any fast food corporation can undoubtedly tell you, the key to making the perfectly addictive fry is the ratio of salt to fat (and their relation to our brain chemistry). I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s in years, but I know their fries are at the top of the fry food chain. Of course, theirs are deep-fried. These crispy baked sweet potato fries are not! (They’re baked. Obviously.)
Most sweet potato fries are breaded and deep-fried because it’s very difficult to make them crisp up otherwise. I despaired of ever making fries that weren’t soggy and boring . . . until I discovered the broiler.
I make these fries by slicing, par-cooking in the microwave, and broiling the potatoes until crispy and burnt (oops). They have the most addictive seasoning of garlic, paprika, and chile, which is one of my favorite spice combos. Garlic and sweet potato pair perfectly together, don’t you think? I also love sweet potato with rosemary, runny-yolked eggs, maple syrup, and peanut butter (not all together; trust me on the last one).
Originally, I had no plans to make this recipe. I was going to cook something else . . . but I was dreading the other dish for some reason, and I had a hankering for fries. I tinkered around with the broiler method, and lo and behold, the ensuing fries were delicious! The next day, I made another batch to photograph.
I posted these fun Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries today because . . . . (drumroll, please) . . . it’s the last day of the January Whole30! Even though you’re no longer “on a diet,” I hope you will take advantage of the last 30 days where you’ve been so diligent. The elimination phase is over (or, well, almost over); now it’s time for the reintroduction. Don’t mess things up now by bingeing on bad foods; you’ll just put yourself back at square one! I hope these fries will help you stay on track. They are a real-food alternative to deep-fried nastiness, but they still taste decadent!
That’s all for today, folks. Thank you for reading, and congratulations on a very healthy January!