Try this trendy new take on a Thanksgiving staple with these easy oven-baked black pepper sweet potato fries.

Black Pepper Sweet Potato Fries by Evite

Prep Time: 10 min     Cook Time: 25 min     Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

  • 2

    Peel the sweet potatoes and cut in half crosswise.

  • 3

    Stand the sweet potato up on the cut end and cut into planks about 1/2-inch wide. Lay the planks on your cutting board and cut them into strips so the shape resembles French fries. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes.

  • 4

    Place the cut sweet potatoes in a bowl and toss with olive oil and pepper.

  • 5

    Spread the sweet potatoes out on two baking sheets –- do not crowd them. (It’s better to cook in two batches if you only have one baking sheet.)

  • 6

    Place the baking sheets in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.

  • 7

    Remove the trays from the oven and use a spatula to toss the fries and turn over as many as you can.

  • 8

    Return the trays to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until desired level of crispiness is achieved.

  • 9

    Toss with salt as soon as the fries come out of the oven.