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Crispy Baked and Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

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Crispy Baked and Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries are hands down the best way to cook your tator.  I’d eat this Paleo, vegan side every day of the week if I could!

Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI know what you’re thinking.  Three posts in one week?  Things are getting a bit cray cray around here.

Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI blame it on these sweet potato fries.  I made them on Sunday, fell in love, and essentially had to share them with you right this minute.

Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comA delicious trick that I recently learned with making extra tasty baked sweet potatoes was to bake them in the oven and then fry them in coconut oil on the stovetop.  Every single time I do this, it results in a perfectly crispy, extra delicious tator.  So why not do the same with sweet potato fries?

You get where I am heading with this one…

Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhile these sweet potato fries are certainly a bit more time-intensive and require some forethought, they are so worth it.  Time a million.

Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comCrispy Baked and Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries
AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Nightshade-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 medium sweet potatoes or yams
1/4 cup avocado oil or melted unrefined coconut oil
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 TB unrefined coconut oil
1 to 2 tsp ground cinnamon*
fine sea salt and/or coconut sugar, to taste (optional)

*If you want more of a savory fry, try seasonings like dried thyme and rosemary.  Paprika and chili powder would also be delicious if you are not avoiding nightshades.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Wash and dry potatoes.  Peel if desired (I leave the skin on mine).

2. Cut potatoes into fry shapes or wedges.  Place in a large bowl.

3. Add 1/4 cup of oil, sea salt, and garlic powder to the bowl.  Mix well.

4. Place seasoned fries on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, flip, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden-brown.  Remove from oven and let cool slightly (you can also stop here and place them in the fridge until you are ready to fry them).

5. Once you are ready to fry your potatoes, place one tablespoon each of coconut oil into two separate frying pans and heat over medium (you can also use one pan and cook the fries in two batches).

6. Once hot, add the fries to the oil and sprinkle with cinnamon (or other desired seasonings).  If using additional salt and/or coconut sugar, now is the time to add it.  Fry for approximately three to fives minutes, or until the first side is golden-brown and crispy.  Flip and repeat.

7. Remove fries from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.  This will help absorb any excess oil and leave you with crispy fries, not soggy fries.

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Crispy Baked & Fried Healthy Sweet Potato Fries {AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comStacks upon stacks upon stacks of goodness.

How do you like your fries?  Regular?  Sweet?  Crispy?

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Lauren January 28, 2016, 12:53 am
    Well this is the best idea I have ever seen for sweet potato fries! It is so hard to bake them so they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Genius - trying this fo sho!! Lauren recently posted...On Food For Healing After A History of Food RestrictionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:38 am
      The frying after baking part definitely helps get them crispier. I hope you give them a try!
  • Ashlee January 28, 2016, 7:41 am
    Love love love sweet potato fries! I don't ever make them that often Bc I am too impatient waiting for my sweet tater:) I always just end up cooking mine in the microwave haha:)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:40 am
      I hear you, it is hard to be patient when sweet potatoes are involved. But a little extra time and patience is totally worth it for these!
  • Alysia at Slim Sanity January 28, 2016, 8:41 am
    One of my favorites!! Can't get enough sweet potatoes Alysia at Slim Sanity recently posted...Creamy Greek Yogurt Spinach DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 9:41 am
      The addiction is real!
  • rachel @ Athletic avocado January 28, 2016, 4:16 pm
    I love making sweet tater fries but I could never figure out how to get them crispy. This is the answer to my prayers :) rachel @ Athletic avocado recently posted...Warm and Nourishing Bowl of Frothy Chai Spiced Oatmeal with Apple NoodlesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm
      You bet it is! It takes a bit more time and planning, but it is so worth it.
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul January 29, 2016, 8:38 pm
    These look amazing!! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Friday FiveMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 30, 2016, 2:31 pm
      I have a feeling you might enjoy them! ;)
  • Ramon January 31, 2017, 7:20 am
    These were fantastic!! Made them last night and my wife was stealing them off my plate after hers "disappeared". Thank you
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 3, 2017, 8:08 pm
      It's awfully sneaky and suspicious how that happens, huh? ;) I'm glad you both enjoyed them!

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