Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa! – Healthy,  EASY and oh so crispy! A delicious vegan side that is good for you and full of amazing flavor!  Vegan and Gluten-free.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa- crispy, healthy and so EASY! A delicious vegan side! #sweetpotato #sweetpotatofries #baked #vegan #bakedsweetpotato #harissa

How ever you choose to serve these Harissa Baked Sweet Potato Fries – in an elegant glass or on a simple sheet-pan, know that they will most likely disappear within minutes. There are pretty hard to resist! Seasoned with a combination of simple spices, that loosely mimic Harissa, they turn out crispy, full of flavorful, and not too spicy – meaning, your kids will love them too!

CRISPY Baked Sweet Potato Fries! Healthy, delcious and sooooooo EASY to make in the oven! A flavorful vegan side dish, that your whole family will love!

Lightly coat the sweet potatoes in olive oil, then toss in the spices.

CRISPY Baked Sweet Potato Fries! Healthy, delcious and sooooooo EASY to make in the oven! A flavorful vegan side dish, that your whole family will love!

To get them nice and crispy, place on a rack over a sheet pan in the oven. I used a cooling rack.

Make sure your oven is piping hot!

450F!!!

Place them in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes.

No need to turn.

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries - Healthy,  EASY and oh so crispy! A delicious vegan side that is good for you and full of amazing flavor!  Vegan and Gluten-free. #sweetpotato #sweetpotatofries #baked #vegan #bakedsweetpotato #harissa

Serve them spread out on a sheet-pan so they stay crispy.

(Piling them up will cause them to steam and wilt.)

Or…..

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries - Healthy,  EASY and oh so crispy! A delicious vegan side that is good for you and full of amazing flavor!  Vegan and Gluten-free. #sweetpotato #sweetpotatofries #baked #vegan #bakedsweetpotato #harissa

Or serve the upright, in a cup or glass, where the air can still circulate…. at least part ways.:)

Serve with this vegan-adaptable Harissa Aioli. (Or if you happen to have some Chipotle Mayo hanging out in your fridge….use that! So good!)

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries - Healthy,  EASY and oh so crispy! A delicious vegan side that is good for you and full of amazing flavor!  Vegan and Gluten-free. #sweetpotato #sweetpotatofries #baked #vegan #bakedsweetpotato #harissa

A great way to get a heathly veggie into a picky eater. 🙂

 

 

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa- crispy, healthy and so EASY! A delicious vegan side! #sweetpotato #sweetpotatofries #baked #vegan #bakedsweetpotato #harissa

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side, vegan
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: North African

Description

Baked Sweet Potato Fries, fwith flavorful harissa!  A delicious, healthy, vegan side!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 extra large sweet potato  (1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 cloves garlic finely minced ( use a garlic press)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper

Harissa Aioli ( or Make Chipotle Mayo!)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (make sure it is hot)
  2. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise into ⅓ inch thick slices- no need to peel. Then cut each slice into ⅓ inch thick strips. Cut as uniformly as possible.
  3. Toss potatoes with the Corn Starch in the bowl.  Mix oil with spices and garlic in a separate small bowl and toss with the sweet potatoes.
  4. Place on parchment lined sheet pan, or on a cooling rack over a sheet pan in the oven for 20-30 minutes.  (Do not line with foil -corn starch will stick to foil.)  Check at 20 mins. Bake another 5-10 minutes if needed (thicker pieces will  need the extra time) being careful not to burn. If cooking on the sheet pan, turn the fries over, half way through cooking ( like at 12 minutes). 
  5. In the meantime mix the Harissa aioli – place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
  6. When the harissa fries are tender, pull from the oven.
  7. Serve immediately with the Harissa aioli and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro or parsley for color.

Notes

When serving for a group, spread them out a little so they stay crispy. ( If you pile them up, they will get soft.) I sometimes just serve them on a sheet pan. Or in a cup or class where they stand upright, allowing the air to circulate.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ⅓ potato
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 315.5 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. These are tasty, but also very easy! They were in the oven in 10 minutes. I tend to get in a rut when I need a quickie side dish (here’s looking at you, sautéed kale) and these will be a welcome addition to the rotation. Kids, husband, everyone happily gobbled them up.

  2. These fries were so tasty and the cornstarch gave it a nice crispy texture. I cooked them in my newly acquired air fryer and it came out perfectly! I served them with the miso portobello burger for lunch. So yummy!

  3. SOOOOO good! We had some red (boiling) potatoes that were starting to look a little sad so we used these instead. The slices were much smaller, of course, but made some nice-looking wedges. They were done in 20 minutes or so and really good with the aioli. Thank you – again!

  4. I am always happy with these practical recepies
    My Husband is becoming vegan after seeing theGame Changers
    So ever new vegan recepie is
    Perfect