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Yam Fries Shopping Tips

Buy cooking oils with high smoke points like peanut, canola, and safflower which don’t break down at the high temperatures needed for deep-frying.

Yam Fries Cooking Tips

Don’t overcrowd the pan – if too much food is added at once, the oil temperature will drop and the food will steam instead of brown.

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Burned most of my fries with the 500 degree oven. Will try 450 next time. But I did like the herb topping, and fortunately had fresh parsley & thyme growing in my back yard. Yummy on the few fries that I salvaged. Definitely worth trying with oven at a lower temp!

Keep in mind, not all ovens heat the same. You might need 500F to crisp the fries, but for a shorter time. You can't really walk away and leave them. You have to check them often, not occasionally. But they're delicious.

I can see why roasting at 500 F is necessary - to keep the fries crispy. I started out at 400, but had to increase to 500 in order to achieve crispiness

I stupidly followed the directions and burnt the bejeezus out of my fries. :(

Why hasn't someone corrected the oven temp on this recipe. Seriously? 1/2" fries to bake at 500 degrees for 30 minutes?

I love sweet potato fries and was looking for a creative side to go with the salmon burgers I was making. I did not use garlic but I added some red pepper flakes to give tham a little kick. I agree with the other reviewers about the temperature, 400 is sufficient. This was a healthy yet fun recipe that I will be making again. the kiddies loved it!

So delicious! Cooked it on 400 for 30 minutes. Was an awesome recipe.

Thanks to all who noted the shorter roasting time in the convection mode. At 400 degrees these cooked to delicious finish in 18 minutes and we enjoyed them immensely. Next time i'll try the spices from another recipe. chili, cumin, paprika for a change but the size (other recipe suggests matchstick. too much work) and baking time makes this the answer to delicious and healthy way to sweet potatoes in hot weather.

500 degrees for 22 minutes burnt 20 percent of fries to a crisp. We're not talking caramelized yumminess,we're talking fire alarm shrieking carbon tasting burnt. If I had cooked them for the suggested 30 minutes, theyɽ all be like this. I love sweet potato fries, even crispy ones, but I wouldn't make them like this again.

500 degrees? For 30 minutes. That's crazy! My husband tried doing this tonight I came home to a house filled with smoke and a bowl of blackened sweet potato "fries" for dinner. Next time I'll ask him to do it my [email protected] 400 (with convection) for about 15 minutes.

East to make and very versatile. Here is another sweet potato recipe that you will love

Tasted good and very easy to make, although I had a few issues with the texture. I think setting the oven at 500 degrees was the problem. the fries almost burned on one side, even though I turned them after 15 minutes. I would recommend setting the oven a little lower and turning the fries often so they don't stay on one side. They were soft on the inside but still tasted really good!

also. i baked for about 35 mins at 400 convection roast.

would have liked them crispier, but they were good and easy. Used my baking stone cookie sheet and convection at 400 as recommended by previous reviewers. Also used veggie oil as I have read about olive oil turning into trans fat over 350. Sprinkled with no salt herbal salt substitute and dipped in homemade chipotle mayo. Hubby gave it a 10. Next time will try the herbal mixture.

Great recipe! I have no problem with my oven at 500 degrees but every oven is different, so you might want to watch it closely if this is the first time you've fired it up that high. They seemed to crisp up after a few minutes out of the oven. I skipped the garlic and parsley because I made a garlic aioli for dipping:)

We made this recipe to the T. We love this dish. Having said that - the high heat of the oven set the broiler off and one side of the fries burned. While our company was polite and said that it was better that way -- we knew differently. Even so, a little charred on one side, they were still pretty good. So shame on us and our oven -- and we need to watch the oven more closely. Having said all of that that -- we will make this again and no doubt it will be great. Everyone should try this recipe.

I tossed the taters in olive oil with a mixture of finely ground lime rind, salt, pepper and rosemary. Heaven!

As others have said, 500 degrees is too high. I tried 425 for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Then broiled them thinking they would crispen up a bit. I suppose they did, but not enough. That said, these are delicious.

I guess everyone's oven is different. I took the suggestion of many of the cooks here and started with 425 degrees. it wasn't hot enough.I increased to 500 and had a much better result. I turned them after 10 minutes of roasting, then followed through with that process every 5 minutes thereafter. They were nicely brown, a little crispy and delicious! Big hit for a healthy dinner.

500 degrees is WAY TOO HIGH!! Iɽ say cook at 425 for 30 min. I just added thyme and they were tasty, but burnt around the edges.

