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Sweet Potato Fries

Posted May 23 2012 3:08pm

These fries are so yummy and crispy thanks to the little bit of sugar. I think after I made these I went and bought a big frozen bag of sweet potato fries from the frozen section and they sat in my freezer because I couldn't even get my kids to eat them and finally had to throw them away. My point is that these don't taste like those yucky soggy ones you buy frozen!


Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe from Melanie @ melskitchencafe

3 large sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place two rimmed baking sheets in the oven while it preheats and while you prepare the potatoes (about 10 minutes). Peel the potatoes and slice the potatoes into about 1/4- to 1/2-inch strips or wedges. Try to keep most of the pieces the same size so they bake evenly.
Place the potato strips/wedges in a ziploc bag or bowl. Toss the potatoes with the oil. Add the seasonings and mix until the potatoes are evenly coated.
Carefully remove the hot baking sheets from the oven and divide the potatoes evenly among the two sheets, taking care the potatoes are not touching so they have plenty of room for the air circulate to circulate and bake evenly. Also, try to leave any excess oil in the bag or bowl so the potatoes don’t get too soggy while they bake.
Bake the potatoes for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, if desired, until they are tender and well-browned. Serve immediately.


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