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Mexican Sweetpotato Fries

A sweet and savory Mexican inspired dish that helps you eat your veggies when all you want is comfort food. Cheesy goodness with a spicy touch and a dash of heat on tender sweet fries.
Author: Juli@1000lovelythings


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup sweet corn
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheese grated (I use gouda)
  • 1-3 T coconut oil
  • 1 tsp curcuma
  • 1 tsp bell pepper powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha and lemon to drizzle


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (180°C)
  • Cut your sweetpotato into desired shape - I prefer thin fries
  • In a cast iron skillet heat the coconut oil and fry your sweetpotato until soft and crispy on high heat for about 5-7 minutes
  • Give the fries to a bowl lined with kitchen paper and let it absorb the excess oil, add the curcuma and bell pepper powder and shake until the fries are covered with the spices
  • Remove the excess oil from the pan and add the fries, sweet corn, black beans, onions and cheese to the pan. Season with salt and pepper
  • Give the skillet to the oven and heat until the cheese is melted for about 7 minutes
  • Drizzle with Sriracha and a dash of lemon


For frying the sweetpotato 1 T coconut oil is enough but for more deep-fried fries you can go up to 3 T
Sweetpotato on its own don't really get crispy. They will stay soft even when you fry them