Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Spicy.  Smoky.  Salty.  Sweet.  These are so good, you'll be making them again and again and again.  

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fries, Spicy, sweet potato
Servings: 2
Author: The Subversive Table
Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"
  • 2 large sweet potatoes about the same size
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
Chipotle Aioli
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch strips.   Spread onto a large sheet pan.

    sweet potato strips on a sheet pan
  2. Sprinkles spices, salt, and pepper on top.  Drizze with olive oil.  Mix thoroughly with hands.  Make sure to spread out sweet potato strips into one even layer.  

    sweet potatoes with spices on sheet pan
  3. Roast in the oven until the sweet potatoes are soft and slightly crispy on the ends, about 30-40 minutes.  About halfway through, flip the sweet potatoes with a spatula.     

    roasted spicy sweet potato fries on sheet pan
  4. Remove from oven to a serving platter.  Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve with chipotle aioli or hummus.  

    plate of sweet potato fries with aioli in small bowl
Chipotle Aioli
  1. Combine mayonnaise and minced chipotle peppers in a small bowl.  Mix thoroughly and pour into small serving dish.  

Recipe Notes

Choose sweet potatoes that are roughly the same size to make it easier to chop into equal sized strips.