Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

If you’re anything like me, you love the convenience, and great taste of the store bought Sweet Potato Fries. Dump them on a pan and in 15-20 minutes you’ve got hot fries.  Well, if you have a few extra minutes, you can easily make them from scratch.  Seriously.  And…they taste better.  Shhhh, don’t tell anyone I said that.  Anyway, I hope you give these a shot.  They are super delicious, a little spicy and the garlic and fresh thyme make them fancy schmancy!  Oh, they also go great with these.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into french fry shape
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 pinches crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper, to taste

1 Preheat the oven to 450.
2 In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the remaining ingredients.  Arrange on 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the fries are crisp.  Serve immediately.

Makes 6-8 servings

  • Mich9
    March 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

    google knows it 😀

  • marla
    December 6, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Homemade sweet potato fries are amazing, your recipe for them looks wonderful!

  • Maria
    December 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The best kind of fries!

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    December 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

    You can’t beat homemade fries!

  • Diane {Created by Diane}
    December 2, 2011 at 12:11 am

    oh yummy these look great!

  • Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}
    December 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Oh girl, the slider and the fries look fabulous! I love sweet potato fries and the addition of the red pepper flakes makes it that much better!

  • PinkGranny
    December 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm


  • A Spoonful of Yumm
    December 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    yummy yumm ! i love potato fries and this sweet version looks great

  • Sanjeeta kk
    December 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Garlic, olive oil and herbs…infused in my sweet potatoes..a winner recipe!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    December 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    My husband and I love sweet potato fries, we could probably polish this all off in one sitting! lol

  • Yummy Mummy
    December 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Agreed! One you make them from fresh potatoes you’ll never go back to the frozen variety !

  • Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    December 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Love the hot pepper flakes here!

  • Karen
    December 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I adore sweet potato fries, but a certain member of the family does not like them at all. So, I usually only order them out. But if they’re this easy, I may have to start making them at home! Looks great and love the spice!