Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries are one of the easiest savory sweet potato recipes!  Serve these smoky sweet potato fries with sweet, spicy Sriracha ketchup for the ultimate side!

overhead shot of grilled sweet potato fries with ketchup

**This post was originally published in August 2014.  The photos and text have been updated.

If you had a choice between sweet potato and regular fries, which ones would you choose?  While I love both, I almost always choose sweet potato fries!

A lot of people that I talk to tell me that they’re not into sweet potatoes, and it’s mostly because they associate them with sweet potato casserole.

While I enjoy my sweet potato casserole for the holidays, I prefer savory sweet potato recipes like these grilled sweet potato fries so much more.

overhead shot of grilled sweet potato fries with ketchup

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

These grilled sweet potato fries are so special because they’re sweet and smoky, they’re incredibly easy, and everyone always loves them.  

Grilling the sweet potato fries is a great idea in the summertime, because who wants to turn the oven on when it’s hot outside?  

Everything tastes better with grill marks too. πŸ™‚

I served my sweet potato fries with an easy, sweet and spicy sriracha ketchup.  It’s completely optional, but it will take your fries to the next level!

How to cut sweet potato fries

It’s so much easier to cut sweet potato wedges into uniform size and thickness when the sweet potatoes are around the same size. 

Look for sweet potatoes that are small to medium in size and on the thinner side.

You can cut your sweet potato wedges two different ways:

  • Cut the ends off of both sides of the sweet potato.  Stand the sweet potato upright on a cutting board, and cut in half, then place cut side down on the cutting board and cut into 1/2 – 3/4″ thick wedges.
  • If you like the pointed edges on your sweet potato wedges, leave the ends intact, then cut a thin slice off of the length of a sweet potato to create a flat surface.  Place cut side down on the cutting board, then cut in half.  Place cut side down on the cutting board and cut into 1/2 – 3/4″ thick wedges.

sweet potato wedges tossed in olive oil before grilling

How to make Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

This sweet potato fries recipe only requires a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep, so they’re the perfect quick and easy side dish.

The best part is that you can make your sweet potato fries without boiling!  These fries cook up very quickly, so no boiling is necessary.

Preheat the grill to medium high heat.

Toss the sweet potato wedges with the olive oil, salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet.

Place the wedges on the grill, and reduce the heat to medium.  Grill for 6 minutes or until nicely charred, then flip and grill for 6-8 minutes longer or until softened.

front view of grilled sweet potatoes with sriracha ketchup

How to tell when grilled sweet potato fries are done

The fries will have a slightly “blistered” appearance when they’re ready.  When in doubt, pierce gently with the tip of a knife.

Recipe tips and substitutions

  • These fries are great with the peel on or off — you decide!
  • Prep your sweet potato wedges ahead of time and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container until ready to grill.  Bring to room temperature before grilling as they’ll take longer to grill when they’re cold.
  • Change your sweet potato fries up by tossing with your favorite herbs and seasonings, or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.

closeup view of grilled sweet potato fries on parchment with ketchup

Looking for more delicious sides?  See all of my Side Dish recipes.

More savory sweet potato recipes you’ll love:

Baked sweet potato fries

Hasselback sweet potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes

Savory sweet potato casserole by Cook Nourish Bliss

Sweet potato biscuits

Sweet potato black bean enchiladas

Sweet potato salad

Sweet potato soup

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries are one of the easiest savory sweet potato recipes!Β  Serve these savory sweet potato fries with sweet, spicy sriracha ketchup!

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Ingredients

For the fries:

  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 - 3/4" thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the ketchup:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons Sriracha (or more if you like it spicier!)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

Instructions

Prepare the sweet potato fries:

  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste on a large rimmed baking sheet until well coated.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and place the wedges on the hot grill. Grill for 6 minutes or until nicely charred, then flip and grill for 6-8 minutes longer, or until softened. The sweet potato wedges will be slightly blistered when they're ready.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with extra sea salt if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Prepare the sriracha ketchup:

    1. Place the ketchup, sriracha, orange juice, and ginger in a small bowl and stir until combined. Set aside.

    Notes

  • These fries are great with the peel on or off -- you decide!
  • Prep your sweet potato wedges ahead of time and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container until ready to grill.Β  Bring to room temperature before grilling as they'll take longer to grill when they're cold.
  • Change your sweet potato fries up by tossing with your favorite herbs and seasonings, or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Grated ginger can be quite spicy, so use less if you'd like it to be more of a background flavor. To grate ginger easily, freeze ginger root and grate it, peel and all, with a Microplane grater.
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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 61mg Carbohydrates: 40g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
    Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made. This recipe does NOT include the ketchup.

     

     

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