Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Cliff and I have lived in our house for nearly 5 years. We never thought we would live here that long but since the housing market is so bad, there is not much hope of selling our townhouse. One of the things that we wanted to do when we moved in was create a photo wall. Last year we finally picked out some frames, which we were both gifted for our birthdays. That was nearly a year ago and the frames are still sitting in our extra bedroom. Since it doesn’t look like we will be moving anytime soon we decided we might as well go ahead with creating our photo wall. We took some pictures of our little do it yourself project. Let me know if you are interested and we can do a post on how we did it. The project is not done yet, but we are really excited to finally get this photo wall up!!

Sweet potatoes are a food that I have just recently tried. We never ate any type of sweet potatoes when I was growing up so I had no idea what I was missing.  I love, love, love sweet potatoes!! I have only had them a few ways (roasted, fried, and mashed) but I look forward to trying out more sweet potato recipes. Cliff and I both love french fries(who doesn’t?). Unfortunately, french fries are not the healthiest food out there. So instead we started making oven fries and now oven baked sweet potato fries. This is the second recipe I have tried for sweet potato fries and I don’t think I need to try anymore. This is “the one.” I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!


Here is what you’ll need

Cut the potatoes into thick match sticks

Whisk the egg whites

Coat the potatoes with the egg whites

Add the spices


Coat the fries with the spices

Spread the fries out on a parchment lined baking sheet

Bake for 20-25 minutes; until crisp

Who needs fried potatoes when baked ones taste this good?

Happy to say our recipe was featured on Women’s Health!



Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish


  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp each of paprika, cumin, chili powder and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder and salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper and cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into thick matchsticks. Place fries in a large bowl. Combine all the spices, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. In a third bowl whisk the two egg whites together and pour over the sweet potatoes. Using your hands to mix around making sure all the potatoes are evenly coated. Pour the spice mixture over top of the sweet potatoes and toss to evenly distribute flavors. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake sweet potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked.


We only used 1 sweet potato and it was enough for 2 servings.
Keyword Sweet Potato