Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Sage [RECIPE]

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Sage (Photo courtesy Ten Speed Press)

Sweet potato fries are a must-have side for certain dishes, and even though we limit the amount of starch we consume, we still enjoy these on our monthly fish and chips night. They’re sublime when dipped in some homemade harissa, aïoli, or pesto. This recipe is also delicious if you’re serving them with a roast because you can season all the other veggies with the same herbs. 


  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted, plus more for the baking sheet
  • 1 3/4 pounds (800 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch (6 mm) slices, then cut into 1/4-inch (6 mm) strips
  • 3 springs rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • 10 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Chipotle aïoli, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly coat a large baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the coconut oil, sweet potatoes, rosemary, sage, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper in a large bowl. Toss to coat. Spread the fries on the baking sheet in a single layer so they are not touching one another.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the fries over. Continue baking for about 5 minutes more, until the fries are tender and lightly browned. Serve right away with the chipotle aïoli.

Yield: 4 – 6 servings

The Paleo Chef

Ten Speed Press

Get this and other great recipes in The Paleo Chefavailable online and in stores now.

For more information about Chef Pete Evans, visit his home on the web, like him on Facebook, follow him on Instagram, and watch his great videos online.

By Pete Evans
224 pp. Ten Speed Press. $24.99.

About Pete Evans
My love of food began my career as chef and restauranteur when I was 19, opening numerous award-winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally. In addition to cooking for the general public, I've also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented my hometown at the gala G'Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC. My career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel's Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and my latest The Paleo Way and the upcoming Food is Medicine. I've written more than 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world. Still, I'm a simple guy. I love my family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining my own healthy lifestyle. When I changed my life to the Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for my belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life. As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I want to change the lives of everyone around me, including you. To keep up to date with my adventures, recipes and information, follow me via my Facebook page @paleochefpeteevans or on Instagram @peteevanspaleochef.

2 Responses to Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Sage [RECIPE]

  1. sabine says:

    Oh, how I love this – both the recipe and the wonderful photo! I like to experiment frying other things than *regular* potatoes, having a crush on parsnip chips lately. your sweet potato fries seem like the very best, very next thing to do. Beautiful!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: