Thick-cut Baked Salt & Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes provide essential micro-nutrients. They are an excellent source of ;Vitamin A which plays a role in maintaining neurological function, healthy skin and vision, as well as Vitamin B6, Vitamin C for an immune system boost, potassium which enables your nerves and muscles to function properly, manganese for bone health and copper which helps in the making of red blood cells in your body. Sweet potato fries make the top three of my favourite things to cook and eat, I savor every bite as I quickly clear my plate. Who needs french fries, they are so last year. These baked sweet potato fries are flavourful with no grease. They are also versatile; you can bake them, top a beautifully made fish pie, mash them and obviously make fries with them. This healthier alternative to french fries sure is a tasty crowd-pleaser.

Prep time: 10 mins                                                                                  Cooking time: 25 mins

What you need:

900g peeled sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °C
  2. Cut up sweet potatoes into sticks, 1/4 inch wide then toss in oil.
  3. The spices and salt should be mixed in a bowl then roll the sweet potato pieces in it until fully coated. 
  4. Bake until crisp and brown, 15 minutes each side.
  5. Best served hot!

Served with a side of steak, my weekend has truly started.
Nokhuthula xo 
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