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Sweet Potato Fries September 15, 2008

I love sweet potatoes and these were pretty quick and easy to make.  The fries didn’t crisp up at all so I turned up the heat after the 30 minutes to 450 and baked for another 5 minutes to add some browned bits to the fries.  Changes in green.


1/4 cup extra virgin oil oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2-3 large sweet potatoes 


1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (preferably the easy release kind).

2.  Peal the sweet potatoes. Cut into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side.

3.  Place the sweet potatoes into a sealable plastic bag. Add oil, salt, paprika and cinnamon. Seal the bag and shake well to thoroughly coat the fries. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.

4.  Cook for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a paper towel lined plate and serve warm.

5.  After 30 minutes, increase heat to 450 degrees.  Bake an additional 5-10 minutes to brown potatoes.


4 Responses to “Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Seriously, I’m loving your photography skills. Everything looks so mouth watering!

  2. Tex Hurley Says:

    I will try this one tomorrow to serve with pork spare ribs……

  3. Tex Hurley Says:

    Now I’m realy going to try it today! We are grilling burgers and this will be perfect for a cool fall day!

  4. Tex Hurley Says:

    Yes we made these today and they were very tasty and so easy! I added a little more salt at the end and mixed it in real good. We served grilled hamburgers with it.

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