Sweet potato chips are high up on the list of the best side dish there is. They are simple to make, you can season them with anything and you can get them perfectly crispy without frying (by following our tips). These Baked Sweet Potato chips are a must for your next burger or pizza night.
If you love oven chips, then you need to try this recipe. These sweet potato chips will change your life. If sweet potato chips are a big part of your life that is. They are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and haven't been anywhere near a fryer. You can still get crispy sweet potato chips without frying - we have ALL the tips for you.
If you are looking for some other sweet potato recipes to try, then why not try our Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos or Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup.
Why you will love it
- Great alternative to potato chips - If you love homemade chips, then this makes a nice change.
- Easy to adapt with different seasonings - You never have to have the same chips twice with all the different seasoning options out there.
- Crispy, without being fried - Follow all our tips and you can have crispy sweet potato chips without having to fry them.
- Sweet potatoes - Make sure to follow the tips below for soaking and drying the potatoes.
- Oil - We used a good quality olive oil, but vegetable oil or sunflower oil will work too.
- Cornstarch - Also known as corn flour. This is the secret ingredient to getting crispy sweet potato oven chips.
- Seasoning - We went with garlic, parsley, sea salt and black pepper
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How To Make Sweet Potato Chips - Step by Step
One: Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Cut the sweet potatoes into fries about 1.5cm thick.
Two: Soak the fries in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Dry with a towel.
Three: Place the dried sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the oil, cornstarch, garlic and parsley and mix well.
Four: Place them on to a baking tray and spread out so there is enough space between the fries. Put them into the oven for 15 minutes. Flip the fries and then cook for a further 20 minutes, or until crispy.
Health benefits of sweet potato
Whilst there is nothing wrong with white potatoes (we love them), sweet potatoes make a nice change to regular fries and they have lots of nutritional benefits. Not only a good source of fibre, but packed with B vitamins and vitamin C too. They are also high in beta-carotene.
We could eat fries every day of the week, but having them the same way would get boring. An easy way to change them up each time is to use a different seasoning. Have you tried our French Fry Seasoning?
This recipe uses garlic granules, dried parsley and some salt and pepper. But you really could use anything you like. A Cajun or Fajita blend seasoning would work well, or just some chilli powder.
What to serve with Sweet Potato Chips
The great thing about these sweet potato chips are that there are so many different dishes that you can serve them with. Anything that you would serve potatoes with, you can serve with this potato dish. Why not try one of these:
- Oven Cooked Sausages
- Crispy Chicken Goujons
- Lamb Shish Kebabs
- Salmon Fishcakes
- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Easy Hunters Chicken
- Pesto Salmon
- Caprese Chicken
Some kind of dip is a must with these too. We made a Sriracha mayo, but we have lots of other options. Why not try our Homemade BBQ Sauce, Jalapeno Sauce or Healthy Tomato Ketchup. We also love dipping potatoes into our Easy Tartare Sauce.
You can use this exact recipe to make air fryer sweet potato fries too and they will get just as crisp. You can even use a little less oil if you like, as that's one of the great things about an air fryer.
Nobody wants a soggy floppy sweet potato fry - it's all about the crispiness. When you get them in a restaurant, they are always perfectly crispy, but usually fried. We wanted to keep them baked, but still with some crispiness.
The key to getting them crispy in the oven is to firstly make sure they are thinly cut. Then, rinse them in cold water to get off any extra starch and then making sure they are dried of any water, so they crisp rather than steam. Cornstarch is also essential to a crispy baked fry, and you can mix it with the other seasonings before coating.
It's also important to make sure that you don't put too many fries in one pan and overcrowd them. They like their space, so use two pans if needed. Also, cook them at a high temperature. Following these simple steps will help you get that crispy baked fry that you want.
• To get crispy fries, soak them in water first and make sure they are dried well.
• Mix cornstarch with your seasoning for extra crispy fries.
• It's important to make sure you don't put too many chips in one pan, so space them out. Other wise they will steam and not get crispy.
• Make sure that they are all cut evenly so they cook at the same rate.
• Get creative with the seasoning. A Cajun or Mexican blend seasoning would work well.
