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A healthier version of fries. Well, technically this should be called fries because its baked. Perfect as snack or as a side for burgers, steak, roasted chicken or whatever you fancy having this with.


  • 3 medium size sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil or oil spray
  • salt for seasoning
  • spices – i used combo 1 on this photo but I’ve tried all combinations mentioned below and all turned out great!

combo 1 – yellow curry powder, cumin, black pepper and cayenne pepper for a bit of heat
combo 2 – dried parsley flakes, black pepper, cayenne pepper
combo 3 – black pepper, chicken seasoning powder, paprika


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200c. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes then cut them french fries style.
  3. Using a bowl, toss with cornstarch. Pour the potatoes in a (dry) strainer and tap off excess cornstarch.
  4. Place potatoes back into the bowl and drizzle with olive oil or cooking spray. Use two hands to ensure even coating. 
  5. Add seasoning of choice then toss to coat. 
  6. Place coated potatoes onto the lined baking sheet. Put at least 2 inches space in between the potatoes to avoid overcrowding. 
  7. Baked one side for 20 minutes. Then flip to another side then bake for another 15 minutes. 

Tip: If your oven has hot air function, use it! It helps bake the potatoes evenly. I didn’t need to flip the potatoes when I used it saving me a lot of time. If you really want a crispy texture, just increase the baking time but make sure not to burn them.


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