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Small Batch Sweet Potato Fries

Learn how to make a small batch of sweet potato fries with just 1 sweet potato! Baked, not fried - they are completely addicting!

a green bowl filled with sweet potato fries on a brown wood table

Sweet potatoes are deliciously sweet and good for you too! But when you cut sweet potatoes into wedges and bake them into crispy fries, they're truly spectacular.

Why This Recipe Works

  • These sweet potato fries are the perfect small batch recipe and they're made with just one sweet potato.
  • They're seasoned perfectly!
  • It's hard to eat just one.
  • They're baked, not fried so there is no need to feel guilty about eating them all.
  • Sweet potato fries are easy to make - just slice, season, and bake in the oven.

Ingredients

olive oil, a sweet potato, spice jar, salt and pepper on a brown cutting board

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

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  • Sweet potato: I use 1 large sweet potato which usually weighs between 8 and 8.5-ounces (230g).
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this baked sweet potato fries recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Seasonings: I like to use smoked paprika, a little salt, and black pepper. The fries are perfectly spiced and sweet at the same time.

How To Make This Recipe

  • Wash, peel, and chop the sweet potato into french fry shapes or wedges with a very sharp knife. Don't worry they won't all look perfect. Just try to get them to be roughly the same size so the fries bake evenly. I cut mine to be about 1/4 to 1/-2 inches wide.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Try not to crowd them or else they won't bake properly. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, and add the salt, pepper, and paprika. Toss everything together to coat.
a small baking sheet filled with unbaked sweet potato wedges. A bottle of olive oil and a spice jar is next to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and flip the sweet potato fries over with tongs or a fork. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until they are well browned.
baked sweet potato fries on a baking sheet.

Expert Tips

  • Try to cut the fries approximately the same size so they are all completely cooked at the same time.
  • Don't overcrowd the fries on the baking sheet. You want them to be in a single layer so that all the fries bake evenly.
  • Be sure to preheat the oven before baking the fries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Absolutely! For one person, I always use 1 large sweet potato. If I'm cooking for two, I use 2 sweet potatoes. Just double the other ingredients and bake as recommended in the recipe.

Do I Have To Peel The Sweet Potato?

You can peel them or leave the skins on. It is completely up to you.

Are There Other Ways To Season Sweet Potato Fries?

Yes. Although I love the taste of smoked paprika on my fries, they also taste great with other spices and seasonings such as:
* Garam masala
* Garlic powder
* Cinnamon
* Turmeric
* Cayenne pepper

What Can I Dip Sweet Potato Fries In?

Here are a few dipping sauce ideas:
* Honey mustard: combine 2 tablespoons mustard, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon of honey.
* Spicy mayo: mix together 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon of sriracha or your favorite hot sauce.
* Remoulade Sauce
* Personally, I love eating them with mayo only.

Serving Suggestions

A small batch of sweet potato fries make a great snack to eat anytime but they also go great with any of these single serving meals:

a bowl of sweet potato fries with a black bowl of mayonnaise in the background

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this sweet potato fries recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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a small bowl filled with sweet potato fries

Small Batch Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: baked sweet potato fries, sweet potato, sweet potato fries
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Scrub and peel the sweet potato. Cut off both ends. Cut the potato in half lengthwise, and then, in half crosswise. Cut each piece into ¼ to ½-inch thick wedges.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Try not to crowd them or else they won't bake properly. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, and add the paprika, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix well, so all pieces are coated with oil and spices.
  • Spread the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for a total of 25 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and use tongs or a fork to turn over all of the sweet potato wedges.
    Return to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until they are well-browned. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the sweet potato wedges.
  • Remove from the oven and let fries cool for 5 minutes before eating.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Try to cut the fries all approximately the same size so they are all completely cooked at the same time.
  • Don't overcrowd the fries on the baking sheet. You want them to be in a single layer so that all the fries bake evenly.
  • Be sure to preheat the oven before baking the fries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 48236IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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