Sweet potato “fries”

Contributed by Benjamin Maring, MD

Sweet potato “fries”

Try these kid-tested, doctor-approved baked sweet potato wedges as a healthy and delicious snack when school gets out.

Check out Dr. Maring’s original Roasted sweet potato fries post for different variations.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large pinch of kosher salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges. Usually six to eight wedges per sweet potato makes for a good fry depending on the size of the potato. 
  3. Spread out on a large sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. 
  4. Roast for about 12 minutes on the middle rack, then use a spatula to toss them around a little bit. 
  5. Continue to roast for another 10 to 12 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are deeply browned on the edges and tender when pierced with a fork or knife.