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Spiced & Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on | December 16, 2012 | 6 Comments

I admit that I have not been so interested in sweet potatoes for quite a while. The first sweet potatoes I tried came in the shape of a Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. Let me mention first that most Germans actually consider many North American dishes as too sweet, way too sweet as a matter of fact. This sweet potato casserole was no exception for my German palate. I thought it was oozing with sugar, once again, my German opinion ;-)   And it was topped with marshmallows to make it even sweeter. So for a long time after this experience, I did not touch sweet potatoes but I like to give things a second chance and so I started making my own dishes with sweet potatoes including the dreaded casserole (I used a meringue topping instead of marshmallows – soo much better) but needless to say I drastically cut down the sugar et voila… I started to love sweet potatoes.

I have made sweet potato fries several times by now but sadly I managed to lose the recipe each time. This is one of the many reasons why I love blogging. No more misplaced or lost recipes, given I manage to post them which of course does not always happen. Now back to this recipe, the spice blend for these fries is perfect. It adds just the right amount of flavour and spice. And they turn out decently crispy, not the same as deep fried but I am willing to sacrifice this to make them healthier.

Sweet Potato Fries


  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • about 1 1/2 lbs / 680 g sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • a few pinches cayenne


Preheat the oven to 450°F/ 230°C.

Combine the grated garlic and the olive oil in a bowl. Set aside. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into 1/3 inch (0.85 cm) thick sticks. Add the sweet potato sticks to the bowl with the oil and toss them until they’re evenly coated.

Mix the spices together in a small dish. Sprinkle this spice mix over the sweet potatoes and toss them to coat them evenly.

Place the fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Flip them and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked to preference.

These fries can be served as a side to all sorts of dishes such as burgers.

Guten Appetit!

Source:  Cooking Weekends

Gewürzte und gebackene Pommes aus Süβkartoffeln


  • 1-2 EL Olivenöl
  • 1 groβe Knoblauchzehe, zerrieben
  • ca.  680 g / 1 1/2 lbs Süβkartoffeln (Sweet Potato)
  • 1/2 TL Paprika
  • 1/2 TL Kreuzkümmel/Cumin
  • 1/4 TL frisch gemahlener Pfeffer
  • 1/4 TL Salz
  • 1/8 TL Zimt
  • 1/8 TL Ingwerpulver
  • ein paar Messerspitzen Cayennepfeffer


Den Backofen auf 450°F/ 230°C vorheizen.

Den zerriebenen Knoblauch und das Olivenöl in einer Schüssel vermengen. Beiseite stellen. Die Süβkartoffeln waschen und schälen. In ungefähr 1/3 inch (0,85 cm) dicke Streifen schneiden. Die Süβkartoffelstreifen in die Schüssel mit dem Olivenöl geben und mit dem Öl vermischen.

Die Gewürze in einer kleinen Schüssel vermengen, über die Süβkartoffeln streuen und mit diesen vermengen.  

Die Süβkartoffelpommes auf ein mit Backpapier belegtes Backblech legen und für 20 Minuten backen. Die Pommes dann wenden und für weitere 10 bis 15 Minuten backen oder je nach Geschmack.

Kann als Beilage zu allen möglichen Gerichten serviert werden, wie z.B. einem Burger.

Gute Appetit!!!   

Quelle:  Cooking Weekends


6 Responses to “Spiced & Baked Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 17th, 2012 @ 01:25

    Such a satisfying and delicious meal! Really love those baked sweet potato chips.

  2. camille
    December 17th, 2012 @ 03:46

    Mmmm, sweet potato fries. With a little spice like this, they might even be better than regular fries!

  3. Julia |
    December 20th, 2012 @ 11:22

    I love sweet potato fries! They go so well with so many dishes as a side dish

  4. BalticMaid
    December 20th, 2012 @ 22:33

    @ Angie: Thank you!

    @ camille: I really enjoyed the spices in this recipe which go together so well with the sweetness of the sweet potato. Thank you!

    @ Julia: I agree. They’re so tasty and versatile!

  5. Meghan
    October 28th, 2013 @ 17:35

    I just made these and they are TASTY. Great mix of spices, although I still have trouble getting sweet potato to be as crispy as I’d like.

  6. BalticMaid
    November 5th, 2013 @ 09:33

    @ Meghan: I agree. I am in love with the spices as well but they’re not as crispy as deep fried ones. On the other hand it makes them a lot healthier though :-)

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