Tropical Sweet Potato Fries Recipe -
Tropical Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Tropical Sweet Potato Fries

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"Sweet potatoes make a perfect summer treat, especially with a nice twist by using lime zest! Boiling the potatoes beforehand allows them to cook perfectly once in the oven. This pairs well with seafood and burgers alike."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Allow to cool, then slice each sweet potato into wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet.
  2. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Brush the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Combine sea salt, lime zest, chili powder, paprika, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on all sides, about 20 minutes. Plate and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture and cilantro immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 29, 2010

NOTE FROM RECIPE MAKER: When submitted, my instructions said to "boil till fork tender". Allrecipes added to that sentence "about 20 minutes". Now that I have see two reviews stating the fries/wedges are too "mushy" I am thinking cooks are boiling for 20 minutes and not until fork tender. If you boil till fork tender, the "mushy" quality should hopefully not be an issue. Remember, recipes are a guideline to discovering what you like best. So learn, practice, experiment, and don't be afraid to mess. Happy Cooking!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2011

I did not have cilantro. Other then not adding this ingredient I followed the recipe as written. The sweet potato's were not boiled long enough (should have cooked longer) Baked for 20 min. as stated and they were still not fully cooked and started to have a burnt look, turned them several times!! The seasoning mixture has a unique flavor especially with the grated lime. Too much salt though! I might try this again and boil the potato's until fork tender and cut back on some of the ingredients. Will not give up! This recipe sounds good and I love sweet potato fries.

Sep 14, 2010

Fabulous flavor, though making sure they're only fork-tender is important! I used 1 tbsp table salt instead of kosher, and will decrease it to 2 tsp table salt next time.

Jul 26, 2010

followed directions exactly - make sure you use sea salt it really puts it over the edge. Big hit at our picnic. Shame on the reviewer who gave 1 star for something the submitter can't control.

Feb 16, 2011

I made these twice. As directed the first time and didn't care for the texture. Second time I cubed the potato, tossed them in the oil and seasonings, and oven roasted them. We normally like just plain sweet potatoes but this seasoning blend is a really nice contrast. I did not use the cilantro the second time and we likes the flavor both ways.

Jul 23, 2010

Can't wait to try these! You have no control over the nutrional info. How dare you be docked stars for that! Some people.....

Sep 12, 2011

Yum! Only change I made was to microwave the potato wedges in a bowl with a tiny bit of water for a couple minutes instead of boiling them. Very good. Thanks! :)

Jan 21, 2011

Wow, absolutley delicious! I mixed all of the spices except for the lime zest and cilantro in a big ziplock with the EVOO and tossed the potatoes in it before baking, then coated them with the zest and Cilantro after taking them out of the oven. I can't wait to try these in the summer time on the grill! Thanks for the recipe, this is going to be put into regular rotation!


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 3812 mg
  • 152%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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