Easy Sweet Potato Fries

Sunday, June 2, 2013


This is an easy recipe for some crispened sweet potato "fries" cooked in a pan with some oil. Although these can easily be made in the oven, I like the control of cooking them in the pan. Because the sweet potatoes are less starchy than regular potatoes, they are prone to being limp. I find that frying them in the pan and flipping them frequently helps crispen them better.


We used fresh, organic sweet potatoes from a food co-op. If you can get your hands on some fresh sweet potatoes, they really don't need much seasoning as they are quite flavorful. I seasoned them with some salt and pepper and a little bit of sweet paprika. We like the combination of the sweetness of these potatoes with a bit of salt, but if you prefer, you can omit salt altogether here.


These go well as a side for the ribs we wrote about in the previous post. Enjoy.

Easy Sweet Potato Fries
Serves 2-4

You will need:
2 medium sweet potatoes
4 tbsp canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste
A dash of paprika


1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Chop into fry shapes. Heat the oil in a sauté pan large enough to fit the fries in a single layer. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan. Toss with a spatula to allow the fries to get coated with oil. Sprinkle with salt.
2. Cook the sweet potatoes, uncovered, on medium heat, flipping every 4 minutes or so with a spatula until they are nicely browned and fully cooked on the inside, about 20 minutes total. Toss with pepper and paprika. Remove from pan onto a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Serve immediately.


  1. The sweet potatoes and the ribs, I want them all! Sweet potatoes here are pale yellow, so every time I see the american ones I think they´re squash. I used to make similar ones to serve with sandwiches. They look so tempting Kat!

  2. I can attest to baked sweet potato fries often being limp. Must try actually pan-frying them soon!

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