Deep-Fried Sweet Potatoes

Deep-Fried Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A sweet alternative to classic French fries, sprinkle these delicious sweet potato strips with salt, brown sugar or grated nutmeg.


  • 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • Vegetable oil
  • Brown sugar, salt, or grated nutmeg to season


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat and then add the potatoes. Boil for 10 minutes and then drain.
  2. Once cool enough to handle, cut into long 3/8-inch thick strips.
  3. Place 3 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy pot and heat to 365 degrees.
  4. Deep-fry the sweet potato strips in batches until their color becomes a golden brown, and then transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice and serve.


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