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Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They’re seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy. Spiralized sweet potato fries make for the perfect healthy snack recipe.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Curly Sweet Potato Fries

You guys know I love to make zucchini noodles and I usually use my Paderno spiralizer. But KitchenAid recently sent me their spiralizer attachment (perfect if you own a stand mixer), so I thought I’d give it a whirl and whip up some curly sweet potato fries.

Curly sweet potato fries or spiralized sweet potato fries (however you want to call them) are a quick and easy snack. Curly fries might remind you of greasy fast food muchies, but I can assure you that these are not those. These curly sweet potato fries are baked rather than fried and sprinkled with a generous amount of savory spices, such as paprika and garlic powder.

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(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Baked Versus Fried Curly Fries

I’ll be the first to say that baked fries don’t come out quite as crispy as deep fried fries. Some parts get a little crispy, but after they come out of the oven they do soften quickly, similar to my sweet potato toast. It’s just how baked sweet potato recipes are because sweet potato has quite a bit of moisture.

But there’s so much flavor in these bad boys that I don’t think you’ll feel deprived. Especially given all the nutrients loaded into sweet potatoes, such as vitamin A, B6, C and D.

Even more, I’ve paired them with a garlic aioli that takes all of two minutes to make but will have you dunking these sweet potato fries until your hands are slathered and messy in that homemade mayo, garlicky goodness. Trust me, you’ll be okay with the fact that they’re not as crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Tips for Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries

Here’s a few tips to make these spiralized sweet potato fries as crispy as possible.

  • When you place them on the sheet pan, make sure they’re all on a single layer. If you have too many, use two sheet pans.
  • If you have too many long pieces, use kitchen scissors to snip them into smaller pieces, giving them more space.
  • If you have a convection oven, use that. Convection ovens constantly circulate the air and that air flow helps to keep these curly fries crispy.
  • You could also try baking them on a cake cooling rack, placed on top of the sheet pan, just to allow more air to circulate around them as well.

For this batch, I defaulted to a regular sheet pan. But then again, I’m not fussy. I just love the flavor of curly sweet potato fries and the faster I could get them in my mouth, the better!

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(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.
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Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curly sweet potato fries, spiralized sweet potato fries
Servings: 2 servings
These curly sweet potato fries are seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy. 
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Ingredients

Curly Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Garlic Aioli

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. 
  • Spiralize the sweet potato and place it on a sheet pan. Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the spices on top, then use your hands to mix it all together until each piece of sweet potato is coated. 
  • Cook the sweet potato for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy. The pieces along the outside edge may cook faster, so keep an eye on them and rotate as necessary. 
  • While the sweet potato is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the garlic aioli in a small bowl, until well combined. 
  • Remove the sweet potato fries from the oven and serve with the garlic aioli. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 195.8%, Vitamin C: 3%, Calcium: 1.9%, Iron: 3.6%
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30 comments on “Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli”

  1. Made curly fries from sweet potatoes last night. So good! (Although some were burned because I didn’t watch then closely enough.) love the sauce too.

    I know you made these with a KitchenAid attachment but I was wondering what Paderno blade you would use. I just got a new Paderno 6 blade spiralizer and I used the chipper blade (1/4″). They did not seem thick enough. (Maybe why the burning.) There is a straight blade 5/64″, shredder blade 1/8″, straight blade 1/16″, wavy blade 5/64″ and angel hair blade 5/64″ besides the chipper blade. Do you thin the chipper blade is the best to use?

    Thanks for your advice and as always, all the fabulous recipes.

    PS I thought I wrote a post about this already but don’t see it so if two pop up, I’m sorry!

    • Hi Donna – I’ve used both the standard shredder blade (that I use for zucchini noodles) and thicker spiral slicing blade (chipper blade) to make these sweet potato fries and either works! Though I personally tend to use the thicker blade more often. :)

  2. These turned out great but some got a bit burned. (Oops…my fault. Definitely going to watch more closely next time.) The fries that were not burned and the sauce is fabulous! My question is, what blade do you use to do the fries? I know you did these with a KitchenAid attachment but I just got a 6 blade Paderno so I used the 1/4 inch chipper blade. Is that what you would use? Doesn’t seem to made lots of long curls like yours, more “C” shaped. Still works but not the same. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  3. They weren’t crispy at all. More like soft / steamed. Got any advice? I did exactly what was written.

