Few foods make my heart happy like a sweet potato does. The sweet but still savory pulp is perfect for everything from a pie to these delicious baked sweet potato fries. This recipe is one that can be made without the curry added, but is absolutely fantastic with that hint of spice to mellow the sweet flavor. As a side to your favorite burger, a simple snack when you are craving "junk" food, or the showpiece in a vegan meal, the simple sweet potato fry is one food you will make time and again.
Curry Baked Sweet Potato Fries
From a nutritional stand point, the sweet potato is truly one of natures most incredible foods. They are full of vitamins, high in fiber, low in calories, and absolutely delicious. So, adding them to every meal isn't going too far, in my opinion. Plus, they are one item that you and your kids will both agree is a great side to any meal.
If you haven't had sweet potato fries, you may think there is no way they can be a good substitute for your regular French fry recipe. No, they are not exactly the same, but they are definitely just as tasty. Rather than a salty taste, they are definitely sweet when made without seasoning. The thing is, there is something wonderful about this fibrous root vegetable that melds easily with both sweet and savory additions.
Do I Need to Peel My Sweet Potatoes?
This is totally up to you and a personal preference. In our house, we never peel potatoes. We simply scrub the outsides well to remove any dirt and grime, then cut and cook. If you prefer peeled, then take the time to do so before slicing into the fry lengths for this recipe.
When peeling sweet potatoes, you'll notice the skin is a bit tougher than a traditional potato. I like to use a quality vegetable peel for this. When it comes to cutting them into strips, I reach for my handy mandolin or vegetable chopper. Both are ideal for making fries in precise sizes that will cook more evenly.
What Should I Dip Sweet Potato Fries Into?
Sweet potatoes are one of those yummy sides that is ideal for dipping sauces. I admit, I'm kind of a ketchup hound, and so dipping salty sweet potato fries into it just makes sense. Others prefer a bit of ranch dip, a yogurt dip, or even barbecue sauce.
If following this recipe with curry powder, I recommend a plain yogurt or even a curried yogurt dipping sauce. It fits well and is a nice creamy addition. However, if you don't want to dip your fries, then just enjoy them as they are! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfectly cooked.
What Other Spices Go Well with Sweet Potatoes?
Other than the basic salt and pepper that you normally add to fries, I love the addition of a bit of curry powder. The sweet and salty mixes well with just a hint of heat in the powder blend that is delightful. Below are a few other ideas that make for great flavor on sweet potatoes.
- Italian seasoning blend
- Taco seasoning blend
- Cajun spice blend
- Herbs de Provance
- Chili powder
- Vanilla sugar
- Cinnamon sugar
- Brown sugar and cinnamon
What are the myWW Points for Sweet Potato Fries?
Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any menu and I absolutely love that they fit so well into variety of myWW plans. The serving size below is using one medium sweet potato. For the most accurate points value, I recommend using a food scale and weighing your serving then calculating the points.
- myWW Blue: 6
- myWW Green: 6
- myWW Purple: 0
- Points Plus: 2
- Sweet potatoes
- Black pepper
- Curry powder
- Non-stick cooking spray
How to Make Curry Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line your baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
Slice your sweet potatoes into ¼"-½" wide strips.
In a large bowl, toss your sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, and curry powder.
Lay the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet(s).
Spritz the top of the fries with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 15 minutes then turn the fries and continue baking an additional 15 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
Crispy Curry Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 4 medium sweet potatoes sliced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp curry powder
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and line your baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Slice your sweet potatoes into ¼"-½" wide strips.4 medium sweet potatoes
- In a large bowl, toss your sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, and curry powder.¼ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp curry powder
- Lay the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet(s).
- Spritz the top of the fries with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.Non-stick cooking spray
- Bake for 15 minutes then turn the fries and continue baking an additional 15 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
- myWW Blue: 6
- myWW Green: 6
- myWW Purple: 0
- Points Plus: 2
I'm going to have to try this. I've always associated sweet potato with sweet so this would definitely be different. Like you I was late with the sweet potato too and when I did try it it had to have pecans or marshmallows on top. Then I tried baking in the microwave and sprinkling with pumpkin pie spice. So yummy!!
These are awesome! I used a little different spices....chili powder, garlic powder, and some onion powder. It gives a nice little spice to the sweetness..YUMMY!!! Roni...I have told so many people about you and this site! First time posting for me...But I am on the site ALL the time!!! You really are an inspiration. Thank you:)
I made these tonight but I decided to cook without the curry. I just used some salt. Then I made a curry dipping sauce of 2 tbls. fat free sour cream and 1/2 tsp. curry powder. I enjoyed it, but honestly probably could have been perfectly happy with the potatoes plain, too. I am also so inspired by you Roni! I'm a good cook (so I'm told) but had lost my desire to come up with new, healthy, creative ideas. Your site has really helped me out! I can't thank you enough for that.
Made them tonight as well as the tilapia and they were fabulous. Mine weren't crunchy either, but I didn't care. I just need to add more curry next time. Thanks, Roni!
Hello. Awesome. I didn't have curry powder so I used garlic. So yummy. Thanks.
Mine don't come out that crunchy but I like them that way. Experiment with the size of the cuts and the heat.
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Hi Roni. I love your sites. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and creativity with us. The recipes are great and easy. I'm not a fan of the WW website for recipes; too difficult to find certain things and some recipes are too difficult to make. I LOVE the frattata (which I just made for dinner!!!). I plan to make the sweet potatoes over the weekend. I've been on WW since the end of May and I've lost 63 lbs (plus I lost 30 lbs before starting WW after the birth of my second child for a total of 93 lbs.) I just made LifeTime today and plan to stick with it. STill have about 7 lbs to go to my ultimate goal. My big issue (besides exercising) is finding good foods to eat. Just wanted to thank you again for everything. I know everyone has said it, but you are a huge inspiration to us all. Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year.
Jennie Cake says
These look amazing! I have tried your buternut squash fries but mine didn't come out with any crunch.. these look like I can get that crisp bite that potatoes get. Just wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration 🙂
Baby Carrot says
Another fabulous and helpful video! Thanks so much for all your hard work. I tell everyone (with links!) about your site. Everyone loves it.
I talk about you like we're friends, "Roni says..." blah, blah, blah. Then they say, "That's cool, who's Roni?"
Marcy - I LOVE eating non-breakfast breakfasts! Since having the toddler I don't do it as much. Wait a minute, what am I saying, I have a leftover stuffed pepper this morning! LOL
I love your website. I found you a couple of months ago and have lost 15 pounds so far on WW. You are a true inspiration, and I check in here often to see what's happenning.
I get some really good ideas from you - you have done so much for so many people.
Thanks to you, I'm making sweet potato fries at 9:30 a.m. - I don't love breakfast foods, and this will be a perfect and delish way to start my day.
#1 - Thanks SO much!!
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#1 - Love your site(s)!
#2 - Just wondering if you could add a column to your nutritional tables for WW Points
#3 - I use your Diet Units Calculators every single day.
#4 - You inspire me every day!