Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries


Fresh rosemary and sweet potatoes are a match made in heaven.

rosemary sweet potato fries

I first tried this tasty combo at a local restaurant, and now I’m hooked. Fresh rosemary elevates classic sweet potato fries to a whole new level of deliciousness! Plus, since these fries are baked, and not fried, you won’t have to deal with greasy fingers or heart burn later!

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
serves 2

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into fry shapes
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
sea salt & pepper

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Soak the cut potatoes in cold water for at least 20 minutes, up to an hour if you have the time, to remove some of the starch content. (This helps make crispier fries!)

soaking sweet potato friesDrain and rinse well, to ensure the starch is removed, then pat dry with a towel, so that the resulting fries are nice and dry.

Transfer the fries to a clean bowl, and toss with the coconut oil and rosemary, using your hands or a spoon to coat evenly.

bake rosemary sweet potato friesArrange the fries into a single layer on the lined baking sheet, and bake at 425F for 15 minutes. For crispier results, be sure to leave some space between the fries, so they don’t sweat by being overcrowded.

After the 15 minutes, remove from the oven, flip them over using your fingers or a fork, then return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the fries are golden around the edges. Sprinkle immediately with a generous portion of sea salt and pepper, while the fries are still hot and glossy.

rosemary sweet potato fries

Serve immediately, with your favorite dip, if you like!

4.25 from 8 votes
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Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Baked sweet potato fries are elevated to a new level with the addition of fresh rosemary!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings: 2
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes , cut into fry shapes
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil , melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary , chopped
  • sea salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Soak the cut potatoes in cold water for at least 20 minutes, up to an hour if you have the time, to remove some of the starch content. (This helps make crispier fries!)
  2. Drain and rinse well, to ensure the starch is removed, then pat dry with a towel, so that the resulting fries are nice and dry.
  3. Transfer the fries to a clean bowl, and toss with the coconut oil and rosemary, using your hands or a spoon to coat evenly.
  4. Arrange the fries into a single layer on the lined baking sheet, and bake at 425F for 15 minutes.
  5. After the 15 minutes, remove from the oven, flip them over using your fingers or a fork, then return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the fries are golden around the edges. Sprinkle immediately with a generous portion of sea salt and pepper, while the fries are still hot and glossy.
  6. Serve immediately, with your favorite dip, if you like!

As always, enjoy!

Reader Feedback: Are you a fan of sweet potato fries? What other flavor combos do you enjoy on your french fries? I would love to make a “spicy” version next!

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

These look amazing! I didn’t know about soaking the fries to make them crispier! I’m going to have to try that out!

    Lori

    I’ve never soaked mine either. I will try. You may also want to add tarragon.

Megan Lane

I never knew that soaking them helped with the crispness – good to know. Haven’t tried them with rosemary before, sounds yum.

Lisa

These look so delicious! I never thought to soak my potatoes! Makes sense.

tayler alexis

i have sweet potatoes in my share this week & i love rosemary ! cant wait to try this combination for dinner tonight !

Aimee

I love love love roasted veggies with rosemary. I have done sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and brussel sprouts like this. I didn’t know about the soaking tip though I was actually going to make some this week too! I am in love with rosemary, it is sooo good in homemade soups and on roasted veggies!

How did you make your spaghetti squash yesterday!? I am craving more!! lol

    Megan

    I turned it into a cheesy casserole, similar to a hash brown casserole my Mom used to make! It was so good, I’m going to post the recipe on Monday.

      Aimee

      That sounds delish! I am off of cheese due to some health issues, but I love it. I am kinda hooked on spaghetti squash so maybe I can come up with something creamy with nutritional yeast!

Lisa @ Lisa Living Well

I love sweet potato fries! I have been buying them from Trader Joe’s lately, but I actually do prefer making them myself. These sound great!

Lindsay Loves Veggies

Yum! I haven’t made sweet potato fries is a while, but I might have to now! What a fun update to a classic recipe! 🙂

Red Deception

I loooooooooooooove sweet potato fries!

Laurie

Definitely making these this weekend! Question. Could I use olive oil instead of coconut oil? What is your overall opinion of olive oil (yay or nay)?

Thanks so much!!

    Megan

    Yes, you can use olive oil instead of coconut oil, if you prefer. I choose coconut oil for cooking, because it is the most stable oil and doesn’t mutate with high heat. When cooking with olive oil, make sure that you don’t let your fries get too dark, or it may create dangerous carcinogens that you don’t want to consume!

Tasha L.

You always have the best recipes! Thanks so much for sharing them!

donna

I actually make mine very similar but to make them spicy, I toss them in a bowl with a generous tablespoon of trader joes taco mix! And then I make your honey muster dip 🙂 You rock!!! As a fellow IIN grad, love to read your amazing recipes!

donna

mustard*

Lucie

Hi, Thanks for the good tutorial/recipe.

Can I ask a question? I need to cleanse, but am unable to exercise for the next few months at least. Literally. But I really need a cleanse (digestion is poor, I’m binging at night). I have heard a lot about The Virgin Diet and really like the premise of elimination diet and the fact that it gives meal plans for elimination (because I really feel I need this). I also like the idea of “The Conscious Cleanse” because it focuses on elimination, no food combining, etc (but it is more…vegan…so I’m not sure). I know I know that these are general books and silly to just follow random meal plans. But for someone like me unable to access a professional, i HAVE to try something.
I also considered The Sarah Wilson book (does she have meal plans?) but her book is actually more expensive, so I’m really really reluctant to go that route.

I need something. Seriously. Trying to take a step to “change” myself 🙂 Thanks for any tips. I would like to follow meal plans and keep it simple. I really need to fix my body …and is it possible to “detox’ the body without exercise? I fear its not but would be smiling with hope if you say it absolutely is.