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Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- 400 g (14 oz) Sweet potato
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoon Cornflour (corn starch)
- 1 tablespoon Dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon Garlic granules
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C(fan)/400°F/Gas 6. Cut 400 g Sweet potato into fries about 1.5cm thick.
- Soak the fries in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Dry with a towel.
- Place the dried sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add 2 tablespoon Olive oil, 2 tablespoon Cornflour (corn starch), 1 tablespoon Garlic granules 1 tablespoon Dried parsley and 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper. Mix well.
- Place them onto a baking tray and spread out so there is enough space between the fries.
- Put them into the oven for 15 minutes. Flip the fries and then cook for a further 20 minutes, or until crispy.
- To get crispy fries, soak them in water first and make sure they are dried well.
- Mix cornstarch with your seasoning for extra crispy fries.
- It's important to make sure you don't put too many chips in one pan, so space them out. Other wise they will steam and not get crispy.
- Make sure that they are all cut evenly so they cook at the same rate.
- Get creative with the seasoning. A Cajun or Mexican blend seasoning would work well.
Will these work in an airfryer?
Yes, they will work in an air fryer and you might not need to use as much oil either.
You mention garlic, but it is not listed in the ingredients. How much garlic?
At the top of the post it says 1tbsp garlic granules. I will add it to the recipe card too. I hope you enjoy.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
These fries look amazing, love the fact they are not deep fried. Great use of sweet potato.
Thanks! I much prefer them baked, especially when you can still get them crispy.
I think that is why they don't turn out right for most people.
I love sweet potato fries but I've never been able to make them successfully at home, will definitely have to give your method a go!
Not cooking too many at once is key.
I have always wanted to make some of these but still haven't got round too it.
This recipe is fool-proof!
Anything but foolproof. I won't be using it again.
Sorry you didn't enjoy them. If you can give a few more details about what went wrong, then we can try to help you. We have tested this recipe many many times and never had an issue.
Sweet potato fries are some of my favorite things, and I choose them over regular fries all the time! These look just perfect. :)
They have to be crispy though :)
These look perfect, Dannii! I feel the same way, I can never resist a plate if they are on the menu! Baking them at home is so much healthier though! Yay, congrats on the Weight Watchers collaboration too :)
Thanks Kelly! I have lots of exciting recipes coming your way!
Another simple yet amazing snacks! Potatoes are my bestfriends: salty, sweet, cheesy and whatever. Haha
Cheesy potatoes are one of my favourite comfort foods.
I love sweet potato fries, it's not something I've ever managed to make successfully at home for some reason so I'll definitely be giving this recipe a go. xx
Definitely give this a try!
Petra / Be Healthy Now
My boyfriend loves sweet potato fries, will have to try your healthier version and see how that turns out! Normally when I bake slices of sweet potato in the oven, they always turn out soft.
They key is to not cook too many at one time, as they won't get crispy.
I love sweet potato fries but they always go soft and break when I take them out, now I know why! Thanks for the tip
You are very welcome!
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts
Yum, you have me craving sweet potato fries now!
I might make them again tonight!
Well done on your amazing weight loss! That's fantastic!
The sweet potato fries look awesome. I'm such a sucker for them - I'll always order them at a restaurant (or swap normal fries for them). Restaurant ones are probably not that much healthier than regular but they taste 100 times better. Love this healthy version though.
I notice the sweet potatoes in all your rib photos ;)
Congrats on the weight loss!! And I will be trying out this recipe, I prefer baked than fried food anyway!
Thank you :) Yes, I always feel like crap after fried food.
had to try these as they look soon good& they are so thank you danni love love your book !!!
Yay - I am glad you enjoyed them and I am happy that you are enjoying the book too!
Fashion and Style Police
Congrats on your weight loss. This dish looks so yummy.
Thanks so much! I am feeling really good at the moment.
Mmm I love sweet potato fries. Congratulations on the weight loss! I too am on a slimming plan - I've lost 11 lbs since the New Year through calorie counting (choosing sensible options to feel full) and exercise. On a mission! :)
We can do it :D
Tandy I Lavender and Lime
I grow my own sweet potatoes so I shall keep this in mind for when I harvest them
I would love to grow my own, I just don't think we have the room.