I should have read the reviews first, I know better, but I was hurrying. I heated the oven to 500 as directed, threw the fries in and when I went to turn them about 20 minutes later (I had a baby to feed) they were CHARRED black. Not just overdone, but little ash piles. Sweet potato fries are fairly basic but never seem to crisp up so I thought I would try this high-temp recipe. I guess I shoulda known better. I have to go turn off the fire alarm now.

We loved ɾm. AND I completely forgot to add the herbs at the end. Just salt, pepper and garlic. Accompanied some andouille and beef burgers for a nice summer meal on the deck. Next time I'll wow ɾm with the herbs.

I did this before seeing a recipe, at 400 F. for just over 10 minutes but because I didn't turn them at all they burned completely on the one side. They were definitely cooked through (quite soft) so I have no idea how 500 F. for 30 min could possibly work! I did mix cinnamon, chili powder and ginger in with some oil, tossed to coat. Will still make them again but lower temperature and less time than this recipe states for sure!

Tossed the fries with olive oil & Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Baked in a convection oven at 400 for 30 minutes, turning every 10 mins. They disappeared. I would make these again. Cut the yams to a uniform "medium" wedge size. Very good.

I followed the advice of other reviewers and lowered the temp to 450 and put the spices on first. I also tossed them in a small of olive oil first. It was OK. The fries were not crispy at all. Next time I am just going to put a whole sweet potato in the oven, it will be easier.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Combine all the ingredients on a large baking sheet and use your hands to mix them thoroughly. Spread in an even layer.
  2. Bake until the sweet potatoes are lightly browned on the outside, crisp to the touch, and tender inside.

Eat This Tip

There are many ways to prepare these fries, and like all of our recipes, we encourage you to swap out any of the spices listed in this recipe to make a fry that is most to your liking. Not into spice? Cut the cayenne and add a nice curry. Want to amp up the heat? Keep the cayenne and add in some red pepper flakes, too.

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What to Serve with Sweet Potato Fries

There are so many meals and sides that will go great with these paleo-friendly sweet potato fries. Below are just a couple of suggestions on what you can do.

Condiments are a great way of enhancing the flavors of foods. To go with these fries, I recommend making some Paleo mayonnaise, homemade ketchup, or even a tartar sauce.

Lots of meals work nicely with these fries on the side, so feel free to make whatever you feel like. My personal recommendation is to make some coconut crusted chicken. The chicken works perfectly with these fries and creates a very fulfilling meal.

With all that said, these fries are perfect by themselves as a snack or meal. If you have any suggestions, then we will love to hear them, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

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Things That I Do Not Dunk: Basketballs.

I dated basketball players in high school and college. ) And stood on the sidelines and rocked it out on dance team and cheered them on. But I was never coordinated enough to shoot a free throw to save my life. Me and any sport that includes balls flying through the air do not mix.

Things That I DO Dunk: Chips in salsa. Apples in peanut butter. Pretzels in cheese. Cookies in milk. And of course, these perfectly grilled sweet potato fries in ketchup or whatever other sauce is nearby.

One just might say they’re a slam dunk of a recipe. )

I actually made these this summer for a post with ALDI about grilling healthy side dishes. So often, it seems that people tend to grill only their main dishes. But there are so many great sides, apps, and desserts that you can also throw on the grill as well.

These sweet potato fries (or wedges, whatever you’d like to call them) are a great example.

They are healthier, made with simple ingredients and good-for-you sweet potatoes that are grilled instead of fried. They are simple to make, as you just parboil them inside and then finish them on the grill outside. And they are that perfect mix of sweet and salty, and they’re as good as any sweet potato fry I know.

To learn how to make these Grilled Sweet Potato Fries, just pop on over to ALDI’s blog for the recipe. And then pick up a bag of sweet potatoes and grill ’em up, and then happily dunk away. )

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Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

This basic (but brilliant!) recipe requires very few ingredients, making it a minimalists dream come true! To make this irresistible snack you’ll need sweet potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and a pinch of brown sugar. You’ll also need a large baking sheet, some tinfoil, and a baking rack (this is what I use). The assembly takes virtually no effort and should take less than 10 minutes. Perfect for nights you’re in no mood to fuss with food.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

A crispy, healthy sweet potato fries that are baked and not fried!


  • 8 ounces, weight Sweet Potato
  • 1 whole Egg White
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • 1 dash Cayenne Pepper (Optional)


Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and cut into sticks. Place potatoes into a cold bowl of water and let them soak for 30 minutes to get the starch out. Rinse and pat the potatoes dry.

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper spray with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until very light and foamy (a few minutes). Add the potatoes and the seasonings to the egg whites and toss to coat evenly.

Spread the potatoes onto baking sheet, not touching. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the potatoes and rotate the baking sheet. Cook until crispy and serve immediately.