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Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries for #SundaySupper

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries have tasty sweet/hot combination. They are fries for spicy food fanatics and anyone wanting to kick up the ordinary.

Some like it spicy and some like it hot. That’s the theme for this week’s Sunday Supper. Oh did it ever make me smile as soon as I saw it. Immediately I anticipated a big lineup of spicy food in varying degrees of heat. And oh do I love spicy food. Love it. Whittling down what I would make was quite a task. Finally I decided to go with Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries.

Sriracha is always in my pantry. I have both sauce and seasoning. A little dab or sprinkle can give a spicy touch. For example, a small drizzle of the sauce on a Caesar salad adds a little kick to the ordinary. It sounds strange, I know. Just give it a try and see for yourself. Note to self to do a recipe for sriracha Caesar dressing.

Sriracha seasoning has become my favorite savory spice. I’ve used it for Sriracha Herb Roast, Spicy Candied Pepitas, and Sriracha Spiced Peanuts. The sweet/hot combo is what made me think of sweet potatoes. I wanted to avoid frying or deep frying so I went with baking them.

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries | Magnolia Days

How are Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries? They have a softer texture than typical fries. It is more like roasted potato strips which is fine by me. I read somewhere they will be crispier if you coat them with cornstarch after cutting the strips. That method wasn’t tested on these however I did note it in the recipe instructions.

The fries have a spot on balance of sweet and hot. The level of heat depends on how much seasoning you use. One teaspoon for spicy, two teaspoons for hot, and beyond that is lip numbing.

Most baked fries call for turning them during baking. I find that method to be a hassle. Flipping them over then having to spread them out again adds time and effort. My thought was to test baking them on racks. It works for even doneness on beef so why not potatoes. It worked great. I may have been a teensy bit OCD on lining up the fries though. Just a teensy, weensy bit…

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries | Magnolia Days

Make sure there is space between the fries on the racks. You want air to get on all sides so they cook evenly. The only thing you have to do is switch the position of the baking sheets every 10 minutes. It’s so one pan isn’t done more than the other.

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries | Magnolia Days

Do you enjoy spicy food? If so, scroll down to see the list of recipes. I plan to check out every single one of them. It is a mighty tasty collection of recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers. Big thanks to Sarah of The Chef Next Door for hosting this wonderful event.

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries | Magnolia Days
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Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sriracha Sweet Potato Fries have tasty sweet/hot combination. They are fries for spicy food fanatics and anyone wanting to kick up the ordinary.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha seasoning not sauce


  1. Position oven racks to leave about 4 inches between them. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place wire racks inside rimmed baking sheet pans (half sheet pans).
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into even sticks about 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Lay a sheet of aluminmum foil on work surface. Place cut sweet potatoes on foil.
  4. Drizzle potatoes with oil and sriracha seasoning. Toss to coat evenly.
  5. Transfer coated sweet potatoes onto the wire racks leaving at least 1/4-inch space between them. Discard foil.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes then rotate pans (switch them between racks). Continue baking for about 20 minutes and rotating pans every 10 minutes until potatoes are dark brown on the edges and cooked through.

Recipe Notes

These fries have a similar texture to roasted potatoes (soft on the inside and only slighly crisp on the outside). For crispier fries, toss them with cornstarch and shake off excess before tossing fries with oil and seasoning.

It’s time to spice it up! Take a look at these spicy food recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers:

Aromatic Appetizers

Distinctive Drinks

Daring Desserts

Masterful Mains

Seasoned Sides

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Recipe Rating

Chicken Karahi Pakistani

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Really nice and it seems like it will be very tasty to eat I am gonna try it for sure.

Denise Wright

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

Genius about the baking rack! I can't wait to try it. I hate flipping fries half way through so this makes it much easier for me. Looks absolutely delicious too!


Tuesday 10th of May 2016

I love the pan/rack that you use for the fries- I made homemade fries a lot and they get overbrowned on the bottom- need to get on of those! I like the unique spin on regular old sweet pot. fries too!


Sunday 8th of May 2016

I'm with you - siracha is a favorite. These look amazing! Thanke for the tip on the rack - that is genius!!!!


Sunday 8th of May 2016

Absolutely great idea! Thanks for sharing :)