- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Optional: chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set aside.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into uniform strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. Try to make them as evenly sized as possible so they cook evenly.
In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a seasoned oil mixture.
Add the sweet potato strips to the bowl with the seasoned oil mixture. Toss until the sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
Arrange the coated sweet potato fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not overcrowded. This will help them crisp up nicely.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through the cooking time. Bake until the fries are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
Once the sweet potato fries are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. You can garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.
Serve the baked sweet potato fries hot as a delicious and nutritious side dish or snack. Enjoy!
Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your sweet potato fries and your oven, so keep an eye on them to prevent burning.