Salt and Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

Salt and Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

A soak in a vinegar bath plus a hefty dose of both black and white pepper give sweet potato fries an intense flavor. Baking them in a hot oven ensures they are crispy—but without all the fat from frying. Serve with your favorite ketchup, aioli, or dipping condiment.

  • 8Servings


  • 1/3cup white vinegar
  • 6 sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley


1 Combine vinegar and 12 cups water in large bowl, and add sweet potatoes. Soak in refrigerator 1 hour, or overnight. 2 Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil, and coat with cooking spray. 3 Drain sweet potatoes, dry well, spread on baking sheets, and drizzle with oil. 4 Stir together salt, black pepper, and white pepper in bowl. Sprinkle salt mixture over potatoes, and toss to coat. 5 Bake 25 minutes, then flip potatoes over with spatula and bake 20 minutes more, or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes, then toss with parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 74
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 387 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g