Oven Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Baked purple sweet potatoes are crispy, slightly sweet with a kick of heat from the spices. They are amazingly delicious and a great side dish or Snack.

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Purple Sweet potato fries are vibrantly colored, crispy fries with a slight hint of sweetness and a kick of heat. These quick and healthy fries are oven roasted or baked and are awesome to eat on their own, but, are even more amazing with a creamy dip.

Baked purple sweet potato fries on parchment paper.

I love adding colors to our diets. The first time I saw this purple sweet potato was at a Farmers Market and I was intrigued. I immediately bought it and made the baked the sweet potato.. delicious with just a dollop of salted butter, YUM! The next step was to make my kids eat it, so I made these crispy fries and they loved them! We like baking these fries and not deep frying them, so they are super healthy. More colors and Antioxidants for the win.. woohoo! These fries are great as a side or as a simple and healthy snack.

I also make these beautiful and vibrant purple sweet potato flatbreads and my whole family devours them! They are absolutely soft and delicious.

Purple sweet potato roti with pickle.

How to make Oven roasted Purple Sweet potato Fries?

  • First, wash and chop the sweet potato into fry-shaped sticks. We like the fries a bit sturdier, so I cut them into this rectangle shaped sticks. Peeling the sweet potatoes is personal choice, we like the crispy skin.
Purple Sweet potato cut into fries.
  • Add the chopped sweet potato to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Add salt, red chili powder/Paprika, garlic powder, Olive oil and mix them all together.
Baking sweet potato fries with salt, chili powder, garlic powder and Oil.
  • Bake at 425 °F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, give the baking sheet a shake and bake again for 5 more minutes. Remember, Each oven is different, the baking temperatures might vary depending on the oven.

A quick Q&A before we move on to the recipe card:

How healthy are purple Sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes in general are low in sodium, low in carbohydrates and cholesterol and are loaded with minerals, vitamins, fiber and phytonutrients. Sweet potatoes, in general, have low glycemic index, which is very good for people watching their sugar intake. They are rich in Vitamin A and orange sweet potatoes have beta-carotene which promotes healthy vision. Purple Sweet potatoes, as an added bonus, are super rich in antioxidants and good for our brain health.Oven roasted purple sweet potato fries in a glass.

What is the difference between Purple and Orange Sweet potatoes?

The major difference is the nutrient content. Orange Sweet potatoes are rich in Beta-carotene while the purple sweet potatoes are rich in Antioxidants. Sweet potatoes, have low glycemic index, which is very good for people watching their sugar intake.

What does a purple sweet potato taste like?

Purple sweet potatoes have a rich and creamy flavor. They are denser and drier than the regular sweet potato which works best for these roasted fries. They are also less sweeter than the orange version.

Which sweet potatoes are good for roasted sweet potato fries?

The fries turn out great with either purple or orange sweet potatoes. For purple sweet potato fries, pick the Stokes purple potato variety, which have purple-brown skin and purple flesh and not the Okinawan Sweet potato with white skin. Okinawan sweet potato is much starchier and not a great fit for sweet potato fries.

How to serve Sweet potato fries?

They taste great on their own because of the spices we are using, but you can use any creamy dip you like. Yogurt dip or avocado dip are a couple of our favorites. It goes really well as a side for a hearty soup like broccoli cheddar.

Yield: 3 servings

Baked Purple Sweet potato Fries

Oven roasted purple sweet potato fries in a glass.

Baked purple sweet potatoes that are healthy, crispy and slightly sweet with a kick of heat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  2. Wash and chop the sweet potato into fry-shaped sticks. Keeping the peel makes the fries crispy, but feel free to peel the sweet potatoes if you are not a fan.
  3. Add the chopped sweet potato to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Add salt, red chili powder/Paprika, garlic powder, Olive oil and mix them all together.
  5. Bake at 425 °F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, give the baking sheet a shake and bake again for 5 more minutes.

Notes

  • These fries can be made using regular orange sweet potato too.
  • Each oven is different, the baking temperatures might vary depending on the oven.
  • Make sure the fries are all cut in equal sizes, thinner fries bake faster than the thicker ones, so keeping them uniform is the key.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet or they get mushy.
  • Baking time depends on the size of the fries and your oven.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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