Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
72 Calories
6g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1404mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Save the oil for something else because these sweet potatoes are fried right on the grill. The only oil you'll need is about 1/4 cup. Just enough to get them crispy. While they grill these fries are brushed with a salt and lime vinaigrette that adds the right amount of flavor to make them delicious!


  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons salt (coarse salt works best)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat a large pot of water to a boil.

  3. While it is heating, cut off the pointy ends of the sweet potatoes. Then cut in half lengthwise and each half into three or four wedges, depending on the size.

  4. Drop the wedges into the boiling water and let cook for about 5 minutes, while you light the grill.

  5. Remove sweet potato wedges from the water and place on a couple of paper towels on a large plate and allow time to drain about 5 to 6 minutes.

  6. Mix together oil, lime juice salt, oregano, and cumin.

  7. Using a large pair of grilling tongs and a folded piece of paper towel, apply several coats of oil onto grill grates.

  8. Immediately start brushing about 1/2 of lime-oil mixture onto the potatoes, turning them over until they are all coated in seasoning mixture. Place onto grill and cook for a few minutes. Reduce temperature, or move to a cooler part of the grill and continue grilling until done. Brush with remaining lime-oil mixture during the cooking process. Sweet potato fries should be soft through the middle, but firm enough to hold together.

  9. Once cooked, remove from grill and arrange onto a platter. Serve with a dipping sauce or aioli of your liking. These also go really well as a side dish to grilled fish, chicken, pork, and even hamburgers.

How to Store

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and reheated in the oven. They will not retain their crispiness, but they will still be quite delicious.