French Fries

Okay, I tricked you, these fries are oven-baked. And maybe there’s some sweet potato…but there’s russet potatoes and onions too! Ooh, and the sugar from the sweet potatoes baking in the oven gives them a caramelized sweetness that’s to-die-for.

I got you back with caramelized didn’t I. CARAMALIZED!! Sorry, I’m focused, I swear.Fries

My mom made this for us a few months ago and now I’m sharing it with you. You’ll thank me later! The great thing about this recipe is that it’s not really a recipe. You can make as much or as little as you like, in whatever proportions you like. Personally I like to do equal parts of each because as with everything else in my life I can’t decide which one I like more.

French Fries – Baked, With Sweet Potatoes and Onions


  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 4 yellow onions, sliced into thin wedges
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Breadcrumb topping

  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Cajun seasoning mix (optional if you want a little heat, to taste)
  • Grated parmesan cheese (to taste)

Preheat the oven to 375°

Mix the breadcrumbs, olive oil, and Cajun seasoning (if using) and mix together until the breadcrumbs absorb the oil. Set aside to use later.

Toss the potatoes, onions, salt, pepper and olive oil in a large bowl, evenly coating everything. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lines baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, Keep an eye on them though, they’ll bake pretty quickly since they’re sliced thin. Toss occasionally until they’re cooked through.

When you have about 5 minutes left add the breadcrumb mixture and sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese over the top and bake until slightly golden and the sweet potatoes get a little charred. This isn’t a thick coating.

The sweet potatoes will look a little black around the edges but that’s just the sugar caramelizing. Trust me, those are the best bits!


7 thoughts on “French Fries

  1. This looks delicious – I’ve made oven fried sweet potatoes before but just pretty plain with a little olive oil and some salt. I’m going to have to try this one!

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