Oven Roasted Cayenne Sweet Potato Fries

by | Appetizers Tapas, Salads and Veggies

Cayenne pepper hot, sweet potato sweet, the crunch on these oven roasted fries will fast become your favorite healthy munchie. 

Cayenne Sweet Potato
Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato For Hair and Skin!

Do you ever crave orange roots? I know it sounds weird but every winter, I crave sweet potatoes, carrots, turmeric and other orange things to eat!

Where I live, in winter, it is mostly cold and grey days. I am a sun kinda gal. I finally realized that my body was craving what it wasn’t getting enough of in winter, sun. 

Foods that are orange are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that supports healthy skin, hair and vision. My hair and skin look and feel fabulous in the sunny months! 

Cayenne Sweet Potato
Orange Beta-Carotene Roots

Oh! maybe that’s why I’ve needed to see my eye doctor twice already this winter!

I am soooo getting lots of orange foods into my belly this winter, healthy orange foods, not fried, unhealthy orange stuff. 

Sweet Potato Fries

Color, crunch, and spice. Sweet Potato Fries are often remembered for these attributes. So why not make them for a side dish, a tapas plate of its own, or a replacement for popcorn when watching your favorite movie.

One cold winter evening, I served the hubby a plate of oven roasted sweet potato fries to munch on with our evening film. He looked at me like I was nuts. 

“You loved that Sweet Potato Pie I made. You love salty nibbles during film time, I’m sure you will love these because they are both!” He did!

Cayenne and Sweet Potatoes

What a marriage the two are together and cayenne is another great source of antioxidants! Great for digestion too. Sweet and Heat!

The ingredients for making these roasted cayenne sweet potato fries is simple, sweet potatoes and cayenne. A sprinkle of smoked salt (if possible), and a pinch of raw sugar, which just aids in bringing out the flavors of the sweet potatoes a bit more.


Cayenne Sweet Potato
Sweet Potatoes, Cayenne, Smoked Salt, Raw Sugar

Oven Roasted Fries

I’ve been making oven roasted Rosemary Potato Fries for ever, simply because I don’t like to fry food in oil, but I love fries. High heat in the oven, a drizzle of olive oil and potato fries are crunchy and not greasy. 

The same applies for sweet potatoes. Slice them long and thin, toss in a little cayenne and smoked salt and roast these lovely potatoes on a slightly oiled baking sheet, high heat until they are crunchy on the outside and still soft and sweet on the inside. 

Cayenne Sweet Potato
Sliced Sweet Potatoes

I love to serve these on a Tapas Spread because they are colorful, unexpected and an easy finger food for a gathering. Truth be told, they disappear first!

Cayenne Sweet Potato
Tapas Spread

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet Potatoes – Yams, Sweet Potatoes or Baby Sweet Potatoes
  • Non-stick oil spray – or a brush of your preferred oil
  • Salt – smoked salt is nice, but sea salt will be fine too
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Raw sugar

Equipment Needed

  • Cutting board
  • chopping knife
  • Cookie sheet
  • Metal spatula
  • Oven

Oven Roasted Cayenne Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Tapas, VegetablesCuisine: Mediterranean FusionDifficulty: Easy



Cayenne pepper, smoked salt crispy oven fried sweet potatoes.


  • Baby Sweet Potatoes – 3, Yams, large of baby tri-colored sweet potatoes, scrubbed and skin on

  • Non-stick oil spray – coconut or olive oil, or 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon, preferable smoked salt

  • Cayenne pepper – ¼ teaspoon

  • Raw Sugar – 2 teaspoons


  • Preheat the oven to 400
  • Slice the baby potatoes, length-wise, into half-inch slivers.
  • Spray, or brush a baking sheet with a little oil.
  • Sprinkle half of the salt and pepper onto the oiled pan. Single layer all the potatoes, and sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper, and the sugar across the potatoes.
  • Bake until golden and crunchy. 20 – 35 minutes.
Cayenne Sweet Potato
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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