Rwandan sweet potato fries

Rwandan Sweet Potato Fries (Chips)

These are crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside.  You will love them!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Rwandan
Keyword Rwandan Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 116 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine



  • 2 sweet potatoes about a pound
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons club soda
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt to taste



  1. Wash and peel your sweet potatoes. Cut into 1/4 thick fries, making sure they are uniform
  2. In a large bowl, soak the potatoes for about 10 minutes in cool water.
  3. Dry thoroughly with paper towels
  4. Mix the cornstarch with the soda water to make a paste in a large shallow bowl.

  5. Add sweet potatoes and use tongs to toss and coat them on all sides.
  6. Heat your oil in your fryer to 350 degrees.
  7. Add the fries 1 at a time so they don't stick together, don't overcrowd your pan.
  8. Fry for 1-2 minutes (don't let them brown) and drain on paper towel.
  9. Once all the fries are done with their first dip in the oil, start the second round of frying.
  10. Fry them the second time for an additional 1-2 minutes, until they're browned and crispy.
  11. Season while hot with salt to taste

Recipe Notes

If you are making them ahead of time simply put them in a 325 degree oven for about 5 minutes to crisp them up again.

Nutrition Facts
Rwandan Sweet Potato Fries (Chips)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116
% Daily Value*
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9220IU184%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.