    • Hi Anne – yes, baked fries don’t come out as crispy as fries that are deep fried (you could always use that method). I give a few tips in the post to make them as crispy as possible, but sweet potatoes in general have more moisture which keeps them soft. Hope you were still able to enjoy them!

  4. Hi lisa, I just recently came across your youtube channel and website. You have so many nice healthy recipes. We are trying to choose healthier options such as zoodles etc… Glad to know there are so many other veggies we can spiralize. Thanks for sharing recipe ideas as well. We will def be trying a lot of your recipes. I tried making these today. They didnt turn quite as I would have liked. My spiralizer is the fridgidaire one with three blades. The blades look just like yours. I used the bigger of the triangle shaped blades. The fries were waaay too thin. Is that how it should be? I cant tell from your pics. Your pics looks like they are a bit thick. Are they? I have a xonvection oven and i baked these for 20 mins at 425 tossing halfway. Some parts tasted okay. But it didnt look like fries and the thickness.

  5. Where are all the recipes from the sheet cutter videos? Enchiladas aren’t anywhere on this site…

  6. I just ordered a KitchenAid spiralizer because I think it’ll get my daughters eating more vegetables than they do currently. My older daughter has non celiac gluten intolerance and has just started seeing a dietitian for advice. Her initial advice was: eat more vegetables and protein and cut down on the carbs, even if they are gluten free. So, going to try out your tips Lisa for sweet potato curly fries and the other spiralizer veggie tips. Thank you so much for all your work. You’ve been a godsend these last few weeks as I learn the ropes to cook gluten free for my daughter. It’s a challenge when she’s a picky eater to begin with.

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Deb – that sounds like good advice and I’m excited for all the new recipe creativity I’m sure you’ll whip up in the kitchen. Make sure to check out my Spiralizer Beginner’s Guide post as well for more ideas. Best wishes to you and your daughter! :) x

      • So I tried it out and it worked great for the sweet potato curly fries. Followed your directions closely and cooked them for 15 min at 425F on convection setting, stirring once at 7 min. Girls ate them up in a flash. Regular fries went well too, but my husband and I enjoyed them. I did zucchini spirals and red onion spirals and sauteed them with a bit of garlic and a failed attempt at red pepper spiralization (just chopped it up). Made for a nice eclectic dinner tonight. Just have to try not to cut myself again haha. Man those little cutter blades are sharp. Nicked my little finger when I was washing one.

        Rating: 5
      • Oh no – sorry to hear your nicked your finger Deb! Though I will admit I’ve done the same before as well. At least you had these fries to boost your spirits, right? ;) Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  7. We just ran across your website this week. We have enjoyed your videos so much! I have a list of your recipes to make, but we did this one tonight and it was great! Thank you so much! 

    Rating: 5
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  11. Oh hell yes! I’ve had regular fry-shaped sweet potato fries and loved them but love the idea of your spiralised ones, which I bet are wonderfully crisp!

  12. I LOVE sweet potato fries, but curly? I have never tried that! Thanks for the idea!

  13. I love making sweet potato wedges dusted in spices and baked in the oven so I know I’d love these too. Hope Chicago isn’t as cold as you fear!

  14. Oh my gosh! These look amazing! Fries are a food group in my book and these certainly don’t disappoint!

  15. These are definitely the only worthy curly fries – delicious recipe! Have a fabulous time in Chicago! And please enjoy the 30 degree weather for me – it’s 12°F here ;)

  16. This looks delicious! I loved eating curly fries from Arby’s growing up, but they’re not the healthiest. These oven-baked, sweet potato curly fries are a much healthier alternative and I’m sure they taste even better! Thanks for sharing!