These spicy sweet potato fries are the perfect quick snack or side dish. These fries are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet and taste indulgent but aren’t at all. This no-fuss recipe can be prepped and on the table in under 25 minutes.
Sweet potato fries make a great substitute for regular fries if you are looking to work more nutrients into your diet. Sweet potatoes are packed vitamins A, B6, and C in abundance. Additionally, they contain calcium, iron, magnesium, and soreness-busting, muscle-rebuilding potassium. That’s not too shabby for one food.
If you like your food really hot, serve these spicy sweet potato fries with extra hot sauce drizzled on top. If you prefer not to sweat while you eat, this healthy homemade mayo balances the spiciness of these fries with a smooth creaminess. These sweet potato fries also pair well with grilled chicken and lean turkey burgers. You can also use them as a base for loaded cheese fries if you layer on black beans, chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, and a bit of low fat cheddar cheese.
Macros: Calories 380 kcal, Protein 4g, Carbs 65g, Fat 10g
- 1 large sweet potato (300g)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp chili powder*
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes*
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
*If you prefer to make this with less (or more!) heat, feel free to reduce the measurement of red pepper and chili powder from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon or less. If you like things very spicy, feel free to increase the amount of red pepper and chili powder used.
1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F). Rinse the sweet potato well and pat dry. Cut the sweet potatoes into fries and toss with olive oil.
2. In a large bowl, add all your spices and mix them together so they are well distributed. Toss the fries in the spices to coat them evenly in the spice mix.
3. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Spread the fries out on the prepared sheet.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 19-23 minutes or until fries are fork tender. For best results, turn fries over once midway through baking.
If you are looking for a low-carb alternative, check out our Aubergine Fries recipe HERE.