Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon

Oven roasted sweet potato fries seasoned with rosemary and thyme then glazed with maple syrup. Crispy grilled bacon is mixed in to make this the ultimate side dish.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

Hello and happy hump day! I love Wednesdays because it’s as if you can almost smell the weekend. I can’t wait!

Since I bought my bottle of maple syrup last week, I have been happily using it. First it was to make Maple Almond Granola and this time, I used it to slather over some oven roasted sweet potato fries.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

Oh I assure you that it is amazing. It’s sweet on top of sweet. It gets better though because what’s the best thing to add onto some sweet potato fries that have been slathered with maple syrup? Bacon, obviously!

When you combine sweet and salty it takes you to a whole new flavour stratosphere. This is what happened here.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

I cooked the bacon on a non-stick grill pan. As bacon is oily enough, I did not use any additional oil when I cooked them. It is easy and most importantly, you still get crispy bacon.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

To make it even more incredible, I used thyme and rosemary here. I could not wait for it to finish roasting as the smell was so mouthwatering, it was the longest 45 minutes ever. This is a great side dish or make more to make it into a meal. You will be so pleased you tried it.

Coming back to this weekend, what have you got planned? Are you cooking or do you have plans to go out for a meal?
Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

Recipe for Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cooking Time for Sweet Potato Fries: 45 minutes / Cooking Time for Bacon: 5 minutes / Serves 2 as a side dish or 1 for a main meal

400gm Sweet Potatoes (3 medium potatoes)
160gm Smoked Bacon (4 medium Slices)
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Salt
2 sprigs of Thyme (leaves only)
1 sprig of Rosemary (leaves only)


1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C and line a large baking tray with aluminum foil.

2. Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut into wedges (you can remove the skin if you like but I left them on for mine). In a large bowl, pour in the vegetable oil and maple syrup. Add in the paprika, garlic powder, salt, thyme and rosemary. Whisk the ingredients evenly and pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes. Mix to coat the sweet potatoes and spread the sweet potatoes out into a thin, flat layer. Roast for 45 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, while the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the bacon. Cut into strips length ways and cook on a non-stick grill pan over medium-high heat. It should take about 3-4 minutes. Remove and leave to cool. When it’s cool enough to handle, cut into smaller pieces.

4. Once the sweet potato fries are ready, remove from oven and dish out. Mix in the cooked bacon and serve.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon from Nomsies Kitchen

You will love these other sides too:

Spicy Garlic Prawns Recipe from Nomsies Kitchen

Herbed Turkey Meatballs using Oats from Nomsies Kitchen


  1. Holy yum, this looks phenomenal! I mean, bacon anything makes me happy and I love the maple here. Looks like the perfect thing to cheer up this dreary day out where I live :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

    1. Thank you Amy! Yes, I agree, bacon is always good :) Hope the weather will improve where you are and spring finally arrives! :)

  2. Good Morning Ai Lin, I adore sweet potatoes especially when they have been roasted and I am partial to a little bacon. Maple syrup is something that I have not used in savoury cooking, but as I have a sweet tooth, I think I will just love this combination of sweet and salty.
    Thank you for the recipe. I am so glad I popped over to visit Anyonita at Get Him Fed Friday's and found this recipe.
    I have enjoyed my visit Ai Lin. Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes

    1. Hi Daphne, thank you so much for your kind comment. This is a really good sweet and salty combination and I hope you like it. Really happy you stopped by and have a great weekend too!

  3. Sounds amazing! Thanks for coming over and sharing at The Weekend Retreat!!

    1. Thank you! See you again this week!

  4. Oh my goodness....I LOVE this flavor combination! I've never thought to put bacon with sweet potatoes but I can't wait to try it!!

    1. Thank you Cathy! Let me know when you have tried it - I would love to know! :)



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