Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a tasty and healthy side dish that will have you coming back for more! These sweet potato fries come coated with homemade cajun seasoning and are oven roasted until they’re crispy all the way through.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which protect your cells from damage. They also contain beta-carotene as well as complex carbs that take longer for slower digestion.
There is nothing more satisfying than making your own sweet potato fries, I will also show you how to make your own cajun seasoning.
You’ll love these sweet potato fries, let’s not waste any more time, and get cooking!
- 3 large organic sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (you can also use coconut oil)
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of ground smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
Cajun sweet potato fries recipe
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F/218 degrees C.
Start by scrubbing and cleaning the sweet potatoes, making sure to leave the skin on. Using a sharp knife, cut sweet potatoes into thin sticks, about 1/4 inches thick.
Add the sweet potatoes to a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let them soak for about 30 minutes. Then drain and pat them dry.
Combine the sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, melted butter, salt, and cajun seasoning in a large bowl and toss a few times to make sure they are evenly coated with the seasoning.
Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on an oiled baking sheet.
Place the sweet potato fries in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, toss halfway through to make sure they are golden brown and crispy on both sides.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
It’s time to enjoy your homemade cajun sweet potato fries with your favorite dipping sauce!
Sweet potato fries dipping sauces recommendations
Here are a few great dipping sauces to try with your homemade sweet potato fries.
Honey mustard is the perfect tangy dipping sauce for french fries, but also wings, burgers, and other pork dishes.
Home-made ketchup is way better than the bottled kind. It’s easy, affordable, and tastes just as good if not better! All you need is tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, crushed garlic, and the following spices: celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, and ground black pepper.
You can give your sweet potato fries a nice kick of extra heat by dipping them in hot sauce. I like to make my own, but you could always go for Tabasco from the grocery store’s condiment aisle if you’re in a rush!
Equipment for Cajun sweet potato fries
Medium bowl to mix sweet potatoes and seasoning together.
Sharp knife to cut the sweet potatoes into thin strips, you can also use a crinkle knife if you wish to make crinkly fries.
Baking sheet pan to bake the sweet potato fries.