Sweet Potato Fries

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To say I am not a fan of sweet potatoes is an understatement.  I’m not even sure I can call the sweet potato a potato.   I am totally, completely in love with regular potatoes and eat them frequently.

I just can’t get over the sweetness of the sweet potato.  I’ve tried sweet potato fries, tater tots, and even a stuffed sweet potato but I didn’t enjoy any of them.

.Easy Sweet Potato Fries

A quick funny story.   In an effort to have healthier school lunches our cafeteria started serving sweet potato tots.   None of the kids would eat them so I decided to take one for the team and get some to try.  I figured even if I didn’t like them, I’d eat them and show the kids they weren’t that bad.

The lunch ladies were thrilled.   I took my first bite and almost gagged.   They were soggy and horrible!   I managed to eat a second one but had to throw the rest away.  Total teacher fail.

Unprocessed Foods:   Sweet Potato Fries

So late this summer we went to a friends house.  He was cooking us dinner and my husband and I were very excited.   While he was preparing dinner he told us he was making his sweet potato fries as an appetizer.

My husband and I gave each other a look, knowing that neither of us enjoy sweet potatoes.   Since we were at a guests house we would both take a handful and pretend to enjoy them.

Sweet Potato Fries

As they came out of the fryer, they actually looked pretty good.  I tentatively took a first bite and was surprised.   i took another bite and actually smiled.  They were delicious!

I handed my husband one, told him it was good, and he skeptically took a bite.  He had the same reaction, actually enjoying the fries.   So this week for Sunday Supper’s Unprocessed theme, I decided to make these delicious sweet potato fries.

Delicious and easy to make Sweet Potato Fries

We ended up eating a ton of these sweet potato fries.  They were so crispy and delicious with just a small sprinkle of salt.  In fact, we liked them so much that I made them for dinner the next week.   Thanks to Randy for showing both my husband and I that we actually DO like sweet potatoes!

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3 ingredient Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy sweet potato fries are easy to make and are a delicious side dish!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 c. vegetable oil
  • sea salt


  • Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into very thin sticks. Each sweet potato should make about 40 potato sticks.
  • Place the oil in the bottom of a deep saucepan. Heat until a thermometer reads 350 degrees.
  • Add about 20 fries to the oil. Allow to cook 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip. Cook for 1-3 minutes on the other side, just until they begin to brown.
  • Remove the fries with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining fries.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and serve hot.


Recipe from Randy

3 ingredient Sweet Potato Fries


  1. Sometimes all it takes is one good sweet potato experience! Have you tried sweet potato casseroles? They’re great made with butternut squash, too! But yes, my favorite has always been the famed sweet potato fry–and yours looks delicious!

    1. LOL I read this comment before your other one and was like WHAT??? I often misspell things on comments too. I think it’s because I’m trying to comment on so many at one time!

  2. It’s so great when you find a taste for something after having it prepared a certain way. I love sweet potatoes and I’m sure I’d love these fries.

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