Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes (or sweet 'taters as we say in the South) are one of my favorite kinds of vegetables. You can use them in countless dishes, and they have a high nutritional value and are loaded with antioxidants. I like them best baked and then smothered with butter and cinnamon sugar. So much for all that nutritional value.:) Lately I've been using sweet potatoes to make fries. They're healthier than the traditional fry, and kids love 'em! Your kitchen will smell so good after you've cooked up a batch. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 sweet potatoes 1 Tbs. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 Tbs. olive oil Start off by washing the potatoes, then slice them in half lengthwise and around the middle, then in quarters. If you soak the slices in cold water for about 30 minutes and then pat them dry you'll have crispier fries in the end. Most of the time I just skip this step. Toss the potatoes with oil, mix in the spices, and they're ready for the oven. Cook for 15 minutes in a 425 degree oven, then flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes (or sweet 'taters as we say in the South) are one of my favorite kinds of vegetables. You can use them in countless dishes, and they have a high nutritional value and are loaded with antioxidants. I like them best baked and then smothered with butter and cinnamon sugar. So much for all that nutritional value.:) Lately I've been using sweet potatoes to make fries. They're healthier than the traditional fry, and kids love 'em! Your kitchen will smell so good after you've cooked up a batch. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 sweet potatoes 1 Tbs. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 Tbs. olive oil Start off by washing the potatoes, then slice them in half lengthwise and around the middle, then in quarters. If you soak the slices in cold water for about 30 minutes and then pat them dry you'll have crispier fries in the end. Most of the time I just skip this step. Toss the potatoes with oil, mix in the spices, and they're ready for the oven. Cook for 15 minutes in a 425 degree oven, then flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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5 Comments:
Blogger Missy said...
I love sweet potato fries! Thanks for sharing :)

Blogger Susan said...
There's a restaurant here that has yam fries as their house specialty appetizer, served with chipotle mayo. We love 'em, and I've been looking for a good recipe to make them at home. Yours is different than any I've been able to find, so I'll be trying it soon - thanks!

Blogger Nikki said...
Those look so yummy. I love sweet potato fries. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

Blogger Faith said...
YUMMY! I usually buy these at our local diner...so good...now I can try them at home...thanks for sharing the recipe...we LOVE sweet potatoes!!

Blogger Mrs. Michele said...
I like to make these too! I like mine dipped in sour cream. (o;

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