Finger Lickin’ Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe was an instant hit with the family, especially my toddler and my husband. You know it is good when your toddler is stuffing her mouth with a piece and immediately asking for the next piece, and your husband asks you to give him the recipe!

The best part is, these vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free sweet potato fries are good for you and super fast to put together. Make double the portion, to save some to enjoy for later. Just reheat in a toaster oven for about 5 minutes before serving. This makes a great appetizer or tasty side dish to go with any meal. Or if you prefer, enjoy these fries all on their own as a nutritious snack. You could also make a double portion and bring these along for all to enjoy at a picnic or celebration gathering!

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Finger Lickin' Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free sweet potato fries are fast to make and enjoy alongside your main course.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 220 kcal
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (sliced into thin strips)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (also known as corn flour)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (may increase slightly to 1 ¼ teaspoons if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  1. Place the oven rack in the upper section of the oven, then preheat the oven to 400 F (or 204 C).

  2. Wash, peel and slice the potato into thin strips. Then pat these potato strips very dry with a paper towel or kitchen towel, before moving on to the next recipe step.

  3. Toss the sliced sweet potato strips in a large container (with a lid) with the corn starch. Once all coated, add in the oil, close the container and shake again to coat the strips well.

  4. Sprinkle on the salt and ground black pepper onto the sweet potato strips in the container and then close the container and shake again to coat the strips. Alternatively, use your hand to rub or massage in these seasonings to make sure all are evenly coated.

  5. Finally, sprinkle on the paprika and garlic powder on the fries and again shake the closed container to coat the fries.
  6. Arrange the sweet potato strips into a single layer on a baking tray or glass casserole bakeware.
  7. Bake 15-18 minutes each side, or until crispy. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These sweet potato fries get crispy much faster if the fries are placed in a single layer on the baking tray or in the glass bake ware. Keep watch towards the end (after you have flipped the fries once) when baking to make sure the fries don’t get burnt.


If you prefer, you can arrange the sweet potato strips on the baking tray or glass casserole bake ware first, before sprinkling on the paprika and garlic powder evenly over the potato strips prior to baking.

Nutrition Facts
Finger Lickin' Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 676mg29%
Potassium 597mg17%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24233IU485%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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