That crispy crunch you like with your sweet potato fries but oven baked instead!

That crispy crunch you like with your sweet potato fries but oven baked instead!

There is a deli in our hometown of Wake Forest, NC that has gained our family’s business for as long as it is around. The deli is called Village Deli and they have consistently had great food and great service. One of the items we discovered there years ago, which we all love and consistently order, are sweet potato fries.

Because of this addiction to sweet potato fries I have tried for a long time to replicate them the best I could at home without frying them. It has been a challenge, but with some research and experimenting, I have found a sound solution to my soggy baked sweet potato fries! These sweet potato fries take about an hour to bake and sit and are well worth the wait!

A few crucial keys to getting these fries crispy are;

1) have the fries separated and touching as little as possible on the baking pan
2) place your fries on PARCHMENT PAPER!!!!!
3) after the baking is complete, crack the oven door open, turn off the oven, and let fries sit for 30 additional minutes

I am so glad I figured out how to make crispy oven-baked sweet potato fries, and I hope those who share my delight for sweet potato fries will enjoy making these on your own!

yield: 3 – 4 servings friesAuthor: Keaton Eppsprint recipe

Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Cut potatoes into fry slices
  3. Put corn starch on top of fries and mix well, shaking off excess cornstarch and then dump the excess corn starch
  4. Mix all other ingredients and pour oil mixture over fries
  5. Mix well and ensure that all fries are covered with mixture
  6. Spread fries out on two different baking sheets that are lined with parchment paper. Make sure fries are as separated as possible
  7. Bake fries for 15 minutes, remove, flip over, and bake for 15 more minutes. After baking, turn off oven and let pans sit in oven for 30 minutes as oven cools off.
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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.