There are few things in this world that bring me joy like a sweet potato fry. Yes, regular old potato fries are good, but why settle for good when you an have something amazing? The spices, onion, and garlic offer a ton of flavor that bring this basic side dish front and center. You may never look at French fries the same way again!
First gather up your ingredients. I only used 2 sweet potatoes for this, which is plenty for my kids and myself (my husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes in any form…I know, it’s a sad life he leads). I like to keep the skin on, so just give them a really good scrub in the sink before cutting them up.
Once the potatoes are clean, cut them into large matchsticks. If you want a fry that is crisp all the way through, now is a good time to soak them in water and then dry them completely before the next step. I never soak mine, because I prefer to have a light crisp on the outside but soft in the middle. That probably makes me a heathen, but to each their own.
In a large mixing bowl, add the oil, onion, garlic, and spices to the sweet potato sticks. The colors make me happy. And hungry!
Give the fries a good mix with your hands. Make sure every fry is coated in the mixture.
Put your fries on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure to space them out so they can get cooked on all sides. Then place your baking sheets into a preheated 400° oven for 20-25 minutes.