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Smoky Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Tahini Sauce

These addictive smoky oven baked sweet potato fries are are tossed with smoked paprika, roasted until extra crispy then served with a creamy maple tahini sauce. Vegan and easy to make, these fries make for a delicious side dish or a healthy snack. Just be warned, once you have a few  it’s hard to stop!

smoky oven baked sweet potato fries with maple tahini sauce

How to Make The Best Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Slice the sweet potatoes: I like to peel my sweet potatoes before slicing them into strips that are about 1/4 inch thick. To ensure even cooking, make sure the strips are all about the same size.

Toss with seasoning: Place your strips in a large bowl and add in the smoked paprika and olive oil. Toss to combine. It’s important that you don’t add salt yet because salt will draw out moisture and make the fries soggy.

Bake: Spread the fries onto two parchment lined in an even layer. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the pan or the fries will steam instead of crisp. Bake for about 20 minutes then remove the baking sheets one at a time to flip the fries. Return to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until blackened on the edges. 

The sweet potato fries may not seem crispy right when they come out of the oven, but they’ll continue to crisp up as they cool. 

Smoky oven baked sweet potato fries with tahini

What to Serve with Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I love just having these oven baked sweet potato fries as a healthy snack with a little flaky salt and of course, dipped in that wonderful tahini maple sauce. If you’re looking for more of a complete meal, I suggest serving these fries with any sort of sandwich or burger (Moroccan spiced lentil burgers anyone?). I find that these sweet potato fries also go great with pretty much all other proteins, black beans, grilled chicken, lentils, its up to you!

Smoky oven baked sweet potato fries with tahini

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smoky oven baked sweet potato fries with maple tahini sauce

Smoky Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Tahini Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Crispy oven baked sweet poptato fries tossed with smoked paprika and served with a creamy maple tahini dressing. Vegan, gluten free, easy to make and so addictive!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs peeled sweet potato, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste

For the Maple Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-5 tbsp water

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 F (preferably convection if possible) and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato strips with oil and smoked paprika. Spread in an even layer onto both baking sheets, making sure not to overcrowd.
    3. Bake for 15-20 minutes then use a spatula to flip the fries and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until crispy and blackened on the edges. Add salt to taste and let the fries sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving to finish crisping.
    4. To make the maple tahini sauce, blend all ingredients (except water) in a high speed blender. Add water to thin, until the sauce reaches a creamy, spreadable consistency.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 7gSugar: 14gProtein: 9g

All nutritional info is an estimation

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