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Sweet Potato Dirty Fries Recipe

Sweet Potato Dirty Fries

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


These sweet potato dirty fries are so dirty you will never look at a sweet potato the same way again! Loaded with crispy bacon and red onion, cooked in tasty Worcestershire sauce and topped with oozing cheese and fresh tomato and parsley – yum!


  • 1 large sweet potato (around 200 g)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 rather of back bacon, or 3 pieces of streaky bacon (around 40 g)
  • 1/2 red onion, very finely diced
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 spring onion, finely slices
  • 10g grated cheddar (around 1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tomato, finely diced (around 30 g)
  • few sprigs of parsley, finely chopped

Sweet Potato Dirty Fries Ingredients


1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / 440 F. Slice the ends of the potatoes off and then cut them into strips of around 1/4 inch thick. (I used a crinkle cutter, but you can use a plain knife)

Sweet Potato Dirty Fries Step 1

2. Place in a bowl and drizzle over 1 tsp olive oil and the sweet paprika. Season well and then toss the fries in the oil until lightly coated. Line a baking tray with parchment / baking paper and then transfer the fries to the tray – spreading them out evenly. Place in the oven. After 15 minutes toss the to turn and rotate the tray and place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

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3. While the fries are cooking heat 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Thinly slice the bacon and add to the hot pan. Fry for a couple of minutes until starting to brown.

Sweet Potato Dirty Fries Step 4

4. Reduce the heat under the frying pan to medium and add the red onion. Cook for a further 5 minutes until softened then add the spring onion and Worcestershire sauce – cook for a further minute. 

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5. Arrange the fries on a wide bowl or plate and sprinkle over the cheese. Spoon over the bacon mix and top with the tomatoes. Finish with the parsley.


  1. After topping the fries with cheese you may want to pop it into the oven for a couple of minutes so it melts fully.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Protein: 13g

Keywords: fries, snack, cheese, sweet potato, potato, bacon, comfort food