Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries

These Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries are a tasty side dish, if they make it to the plate that is! I’ve been known to sneak a few pieces before dinner. They are that good! Vegan and Gluten Free recipe.

These Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries are a tasty side dish, if they make it to the plate that is! I've been known to sneak a few pieces before dinner. They are that good! Vegan and Gluten Free recipe. #healthy #sidedish #recipe

Truth: My kitchen started smelling good about five minutes after these sweet potato ‘home fries’ went into the oven. I started patting myself on the back about two minutes after that and I hadn’t even tasted them yet! The aroma filling the room was all the proof I needed.

Sweet, spicy, smoky, crispy, these babies have it all. 🙂

Truth #2: I totally cheated and bought my sweet potatoes already peeled and chopped. Forgive me but I find them super tedious to peel, especially considering I don’t currently own a potato peeler. Yeah.

Truth #3: I need a potato peeler.

Chopped sweet potato in a plastic container


While a pot of water gets to a simmer, you could use this time to peel and chop your potatoes.

Or twiddle your thumbs.

See Truth #3.

Simmer the potatoes just to soften them up a bit. About eight to ten minutes.

Sweet potatoes boiling in a pot

Drain the potatoes and line them up on a wire rack. Let them dry out some so they will crisp up nice when you roast them in the oven.

Chunks of sweet potatoes on a wire rack

Meanwhile, I melted some coconut butter and coconut oil together. I’ve had the jar of coconut butter in the cupboard for awhile and my spidey-senses told me that it would be amazing on these ‘home fries’.

Gather up your seasonings and stir them together.

I used a blend of smoky flavours including paprika and cumin. To balance it with some sweetness, I added in coconut sugar, which I love.

Seasonings in a bowl

Line your potatoes up on a parchment lined baking sheet and gently press each one down, careful not to mash it completely.

I used a large spoon, pressed down then slid the spoon away. Baste each one with the coconut butter mixture, then sprinkle on the spice blend.

Flip them over and repeat.

Mashed sweet potatoes

Seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

After they’ve roasted, not only will your kitchen smell one hundred times better than any candle ever, but you will be rewarded with these delicious disks of delight.

Roasted pieces of Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries

They would pair amazingly as a side with roast chicken, eggs, maybe even crumbled over some cooked quinoa. You name it!

Joe devoured a plateful right out of the oven with a side of ketchup. I, of course, savoured each bite in a very lady-like manner.

Truth? 😉

Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries on a fork


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*Originally posted February 26, 2014. Updated March 7, 2019

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Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries

Sharon Rhodes
These Crispy Sweet Potato Home Fries are a tasty side dish, if they make it to the plate that is! I’ve been known to sneak a few pieces before dinner. They are that good! Vegan and Gluten Free recipe. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 176 kcal



  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400
  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a bubbling simmer over medium heat
  • Add the potato chunks to the water until slightly softened, about 8-10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix the dry seasonings together in a small bowl
  • Strain the potatoes and lay them out on a wire rack until the outsides have dried. This is so they will crisp up nicely in the oven
  • Meanwhile, melt the coconut butter and coconut oil together over low heat, until liquid
  • Once the potatoes have dried, transfer them to the parchment lined sheet and press down with a large spoon until the edges have ridges
  • Using a pastry brush, spread a thin layer of the coconut mixture on each potato
  • Sprinkle some of the spice mixture over each slice, and rub it in a bit with your finger
  • Gently turn oven each potato, and repeat
  • Pop into the oven for about 15 minutes, until the bottoms are crispy, then gently flip them over and roast for another 10-15 minutes until they have browned


Serving: 4Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 339mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 9420IUVitamin C: 1.6mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword crispy home fries, Sweet potato home fries
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  1. Love the idea of par-cooking before baking. Then the baking time isn’t so crazily long. Pinning!

  2. Dont peel them or buy them in a packet, leave the skin on, much healthier. Just give them a good scrub to clean, same with carrots.

  3. YUM! These look really delicious! I’ve done a similar recipe; boil first & fry in coconut oil with paprika, chili powder & garlic! I’m definitely trying this way out soon! Love how you’ve mashed them too!

  4. How have I never thought of doing this!? What a brilliant idea, that spice mix sounds delicious and I love that you have cooked the pieces a bit first and then mashed them down before roasting. I imagine they would be soft and fluffy on the inside yet crisp and tasty on the outside. Mmmm… 🙂

  5. I had no idea you could buy sweet potatoes already peeled and cut! That would be a life saver!

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