Thanks. I LOVE your recipes. In fact I love them TOO much 🙁 I made your almond butter fudge and ate half the pan at midnight with a tub of yogurt …and I also made your peanut butter blondies and did the same thing.
I’m known to eat a 100 gram bar of dark chocolate at midnight after a full day of eats. Not uncommon or unusual for me. I know 🙁 I don’t even try…mindset? I’ve heard a Lot of really good things about “Brain over Binge” book, but I am not bulimic, would it still be good I wonder? Thanks.. I have a lot of questions, but if you can answer ALL of them, I’m very appreciative.

    Megan

    Hi Lucie! I actually don’t recommend “cleanses” to most of my clients, since a “cleanse” usually alludes to a committing to a drastic diet that you only plan on following for a few days or weeks. Rarely will anyone see LASTING results from a brief cleanse, because you really haven’t learned how to feed yourself consistently for the rest of your life!

    Instead, I’d recommend making gradual changes. Improve the quality of the food you’re eating, and reduce the processed foods and refined sugars in your life. This way, you’ll gradually be “cleansing” your body– without any drastic measures needed! Plus, if you can’t exercise, a “cleanse” isn’t the way to go. You need to be able to help your body eliminate toxins that are awakened, and if you don’t have access to a sauna or to aerobic exercise that helps you sweat, you won’t be able to remove as much as you’ll need to.

      Lucie

      Thanks Megan, but I don’t mean a true-blue cleanse like a juice or something AT ALL. I’m talking about either:
      – The Virgin Diet
      – The Conscious Cleanse (Brittany at “Eating bird food” is doing that)
      or – Witness to Fitness

      All are 14-28 day plans that give you structure and help you determine food tolerances, etc…they eat REAL whole foods…so its not a “cleanse”…yet, somehow I think I can help wean out intolerances and set a person on TRACK (rightn ow I just keep binging and without a structured plan, I’m doomed). PLEASE outta those 3 (if you google them) whatcha think??

        Lucie

        Also,, r there meal plans in Sarah Wilson’s boook?And thoughts on “Brain over Binge” for a NON bulimic?

        I want to make all your treats…but everytime I do I eat the WHOLE pan 🙁

          Megan

          Sorry, I’m not familiar with any of those books you mention above, so I couldn’t recommend one over the other. I do like Sarah Wilson’s book, but I don’t know how it would compare to the others. Please check out my Recommended Reading page for books that I do recommend. Also, keep in mind that it doesn’t matter if you pick the “perfect” plan. Rarely does “one plan fit all.” Find a book that resonates with you, and try it out! I have read ALL of the books that I recommend on that page, and they have all been helpful in creating lasting lifestyle change.

          And yes, I do love Brain Over Binge for anyone who struggles with overeating. I have never been bulimic myself, but I still found it helpful.

          Good luck!

    Rina

    Read your comment and you might want to look up the Whole30. It is a food reset plan that allows you to change your relationship with food. At least, it helped me. I just finished my Whole30 and am now in the reintroduction phase. I’m reintroducing foods to see how they affect my body. I started out reading It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, and have used the Whole30: The 30-day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom book. (Reference guide and cook book) Melissa recently came out with another book Food Freedom. All good reads and they continue to help me on my journey to food freedom, where I’m no longer controlled by food cravings.

Lisa

My absolutely fave! I just had some for dinner 🙂 And I use olive oil and mix the slices with the oil and herbs and let them soak toegther for a bit in the fridge before I bake them…really makes them crispy!

    Megan

    I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Crispy fries are the best. 🙂

Tandis

i am a huge fan of sweet potato fries. My guilty pleasure when we go out to eat is sweet potato fries with chipotle aioli. They’re also delish cooked in a marinara sauce with some veggie meatballs, and lentils. I do this sometimes as a one pot meal 🙂

    Megan

    The place we go out to eat had a housemade “marshmallow dip” for these rosemary fries over the holidays– it was the BEST splurge ever! I bet the chipotle aioli is delicious, too. 😉

Tara

I have never tried rosemary on sweet potato fries, but these look amazing! I love sweet potato fries! I have also made your peanut butter balls-one of my favorite ‘healthified’ recipes. I have to exercise my self-control not to eat the entire batch though!!

Traci

These turned out awesome! I dipped in “mayo” & sriracha..

Claudine

Megan,
These are simply the BEST sweet potato fries EVER!!! I have a bean dip, but I can’t get to it, my hand keeps going straight to my mouth! Thankfully, I have a lot of potatoes. I seasoned mine with garlic salt and used olive oil. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

April

Hi,

I am excited to make these with Rosemary and look forward to using your tip of soaking in cold water. I often season mine with coconut oil (like you), curry powder and ginger! Extra anti-inflammatory. 🙂

Tatiana

I made the sweet potatoes fries a few times. I soaked them and followed the recipe exactly, but they never come out crisp, am I missing something?

Angie

Such a simple recipe, but the results are insanely delicious!! Thanks for sharing~

Also… I did a Google search to see if soaking potatoes really does remove the starch, and the conclusion seems to be that it’s a myth. Soaking them only removes the starch on the outside of the slices and does nothing to draw out starch from the sweet potato.
One fewer step between you and a plateful of these tasty treats! 😉

Judy

Hubby loves these. They are excellent. Thank you for another great recipe…I am down 33 pounds…Eat healthier then ever. Thankx for being part of my life change from diabetic to healthy.

Kal

Mine didn’t come out very crispy either. They still tasted good, just not very crispy. I soaked them for the full hour and even cooked them an extra five min. Any ideas? Cut smaller? Cook longer?

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