Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


These sweet potato “fries” are a variation on my usual roasted root vegetables. It’s the spice mix that makes these deserving of their own recipe. The sweet potato fries went well with F’s homemade hamburgers for a post-Sunday-cycling lunch. They are a little bit spicy, a little bit earthy, and just salty enough. I call them “fries” for their shape — they did not actually become crispy, as I tossed them with olive oil and baked them in the oven. Next time I might roll the raw sweet potato sticks in a little bit of cornmeal to see if that helps them stay firmer.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or matchsticks
  • couple of glugs olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.25 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Combine the olive oil and spices in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the potatoes, toss them in the spice-oil, then spread them on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft, turning once.


3 thoughts on “Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

    1. Tammela Platt

      I’ve never tried paprika and cinnamon, Sara — good idea! My staples are either rosemary or cumin.

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