I have wanted to make these for a long time. I’m not sure what I was waiting for. They are delicious!
We ate them alongside grilled hamburgers with plenty of bbq sauce dripping off the burgers. Yum!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Sweet Potato Fries
- sweet potatoes
- olive oil
- Kosher salt
- black pepper
- Wash the sweet potatoes and cut them into sticks.
- Put them in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
- Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll recognize that this is my favorite way to cook veggies. Any kind of veggie, it would seem, can be roasted in the oven. It’s a super quick and tasty way to fix them.
I keep thinking I’m going to try beets this way. I’ve never eaten a beet, but I think I want to give it a try. I’ve even heard of people making kale chips using this method, but I admit to being very skeptical about that.
Have you roasted beets or kale? What’s your favorite veggie to roast?
Cauliflower, zucchini and broccoli are great roasted this way. I like to throw in a little Parmesan cheese too. My favorite way to cook vegetables!
Beth W. says
I love sweet potato fries. I sprinkle them with a little chili powder (along with the salt, pepper, and olive oil), and then dip them in a mix of sour cream and chopped cilantro. Wonderful side dish!
We use Trader Joe’s Chili Lime seasoning. Will be making your dip next time!
Kittie Howard says
Looove sweet potato fries…and thanks to your fab recipe I don’t have to buy them anymore!!
Jen L. says
Try parsnips. All you have to do is skin them like carrots and cut them in half, then roast them exactly the same way as these sweet potatoes. Oh, my goodness, yummy. I’ve never roasted kale, but that sounds divine! I’ll bet chard would be good roasted, too, especially with some garlic!
Jen, I love parsnips roasted! So yummy!
I love making sweet potato fries…they are so tasty!
Call Me Cate says
Like Beth, I love to give my sweet potato fries a bit of a kick. We use cajun seasoning. Soooooo good.
Cate and Beth, I’m going to have to try the Cajun seasoning on the sweet potatoes. that sounds great!
Fresh beets are great roasted in the oven. They are sweet and caramelized on the outside and flavorful on the inside. Just peel, cut them into chunks like you would small new potatoes. Toss with olive oil and roast!
I love roasted cauliflower…yum!
If you want your sweet potatoes a bit crispier, soak them in ice water for 30 minutes and then dry thoroughly before roasting.
Lacey, thanks for the ice water tip! We love cauliflower too.
I make mine with cinnamon and brown sugar. The kids love them!
I LOVE BEETS! I really love cold pickled beets but I have had them warm and they are good that way too! 😀 Let us know what you think!
Beets are great roasted with cubed sweet potatoes. The beets need to be a little smaller than the sweet potatoes because they take longer to cook. I learned this from a friend in a natural food coop… they really are delicious together.
Kale chips are fabulous! K know it sounds scary, but they’re great. The trick is not too much olove oil and don’t crowd them in the pan.
We love roasted sweet potatoes. We also love roasted yellow squash, mushrooms, onions (mixed together or separate!).
Roasted asparagus is also terrific. Contrary to popular opinion, we prefer the fatter stalks of asparagus. We sometimes just add salt but we also LOVE this recipe: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/5-ingredient-pantry-recipes-00400000047368/page7.html
(Sorry–don’t know if I can use html in comments!)
I don’t anymore take the time to brown the butter—I am sure it adds flavor but it is great without browning the butter. People who think they don’t like asparagus like it cooked this way.
Also–on the sweet potatoes–I have heard of people also adding cinnamon when roasting.
Thanks for your great blog!
Jocelyn Stott says
I need to make these. I love sweet potatoes and these look yummy!
Missus Wookie says
We roast almost any veggie – sweet potato, parsnip, carrot and potato mixed with maybe some squash is a fairly standard mix here.
However, a friend grows beetroot and gave us some to try roasting. They were o.k., not one we’ll go back to tho’. But then neither of us like raw or pickled beets so perhaps it wasn’t surprising the roasting didn’t change our minds.
I have roasted fresh beets on a cookie sheet in the oven but not cut in french fry shapes. I personally like beets very much. And hubby and I like sweet potatoes maybe even better than regular potatoes. But I have never made french fries out of sweet potatoes. But we eat sweet potatoes a few times a week and I will definitely make them now.
Colleen B. says
Most people are going to gag at the sight of what I’m about to divulge… Brussel sprouts. I know who actually eats them… WE DO.
Roasted with a little garlic salt and pepper, then when they come out of the oven and are still hot sprinkle with parmesan cheese… and poof they don’t taste anything like the weird funky little balls of yuck that I remember as a kid… who knew??
btw, don’t tell my mother that I now eat them without her bribing me.
Colleen, maybe if I get really brave I’ll give brussel sprouts a try 🙂
Colleen B. says
you should at least roasted 1 time. They taste so much better roasted than I could have imagined.
And the knife is AWESOME!
Kristal, I’m glad you like the knife!
This looks delicious! I have two questions I wanted to ask.
First of all, do you cook and eat the skins, too?
Also, I noticed you use Kosher salt. I’ve never used that. Does it enhance the taste?
Jessica, I did cook them with the skins. They are good to eat too. Kosher salt is a course salt, like what you find on soft pretzels. It’s good to cook with. You can use regular salt if you don’t have Kosher.
Ok, I see. Thank you, Tiffany! I visit your blog daily for ideas. I know we all appreciate the effort and time you put into this.
Christy Straub says
Looking forward to trying this one! I hope my family will eat them – they’re not big sweet potato fans. And I do love the knife – thanks so much!
ive always thought beets were gross but i never really tried them lol a couple months ago my husband basically made me lol but now i like them! its weird bc my mom loves them! they have like a earthy taste to them. ive been wanting to make pickled beets and can them soon!
I’ve always said I was going to try making SP fries homemade and just never had,… now I’m going to!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Shirley Mayer says
I have made kale several times in the oven & it’s delious. I wash, dry & cut up the kale. Put on a baking pan like a cookie sheet. Pour olive oil & a little garlic salt over kale. Mix thoroughly. Bake at 350° till kale starts turning brown & crispy. Be careful not 2 burn. Enjoy!!